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Nepheton 2
License: Commercial (Royalty Free)

100% Royalty Free. Unlimited rights for the useage of content in a commercial environment: i.e. CD oder DVD sales, in motion pictures, or through digital downloads and streaming services. Reselling content itself (either directly or indirectly) is prohibited.

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  • msi
  • dmg

The following special conditions of use apply to this license.

The Iconic and Versatile 808 Sound

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.

Filter Section

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.

In-chain Dynamics

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.

Multi-Band Compressor

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.


  • Faithful 808 emulation with the exact same set of parameters of the original drum machine and access to additional ones
  • Enhanced quality for cymbal generator
  • Mutes / Solos for each instrument (affect triggering not just the signal)
  • Trigger Outs - Up to 3 instruments can be used to generate audible trigger pulses *

Sound effect chain

  • Per Instrument
  • Filter with 2-band parametric EQ and low-pass and high-pass filter
  • Compressor with look-ahead option
  • Panning and Stereo Spread
  • Common 2 Buses - 5-slots each with 8 algorithms to select from
  • Bitcrusher
  • Dynamics with Compressor or VCA mode
  • Filter LFO or Envelope controlled
  • Chorus with optional second delay line and feedback
  • Delay with optional Tempo sync and in-loop filter options
  • Distortion with preliminary compression and crossover
  • Algorithmic Reverb
  • EQ consisting of 2 band parametric, low cut / low shelf and high cut / high shelf

Play Modes

  • External
  • Editable Drum Map
  • Continuous MIDI Velocity response (for all 128 values).
  • Internal - Sequencer
  • Convenient piano-roll like pattern editor
  • Tight host synchronization - DAW’s cursor position alignment
  • Pattern Storage: 48 pattern slots available.
  • Patterns
  • 17 tracks - one per every drum sound + Global Accent boost track
  • Pattern length up to 64 steps
  • Shuffle effect
  • Adjustable Rate scale
  • 4 optional per-step articulations

Feature list

  • Flam
  • 2, 3 and 4 subdivisions
  • Extended control over articulations
  • Editor
  • Copy / Paste / Clear options for entire pattern and individual tracks
  • Left / Right shift options for entire pattern and individual tracks
  • Tap for live pattern recording
  • Randomizer
  • MIDI Export option via drag’n’dop


  • Tag-based preset browser
  • Screen fit features
  • Several GUI sizes
  • HiDPI / Retina screens scaling support
  • MIDI-learn functionality
  • Over 1200 presets and patterns, out-of-the-box
  • Added in Nepheton 2.0

System requirements

(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

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