by MaxSynths
3.9 / 5     (61 votes)
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A simple VSTi version of the well known drum soundfont by Ken Ardency (used by kind permission of the author).

Small size, big sound; ideal for rock songs. The GUI has no controls, pure plug'n'play. This plugin has been created for personal use and has been released as FREEWARE under request.
bodshib May 16 2024
(1 / 5)
May 16 2024
Should've stayed as just a soundfont, completely worthless plugin. No functionality, but it uses up to 50% CPU? Samples are digustingly smeared with reverb and post processed to hell and back. If only the plugin had...I don't know, some settings to fix that? But it has absolutely nothing. You're better off downloading a sample pack or using a soundfont, at least then you'd actually have some nice clean sounds that you'd have control over. This is plugin is a waste of CPU cycles and 7.5 MB.
Stanley M Governor_Malawi Sep 01 2023
(5 / 5)
Sep 01 2023
Yah! After a long search, I've finally bumped into the right staff. Big up to the programmerz!!!!
909 County Fair Apr 14 2023
(4 / 5)
Apr 14 2023
I've used this one on a few of my better tunes. It's got a nice selection for certain subgenres that are usually hard to find drums for. If you're not in that subgenre, then you might not care. But this tool is pretty good and easy to use.
Zeph Jan 25 2023
(5 / 5)
Jan 25 2023
Man, I hate to see people slam on tools they don't know how to use. This plugin works, can support a full metal mix, and a gate with a threshold around -12.7dB will kill the reverb.
Kevin Wayne Jun 03 2018
(0 / 5)
Jun 03 2018
Sorry to say, but this doesn't utter a peep. Every other drum or perc program I've tried works with no problem. This thing does absolutely nothing. Waste of time :(
not so great Apr 02 2018
(2 / 5)
Apr 02 2018
Way too much uncontrollable reverb. Useless in a good mix with its own reverb. Plus that snare is terrible!
Bob Brubeck Nov 20 2017
Nov 20 2017
Very nice. like the dynamics. simple and nice.
Kevin Wayne Dec 06 2017
Dec 06 2017
How did you get yours to work? I installed in Reaper, added a MIDI Drum track. Nothing?
ForeverBostick Dec 26 2017
Dec 26 2017
Click the FX button on the right side of the track, then add the VST to that track.
Kevin Wayne Apr 26 2018
Apr 26 2018
WOW is that how you do it??? :D Seriously, did that - doesn't work for me in Reaper or Cakewalk.
Anonymous May 19 2018
May 19 2018
Check if your drum track is on midi channel 1. It doesn't work on any other channel.
KW Jun 03 2018
Jun 03 2018
Nope, not jack. And here comes my 1-star review, sorry to say.
Anonymous Jun 25 2019
Jun 25 2019
Why is nobody else having this problem? don't blame the VST.
Kevin Wayne Nov 19 2017
Nov 19 2017
Installed in Reaper. Fed it a MIDI Drum track. Nothing. Does me no good.
Drum Dude Mar 17 2017
Mar 17 2017
Cymbals are EXCELLENT in this VST. Shame that the drums are not. The drums WOULD be excellent, if they didn't have that enormous reverb on them. And one kick drum has no reverb, while all other drums to. WTH? and the snare is not good. I know this is free and is intended to be very simpe, so I do appreciate the creator making it available. However, I know i will only ever use the cymbals. The high-hats are great, and I love the fact that one of the closed high-hats "chokes' the open high hat. which is a great effect that many drum machines cannot manage :)
Cranky Feb 01 2016
(2 / 5)
Feb 01 2016
As usual with these drumkits, the snare drum sounds bad, like it's tuned too high and with no snare-spring attached.
Nik Sept 06 2015
(5 / 5)
Sept 06 2015
Great kit, minimum requirements, super stable, easy to use, sounds very natural and groovy. Has become my main kit!
killer_bee.vst Mar 25 2015
(4 / 5)
Mar 25 2015
If Animal from the Muppets could choose a VST Drum kit to bang out his incredibly sweet beats, I'd be willing to bet my dad's savings account that he'd pick this bad boy. Rock on.
HappyKafkaCrisis Dec 08 2014
(5 / 5)
Dec 08 2014
My basic Kit. Like the one above I use a different kick, but from time to time I come back to the snare. It must be gated indeed. The cymbals are fine as well, yet one has to fool around with an envelope shaper. Although make it sound stereo is a pain in the lower end, the sound of the drums is superb. The VSTi I use for kick uses more ressources, but the toms do not even come close to these of this PlugIn. What about DrumKit2, MaxSynth, with cc, better stereo and no hall?
Laikas Oct 08 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 08 2014
Thank You, very nice plugin, and small
HappyKafkaCrisis Aug 03 2014
(4 / 5)
Aug 03 2014
This is the basic drums instrument for everything. Snare needs some gating most of the time and I udually choose another kick, but those tomtoms are awesome. Only Problem: no cc.
Awesome Jul 19 2014
(5 / 5)
Jul 19 2014
Exacly what i was looking for, sound is fantastic.
Bobby Mar 05 2014
(4 / 5)
Mar 05 2014
Nice little drum kit, does exactly what it says on the tin.
Oskar Mar 01 2014
Mar 01 2014
Samples are great, but hihat is weak, cymbals mediocre - snares, toms and china are lovely!
Crankcase Nov 16 2013
Nov 16 2013
It's okay for free but it lacks polish. It sounds like a mediocre drummer is playing with a cheap drumkit.
Jon Aug 28 2013
(4 / 5)
Aug 28 2013
Wow, such thick sound...One of the few kits in stereo; it adds so much. My only problem is that it seems to have trouble processing retriggered notes (effect Qxx for my fellow MPT users), meaning rolls and things only get the first note for some reason...
brotherj Aug 03 2013
Aug 03 2013
Use it all the time. Nice and dynamic.
StevenStone Dec 05 2012
(5 / 5)
Dec 05 2012
hell yeah what a great small and free vst. Nice work
Mehrzad Nov 10 2012
(5 / 5)
Nov 10 2012
It's very good.thank you so much.
Ns Wave studio Oct 30 2012
(5 / 5)
Oct 30 2012
with small size, it's very great!!
deviate Oct 14 2012
(4 / 5)
Oct 14 2012
Awesome!! as a free vst it sounds great.
Anonymous Oct 04 2012
(4 / 5)
Oct 04 2012
Muy bueno. Me acaban de alegrar el día!!!
Anonymous Sept 12 2012
Sept 12 2012
Dj Cesar Aug 17 2012
(4 / 5)
Aug 17 2012
believe me, it's amazing plug-in, awesome sounds
Solcito Musica May 24 2012
(4 / 5)
May 24 2012
muy bueno!! Easy to use - good sound!
smudo Apr 26 2012
(5 / 5)
Apr 26 2012
SUPER !!! great and authentic sounds and is working fine.