by MaxSynths
4.5 / 5     (38 votes)
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DR-910 is a Roland TR-909 drum machine emulation.

The instrument itself does not need presentations: used by artists like Moby, Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, Jean Michel Jarre, The Chemical Brothers, Faithless and many many others, the TR-909 quickly became one of the most classic pieces of gear in the electronic musician's arsenal.

In terms of sound the DR-910 VSTi is a faithful reproduction of the original device: each sound section (bassdrum, snare drum, etc.) has been developed to sound and act as similar as possible to the original instrument. The plugin includes also some extra features not available in the hardware version: a reverb unit with independent send controls for each sound source, a compressor tailored to work with drum sounds (based on the same engine of MaxSynths DSP-1) and a Lo-Fi FX processor.

These extra features will help the user to quickly shape the sound as desired without using external plugins. However if you need to process the signal with external effects, each drum module can be routed to four different stereo outputs that can be independently processed in the DAW.
  • Faithful emulation of the original sound.
  • Four stereo outputs.
  • Mute and pan options for each instrument.
  • Independent send level to the built-in reverb unit for each instrument.
  • Built-in compressor featuring IDP cicrcuit.
  • Built-in reverb unit routable to output 1-4.
  • Lo-Fi FX with three independent modes.
  • Full MIDI support through MIDI CC#.
  • Behringer BCR-2000 custom template.
  • Easy to operate.
  • Low CPU usage.
Max May 02 2021
(5 / 5)
May 02 2021
Si puo installare su fl studio 20
obdee Sep 19 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 19 2020
Very close emulation of the 909's sound, works great, dead easy to program.
STEREOMAN Aug 13 2020
Aug 13 2020
I can't make it work on Ableton. Any help??
Aron Dec 02 2020
Dec 02 2020
Probably cause its 32 bit. needs to be 64
dj pospe Jan 27 2021
Jan 27 2021
Descarga el jbridge y ahí lo conviertes a 64 bits
Maximiliano Ariel May 11 2020
May 11 2020
Folks, anyone have any clue of how to install it on ableton live ?
z May 14 2020
May 14 2020
Also would like to know this!
Jean-François May 16 2020
May 16 2020
Ableton Live is 64bit so it won't run a 32bit plug-in, there is a program called JBridge which allows to run a 32bit plugin on a 64bit daw, it is also vouched for by Ableton so it's safe to use. https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209772465-Converting-32-bit-plug-ins-using-jBridge-Win- JBridge is easy to find and it worked for me in the past.
Chris Jul 18 2020
Jul 18 2020
Exfeind Apr 28 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 28 2020
So far the best free unit for synthetic drums that I used. The sounds are really great and you can tweak and automate them as you want. This way you can make different versions of the same sound for different parts of the song. It even has some decent effects on it. Awesome! Also, it does not look like ass in comparison to many other free plugins. Only drawback is that it's not in 64bit. But try it, you probably won't be disappointed!
Sargantana Apr 10 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 10 2020
An absolute stonker for a free VST. Easy to use, great to look at and the sound is pure joy!
Bob Mar 28 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 28 2020
rafa Mar 26 2020
(4 / 5)
Mar 26 2020
Explosive instrument!!
Darrell Feb 28 2020
Feb 28 2020
great sound, great name!
ken B Feb 27 2020
(4 / 5)
Feb 27 2020
Just as good if not better than paid for ones. Truely amazing plug in.
Palco KHTV Dec 13 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 13 2019
dj skeve nelis Sept 04 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 04 2019
Its more ok than I expected
beatterri Apr 03 2019
(4 / 5)
Apr 03 2019
I know it sounds stupid but this I control it via MIDI with a TR-09 roland boutique to play this emulation next to the sounds of the Tr-09 really sounds great this emulation. great job!!
Acid Lady Feb 23 2019
(5 / 5)
Feb 23 2019
Awesome, Thanx.
Patrick Jan 28 2019
Jan 28 2019
Great emulation - the best - thank you. I had a TR909 - bought for £200 and thought I was a genius businessman when I sold it for £250.|I never missed the actual 909. Hardware for collectors only. Use this emulation for making music in your DAW. Respect.
Gwugluud Barcher Jan 11 2019
(3 / 5)
Jan 11 2019
News flash, Millennials... I'm rilly rilly impressed by your hipster cred with your "bringing back" these classics and everything, but what you're not understanding is that, the reason these were called drum "machines", was because they were programmable. You could program the kick, snare and other bits under a "record" function, and then press a "play" function, and it would play beats on its own. During the 70s, we didn't stab drum machines with an instrument cable until it made a hole, and then we hooked it up to our Hammond organ and played it with the organ's keys. More 101-level, very basic research is needed, so you man-buns can understand the way this stuff was. Duh.
Patrick Jan 28 2019
Jan 28 2019
I had a TR909 (and loads of analogue stuff) in the 80's. Sorry, too young for 70's as I'm only 52. I love the latest tech and emulations. Old hardware is for people who like it, and collectors. Doesn't mean anyone else is wrong. Note it's called an 'emulation'. I recall when samplers came out and there was uproar about them being 'not real instruments'.
obdee Sep 19 2020
Sep 19 2020
calm down, grandpa
Me Oct 09 2018
Oct 09 2018
Abybody knows how to control this thing :(( ???
Anonymous Oct 24 2018
Oct 24 2018
Make a midi track in cubase/reaper/ or any daw with this vsti as instrument.
Patrick Jan 28 2019
Jan 28 2019
It will work brilliantly in your DAW.
Loopita Sampling Sept 10 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 10 2018
YESSSS!!!!....Perfect 909!!....Thanx Max!!!
Andrei Jul 03 2018
(4 / 5)
Jul 03 2018
Excellent 909. I miss a sequencer tho.
Engeltone Jun 02 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 02 2018
Oh so grateful... I really appreciate it. Live long 909!!
Patrick May 04 2018
May 04 2018
Like a previous reviewer, I sold my TR909 and bought a sampler. In my case I bought a Casio FZ1 - boy I loved that machine. I also sold my OSC Oscar (it broke down all the time). Now I have the DR-910 and Imposcar by Gforce. Thank you so much :)
Divine Nov 19 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 19 2017
I use to have a TR-909 in 1988 Sold it later to invest in a S-10 Roland sampler. This VST is like the real version. Perfect !!! And yes its a analog emulation and sound. Not just some samples. Respect !!!!
TheNeverScene Sept 02 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 02 2017
When you need that 909, look no further.
Natious Aug 26 2017
(5 / 5)
Aug 26 2017
The sound is very close like the original thing. Thanks!
Raver Apr 28 2017
(5 / 5)
Apr 28 2017
Definitely 5 stars, this is like getting the D16 Drumazon for free thank you very much Maxsynths.
Baron F. Apr 14 2017
(5 / 5)
Apr 14 2017
Felt in love with it the very first moment I tried it. Not a big fan of drum machines but this one is something incredible.
starfighter Apr 03 2017
Apr 03 2017
One of my favorite drum machines, effortless sounds.
I had it stuffed this morning Mar 02 2017
(5 / 5)
Mar 02 2017
You can buy Roland TR-09 (you can't afford to get a real TR-909), or you can buy a Roland TR-9, or you can use this plugin. They're all very good!
Ken B Jan 15 2017
(5 / 5)
Jan 15 2017
Absolutely amazing, well worth the donation..... as good as any paid for emulation.
tEk49 Nov 13 2016
(5 / 5)
Nov 13 2016
awesome vst..... tweakable, routable, reverbable, compressible, believable, usable...... wonderfullable..... thanks Maxisynths.
Zoran Nov 06 2016
Nov 06 2016
Top one
Ilya Jul 09 2016
(5 / 5)
Jul 09 2016
The best TR-909 on the net. A nice compressor included.
JEC Jun 20 2016
Jun 20 2016
Yup, excellent new toy. Thanks.
dude Dec 22 2015
(5 / 5)
Dec 22 2015
Freakin' awesome, only drawback is 32 bit, better than some paid versions.
franck Nov 27 2015
(5 / 5)
Nov 27 2015
Very good, merci !