Steinberg LM-4 / LM-4 Mark II

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The LM-4 is a virtual instrument Plug-In that maybe picks up where the classic Linn LM-series Drum Machines left off. The LM-4 is a VST instrument for applications such as Cubase VST. There are no messy MIDI or audio cables, yet it is completely Midi enabled, automated, and its audio outputs are routed directly into the VST host's internal audio mixer, ready for adding EQ and effects.

The LM-4 features 20 Drum Kits with at least 18 drum sounds in each kit. The sounds are great! From classic to electro and retro! Ten kits were produced by the well known (:wizoo:) sound designers. You can also create your own drum sounds using 16 or 24 bit AIFF or WAVE files - essentially making the LM-4 a sequencing sampler plug-in! In addition, the LM-4 boasts that its timing is measurably better than any other MIDI controlled device! The LM-4 also features Polyphonic Drum Pads, automated tunings and levels of individual drum sounds and both stereo and 4 individual outputs. Finally, up to eight LM-4s can be layered and synced (depending on RAM and CPU) for elaborate percussion and music creation!

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LM-4 Mark II

The LM-4 Mark II 32 Bit VST drum module released in 2002 builds upon the original to give you more flexibility and better sounds! The Mark II comes with a huge range of high-quality 24 Bit drum and percussion sounds that cover the most diverse music styles from Latin and Rock to House, Electro and Drum'n'Bass. The Mark II's enhancements include over 1GB of samples, 50 drum kits, drag and drop audio files, 20 velocity layers per pad, ADSR envelopes, Bit Crusher and Reverse, 12 outputs (3 stereo and 6 mono), volume, pan, and pitch automation. It also offers 16-, 24- or even 32- bit AIFF, WAVE or SD II (Mac only) compatibility. The LM-4 Mark II XXL is the LM-4 Mark II bundled with 70 additional high-resolution kits.

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4 Visitor comments
September 28, 2013 @ 11:05 pm
Hey my comment is for carl s you can download a new toast image of this at macos9lives dot com forums, it is only viewable if you sign up there.. cheers

Great VST drum machine!
Carl S.
November 4, 2012 @ 5:33 pm
If anyone has the original samples that came with this plugin and are willing to share them, let me know, please. I lost mine, some how.
September 20, 2011 @ 12:27 pm
LM4 Mark II has been out of print for so long that even used copies are impossible to come by.
Someone who owns a copy should consider uploading at least the second disk somewhere.
June 23, 2011 @ 5:46 am
Just Picked Brand New on Ebay in a very lucky chance!
It's the perfect Drum Work inside Cubase VST!
The Default House Project is Now Ready for works!
If you still are on OS9 like me, contact me to share vintage stuff!
Ravenna, Italy 2011/06/23
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Up to 128 velocity zones per pad, e.g. 128 sounds per pad; Up to 8 units can work at the same time (depending on CPU and RAM resources)
  • Drums - LM-4: 20 Drum sets included; featuring ten 24-bit (:wizoo:) high-class sets!
    LM-4mkII: 50 drum kits, 1GB samples, 16-, 24-, and 32-bit.
  • Effects - Velocity, pitch and panning for each instrument; even automated
  • Sequencer - Yes
  • Keyboard - 18 pads per set
  • Memory - 20 (LM-4) to 50 (Mark II) to 120 (Mark II XXL) Drum sets included; Ability to create your own sets
  • Macintosh - Power Macintosh G3/300 MHz, 64 MB of free RAM (96 or more when used with the wizoo sets), Mac OS 8.0 or higher, Cubase VST 4.1 (or higher), Nuendo or other VST 2.0 compatible host application
  • Windows/PC - Pentium II 300 MHz processor, Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, 64 MB of free RAM (96 or more when used with the wizoo sets), Cubase VST 3.7 or higher or other VST 2.0 compatible host application
  • Date Produced - LM-4: 2000
    LM-4mkII: 2002

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