by Decomposer
4.2 / 5     (38 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX Linux
Sitala is a drum sampler plugin and standalone app.

Sitala's beauty is its simplicity: its four knobs allow you to dial in anything from glitchy micro-house to pumping techno.
  • 16 Assignable Pads.
  • Velocity sensitive.
  • Assignable trigger and kill groups.
  • Mappable with MIDI learn, sequential notes or General MIDI.
  • Single intuitive envelope shaping control.
  • Compression featuring automatic gain compensation.
  • Two-octave sample tuning.
  • Selectable stereo output or 16-channel one-output-per-pad.
  • Standalone, VST and Audio Unit support.
  • Small CPU footprint.
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Xander Oct 09 2023
(4 / 5)
Oct 09 2023
I see no way to run it in FL as a VST (there are no dll files in plugins directories after installing), however standalone version works perfect!
dyln Nov 07 2023
Nov 07 2023
Check the steinberg folder in program files
Patrick Nov 20 2023
Nov 20 2023
They go into the standard VST directory: C:Program FilesSteinbergVstPlugins . There's a Sitala.dll in there.
Yandi Sep 16 2023
(5 / 5)
Sep 16 2023
Thank you for sharing
ACL Stands Jul 10 2023
(5 / 5)
Jul 10 2023
Lite on CPU and easy to use. Switched over to Sitala from Speedrum because it has one or two small things. Can't go wrong with either though. Simple and effective at what it does. Check their website for the 909 downloadable kit.
Jet Oct 20 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 20 2022
A great little plugin. There are a couple features that I think are missing, but it does its' job great - just triggering 1-shots and a couple of tweaks on each "pad".
Dr Tonka Mar 14 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2022
Excellent. VERY easy to use. The shaper function is brilliant, esp. on kicks, so you get the punch but less of the boom. Super easy to save your own kits. I got the Reverb Drum Machine collection and built piles of vintage drum machine kits with this. Working on more "natural" sounding kits now. This is my "go to" drum machine.
Myproft Jan 29 2022
(5 / 5)
Jan 29 2022
Excelllent. It's simple and easy but you have enough tools to edit drums and the plugin shows you what happens to them with curves over the samples. Stability is 100%, no issues so far, CPU consumption is almmost non-existent, you can have more than 20 instances on mid-to-low specs. The only small thing I found I could not get is low-latency reversing with a long sample: I used "reverse sample" but it does not play back at all unless sample start is very early. The sample length is long (4-6 seconds) because of lazy editing. Maybe the sampler stops playing samples after certain length BUT reversing a sample causes it to confuse a late sample start for early and vice versa?
Василий Петрович Mar 12 2022
Mar 12 2022
Для этого есть определённые плагины. Сам инструмент выполняет свои "обязанности" на 5!
Seg@fredo Jan 25 2022
(5 / 5)
Jan 25 2022
When using samples this is THE BEST tool so far. It's easy to use and works without issues in Reaper on Windows. It really helped me get results faster. It can work standalone so you can create kits outside of your DAW envirmonment. I Use it for LoFi, chillhop, synthwave... basically any kind of music where i want to use drum sample packs instead of other drum-kit vst's
dayzru Oct 12 2021
(5 / 5)
Oct 12 2021
This is THE BEST free sampler / drum machine I've found. No jokes! It has all the features needed without being too clunky or overcomplicated (like NI Kontact / Battery). And it does make my life so much easier! I moved from FL to Reaper. Reaper does not have a built-in user-friendly sampler. Was trying to create my custom-made drum-machine based on ReaSamploMatic5000, but that turned out to be too hard to manipulate. It wa not adding to my creativity with all that interface management. I also start using MIDI loops to speed up my work. And that requires a simple one-channel MIDI track setup that I had to setup manually. I need multitrack outputs to be able to do routing, FX, sidechain and so on. So Sitala helps me with ALL OF THAT. It's just a simple and powerful tool that you load and start to work with. Sitala automatically added extra channels with proper routing, did help to switch MIDI mapping presets (oh yeah, no pain there). It's extremely useful with sample browsing, tweaking settings and presets management. I'd say it fits Reaper so well! I'm sure to stick with it for a long time. Loving it <3
Febbs! Aug 30 2021
Aug 30 2021
The latest version suddenly uses a lot of CPU when used in FL Studio. I had to rollback to an older version of the VST. Its really good tho but it pisses me with the Latest version's sudden CPU filling
Codesound May 23 2021
(5 / 5)
May 23 2021
Love It.... Thanks for the Linux version! (the GUI is a bit too small....)
Herbless Mar 18 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 18 2021
Excelente! Resolveu a falta de um kit de bateria eletrônica decente. Agora vou poder começar a fazer os synthwave que sempre quis. Muito obrigado! :D
Родригис Feb 11 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 11 2021
Хороший сэмлер, жаль, что его у меня не было в 80-х. приходилось писать на магнитную ленту.
Herry Jan 16 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 16 2021
Saya cukup terkejut dengan plugin ini...lengkap di semua Operating System, menyediakan 16 pad, dan dapat memilih Chromatic maupun General Midi Map, sangat ringan di CPU komputer serta mudah penggunaannya, terima kasih Decomposer.
Febbs! Dec 28 2020
(5 / 5)
Dec 28 2020
One of my best Go-to DrumRacks/Samplers in my production in bossa nova and lofi <3
PhilR Jul 22 2020
Jul 22 2020
Looks great and plays as standalone, but in Reaper6 it overloads on playing (i.e. +330dB!). I must be doing something wrong?
Mrmomoto Jun 15 2020
(5 / 5)
Jun 15 2020
If you haven't heard already: Sitala is THE BEST sampler for Reaper. Really. Hands-down, full stop, this is it. Now download it and get to making some sick beats. And THANK YOU!!!
JJ Jun 02 2020
(0 / 5)
Jun 02 2020
Is invisible in ardour :(
Lila katha May 25 2020
(5 / 5)
May 25 2020
Really good and enjoyable to use. If this is all I had then i would be set.
Elijah Apr 30 2020
Apr 30 2020
So handy to make drums in simplicity. Very useful and quick to use also for things such as playing multiple samples in the same hit. The controls for each pad are suuuuper handy. I wouldn't dislike an output volume knob, but I'm not complaining. Can't believe it's free!
Yadava Feb 14 2020
(5 / 5)
Feb 14 2020
Has improve tremendously and is top notch now. Great Drum sampler and I hear there are still more developments and improvements on the way. Good for the developers.
Julius Dec 24 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 24 2019
It is very practical and configurable, ideal for making your own percussion libraries
Dave B Oct 08 2019
(0 / 5)
Oct 08 2019
I've tried to install this twice, and on both occasions couldn't locate the .dll file necessary to use it in Reaper. What it does install is a "helper.exe" file which is impossible to delete, therefore making me very suspicious indeed. To get rid of it, I've twice had to go to an earlier restore point on my PC. It's a shame because the stand alone version I was able to access looked very useful. On the subject of drum samplers, it's a shame that MuDrum isn't available as a VST - I'd even pay for it!
KATALANY May 07 2019
(5 / 5)
May 07 2019
My go to sampler... Compatible with every daw, i love it
Cranky May 06 2019
(0 / 5)
May 06 2019
Is unusable with Mixcraft 8 and previous versions. The menus are inaccessible, making it impossible to load own samples - which is essential because the existing ones are garbage in that it fails to include toms and decent acoustic drumkit.
Samhooey Feb 03 2019
(2 / 5)
Feb 03 2019
Very nice but when I try to reload a patch kit that I made some of them crash the plugin and DAW, but not everyone of them. ???? Frustrating after having set up a whole new kit from samples on my hard drive.
Ray Jan 29 2019
Jan 29 2019
Offline installation impossible bcuz of ur ridiculoys auto update crap. looks like a great plugin. C'mon guys huh?!!!
troy Jan 24 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 24 2019
this is a nice drum vst. simple and was esy to Route in Tracn shapinktion 7 and reaper. the only issues i had was sometimes when shaping waveforms it would go to far or not nearly how much you wanted to shape it. it only occurred once in a while and usually after Ive mapped it to my midi controller.
JustSomeDude Dec 16 2018
Dec 16 2018
I have used NI battery, AD2, SD3, all i ever wanted from a drum machine VST was this, basically if you add a tweakable envelope (that lets you adjust not ADSR but the tension of them) instead of a shape knob this will be the best lightweight solution on the market. Some other great feature would be a mapping tab, where you can link various things to velocity, like a low pass filter, or pitch. Really nice work.
alien Sept 20 2018
Sept 20 2018
Warning: installs invasive "update service." Would be an excellent plugin otherwise. Note to developer: this work is too good to ruin with said service, please remove it.
Stoop_Solo Nov 12 2018
Nov 12 2018
I agree. Since my music computer doesn't have an internet connection, the service didn't start and the install failed. "Er, what service?" I pondered. Having installed on a different computer, I see a "sitalaupdatehelper.exe" is set to autorun from the registry key "HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServices". That leaves a bad taste in the mouth. I like the simplicity of the software, but I am more than capable of checking for updates myself. Ask us if we want automatic checking, or have the software check when it's used. Don't go sticking a background service in there.
Itriedit Sept 04 2018
(1 / 5)
Sept 04 2018
Installs an undefeatable "update service" without asking permission. Not cool.
Acid Lady Aug 21 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 21 2018
Now is my favorite VST, Thanx.
Samhooey Aug 16 2018
(4 / 5)
Aug 16 2018
Very easy to use plus drag and drop into the slots is a great plus.
dnlov4 Aug 16 2018
(4 / 5)
Aug 16 2018
Great plugin! It's very simple to use without "eating" your PC. Thanks.
Sanny Aug 04 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 04 2018
Great. Is it will be possible to assing each pad to any other Output? For example, send all Hats to 5-6 Out. It will be cool. Anyway, you are gays super. I wass looked for somthing like this for 5 ears. Thanks.
G.M Banger Jul 28 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 28 2018
A great simple idea of a GM drum sample player. Can I be cheeky and ask the developer that if another version of this is made, that pan, and/or separate audio outs are added functions? This plugin is as good as the samples you load into it, and has some basic but good waveshaping options. The configurable keyboard mapping lets you set GM or sequential keys for the triggering of each drum sound from a keyboard. Nice idea and really useful for using a real drum machine to trigger the plugin's sounds. Thank you vey much Sitala
luzifer Sept 05 2018
Sept 05 2018
Hi! Thanks for the kind words :) The upcoming version of Sitala will finally include a much sought after panning feature. Separate outs do exist already for VST and AU. Access this feature by selecting "Use One Audio Output per Pad" in the 'hamburger' menu. Cheers
msea Jul 24 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 24 2018
Pretty exciting. This is so good even with the default kits. Haven't tried loading samples yet.. Thank you.
Telly Fong Jul 23 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 23 2018
Simple, Load Sample, 16 outs, Perfect! Thanks!
Frankie Jul 22 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 22 2018
nice sound, low cpu. I like it.
Anonymous Jul 20 2018
(4 / 5)
Jul 20 2018
Yeah right, nice and simple. Will use it. Thanx for that.
Faydit Jul 20 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 20 2018
Nice! Like it!