Jim Drones

Jim Drones (aka Robert Cecil) started trajectory into the world of sound design in the mid-to-late 90’s. Having performed live throughout the United States for years with an assortment of drum machines, synths, and stringed instruments, the eventual move towards studio recordings seemed a natural one to be made.

Collaborative release projects with world-renowned electronic artists soon followed, leading to his own label-released productions on Bass Frequency Productions & Street Sounds UK having reached the top of electro charts for many consecutive weeks. This led to software instrument endorsements from numerous developers, which sparked the idea to enter the sound design industry professionally.

Having worked on numerous award-winning instrument projects in various forms, such as Gladiator 2, Electra 2, Nemesis, Saurus, and more, his focus then became placed onto the hardware side of things. The intuitive nature of Novation Circuit, combined with the ingenious design of the Isotonik editor, was a perfect fit.

Jim Drones not only aimed to cover all bases for Circuit users, but also to push sound design into uncharted territory. His packs often feature foward-thinking approaches to traditional instrument utilization, while always keeping musicality in mind. With packs exceeding nearly 3,000 downloads in only the past couple years, it can be said that the transition into the hardware realm of professional sound design has been a successful one.

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Kinetic Tech by Jim Drones

Its not just a Techno Pack

Kinetic Tech for Circuit Tracks is the latest pack from Isotonik Studios resident sound designer, Jim Drones. Designed with an abundance of Techno styles in mind, its versatility also makes it more than capable of producing various other electronic music genres as well.

COMPATIBILITY: Novation Circuit Tracks



    Symbiotic by Jim Drones

    A Journey into the Darkside of the Novation Circuit

    The Symbiotic pack for Novation Circuit features 64 patches, 64 samples, and 32 sessions for the wide spectrum of electronic music genres.

    These carefully-crafted Circuit elements have been designed with producers of Ambient, Techno, House, Psytrance, Breaks, Electro, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, and Downtempo in mind. From classic synthesizer sounds to the evolving esoteric, Symbiotic breathes new life and options for user creativity into Circuit.

    COMPATIBILITY: Novation Circuit Tracks & OG Circuit (Please Note Sessions are not Compatible with Circuit Tracks)



      Stratospheric & Cataclysmic Origins by Jim Drones

      The Triple Pack - Jim Drones

      Especially compiled to mark the release of his fourth pack for the Novation Circuit, this triple pack of all of Jim Drones previous releases is an absolute bargain!

      COMPATIBILITY: Novation Circuit Tracks & OG Circuit (Please Note Sessions are not Compatible with Circuit Tracks)



        Cataclysmic Impact by Jim Drones

        Layered Sounds for a Different Approach

        Cataclysmic Impact for Novation Circuit is the latest soundpack from professional sound designer, Jim Drones. Whereas his earlier soundpacks Stratospheric and Origins Beyond provide the essentials, Cataclysmic Impact takes Circuit into new esoteric territory.

        Cataclysmic Impact in part features an assortment of percussive synth patches that allow sequencing of multiple synthetic drum sounds within a single synth track at once. These allow you to create beats with a kick, snare, and hi hat using only synth part one or two when used by design. Place these on both synth sections and have up to six synthetic drums at once(possibly even more with creative motion sequencing). This method frees up your sample slots for non percussive sounds if desired, or a mixture of both.

        COMPATIBILITY: Novation Circuit Tracks & OG Circuit (Please Note Sessions are not Compatible with Circuit Tracks)



          Origins Beyond by Jim Drones


          Jim Drones is a patch designer for numerous award winning VST software instruments, creating many of the sounds taken for granted these days. We’re thrilled to present his debut hardware synth sound pack for us at Isotonik Studios! Here’s what Jim has to say…

          “Origins Beyond consists of not only a selection of cutting-edge signature patches within the soundpack, but also offers Circuit users the ability to have both random and consistent macro assignments for optimal workflow. Each patch is designed to allow users of either workflow preference to use them to personal taste, with the ability to expand upon the hybrid random vs. structured macro approach when customizing. From atmospheric ambient drones, filthy basses, arps, and screaming leads, this pack features a wide array of sounds that are perfect all for Drum & Bass, Jungle, Dubstep, and Breaks.” / JIM

          COMPATIBILITY: Novation Circuit Tracks & OG Circuit (Please Note Sessions are not Compatible with Circuit Tracks)



            Stratospheric by Jim drones

            Inspired patches for the Novation Circuit

            The first pack from Jim Drones, Origins Beyond, went down a storm, eager to explore different avenues of sound this follow up is released under his Jim Drones persona.

            The Stratospheric Soundpack by Jim Drones features 32 professionally designed patches for Novation Circuit with focus on ambient drones and soundscapes in mind. It also consists of lush pads and evolving strings, dirty 303 basses, hoovers, lead synths, and abyssmal sound effecs. Perfect for producing a variety of other genres as well, such as Trance, Acid, Breaks, Progressive, and Drum and Bass…

            COMPATIBILITY: Novation Circuit Tracks & OG Circuit (Please Note Sessions are not Compatible with Circuit Tracks)




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