Drum8

Drum8

FREE

Drum8 is a free drum plugin (sample-based ROMpler) for DAWs and other plugin host software running on Windows and macOS.

Drum8 is a collaboration between audiolatry (software development) and Cool WAV (sound design). It features a total of 40 kits for various music genres: Hip Hop, Trap, Pop, Lo-fi, EDM, etc. 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 (volume, attack, pan, tune & stereo channel output), and an 8-pad configuration. The samples are conveniently mapped from C1 to G1.

As mentioned above, all the samples were designed by our friends at Cool WAV. Most of them 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, they used drum modeling software and a mass amount of effect plugins.

Drum8 is available as a VST/VST3 plugin for Windows and VST/VST3/AU plugin for macOS.

FEATURES

  • 174 MB extracted size / 122 MB download size
  • 40 drum kits with 8 pads (samples per kit)
  • 320 samples in total
  • volume, pan, attack, tune controls and individual stereo output for each pad/sample
  • each pad has choke function to prevent bleeding
  • global lowpass filter cutoff
  • room reverb
  • 100% original & royalty-free samples

VIDEO DEMO

PC REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows 8.1 64-bit to Windows 11 64-bit
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 173 MB hard disk space
  • VST2 or VST3 64-bit host

MAC REQUIREMENTS

  • El Capitan to Monterey
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 174 MB hard disk space
  • VST2, VST3 or AU 64-bit host

INSTALLATION

Windows

  • VST – copy/paste the extracted folder to: C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins
  • VST3 – copy/paste the extracted folder to: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3

macOS

  • VST – copy/paste the folder to: Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST/
  • VST3 – copy/paste the folder to: Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3/
  • AU – copy/paste Drum8 2.component and Drum8 2.instruments to: Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components/
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