Organic Calfskin Kit
by Organic Drum Loops
4.3 / 5     (10 votes)
Win64 OSX
Organic Calfskin Kit (OCK) is an acoustic drum ROMpler.

7 drum kits played with varying tools (sticks, brushes, mallets) for a total of 18 unique drum kits.

This is a comprehensive and easy-to-use solution to working with the thousands of multi-track/multi-velocity samples.

Since the sound of a drumkit is greatly influenced by the tools that are used to play it, this kit was sampled using three common options, sticks, brushes and mallets – so of course, the OCK includes these options within the plugin settings.  Just as a live drummer would choose a tool based on the song, users of this plugin are given the same options for greater flexibility within their production.
  • Both Mac and Windows versions are VST3 and 64 bit.
  • 3 layer multi-velocity samples.
  • 5 mic layout gain and pan settings as well as outputs for routing to aux tracks for more control.
  • Hi hat openings by BPM.
  • Cymbal choking.
  • Global settings for gain, pitch bend, velocity curve, weirdness (LFO filter) amount, speed and shape.
  • Panic button.
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Zeph Jan 23 2024
(5 / 5)
Jan 23 2024
Put simply, it is the best drum rompler I've used. Lots of sounds, lots of options, lots of velocity levels, and no nag screen. It sounds natural and punchy and will work for most genres. This is becoming my main drum VST along with DSK DrumZ MachineZ for electronic sounds.
Zeph Mar 08 2024
Mar 08 2024
A year later, I stand by my review even more! I've used this to make all kinds of stuff - orchestral music, pirate music, rock, metal, country, blues, and even jazz. The only advice I have is to watch the velocity/gain levels on the snare. The snare is really fat and so it can overpower the other percussion. What I do is use Reaper's MIDI+Velocity Humanizer + Velocity Control. This combo lets you adjust individual note velocity min/max while also humanizing it. It's very convincing and will usually sound like a human player.
Gwugluud Feb 20 2023
(5 / 5)
Feb 20 2023
I don't even remember getting this, lol, but "discovered" it among my plugins.. I'm on a new computer and having hell trying to get my nice VSTs, such as Addictive Drums, Arturia keyboards, etc. I have this other popular free drumkit plugin which is good, but the toms were sounding too electronic, whereas the snare kick and cymbals sounded good. Not copacetic with the 1 and 1/2- chord punk/garage rock I do. Now this one was a shocker. The sound is organic and "primitive". It's tons more useful than that other one, and they don't pout and lock it away from you because they're bitter that it's free, and you must go in and unclick the barrier each time you call it up, which is kind of childish imo. Only minor con is the cymbals sound china cymbal-ey, but it's useful and much better regardless. I'm not even mourning my Addictive Drums as much now, lol. Pretty wide range of "atmospheres" available via the quirky virtual mic outlays one can engage in degrees or dial them back to 0, disengaging them, etc. I like that the snare and kick have individual level controls. I'm mildly curious about calfskin heads now, but meh, probably not sufficiently to pay the earth for such. I recommend. Unique and useful plugin. Oh, and, like that other one at least, this matched right up to my Alesis mesh kit instead of thinking that my ride cymbal was a snare, etc, which was refreshing.
Stoby Joe Nov 24 2022
(4 / 5)
Nov 24 2022
Uses alot of CPU. BUT... Not an issue for me because; 1) I have a BIG computer, and 2) I really only wanted the Jazz Kick Drum and the High Tom. I have great cymbal, Kick Drum, Snare and tom plugins of various make (MT Power, Cymbalistic, Ugritone, Hexdrum, Etc.) But I had NO jazz kick drum. The jazz kick on this kit is EXCELLENT !! The other components are good/great too, but, those I didn't need. I create samples of the components I need to assemble various kits by rendering each to a WAV file then loading them into SamploMatic in Reaper. I can create my own individual kits, (I have a Prog Kit, A Rock Kit, a Synth Pop Kit and a Jazz kit now as well. The beauty thing about creating your own in this manner is you can put each component on the midi notes YOU want them on. Instead of willy nilly like a lot of plugins. (i.e, kick on C3 snare on E, Low Tom on F, Mid Tom on G, Hi Tom on A, etc.) Sorry this got so wordy.. In conclusion, Great Plugin, the sounds are excellent. Only 4 stars due to the usage issue.
Ghash Jun 27 2021
Jun 27 2021
How to install it on FL studio? I unzipped it on the plugins folder but doesn't worked
wow Oct 31 2022
Oct 31 2022
me too :<
gui3 Apr 24 2021
(3 / 5)
Apr 24 2021
Really cool plugin, nice sounds and huge library... but it makes Ableton go crazy on CPU (up to 80% without any other instrument/tracks, while other drums kits don't go over 25% on the same setup) ... makes this wonderful kit difficult to use. Maybe an option to disable (completely) some mics could help.
Ike Oct 14 2022
Oct 14 2022
Would be helpful if you contact the developer directly.
ilir Apr 21 2021
(5 / 5)
Apr 21 2021
Love it!
Liam Apr 20 2021
Apr 20 2021
I can't get this to work at all. LMMS isn't picking it up. It seems like a great plugin, I just need it to work
Mark Lee Wilkins Feb 20 2021
(4 / 5)
Feb 20 2021
Very interesting rompler idea and interesting to work with as most other Midi drum samples are a bit over processed and clean to begin with.
Garce Feb 16 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 16 2021
Installed easily and works flawlessly in Cakewalk by Bandlab. A great sounding collection of drums. Thanks for this vst - and I'll be donating.
Garce Feb 20 2021
Feb 20 2021
Working fine in Reaper, as well.
George Dec 04 2023
Dec 04 2023
Installed in Cakewalk and vst3 was discovered when app started, but cannot be found anywhere in instruments.
Funky tech Feb 07 2021
Feb 07 2021
Looks great but I've tryed every folder in my pc, it still does not work.
Steve Jan 05 2021
(2 / 5)
Jan 05 2021
Cannot get this to work. Scan, rescan different paths, different folders. Looks promising, if it was more accessible and user friendly.
Mark Lee Wilkins Feb 20 2021
Feb 20 2021
Did you download the three instrument folders as well? Brushes, Mallets, and Sticks if memory serves.
The Music Wizard Nov 19 2020
Nov 19 2020
I'd love to try this out, but I just cant get it working in OpenMPT, it just says it's not a valid plugin.
Escay Nov 21 2020
Nov 21 2020
Hey, are you the guy with the huge collection of samples and vsts? I started with openmodplug when it wasnt even openmodplug yet. thanks for your work! I switched to LMMS. give it a shot. It's opensource too.
Escay Nov 21 2020
Nov 21 2020
This is a 64 bit vst. Modplug does only support 32bit vst I think.
Solemn Nov 17 2020
Nov 17 2020
How in the world can I install this? It's a VST3 and I put it in that folder but my DAW can't find it....
Ben Nov 22 2020
Nov 22 2020
Go to OS (C:)/Program Files/Common Files/VST3
Solemn Nov 23 2020
Nov 23 2020
Still doesn't work.
pori Nov 13 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 13 2020
Un giga pesa ta re loco