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The most iconic and widely used drum machine in over 40 years of music history is reincarnated in D16’s
Nepheton plugin. With all the nuances of the 808’s booming sounds being perfectly reproduced, you have
everything you need to produce your next dancefloor-shaking hit.
Whether you’re producing hip-hop, R’n’B, trap or dance music, the versatile and in-yourface
sound character of this machine will make you want to incorporate it into every
beat you create.
Articulations for Greater Expression
Per-step Flam or several variants of Substep with editable properties will enrich your musical dictionary
for yet more exciting rhythms.
A variety of trigger modes
Use a pattern trigger mode that suits you: MIDI notes, MIDI CC or GUI.
A dedicated channel strip for every drum sound
With EQ and compression per instrument, you can quickly perfect that 808 boom and
Building Blocks of a Great-Sounding Kit
To ease things up, we included factory presets for every individual instrument that will allow you to quickly
put together a great-sounding kit without the fuss of creating everything from scratch.
High cut and low cut filters with common resonance + 2 band parametric EQ for trimming and boosting
what’s necessary to mix the instrument nicely with the rest of the Drum Kit.
A must-have in any proper channel strip, especially with drums. Little tip; with a bit of look-ahead enabled
and both attack and decay set to zero, you can also use it as a saturation unit.
Blend in with the Rest
Route / Send the instrument to one of the two FX Buses or directly to the Master Bus. Only imagination
is the limit of what you can do further. Wait! While sending sound to the FX Buses, you can even choose
what precise Slot in the Bus it will be sent to. Use Buses creatively.
Final Touches Are So Crucial
A capable master section will give the final punch to your beat.
Master Bus Presets
Ready-to-use master presets can get you the desired results extremely fast. Also use this feature to store
your own settings to speed things up for grooves to come.
A 3-band compressor to glue everything together. Its extremely responsive character will add some ’air’
to your beats.
Limiter With Soft-Clip Option
Limiter to control and add power to the output. It’s not just a transparent brick-wall limiter; it has its own
distinctive punchy ’tone’ to enhance your drum sounds.
MIDI map and Trigger Outs
Easily manageable MIDI map and employing trigger outs; the cherry on top.
MIDI Map Editor
You can quickly rearrange mapping to match your MIDI controller, DAW or ... Instrument (if you want to
use Nepheton’s MIDI output capabilities).
Audible Trigger Outputs
The original drum machines were equipped with analog trigger outputs for controlling external gear via
the internal sequencer. These outputs were often used by producers to create a signature short pulse
sound, a distinctive feature of electro music. With the D16 Nepheton, you now can get that sound effortlessly.
Sound effect chain
(i) 32-Bit architecture means the product is appropriate for host applications working in 32-Bit mode.
64-Bit means compatiblity of the product with 64-Bit host applications.
(ii) Hardware requirements / recommendations are based on estimates performed on available computers
at D16 Group HQ, and therefore cannot cover all possible configurations available on the market.
CPU usage may vary widely depending on the manner in which the product is used. Factors that may
contribute to variance in CPU usage include particular patch and its complexity, the global quality setting,
project sample rate. In order to form a better understanding of how a plug-in will behave within
your current setup, we highly recommend downloading the demo and giving it a try.
(iii) This product is not a standalone program so you need a host application to use it.
OS version Windows 7 - Windows 11
Architecture (i) 64-Bit, 32-Bit
CPU (ii) Intel x86 / AMD x86
Software (iii) VST2 / VST3 / AAX compatible application
Sample Rate ≥ 44.1 kHz
OS version 10.13 - 14
Architecture (i) 64-Bit
CPU (ii) Intel x86 / Apple Silicon
Software (iii) VST2 / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host application (64bit only!)
Sample Rate ≥ 44.1 kHz