by audiolatry
4.1 / 5     (9 votes)
Win64 OSX
Drum8 is a sample-based drum plugin.

It features a total of 40 kits for various music genres. There are 320 sounds in total, including kicks, snares, claps, toms, hi-hats (closed & open), percussion, cymbals, fx, and more.

The plugin sports a compact and easy-to-use interface with global controls (gain, lowpass filter, room reverb), individual controls per sample (gain, attack, pan, stereo channel output), and an 8-pad configuration. The samples are conveniently mapped from C1 to G1.

Most of the samples were made with 2 hardware analog drum machines ran through Radial JDI direct box, Warm Audio ToneBeast Black, and Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core audio interface. For the acoustic drum kits, drum modeling software and a mass amount of effect plugins were used.

Drum8 is available as a VST/VST3 plugin for Windows and VST/VST3/AU plugin for macOS (El Capitan to Mojave, NOT compatible with Catalina and up).
  • 291 MB extracted size / 211 MB download size.
  • 40 drum kits with 8 pads (samples per kit).
  • 320 samples in total.
  • Gain, attack & pan controls for each pad.
  • Each pad has choke function to prevent bleeding.
  • Global lowpass filter cutoff.
  • Room reverb.
  • 100% original & royalty-free samples.
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iosubsys SYS Aug 04 2023
(5 / 5)
Aug 04 2023
Me gusta, muchos gracias.
Force Majeure Jul 27 2023
(3 / 5)
Jul 27 2023
Great find!
anonymous Nov 21 2022
(5 / 5)
Nov 21 2022
This blows Arturia Spark out of the water and it's free! Just goes to show sometimes free VSTs can be better than paid VSTs. Shall certainly give this one a try on my brand new computer.
davidtongmusic Sep 15 2022
(5 / 5)
Sep 15 2022
Best drum machine ever, thx, besides in sonar, win 7, it can't remember its multi out after saving, I ll try ver 2.0, Great Job !
Petrano Feb 06 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 06 2022
I can't believe this plugin is free! Amazing for finger drumming and quality sounds.
Stephen Feb 04 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 04 2022
Very good plugin, simple to use, varied and you can make some killer drum patterns with it.
DrakuLaura Feb 03 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 03 2022
Very good drum rompler with classic, retro-oriented sounds: 808-like, 909-like and acoustic kits, similar to the kits from old workstations. I liked its electronic kits - solid, crunchy sound! Great for old-school electro, acid house, retrowave and etc. Very low CPU, because it is a rompler.
Boogati Feb 01 2022
(3 / 5)
Feb 01 2022
For free it's not bad and another drum vst to check out and play with. Bonus.
Кимоно Feb 01 2022
Feb 01 2022
And, I wonder if it is possible to upload your "Wav" files?
exe Feb 03 2022
Feb 03 2022
I Think NOT
Noel Feb 01 2022
(1 / 5)
Feb 01 2022
Nice design, but absolutly unusable sounds, in special the kicks. Maybe it will come a new version with the following aspect: Bruce Swedien said: "Be sure, that you have recorded right and that every instrument sounds clear and clean." The sounds here on this device are extremly preprocessed. I have no chance to correct that in the mix. Nevertheless, thank you for this uncomplicated user interface!
audiolatry Feb 04 2022
Feb 04 2022
But 1 star?! Hmmm...
Noel Mar 03 2022
Mar 03 2022
I am sorry, I can imagine, what you feel, but it is only my opinion. I thought, the more you know about different users, the better you can deside, what to do next.