The DR-02 Snare Drum is the second module in the DR series dedicated to analog drum synthesis.
This module is designed to synthesize electronic snare drum sounds of any kind. From the classic preset drum machines from the 70s to TR-XXX, electro snares, zaps…
But thanks to its 12 knobs and 3 CV inputs the DR-02 Snare Drum can synthesize much more than snare drums, sounds like hit-hats, toms, cymbals , congas, FXs are also possible and even it can be used as an oscillator.
The DR-02 is composed for two different sections , Head and Snare each of them with its own volume control.
The Head section has two voltage controlled oscillators with a fixed frequency interval between them. One modulation envelope to modulate the oscillators tuning and one VCA with an AD envelope to control de decay of the snare head.
The Snare section is composed by a noise generator , two voltage controlled filters connected in series ( one 12db resonant high pass filter and one 6db non- resonant low pass filter). One envelope to modulate the high pass filter cutoff frequency and one VCA with an AD envelope to control de decay of the snare.
All these components and the big amount of individual controls make the DR-02 a really versatile drum synthesizer.