by Alan ViSTa
4.6 / 5     (34 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
Cymbalistic is a sampled cymbals set.

It contains 68 stereo 24 bit samples from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios public domain library.
  • 1 Hi hat.
  • 1 ride cymbal.
  • 4 crash cymbals.
  • 2 chinese cymbals.
  • Release time for each cymbal.
  • Volume and Pan for each cymbal.
  • Amplitude dynamic range control.
Bart Dec 02 2023
Dec 02 2023
I installed the OSX version in the components folder, but can't find it in Logic Pro X. I'm using a Mac mini M2.
Askahr May 08 2023
May 08 2023
No puedo utilizarlo en studio one 5, como puedo hacer para que funcione?
Kb Apr 28 2023
Apr 28 2023
I can't open this at mac2019 big sUr, studio one6. Please tell me how to do it.
Ed Parady Mar 17 2023
Mar 17 2023
Can I use this with Audacity?
Dimaension X Jul 20 2023
Jul 20 2023
No - Audacity does not support MIDI VSTi Plugins. Try a digital audio workstation like Reaper, or Cakewalk by Bandlab.
Stoby Joe and The Invizaband Apr 04 2022
(5 / 5)
Apr 04 2022
I wish it had a 10" splash, but other than that this is a fabulous plug in. The cymbals are explosive but still sit well in the mix. I use this plug in exclusively (with the exception of the splash in MT Power Kit). Here's a sample of how they sit in a mix.
StobyJoe Jun 11 2023
Jun 11 2023
New link for the example of this plugin used in a composition.
Dermot Jan 23 2022
Jan 23 2022
Can anyone help me on how to install and open this sample pack in a logic project? I've downloaded the files but there doesn't seem to be an 'installer' option?
Anonymous Jan 23 2022
Jan 23 2022
TehCarterPSpartan Mar 23 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 23 2021
This is so cool. I'm gonna use this!
IanPB Feb 24 2021
(4 / 5)
Feb 24 2021
The crash cymbals on this plugin tend to be better than those on Toontrack's 'EzDrummer', and infinitely better than the ones on Naughty Seal's 'Perfect Drums'. However, it appears that the audio for the 17" and 18" crashes are mixed up, in that the 18" cymbal is producing the sound of a 17", and vice versa. The audio of the two Chinese are assigned to the wrong cymbals too. If not for these errors, I'd have given it five stars instead of four.
Rick Jan 08 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 08 2021
Sounds great, but two questions: 1) I have to tune my pads an octave above the note that the plugin says a cymbal is on in order to get it to play, and 2) I can't get F2, the Ride Top, to play at all -- not just with my pads, but even when I click on it with my mouse. Any advice?
All Outputs Jan 04 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 04 2021
I have been using Cymbalistic for a few times and I'm very happy with the sounds, though I had problems in activating the three additional stereo- outs! Was my fault, because I didn't remember how I did it the last times! In Cubase 6.55 it's very simple: Rightside the "edit" button in the F11-page "VST instrumens" is a small icon, click it and activate "all tracks"! Could be the same solution for other Cubase-Versions, maybe for other DAWs too! Anyway, a great Plugin, thanks Alan
BemusedKDM Jun 20 2020
(5 / 5)
Jun 20 2020
Many thanks for the whole Collection. Great Sounds! Useful VST's
Chobe Jun 14 2020
Jun 14 2020
I'm having issues with the multi-output, I see all outputs and know how to route them, but everything is sent via 1+2. Furthermore my plugin windows never looks like the screenshot: The bottom bar with the channel info isn't there. Is the multichannel version just for Windows? I'm on OSX 10.11 and tried both formats, VST and AU.
FelynX Jun 04 2020
Jun 04 2020
Doesn't work on macOS Catalina
FelynX Jun 05 2020
Jun 05 2020
Solved: click Cancel (not Move to Trash), click on the Apple Menu, System Preferences, Security & Privacy, Allow Anyway
james Jun 01 2020
Jun 01 2020
Did not open properly nor would file extract in Windows 10.
Rob Jun 29 2020
Jun 29 2020
in Cakewalk by Bandlab it is a VSTi... open new track as "insert instrument"... will be listed like SI drums...
Manuel Guereca May 20 2020
(5 / 5)
May 20 2020
Muy buenos! Tiran paro!
Anonymous Apr 26 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 26 2020
It's working nice. Great sounds
Vic Feb 27 2020
Feb 27 2020
Gianni Oct 28 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 28 2019
***** 5/5 with Reaper. Thanks.
Supra May 28 2019
May 28 2019
I downloaded, installed the Dll in the cubase sx plugin folder and it does not appear.
Anonymous Feb 26 2019
Feb 26 2019
I use this on my albums, sounds great. 5/5 from me. even with the lack of velocity samples.
Anonymous Jan 30 2019
Jan 30 2019
In Cubase I cannot find any way to route the outputs. There is nothing there. Even though I have activated all outputs on VST section.
Jared Jan 26 2019
Jan 26 2019
How do you use this in Reaper, i dont have to option for multiple outputs. Everything outputs on channels 1 and 2. The vst does not list the outputs at the bottom either.
Anonymous Jan 26 2019
Jan 26 2019
Look this vid :
Bjorn Goud Jan 18 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 18 2019
Just perfect, when you want to have access to cymbals that sounds real. I use it next to esx24 drum kits and it is very handy as a cymbal rack, on a separate audio and midi channel. Thanks a lot for creating this!
Hippokopter Oct 20 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 20 2018
It takes some work to make all of the outputs audible, depending on your DAW, but the high-quality sound is quite worth it. Even if this plugin only had sounds from the first output, I'd still want this plugin. Thank you, Alan, for helping those on a budget get by. :D . P.S. - for Ableton users, this link shows how to access all the outputs:
John Paynus Oct 10 2018
Oct 10 2018
Does anyone know if Garageband 10 has the ability to activate multiple stereo outputs on midi instrument tracks in order to access all of the samples on the plug-in? If so, I was curious how?
wildcherry Sept 26 2018
Sept 26 2018
This doesn't work in logic... placed both AU and VST file in correct folders restarted logic, but the instrument is nowhere to be found.
JHGFKG Sept 15 2018
Sept 15 2018
In REAPER I can't find a way to get any further than the hihat.
liperli Sept 22 2018
Sept 22 2018
had the same problem and took me a while and a few false workaround attempts to figure it: it's got four stereo audio outputs built-in to the player, which you need to assign as such in your DAW (i.e, in Reaper, 1=1-2, 2=3-4 etc: route each of 'hardware outputs' 1&2 on relevant track to 'multichannel source'> '8 channels'> '1-8')
Andy Dec 13 2018
Dec 13 2018
In response you can right click on the track area and choose. Insert virtual instrument on this track. Reaper will then ask you if you want to build a multi audio routing for this instrument click yes. Alternatively add Cymbalistic to a track from the add FX button. When Cymbalist tic had been added, you will probably just hear the hi hat closed. Right click on the plugin name, in the effects list and choose build audio routing for this plugin. Then you should hear all the sounds, which you can play from your keyboard.
Indigo May 08 2019
May 08 2019
Problems Multi channel Output. Thanks for your explanations, sadly both did not work out. While Andy's advise should be foolproof with me it does not work. I tried to route on the relevant tracks either from Stereo Source or Multichannel, but no success. Please help, i like the sounds so much, but without mulitchannel i will not use it. Thanks a lot.
Anonymous Apr 27 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 27 2018
Just curious as to whether they can be mapped to be used with virtual drums such as SSD. Am using Pro Tools 11 so I would use a Blue Cat wrapper - should be interesting to see how that could work. Fabulous realism!!
Bruce Nov 23 2017
Nov 23 2017
For those that still haven't figured it out in Logic Pro X, when you're plugging-in Cymbalistic, you must choose: "Multi-Output (8xStereo)" not "Stereo", as it does have multi outputs. Should be able to hear everything after choosing this.
Nick Nov 01 2017
(1 / 5)
Nov 01 2017
This thing really would be perfect, but the "output" issue just makes no sense. No other VST instrument works that way, I spent an hour on this thing on Acid Pro and just can't figure it out.
Phil Jul 11 2017
Jul 11 2017
Hello, thanks so much for this nice present. I'm using logic pro and I don't know how to set it up in order to hear not only the instrument from out 1 ? Any body can help ?
Tomd Dec 06 2016
Dec 06 2016
Am trying to use this in Garageband and am having similar problems with only being able to hear the first cymbal set. Do you have a solution?
Anonymous Dec 06 2016
Dec 06 2016
This plugin uses 4 stereo outputs, in some DAWs you'll need to activate outputs 2,3 and 4.
V Jun 04 2017
Jun 04 2017
How to activate other 3 outputs in Reason? I have activated 4 output channels in preference/audio but I can still hear only the first set of cymbals. many thanks V
Anonymous Aug 12 2017
Aug 12 2017
The extra outputs are on the back of the vst rack device. click the button on the front bottom left then flip the rack around to see the extra inputs and outputs. If they are available for use they will be highlighted with green LED.
Yugen Sept 15 2018
Sept 15 2018
What button front bottom left??? I don't see one, or find one.
Eddie Oct 16 2016
Oct 16 2016
Superbe! A la fois le plug-in et votre attitude - offrant votre création et travail pour la communauté gratuitement. Ma plus profonde gratitude, Alan.
Mino Jun 28 2016
(5 / 5)
Jun 28 2016
Great Job!
Siam Apr 25 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 25 2016
Thanks, very nice job
A fan of Alan Mar 14 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2016
Hey! Thank you for this! I like creating music but it is really expensive and I'm really zero on cash. You are one of the reasons why we can express ourselves through music even though we don't have cash. Kudos to you, Alan! :)
Rodner Jan 29 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 29 2016
It's fantastic, good job.
JT Dec 04 2015
Dec 04 2015
I have put the component file into the component folder, but I can't seem to find the plug-in in logic pro x. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance
Alan Dec 05 2015
Dec 05 2015
Needs Mac OS 10.6 or higher, maybe it's this ?
JT Dec 06 2015
Dec 06 2015
My OS is 10.10.5. Any other suggestions?
Boogie May 17 2015
(4 / 5)
May 17 2015
I am amazed by how realistic the sounds are. What I don't like are the Cymbals itself, for my taste, they haven't got enough attack. And this is just raw cymbal sound. All the eq-ing is still to be done. I guess this vsti is perfect for something like Jazz, I wouldn't recommend it for Rock or metal though.. but as for the Realism: NICE JOB!!!
Phantom Trophies May 04 2015
(5 / 5)
May 04 2015
Thanks man. Looking forward to using this!
zarce Apr 30 2015
Apr 30 2015
Lo Apr 27 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 27 2015
Fantastic instrument.
Lonel Apr 24 2015
Apr 24 2015
I am using LMMS with 2 bits version and I cannot figure out how to change the stereo output...
simon Apr 02 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 02 2015
Becken LisTiger Mar 31 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 31 2015
Beautiful set of cymbals. Thanks
max Feb 28 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 28 2015
Very good.
ksavORG Jan 19 2015
(4 / 5)
Jan 19 2015
Alien Implant Jan 09 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 09 2015
I am impressed. Works perfecting in Logic X.
Shofb Jan 04 2015
Jan 04 2015
Very nice but I wish I could control the outputs.
x-tralounge Jan 03 2015
Jan 03 2015
Fantastic plugin, congratulations. Fits exactly my music-making needs.
David Jan 02 2015
Jan 02 2015
Now Imagine a full drum set like this with multiple outputs...
Anonymous Dec 31 2014
(4 / 5)
Dec 31 2014
Nice, sounds good and should be useful.
Gonzalo Dec 29 2014
(4 / 5)
Dec 29 2014
Thanks!!! :D
wolf Dec 29 2014
(3 / 5)
Dec 29 2014
Wonderful, thanks for this good sounding freebie! I was looking already for something like that. Proposal: a tune knob for each cymbal to obtain different pitches would be a nice addition!
Maxim Dec 28 2014
(5 / 5)
Dec 28 2014
Nice, good sound!
Anonymous Dec 27 2014
Dec 27 2014
Having issues playing anything but the first bank in ableton live v9 64bit. tried the data folder from 32bit version but same thing.
Alan Dec 27 2014
Dec 27 2014
This plugin uses 4 stereo outputs, in some DAWs you'll need to activate outputs 2,3 and 4. Check this links for Ableton Live: