Drumplayer | Audio Plugins for Free

“Drumplayer is a free drum VST plugin. It features drum sounds from our 99 Drum Samples library.

Why another drum plugin?

I always wanted to make a versatile free drum instrument that you can use to start making drum loops instantly.

Drums are the foundation of most music styles. Having a versatile drum rompler you can use as a starting point can save you a lot of time.

I contacted SampleScience, a developer who creates impressive sample-based instruments, to turn this concept into a real plugin.

The result is Drumplayer, a free drum VST that is user-friendly and easy to use. You can load it in your DAW to create a drum track and then layer it with synth VST plugins.

Drumplayer – A free drum VST plugin

Drumplayer includes twenty drum kits suitable for hip-hop, electronic, lo-fi, glitch, and experimental music. Each kit consists of fourteen sounds, including (but not limited to) kicks, snares, hi-hats, and percussion.

Drumplayer also features a 14-channel mixer with volume and stereo pan controls for each channel. The drums can be routed to AUX channels for additional processing in your digital audio workstation.

For example, you can route the kick drum to a separate audio channel in your DAW to apply compression, EQ, and other effects.

But you don’t have to use external effects for processing if you don’t want to. Drumplayer also features global pan and volume controls, distortion, filtering, reverb, delay, and other effects.

It also offers note velocity range adjustments and an LFO for pitch modulation. You can utilize these effects to customize the included drum kits to fit your project perfectly.

The drum kits

Each drum kit has a descriptive name to help you find the necessary vibe when working on a new project.

I included 808 kits, vinyl drums, electronic drum hits, and even a set of distorted acoustic drums. You will also find a set of old-school game console kits sampled from the Commodore 64 and a Nintendo Game Boy.

For drum machine aficionados, I included a set of excellent 808 and 909 samples. These were printed to a tape cassette for additional grit and saturation.

There are also two banks of bonus kick drums that you can use to find the right bass drum for your track quickly.

How to use this free drum VST

Drumplayer works best as a drum plugin for sketching new songs. You can quickly access instantly playable drum kits to create new rhythm tracks and then replace the plugin with other samples if needed.

Its main advantage is instant playability. You can easily load Drum Machine on a MIDI channel in your DAW and start playing in a matter of seconds.

There’s no need to import samples or create the kits from scratch. Drumplayer is a free drum plugin that you can pick up and play, just like an old-school hardware drum machine.


Drumplayer is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit VST and AU plugin hosts on Windows and macOS.

For more information about the format, read our post about what VST plugins actually are.


  • 20 drum kits (Analog, Commodore 64, Cassette 808, Cassette 909, Dub, Dubstep, 80s, Electro, Game Boy, Heat, Heavy, LoFi, Samplefino, Tech, Thrash, Toy, Trap, Vinyl, Analog Kicks, Bonus Kicks)
  • 14 drum channels (Kicks, Snares, Hi-hats, Percussion, Cymbals)
  • Multi-out support (per channel)
  • Volume/pan controls (per channel)
  • Effects (global)
  • Modulation (global)
  • Adjustable velocity curve
  • VST/AU plugin for Windows and macOS.”

Source : 99sounds.org

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