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List of Free Drum Machine Plugins

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Free Drum Machine Plugins

I’ve pulled together a list 18 free drum machine plugins that are available to download now. There’s a table of contents below and a brief description of each drum machine with a download link included. 
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Alan Vista Chau Gongs

Chau Gongs Drum synth
Chau Gongs

Want a chinese gong set? Of course you do. Chau Gons gives you just that, a Wind gong and 3 Tantam gongs of 40, 28 and 20 inches. All the samples are arranged into 3 velocity layers. They sound quite good, and provide an experimental sound when the decay is shortened (listen to the video below!).

Drum Machine Features

  • 4 gongs.
  • 3 velocity layers.
  • Release time, pan and volume controls for each gong.
  • Amplitude dynamic range.
  • Master volume.

Available for Windows & Mac.

Free Drum Plugin Download HERE

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Alan Vista Cymbalistic

cymbalistic drum synth
Alan Vista Cymbalistic

If Alan’s Wind gong doesn’t satisfy you, prehaps Cymbalistic will?! Alan Vista has taken 68 stereo samples from the University of Iowa Electronic music studios and created this sampled cymbals set. Great VST for getting different percussion sounds.

Drum Machine Features

  • 1 Hi hat.
  • 1 ride cymbal.
  • 4 crash cymbals.
  • 2 chinese cymbals.
  • 4 stereo outputs.
  • Release time for each cymbal.
  • Volume and Pan for each cymbal.
  • Amplitude dynamic range control.

Windows 64 / 32 bit.
Free Plugin Download HERE 

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Alan Vista Royotoms

Alan Vista Royotoms - free drum machine plugins
Alan Vista Royotoms

Another cracking drum vst plugin from Alan. Royotoms is a sampled rototoms set by Roy Miller, tuned to the track “Time” by Pink Floyd. A set of reverb samples were also created by using an impulse repsonse from an EMT-140 plate reverb unit. I love this!

Drum Machine Features

  • 48 mono 44.1Khz/24 bit dry samples.
  • 48 stereo 44.1Khz/24 bit reverb samples.
  • 3 velocity layers.
  • 2 round-robin samples by layer.

Available for Mac & Windows.

Free drum vst Plugin Download HERE

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Audio Spillage Mini Spillage

Audio Spillage Minispillage - Free Drum Machine Plugins
Audio Spillage Mini Spillage Compact Drum Synthesizer

MiniSpillage is also featured on the List of Free Synths blog post. It’s a handy drum synthesizer containing 3 algorithms that use FM & model synthesis to create a bass drum, wood drum and hi hat. It also contains distortion effects and resonant filters.

Available for Windows.

Free Drum Machine Download HERE

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Decomposer Sitala

Sitala Drum Synth
Sitala Drum Machine by Decomposer

Sitala is a very simple drum machine plugin that focuses on ease of use. Most DAWs have a built in drum sampler which would have more features than Sitala – though if you want a stand alone drum machine, this will provide the basics for you.

Available for Mac & Windows.

Free Plugin Download HERE

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Drum Troop - Free Drum Machine Plugins

Drum TROOP  is a decent sounding drum machine plugin. It comes with 20 free drum kits, 128 triggers on each kit, 16 outputs and Vol, Pan, attack, release per pad. Check out the video to give you a flavour.

Drum Machine Features

  • 16outputs (one per pad, and the rest of the keys are added/split into the last three)
  • We use all 128 triggers on every kit.
  • 16-20 sounds per kit (some kits are full = 100+ samples)
  • Universal drum placement on the first 8 pads.
  • One shot expansions + construction kit expansions.
  • .wav files come with MOST of the expansions (all but one actually)
  • Quick on board Vol, Pan, Attack, Release per pad (the rest is done in your daw, no fx/bloat inside)
  • Cool skins that change per expansion.
  • 3 different setups among 3 different templates (16x, 12x, 4x, in span/romp/rr/mixed formats)
  • 90% never released content – hidden surprises everywhere (including extra sounds in the .wav folders)
  • MIDI files coming soon with a ton of drum patterns in many genres to help you get going on a composition fast.

Free Plugin Download HERE
(32-bit & 64-bit VST plugin for Mac & Windows)

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MDrummer Small by Melda Production

Melda Production MDrummer- Free Drum Machine Plugins
MDrummer by Melda Production

MDrummer Small is the slimmed down, free version of MDrummer. You still have access to the virtual drummer and drum machine however some of the features (listed below) are limited.

Drum Machine Features

  • More than 6GB of samples, multisamples, subsample libraries and more
  • 600+ drumsets, 12000+ drumset components, 1800+ samples, 1600+ multisamples, 700+ rhythms, 300+ base-rhythms, 14000+ loops
  • 5 ultimate sound generators – Sampler, MultiSampler, Synthesizer4NN, SubSampleSynth and Scratcher
  • About 60 versatile effects – equalizers, compressors, distortions, modulations…
  • Drumset generator & merger
  • Effect generator & merger
  • Ultimate human-like rhythm technology
  • MIDI command method
  • Integrated arrangement sequencer
  • Jamming functionality
  • Rhythm generator & merger

Available for Windows & Mac.

Free Plugin Download HERE

Mix Project T.Rex 606

T- Rex 606 Free Drum Machine Plugins
T Rex 606 by Mix Project

T Rex 606 is a very simple drum machine rompler based on the classic sounds of the Roland 606 vintage drum machines. It features only volume and reverb dials to give you quick access to the 606 sound.

Available for Windows & Mac.

Free VST Plugin Download HERE

MT Power Drumkit 2

MT Power Drumkit 2 T - Free Drum Machine Plugins
MT Power Drumkit 2

MT Power Drumkit 2 offers you the sound of a realistic, high quality acoustic drum kit. This kit would suit most rock, pop and metal productions.

The samples have been pre-processed with EQ and compression to help the drum sounds fit into your mixes. There are many assorted rhythms and midi grooves to try and also a fill generator!

Available for Windows & Mac.

Free Plugin Download HERE

Real Drum Samples – Line of Legends

Line Of Legends - Free Drum machine plugin
Line of Legends – Real Drum Samples

Line of Legends is a virtual drum machine that uses high quality drum samples from realdrumsamples.com. The drum samples used are taken from audio engineer Jay Fisher’s drum sample library. A collection of his best drum sounds amassedover his engineering career. There’s a lot of paid content on his site, however, if you sign up to his email list you receive a bunch of free samples. The drum machine provided on VST4Free divides these samples into 8 sections (Kick, Snare, Clap, Snap,Toms, Hi Hat, Ride, Crash)

Drum Machine Features

  • 47 high quality samples.
  • 8 individual outputs.
  • Punch knobs for attack sculpting.
  • Release and Pan knobs (not labelled).

Free Drum Plugin Download HERE
(32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3 plugin for Windows & macOS)

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Sample Science – Vintage Drum Elements

Vintage Drum elements - Free Drum Machine Plugins
Vintage Drum Elements v2

Vintage Drum Elements v2 is a virtual vintage drum machine that gives you the classic sounds of the Yamaha RX-5 vintage drum machine. The RX-5 was a big hitting drum machine in the 80s used by many professional music producers, including The Pets Shop Boys, Depeche Mode & Masters at Work.
Check out the demo below:

Free drum Plugin Download HERE
(32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3 plugin for Windows & macOS)

Sean Pandy Drums

Sean Pandy Drums - Free Drum Machine Plugins
Sean Pandy Drums

Sean Pandy Drums is a drum rompler plugin featuring Kick, Snare, 4 Toms and a “Sub Blower”! The drum sounds are made up of 6 velocity layers and have up to 10 random robin samples. The samples are taken from metal producer Sean Pandy’s personal library and have been turned into this free drum machine plugin by chokehold.net. 

Free Drum VST Download HERE
(32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3 plugin for Windows & macOS)

RVK – 808

RvK-808 - Free Drum Machine Plugins
RVK – 808

Elecktronic Soundlab’s RVK-808 is a free drum machine inspired by the TR- 808 original drum machine. This gives you the classic sounding analog drums of an 808, a classic electronic drum kit for techno and house. You get all the same drum sounds as the orignal 

Drum Machine Features

  • 272 quality samples.
  • 17 drum kits.
  • Assignable outputs.
  • Pan, release, and level controls.
  • Bassdrum tone, reverb (layers), noise fx and global pitch bend.
  • Low CPU usage.
  • 100% royalty free.
  • Download size: 597 MB – Unzipped size: 1,15 GB.

Free Plugin Download HERE
(32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3 plugin for Windows & macOS)

Steven Slate Drums

StevenSlate_SSD5 - Free Drum Machine Plugins
Steven Slate Drums SSD5 FREE

SSD5 FREE is the demo version of Steven Slate’s SSD5 plugin. There’s no expiry on the demo, so it works nicely as a standalone drum plugin. Of course this version has limited drum kits available but otherwise it has full functionality!

Available for Mac & Windows.

Free Plugin Download HERE

Studio Linked – Drum Pro

StudioLinked_DrumPro - Free Drum Machine Plugins
Studio Linked – Drum Pro

Studio Linked Drum Pro features 20 kits to get you started making beats for most genres of music. It contains samples from some of the classic drum machines including the Roland TR – 808, 909, Boss Dr 55 and Novation drumstation. 

Available for Windows & Mac.

Free Plugin Download HERE

Teragon Kick Maker

Teragon Kickmaker - Free Drum Machine Plugins
Teragon Kick Maker

KickMaker is made up of four independent oscillators and a wide range of effects. This allows you to synthesize your own kick drum sounds.

Drum Machine Features

  • Four independent oscillators
  • Each oscillator has its own ADSR curve
  • ADSR curve for mixed signal

Available for Windows & Mac.

Free Plugin Download HERE

Simple Recorder DjinnDrum

SimpleRecorder Djinndrum VST- Free Drum Machine Plugins
SimpleRecorder DjinnDrum

SimpleRecorder DjinnDrum is a plugin of the emulation of the Linndrum drum machine. 

Free Plugin Download HERE
(32-bit & 64-bit VST plugin for Windows)

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