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D16 Nithonat TR-606 Plugin

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Nithonat is a fully synthesized drum machine based on the classic 606. The unique sound of this machine has been used by many artists over the years in the production of Electro, Hip-Hop and R n B. 

The original 606 has been perfectly emulated. However, since Nithonat is software based, D16 were able to enhance the original with extra functionality.


Full control over the sound

On the original 606, the only editable sound parameter was volume. D16 have added to the original a1nd as a result, Nithonat is equipped with extra controls which allow each sound to be shaped in ways which were not possible in the original machine. 

A whole spectrum of sounds is now at you fingertips – rumbling kicks, rustling snares and completely synthesized and unnatural sounding toms and hi-hats. 

For the first time since the 80s, it is now possible to hear what the analog synthesis of the 606 is truly capable off!


One of a kind

Nithonat was designed completely from the ground up. Its synthesis is special – even when comp1ared to Nepheton’s. It has very unique and characteristic hi-hat and cymbal sounds which are due to the emulated structure of the circuits in the original. The bass drum has unparalleled attack character and strong punch. The snare sounds sandy. 

These unique attributes guarantee that our 606 is not a sub-standard 808 but is a great instrument with a unique timbre which will bring an old school feel to any track it is used on.


New dimension of creativity

Nithonat has a powerful built-in internal sequencer. The tracks can be edited in a very simple and intuitive way and modified with many useful functions. The clear GUI means that sequencer is very easy to use. 

In addition to having many internal sequencer modes, Nithonat can also be used as a sound module. All sounds and functions within Nithonat can be controlled from a host sequencer. 

Experimenting with Nithonat can give interesting and unexpected results. Operation of Nithonat is very similar to Drumazon and Nepheton – having knowledge of these will mean that using Nithonat will not require much manual reading!


Good choice

We believe that we have created a powerful drum machine at an affordable price which is quick to program and very easy to use. 

Another D16 classic!


Reviews, Nov 2009
» D16 added some worthwhile things to the original TR-606 concept, like the randomizing function, multiple outputs, a good preset system, host mode in which you can trigger patterns from your host sequencer, etc. [...] In short, Nithonat is a great TR-606 emulation. With its additional instrument parameters it provides a wider range of sounds than the original machine. If you are looking for this type of drum machine, I don’t think you can go wrong with Nithonat. 


Full Features

fully synthesized drum sounds
additional parameters to get yet more control over the sound
many ways of controlling the device:external mode (notes triggering the sounds)
internal sequencer (pattern mode)
internal sequencer:8 banks with 12 patterns per bank
each pattern up to 16 steps of length
each pattern defined with one of four available measures
shuffle mode
trigger out
global accent track
tap mode
chain mode
shuffle (swing) and tempo values defined per pattern
built in randomizer
patterns import/export via human readable xml files
two modes of synchronization:precise synchronization to the host tempo
synchronization to internal clock - tempo controlled in the range 30-300 BPM (+-0.1)
mutes/solos for each instrument (affect triggerring not just the signal)
dynamic signal routing from instruments to outputs
drum kits organised into groups
midi learn function
64bit internal processing


System requirements


OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7CPU:1.5 Ghz with SSE (Multicore system 2.0 Ghz recommended)RAM:512 MB (1 GB recommended)Software:VST host (32bit or 64bit)


OS:10.6.x or 10.7.xCPU:Intel based 1.5 Ghz (2.0 Ghz recommended)RAM:512 MB (1 GB recommended)Software:AU or VST host (32bit or 64bit)

It's not a standalone program so you need a host application to use it.