Drum plugins are possibly some of the most overlooked instrument plugins. In our journey to find the best synth plugins, we often forget a primary counterpart in music: Rhythm. Hence, we have brought together a list of various kinds of drum and percussion plugins to help you strengthen your rhythm game.
The best drum plugins often have scrupulously recorded, modeled, and processed sound alongside midi grooves crafted by industry-professional drummers. Usually, they cover almost every genre of music, including some niches like Samba, Latin, and Beguine, which can inspire new ideas.
The plugin is available for Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.9 or higher, both 32-bit and 64-bit. It comes in VST 2, AU, and AAX formats.
The plugin is available for Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.11 or higher, both 64-bit only. It comes in VST 2, AU, and AAX formats.
The plugin is available for Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.12 or higher, both 64-bit only. It comes in VST 2/3, AU, and AAX formats.
To be fair, Modo Drum does utilize samples too. However, combining it with synthesis gives you so much more control than most other plugins could only dream of. You can adjust practically every sound element on the fly, and yes, the flexibility can turn rapidly into a rabbit hole.
The plugin is available for Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.9 or higher, both 32-bit and 64-bit. It comes in VST 2/3, AU, and AAX formats.
EZdrummer 2 consists of 5 drumkits and plenty of midi grooves. However, where it shines is in assisting you in creating your drum track. Several of its features revolve around making the drum programming part quicker and easier. It also includes an inbuilt arsenal of plugins that sound excellent.
The plugin is available for Windows 7 or higher 32-bit and 64-bit and macOS 10.9 or higher 64-bit. It comes in VST 2, AU, and AAX formats.
Like most drum machines, SN4RE uses synthesis to generate its snare sound. And it also includes some effect processors to add uniqueness to your sound. The plugin has two modes: Simple and Expert. In the Simple Mode, you are provided with fewer knobs, as shown in the screenshot.
The plugin is available for Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.12 or higher, both 64-bit only. It comes in VST 2, AU, and AAX formats.
Overall, SN4RE is quite versatile and suitable for EDM. The presets are fun to check out and include many usable sounds. Interestingly, when you purchase this plugin, you can select any amount you like to as low as $10, and 10% of your payment will be donated to a cause of your choice.
Superior Drummer 3 comes with a comprehensive 230 GB sample library along with 350 electronic drum samples. On top of that, the core sample library in this plugin was recorded in a 12-channel system with 6 main mics and 6 height mics making it one of the few drum plugins compatible with surround production.
The plugin is available for Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.6 or higher, both 64-bit only. It comes in VST 2, AU, and AAX formats.
The plugin comes with over 400 kit pieces and 2,400 midi grooves. They have been arranged into an impressive 148 kit presets, created and mixed by professionals. They include sounds suitable for just about any genre, including jazz and reggae to rock and metal. Lastly, it has a resizable UI with five pages where you can find grooves, edit, perform, and mix your sound.
The plugin is available for Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.10 or higher, both 64-bit only. It comes in VST 2, AU, and AAX formats.
This plugin consists of 8 channels, including two sampler modules. The rest of the channels are dedicated synth engines to generate kick, snare, clap, hats, toms, and percussion sounds. The interface is one of the easiest when it comes to drum synths, and most people will be familiar with the parameters.
Similarly, you will find some simple effect plugins and fixed FX sends beyond the aplenty synth parameters. Furthermore, a per-channel randomizer can inspire sound designers to come up with something unique. As a related note, AIR also has an excellent drum ROMpler called Strike 2 with 19 kits.
Drum Pro is a minimalistic plugin with 20 kits covering a wide range of electronic genres like trap, hip-hop, and house. The kits were made by sampling 9 classic drum machines, including BOSS Dr. 55, Roland TR-808/909, Novation Drumstation, etc. You can add to it by purchasing expansion packs.
What makes this plugin stand out from the rest is its comprehensiveness and exemplary user interface. MT Power Drum Kit 2 contains a single excellently sampled drum kit appropriate for rock and pop music. Also, the drum recording is pre-processed so that it stands out in a mix.
The plugin is available for Windows XP or higher and macOS 10.5 or higher, both 32-bit and 64-bit. It comes in VST 2 and AU formats.
Recorded in October 2012 with Ollie Waton and mixed/programmed by Stanley Gabriel, LABS Drums is a part of the free instrument collection by Spitfire. And if you are already familiar with Spitfire LABS instruments, you are well aware of the simplicity of the plugin, and this library is no different.
This plugin is a versatile drum synth that can generate a broad range of drum and percussion sounds, from classic drum machines to chaotic, mutilated glitch noises. It provides a dedicated engine for each variety of drum sound it can generate, making it easier to use than some others on our list.
Understandably, the congested interface with all those knobs may put off some producers. However, once you get into it, it starts making sense and feels more organized. The plugin is versatile and most suitable for dubstep, drum & bass, and hip-hop.
The plugin works with an oscillator and a noise section. Both have individual controls to shape their tone, contour, and envelope. The oscillator has a fixed triangle waveform that you can optionally cross-modulate with the noise. Similarly, the noise section has a stutter effect and a versatile filter.
DSK has built a reputation in the free market for developing incredibly useful plugins, and SynthDrums is clear proof of it. You can use this plugin to generate the most popular drum sounds or use it as a sound design tool. It can even generate SFX and 808 basses if used correctly.
At last, we come to the end of our list, and hopefully, we provided some snippets of information that will serve useful to you. Selecting a drum plugin is no easy task, especially if you are looking for acoustic drums. There are so many options available, most with mixed reviews from the people.
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