by Witech
4.1 / 5     (16 votes)
TheDrumSource is a sample based drum machine.

It has a sequencer and a built in sample browser. It looks and "feels" like a classic (x0x) hardware drum machine. TheDrumSource is designed with the purpose to be very simple and easy to work with even if you are used to work with hardware drum machines or not. The built in sample browser in TheDrumsource makes it very easy to navigate through your samples. The sequencer can be running when looking for new samples. You will hear the sample the moment you selects it. There is also a quick button to select the previous and next sample in the same directory as the current selected sample. TheDrumsource has a very short time to get started on making your beats.
  • Support for many sample formats (including 24 bit samples): WAV, AIFF, AIFC, AU, SND, RAW, PAF, IFF, SVX, SF, VOC, W64, MAT4, MAT5, PVF, XI, HTK, CAF, SD2, FLAC, OGG.
  • Built in sample browser suited for a easy workflow when working with samples. And almost all of TheDrumSource’s functions is still available while browsing.
  • The sequencer that has 24 sequences for your patterns and each pattern can be a 16/32/64/128 sequence.
  • A GUI that can be resized to suit you screen.
  • Each channel has pan, volume, pitch, length knobs and swing.
  • A sample package created by Mats Lindfors will be included in the installation.
  • A quick button to change the next and previous sample in current directory of the selected sample.
  • 12 output channels, one for each sample.
  • The RUN mode. Lets you play around with the TheDrumsource sequencer even if your host is not playing.
  • The SYNC mode. The sequencer is synced by the host and you control which of the 24 track to be played with MIDI (octave 2 and 3).
  • The MIDI mode. The samples can be played through midi keyboard (octave 1) with the sequencer turned off.
  • Clean interface so you don’t get distracted in your creative work. TheDrumsource uses context menus to make this possible.
Serge Oct 20 2021
(4 / 5)
Oct 20 2021
Bonjour à tous. Ouais le plug est pas mal du tout sauf que je ne peux pas changer de position d'un son en temps réel quand le séquencer est sur RUN . Il faut à chaque fois l arrêter pour ajouter un son et ça casse le flux de travail. Peut être que je m y prends mal ou alors c'est comme ça. Si quelqu'un peut me répondre. Gracias
Anonymous Oct 20 2021
Oct 20 2021
Il a un comportement un peu bizzarre mais j'arrive à le faire en cliquant parfois 2 fois sur le temps et ça marche, en mode Run.
Anonymous Jan 12 2020
(2 / 5)
Jan 12 2020
Can not change pattern during playback.
head Oct 22 2019
Oct 22 2019
TDS has a vintage flavour and sound indeed! Unfortunately no way to record any sound in modes RUN or SYNC. Only in mode MIDI it can be recorded manually via a midi keyboard but still its arpeggio does not sync the TDS. Any ideas? Is it feasible to record in RUN/SYNC modes? I tried different recording options and settings in Cubase 10, FruityLoops 8, and Audacity.
SHAUN MAQ Jul 17 2019
(5 / 5)
Jul 17 2019
Thanks guys... I love it ...
Lennin Mar 30 2019
(5 / 5)
Mar 30 2019
Awsome! It's what i need! Thanks!
NTD Jan 04 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 04 2019
You gotta go for this, this guy is great
phatnround Jun 20 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 20 2018
Simply the best Drum VSTi!!! Simple gui, sounds great and the swing is sick!!!
Lost Noobie Aug 24 2017
Aug 24 2017
Revisiting after three years - forgot that I even wrote those requests for help LOL. I managed to figure it all out, and used this software a lot. Love it, especially being able to use your own samples. On the negative side, no option for adding multiple samples to create 'round robin". Otherwise, a very wonderful, versatile, powerful program with ability to use your own samples to create your own kits. And you can save as presets, so you could set up more than one kit and save as presets.
Ilya Jul 15 2016
Jul 15 2016
Constantly crashes Reaper.
Ksoundkvision Jun 21 2016
(5 / 5)
Jun 21 2016
Wow - for free - wow !!! better than lots of paid/well known machines... AMAZING ***** Tnx
TJ Dec 12 2014
(5 / 5)
Dec 12 2014
Awesome! User friendly once u've messed around on it a bit. Left click resizes it, I like that. Tends to crash my daw sometimes but for the most part it's pretty fuckin great. It's a 5
Lost Noobie Sept 03 2014
(5 / 5)
Sept 03 2014
Now that I figured out, finally, how to get my host to record the patterns when multiple patterns are used, I can give this five stars.. awesome plugin, love the fact that you can use your own samples, rather than the usual synthetically-created drum kits.
Lost Noobie Aug 30 2014
Aug 30 2014
Does anyone know how to get two or more patterns to save and to play? I can set up one pattern and assign it to the "C" button on the right (near the button that lets you choose 1/4 or 1/8 or 1/60 time,etc)... and can assign a different pattern to the "C#" button... I can play them in turn, BUT... it will not save that info to the piano roll or to the midi track. When I play the track back in synch, it merely plays the one pattern that is currently selected. Thanks in advance if anyone can help :)
Lost Noobie Aug 23 2014
Aug 23 2014
Love the sounds, love the ease of use in "run" mode. however, cannot get it to "record" in synch mode. Will play in synch mode, but nothing gets recorded, even if I try using "step record" mode (I am using Adobe Audition v3). When I press the "outputs" button, it toggles between 1 and 12 (1 plays the whole kit, while 12 only plays the kick drum, but neither gets recorded by the host software) Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance :)
mirouf Jul 03 2012
(4 / 5)
Jul 03 2012
Almost perfect, sync and midi mode works great !