Drum8 Free Drum Plugin

Drum8

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 (gain, attack, pan, 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 (El Capitan to Mojave, NOT compatible with Catalina and up).

Get to know Drum8

Free Drum Plugin

FEATURES

  • 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

VERSIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • VST/VST3 for Windows
  • VST/VST3 & AU for macOS (El Capitan to Mojave only)

Drum8 works within DAWs or other plugin hosts loaded on Windows 8.1/10/11 and macOS (El Capitan to Mojave, NOT compatible with Catalina and up). You will need 291 MB of hard drive space.

The download size is 211 MB (compressed ZIP file, you will need to extract the files).

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INSTALLATION

Windows:

For the VST 64-bit version – place the extracted folder in C:Program FilesVSTPlugins

For the VST3 64-bit version – place the extracted folder in C:Program FilesCommon FilesVST3

macOS:

For the VST version – place the extracted .vst folder to the VST folder in your audio plugins folder.

For the VST3 version – place the extracted .vst3 folder to the VST3 folder in your audio plugins folder.

For the AU version – place the extracted .component folder to the Components folder in your audio plugins folder.

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EXTRA: Download the 10 MIDI drum patterns from the Youtube demo