The Best Free VST Instruments - Drum Machines:
Audio production software for mastering, mixing, and music composing:
Drum Machine Workhorse
ErsDrums by Andreas Ersson is a VST drum machine featuring: 2 kicks, 2 snares, 2 blips, 1 clap, 1 claves, 1 hihat (open & closed), and 1 crash with individual output- and midi channels for each drums sound. The ErsDrum plug-in comes with 16 drum kits and offers volume control, pan, frequency, sweep, decay, sweep decay and thumb to alter the sound of the drums.
Drum Synth with Envelope Editors
The Drumatic3 plugin by E-Phonic is a virtual-analog drum synthesizer with 1 kick, 1 snare, 1 clap, 2 toms, 1 hihat (open & closed), and 1 rimshot. The VST plugin comes with 6 drum kits and features an effect section for each sound with distortion, bitcrusher and a filter. Each sound also has graphical envelope editors for modulation, amplitude and noise.
Kraftwerk Style Drum machine
The GTG ZapKit VST plug-in is a drum synth perfect for making those little Kraftwerk bleeps and bloops. It features 1 kick, 1 snare, 1 clap and 3 zaps. Each sound of the GTG ZapKit VST drum machine offers individual control of the amplitude, pitch, decay, modulation, and noise. The GTG ZapKit plugin comes with 10 drum kits.
Roland TR-808 Drum Machine Clone
The TS-808 VST plugin by Tactile Sounds is a free software emulation recreating the sound of the famous Roland TR-808 Drum Machine from 1980. The plugin features all the drums percussions of the original analog model with some very useful modulation possibilities. The sound of the TS-808 VST plugin comes very close to the original TR-808 Drum Machine. At times so close that it's hard to even tell the difference between the two!
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