Virtual Instrument VST

Top 98 Virtual Instrument VST plugins 2020

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We have collected for you the top 98 VST plugins Virtual Instrument according to PluginBoutique.

VST list navigation:

  1. Xpand!2
  2. Orchestral Companion – Woodwinds
  3. Bass Master
  4. KHORDS
  5. Velvet 2
  6. DB-33
  7. Mini Grand
  8. Addictive Drums 2: Custom
  9. XO
  10. Bass Engine 2
  11. Addictive Keys: Trio Bundle
  12. LoFi
  13. Addictive Keys: Studio Grand
  14. Heat Up 3
  15. Addictive Drums 2: Custom XL
  16. Synthwave KZ
  17. SOLID 2
  18. Subdivine
  19. FXpansion BFD 3 Virtual Drumkit
  20. XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2 Virtual Drumkit
  21. VOID
  22. IRONSILK
  23. SILK
  24. VICE
  25. Addictive Keys: Duo Bundle
  26. SPARKLE
  27. Essential Keyboard Collection
  28. Addictive Keys: Mark One
  29. Addictive Drums 2: Rock & Metal Edition
  30. AMBER
  31. CARBON
  32. Addictive Keys: Modern Upright
  33. RetroVOLT
  34. Mellotron V
  35. Addictive Drums 2: Creative Collection
  36. HEAVY 2
  37. Cassette Toy Piano for Logic
  38. PHAT 2
  39. Cassette Vibraphone for Logic
  40. Cassette Plucks.01 for Logic
  41. Session Keys Grand S
  42. XO Lite
  43. EDEN 2
  44. Igniter Full Tank
  45. Strike 2
  46. Cassette Mallets.02 for Logic
  47. Igniter
  48. Orchestral Companion – Strings
  49. Orchestral Companion – Brass
  50. Ascension
  51. Eighty Eight Ensemble
  52. Taylor Acoustic Guitar
  53. Dark KZ
  54. Bright Electric Guitar
  55. Atsia Percussion
  56. Transfuser 2
  57. Classic Bass
  58. Silk Road Percussion
  59. Big Bang Universal Drums
  60. Big Bang Cinematic Percussion
  61. Session Drums 1
  62. Bass Engine 1
  63. Harmonica
  64. Tony Coleman Drums
  65. Harpsichord
  66. Blue Jay Drums
  67. FM Piano
  68. Retro Hit
  69. Retro Keys
  70. TimewARP 2600
  71. DopeSONIX Crate Digger
  72. Sub Destroyer
  73. Synthwave Drums
  74. Soul Town
  75. Breakdance Drums
  76. Soultastik Drums
  77. Bollywood Maharaja Drums
  78. Drum Synth 500
  79. Theremin
  80. Bollywood Maharaja Drums 2
  81. Addictive Keys: Electric Grand
  82. Tumbi-Tronik
  83. Cassette Keys.02 for Logic
  84. Cassette Keys.01 for Logic
  85. Cassette Mallets.01 for Logic
  86. ROYAL 2
  87. Axon 2
  88. Cassette Piano.02 Logic
  89. Session Keys Upright
  90. Output SIGNAL+ Bundle
  91. Soultastik Keys
  92. DOPE 2
  93. HUSTLE 2
  94. Hip Hop Bundle 2
  95. Addictive Drums 2: Beat Producer Edition
  96. MELLOW 2
  97. ROWDY 2
  98. Beatmaker Bundle 2

1. Xpand!2

by AIR Music Technology

Xpand!2

Air Music Technology originally created Xpand! as part of the Creative Collection of instrument plug-ins included as part of Avid™ Pro Tools™. With the release of Pro Tools 8, this widely popular workstation was given new controls, improved features, an additional Gigabyte of sounds, and a new name: Xpand!2. As the popularity of Pro Tools grew, more and more musicians and producers came to rely on the incredible sonic firepower of this amazing workstation. Xpand!2 continued to evolve, and demand grew. Finally, Xpand!2 is now available on its own, available to anyone who hungers for the finest sounds instantly.

Four on the Floor

Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts. Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. The Voice Mode for each part can be set to polyphonic or monophonic. Polyphonic parts can have up to 64 voices; monophonic parts offer First, Last, Highest, or Lowest priority making it easy to designate a bass, lead, or solo instrument.

Sounds Galore

Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches. Creating your own is easy, too. Parts can be quickly browsed and are conveniently sorted into 29 categories, offering a simple path to find just what you’re looking for.

Smart Knobs and Easy Edits

Six smart knobs are provided for custom-tweaking your Xpand!2 sounds. Each knob changes function depending on the part selected, offering hands-on control of the most critical sound elements. Select the Easy mode, and all six knobs now control all four of the common parts in a patch simultaneously for quickly performing those crucial edits. And of course, all of your edits can be saved for instant recall.

Major Modulation

Express yourself with powerful performance features! Pitch Bend wheel and Aftertouch (pressure) modulation assignments can be made independently for each part. Modulation rates can be tempo sync’d or free-wheeling. Numerous modulation destinations are provided, and the WAVE destination parameters are different from part to part, providing unique Xpand!2 sound-shaping capabilities.

Advanced Arpeggiation

Keep things moving with advanced arpeggiation. Simply set the Rate—including dotted and triplet values—and then select the Mode. Using the Latch switch allows the arpeggiator to continue to play, even when your hands leave the keyboard. Each Xpand!2 part is provided with its own arpeggiator.  Many parts such as Action Pads and Loops will automatically activate the Arpeggiator, as it forms an integral part of the sound.

Dynamic Effects Duo

Xpand!2 includes two independent effect processors with fifty studio-grade effects, ranging from rich reverbs to the mind-bending Chaos Delay. When selecting a new effect type, Xpand!2 will instantly change the edit knob functions to provide accurate control of every effect. The output of FX1 can be fed into the input of FX2 to create advanced “cascade-style” effects.

2500+ Total Presets and Parts:

  • Soft, Bright, Huge & Action Pads
  • Ambience & FX
  • Polysynths & Synth Brass
  • Simple & Multitrack Arpeggios
  • Soft & Hard Leads
  • Acoustic Piano
  • E-Pianos & Clavichord
  • Organs
  • Strings
  • Vocals
  • Brass & Woodwinds
  • Mallets & Bells
  • Guitars
  • Ethnic
  • Hits
  • Basses
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Loops
  • Multitimbral

Features:

  • Four-channel multitimbral operation
  • Up to four stereo instrument parts per patch
  • Up to 64 voices per part; Mono or Poly voice modes
  • Smart Knobs provide intuitive sound editing
  • Easy Edit Knobs control the entire patch at once
  • Two digital effects processors; 50 editable effect types
  • Individual arpeggiation control for each part.
  • Multiple Sound Generation Engines: Subtractive Synthesis & FM Synthesis.
  • Tonewheels.
  • Sample Playback.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1; Minimum Dual Core 2GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended) 
  • Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported); Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 Recommended)
  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).

Formats:

  • 32 & 64-bit; VST
  • 32 & 64-bit; AU (Mac Only)
  • Pro Tools AAX & RTAS versions not available

Important notes: 

  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).​
  • This software is not yet compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • An internet connection is required to authorise this software.

2.  Orchestral Companion – Woodwinds

by SONiVOX

Orchestral Companion - Woodwinds

Orchestral Companion Woodwinds

We’re all united by our deep and profound love of music, in all its forms, in every style or genre, in any instrumentation. It reaches us on a level that we just can’t put into words.

But there’s something about woodwinds. Perhaps it’s because the wind instruments parallel the human voice in both frequency range and overtone structure more closely than any other category of instruments. Whether you’re listening to Nicholas Daniel performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C Major or hearing the unbridled joy of Benny Goodman on clarinet on the still incredibly hip 1937 recording of Sing Sing Sing, in the hands of these amazing musicians, these woodwind instruments seem like they’re speaking directly to you.

Who are we to second-guess this kind of sound, artistic integrity and emotion?

That’s why we take it as our responsibility to present you with our Orchestral Companion Woodwinds collection—as realistic and lifelike a collection as we could possible make. You shouldn’t have to settle for anything less.

This comprehensive woodwind collection provides over 115 outstanding programs, each carefully crafted by the SONiVOX sound design team to be as accurate and convincing as possible. In addition to full orchestral woodwind ensembles, the Orchestral Companion Woodwinds also gives you a full palette of smaller wind sections, plus an amazing collection of solo instruments that are highlighted by dazzling articulation for breathtaking realism.

All major instruments are fully represented, including section and solo piccolo, flute, English horn, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and contra bassoon. Double and flutter tonguing, sustained and staccato notes, plus instrument vibrato and glissando voicing provide the depth of content needed for convincing woodwind parts and tracks.

What really sets the SONiVOX Orchestral Companion Woodwinds apart from other similar-looking products is this:

We spared no effort or expense in seeking out the best musicians playing the best-sounding instruments, and we took the necessary steps to record them correctly in the most lifelike manner possible. We paid attention to every last sonic detail—it was that important.

We did this because we know that authenticity is the key to your artistic success—authentic sounds, authentic emotions, authentic intent. Your best efforts deserve—no, demand—our best efforts.

The technical details of how we did this are fascinating. We thought you’d like to know:

World-Class Musicians; Top-Tier instruments

We recorded the Orchestral Companion Woodwinds in the legendary Futura Productions studios in Massachusetts. Members of the Boston Pops and/or Boston Ballet Orchestras played all performances, with the same premium instruments they use for their actual concert galas and events. A combination of spot and ambient mic’ing capture every instrumental nuance, while preserving the refined acoustics and intimacy of the performance space itself.

State-of-the-Art Sampling Sessions

Under the expert guidance of SONiVOX musical sound connoisseur Jennifer Hruska, each sample session was faithfully recorded by Emmy award-winning engineers Antonio Oliart and RIAA award-winning engineer John Bono. The players were positioned using orchestrally-correct seating, and measures were even taken to compensate for the sound-absorption of any players absent on that particular day. In order to retain a realistic “organic” feel, we used absolutely minimal post-recording electronic processing. We used two B&K 4011 microphones to preserve the highly-desired front-of-hall sound (you know, the “good seats”), while superior-grade spot mics accurately captured each instrument’s individual detail. Benchmark-caliber preamps fed Troisi Octal A/D convertors to complete an uncorrupted signal chain.

We expended more effort and care on this system than the most ardent audiophiles do on their own systems, but that’s how important it was to us…because that’s how important it is to you.

Playable Programs

Each patch and preset is easily playable by virtually every level of performer. All instruments are presented in multi-velocity layers, with natural swells available via the modulation wheel. MIDI key switching provides on-the-fly articulation for select patches. The internal sound engine provides additional modulation (LFO) sources, dynamic envelope control, and studio-grade reverb/effects to allow creative customization of the onboard sounds.

Plug-In Proficiency

In addition, Orchestral Companion Woodwinds runs as a fully compatible plug-in with any VST (32 or 64 bit), AU (64 bit) , and AAX (32 or 64 bit) for ProTools 10.3 or higher Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software.

Features

  • 24-bit, dual-velocity patches provide expressive textures
  • State-of-the-art captures of world-class woodwind instruments
  • Over 7 GB of content including diverse articulations & tongue techniques
  • 115 patches covering woodwind ensembles, sectionals, & solo instruments
  • Full Woodwind Ensembles; Woodwind Sections
  • Solo Piccolo, Flute, English Horn, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Contra Bassoon
  • Keyboard mod wheel swells volume for intense dynamics
  • Internal FX, LFOs and envelopes for unlimited creative freedom
  • 32 & 64-bit; VST, AU, RTAS, and AA

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements:

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Home Premium, Profession, or Ultimate
  • Minimum Quad-core processor, Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 15 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements:

  • OS X Version 10.8.5-10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported)
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or later; Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 15 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, AU or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Please note: macOS 10.15 Catalina not yet supported


3. Bass Master

by Loopmasters Plugins

Bass Master

Heavy, speaker-shaking tones are just a few clicks away with Bass Master. This instrument is totally dedicated to bass, and it’s built on Loopmasters’ award-winning sonic history.

Bass Master’s huge variety of source sounds provide the inspiration for a weighty, powerful bass tone in any genre. Across two layers, the curated set of 217 waveforms (that’s almost 50,000 possible combinations), taken from a mixture of legendary hardware classics and cutting-edge synth science. Considering Loopmasters’ pedigree as purveyors of top-quality sounds for decades, why accept anything less?

Bass Master comes with over 350 mix-ready presets with a clean and simple UI, meaning it’s a breeze to dial in your ultimate bass tone.

The onboard filter offers 13 filter types: including a range of low-pass, band-pass and high-pass models, ladder filters and a comb filter. The filter envelope (ADSR) and LFO (including Random and Drift shapes) give Bass Master even more sculpting power.

Bass Master also offers up three effects: Distortion has five algorithms with Drive and Colour, for warming saturation or drastic transformation; Stereo Chorus has four algorithms with Amount and Rate, for slight thickening or all-out stereo widening; Reverb Send contains Bright, Mid and Dark algorithms with Level and Size controls, to add space to sounds. 

The Frequency Booster heats up the signal in three bands to subtly shape or drastically overcook the sound. 

Direct out allows you to keep the sub-layer unfiltered and clean for a solid foundation.

Global controls include Legato and Portamento settings with Glide time and a pitch bend range of up to 12 semitones. 

Each preset comes with parameters ready-mapped to the three-slot mod wheel matrix, meaning that every patch is ready to modulate throughout your track.

Features

  • Authentic immense sound – Two sample-based oscillators with 217 waveforms sampled from the best modern and vintage bass sources.
  • Endless inspiration – Over 350 Presets from professional sound designers and top artists, plus waveform randomisation for instant modification.
  • Shape your sound – 13 Filter types with dedicated filter envelope and LFO modulation
  • Boost the bass – Unique three-band Frequency Booster for added crispness, body and bass
  • Add dirt, width and space – Distortion, Chorus and Reverb effects offer a choice of algorithms
  • Mod-wheel macro – Assign any three parameters to the mod wheel
  • Sculpt powerful transients – ADSR (Top) and AR (Sub) Envelopes, Signal Mixer
  • Keep the low-end clean – Direct Out control for the Sub, Sample Start selection for the Top Layer
  • Take global control –  Legato/Portamento playback with Glide, Pitchbend up to +/-12 semitones

System Requirements

Mac OSX

  • 10.12 – 10.14 officially tested OS X Platforms

Formats:

  • AU (64 bit only)
  • VST (64 bit only)

Windows

  • 10, 8 and 7

Formats:

  • VST (64 bit only)

Notes:

  • Bass Master will work on any ‘modern’ DAW that supports 64 bit plugins. Please download the demo to ensure it works on your system before making a purchase.

Important Note: Bass Master is NOT currently available in AAX format.


4. KHORDS

by Loopmasters Plugins

KHORDS

KHORDS is a focused instrument that brings sampled personality and classic character to your productions. With 550 inspirational chord presets at your fingertips, it’s never been easier to get mix-ready tones straight into your tracks.

The huge sound library is stocked with stabs, plucks, strums, pads, atmospheres and tons more creative sources, letting you instantly inject new feeling into any genre of music. With the diversity and quality of Loopmasters’ sampling pedigree onboard, Khords is guaranteed to hit the spot every time.

Choose from major, minor and single note categories, and browse for any instrument combination that works for you. Khords’ random selector keeps with the same major/minor feel, so you can try new setups without losing tonality.

Khords’ synth engine is intuitive but powerful, offering real-time audio warping to control the pitch and timing of samples, 12 filter types, amplitude and filter ADSR, LFO, and effects to bring extra character to your sound.

Features

  • Choose from 315 inspirational chord and note samples
  • 550 diverse presets to get you started
  • Determine your feel with Major, Minor and Root/Open categories
  • Timestretch & Shift formants to change a sample’s character
  • Randomise samples within the same category to keep major/minor feel
  • Chord samples re-pitch up and down the keyboard for a classic sampling feel
  • 12 types of filter with Pre-Drive, Resonance and Key Tracking
  • Filter ADSR Envelope and Filter LFO with Amount, Rate, Shape, Phase and Trigger
  • Six Chorus algorithms, three Delay types and six Reverb environments
  • Set four Mod Wheel destinations from a comprehensive list of choices
  • VST/AU plugin Instruments for PC and Mac

System Requirements

Mac OSX

  • 10.12 – 10.14 officially tested OS X Platforms

Formats:

  • AU (64 bit only)
  • VST (64 bit only)

Windows

  • 10, 8 and 7

Formats:

  • VST (64 bit only)

Important Notes:

  • KHORDS is NOT currently available in AAX format.
  • Please download the demo to ensure it works on your system before making a purchase.

5. Velvet 2

by AIR Music Technology

Velvet 2

Five Legendary Electric Pianos

Velvet is a virtual electronic piano that combines five legendary electric pianos from the 60s and 70s into one versatile instrument. Based on the Fender Rhodes Suitcase, Fender Rhodes MK I and MK II Stage Pianos, Wurlitzer 200A and Hohner Pianet-T, Velvet accurately emulates the sound quality, response, and nuances of each original instrument to bring your piano tracks to life. Additionally, Velvet features a pallet of onboard effects and allows you to control every aspect of the sound for unparalleled realism: turn up the tube drive controls in the preamp section to warm up your tone; adjust the timbre, dynamic response, and velocity curve to customize the playing feel; and mix in the sound of pedal and other keyboard mechanical noises to recreate an authentic electric piano track.

Tap Into Timeless Sounds

Using proprietary dynamic modeling, a unique combination of optimized sampling and modeling techniques, Velvet is capable of producing highly realistic recreations of classic electric piano sounds with superior fidelity and dynamic response. Additionally, Velvet features the revolutionary Vintage Mode that allows you to tap into the timeless sounds heard on countless classic recordings. Vintage Mode intelligently tweaks the timbre setting to readjust the sonic character of Velvet to match these electric pianos from the past. With the Vintage Mode, you can sound just like your favorite electric piano players.

Classic Effects

Velvet features a built-in preamp and an array of effects to add crunch, ambience, or tremolo to your electric piano track. Its powerful preamp section includes tube overdrive, compression, and a custom 3-band EQ with a parametric mid band to shape your sound. Process your sound further using a wide range of distortion, wah/filter, chorus, flanger, phaser, and tape delay effects to emulate a vintage sound or forge something new. The Ambience, Spring, and Room reverbs can add an expansive ambience to create otherworldly effects, or a small room reverb to add a bit of color to your performance. You can also add tremolo and autopan effects; the former is modeled after those on the original electric pianos.

Professional Presets

Velvet includes 350+ professional presets meticulously programmed by AIR Music Technology’s sound designers that make it easy to call up authentic electric piano sounds. You can even create your own unique presets by dialing into Velvet’s powerful controls. The graphic user interface is reminiscent of vintage electric pianos, and its controls are modeled after the originals, allowing you to easily modify sounds at the twist of a knob or notch of a slider.

Realistic Emulations of Five Fender, Wurlizter, and Hohner Electric Pianos

  • Fender Rhodes® Suitcase
  • Fender Rhodes MK I Stage Piano
  • Fender Rhodes MK II Stage Piano
  • Wurlitzer® 200A
  • Hohner® Pianet-T

Features:

  • A virtual electronic piano instrument with built-in effects that captures the character and response five legendary instruments.
  • Dynamic modeling and proprietary engine deliver unprecedented sound quality and dynamic response.
  • Tweak the timbre, dynamic response, and velocity curve of each model.
  • Mix in the sound of the keyboard and pedal noise for mechanical realism.
  • Powerful preamp section with tube overdrive and compression for a crunchy tone.
  • Onboard 3-band EQ with a parametric mid band for quick tone shaping.
  • Authentic tremolo and autopan effects deliver classic expression.
  • Vintage distortion, wah/filter, modulation, and amplifier effects.
  • High-quality reverb effects include Ambience, Spring, and Room settings.
  • Delay effects featuring a classic tape echo.
  • MIDI Learn functionality allows easy mapping to MIDI controllers.
  • 350 ready-to-play presets that can be tweaked to your taste.
  • Intuitive graphic user interface reminiscent of each classic electric piano.

System Requirements

Mac OS X: 

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported); Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 Recommended)

PC: 

  • Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1; Minimum Dual Core 2GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended)

Formats:

VST (32 bit and 64 bit) qualified for:

  • Ableton Live, Cubase, Arsenal

AU (64 bit only) qualified for:

  • Logic Pro X

AAX qualified for:

  • ProTools 10.3 (32 bit), ProTools 11.x (64 bit)

Please Note:

  • Minimum RAM 4GB (8GB or more recommended)
  • 3GB free hard drive space required (Download and Installation)
  • Internet access required (Download and Authorization)
  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).

Important notes: 

  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).​
  • This software is not yet compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • An internet connection is required to authorise this software.

6. DB-33

by AIR Music Technology

DB-33

There are very few truly unique instrumental sounds in the world of music. Sounds so distinct, so compelling, so immediately identifiable and genuine that you just have to have it. Nothing else will do. “Close” won’t do. “Almost” won’t cut it. “Approximately” will instantly brand you as a shallow imposter.

One of these really great, unmistakable instrumental sounds is the tonewheel organ, such as the classic B3 Style. The B3 Style was used by many great rock, soul and jazz artists in the 1960’s to 1980’s. Unforgettable musicians like Stevie Winwood, Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Jimmy Smith and Richard “Groove” Holmes.

Great music, great sound, created on an absolutely great instrument. That’s what you want. And that’s what DB-33 Tonewheel Organ gives you.

DB-33 Tonewheel Organ is a virtual organ that recreates the sounds and controllability of classic tonewheel organs such as the B3 Style, and the rotary-speaker cabinets they are often played through. It includes 122 preset sounds plus an extra-realistic convolution rotary cabinet and tube overdrive emulation. The rotary-speaker cabinet can also be used as an effect in its own right on an audio track.

  • AIR-proprietary vintage organ model
  • AIR-proprietary, extra-realistic convolution rotary cabinet
  • AIR-proprietary tube overdrive emulation

A crossgrade version of the DB-33 for Air Music users who own AIEP package or Protools 8+ is available HERE

Download a Free Pro Tools Expert Expansion HERE

System Requirements

Mac: 

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported); Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 Recommended)
  • VST64 is qualified for Cubase 6 (64-bit) and Ableton Live 9 (64-bit). AU64 is qualified for Logic Pro X (64-bit)

PC: 

  • Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1; Minimum Dual Core 2GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended)
  • VST64 is qualified for Cubase 6 (64-bit) and Ableton Live 9 (64-bit)

Formats:

  • 32 & 64-bit; VST
  • 32 & 64-bit; AU (Mac Only) 

Please Note:

  • Minimum RAM 1GB (2GB or more Recommended)
  • 1GB free hard drive space required (Download and Installation)
  • A 64-bit compatible host application is required*
  • Internet access required (Download and Authorization)
  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).

Important notes: 

  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).​
  • This software is not yet compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • An internet connection is required to authorise this software.
  • DB-33 is not available in Pro Tools RTAS & AAX formats.

7. Mini Grand

by AIR Music Technology

Mini Grand

There’s an old American joke that goes like this:

“Everyone laughed when I sat down at the piano.”

We’ll never let that happen to you!

The piano—perhaps more than any other single instrument—conveys the whole range of musical thoughts and emotions like nothing else can.

Whether you’re the next Evgeny Kissin bringing the crowd to their feet at the conclusion of a stirring rendition of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2, or Herbie Hancock laying down the funkiness on Watermelon Man or Monte Neuble making Rihanna’s music explode on the stage, it’s our mission to give you the creative tools you need to reach heights you never thought you could reach.

We made this for you.

Mini Grand is a simple to use yet powerful virtual piano instrument with seven different acoustic piano sounds to suit a broad range of musical styles and production needs.

  • Premium quality piano samples
  • 7 selectable piano models covering a wide range of piano sounds
  • Re-pedaling technology, recreating super realistic string resonance behavior
  • Built in room simulation
  • Equal and stretched tuning available

A crossgrade version of the Mini Grand for Air Music users who own AIEP package or Protools 8+ is available HERE

System Requirements

Mac: 

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported); Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 Recommended)
  • VST64 is qualified for Cubase 6 (64-bit) and Ableton Live 9 (64-bit). AU64 is qualified for Logic X (64-bit)

PC: 

  • Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1; Minimum Dual Core 2GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended)
  • VST64 is qualified for Cubase 6 (64-bit) and Ableton Live 9 (64-bit)

Formats:

  • Compatible with AU and VST only. (AAX version available in AIR Creative Collection)

Please Note:

  • Minimum RAM 1GB (2GB or more Recommended)
  • 1GB free hard drive space required (Download and Installation)
  • A 64-bit compatible host application is required*
  • Internet access required (Download and Authorization)
  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).

Important notes: 

  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).​
  • This software is not yet compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.

8. Addictive Drums 2: Custom

by XLN Audio

Addictive Drums 2: Custom

Addictive Drums 2: Custom – Addictive Drums 2 with your choice of content

AD2. Customized Just for You

If you’re a drum geek at heart and enjoy exploring to the nitty-gritty details of every sound and rhythm, Addictive Drums 2: Custom is for you! You get the powerful Addictive Drums 2 engine and the ability to look through our extensive vault and handpick the sounds and rhythms that most appeal to you. 

Select any 3 ADpaks, any 3 MIDIpaks and any 3 Kitpiece Paks to build a drum library that is just right for you! There is no need to choose all your content at once. Pick what you like now and come back for the rest when you’re ready.

Addictive Drums 2 brings the world’s finest drums straight into your music. You get outstanding drums, professionally-played rhythms, and phenomenal sound-shaping and mixing features that make your productions sound alive. All this with a fast, musician-centric interface that gets amazing results without getting in your way.

Get Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

Drums are critically important to modern music. If the sounds and rhythms aren’t excellent, your track will never reach its full potential. Serious producers know this, and that’s why so many of them turn to Addictive Drums.

It’s All About the Sound

Tweak any of the professionally designed presets or build up a custom kit from scratch, it’s your choice. Addictive Drums 2 is packed with mixing and sound-shaping features that let you transform the raw sounds in amazing ways. Whether you need your drums to sound open and crystal-clear, or produced and radio-ready, or grungy and heavily distorted, AD2 has studio-grade tools to get the job done.

Lightning Fast Workflow

The best sounds and features are useless if you can’t find and use them quickly when inspiration strikes. Addictive Drums 2 really excels in this area. Every detail – from drag-and-drop audio and MIDI, to rapid linking and layering, to near-instant kitpiece swapping–is designed to keep you in the creative zone. The clean layout and lighting-fast workflow include hundreds of individual features that make AD2 fast and familiar – even for first-time users.

Features

  • Full Addictive Drums 2 Engine
  • Your choice of sounds and rhythms
  • Make selections now or over time
  • MIDI Library (5000 beats)
  • Specialty “Trig” Sounds included
  • 130 Production-ready Presets

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

9. XO

by XLN Audio

XO

A Revolutionary New Way of Exploring Sounds and Making Beats

Your Universe of Sounds

XO collects all your one-shot drum samples and sorts them by similarity in the XO Space.

Explore

Seamlessly sweep through your sounds, regardless of where they are stored.

When you hear something you like, have a look around. You might find something even better close by.

Create

Create your beat with the playful and intuitive sequencer.

Sculpt the perfect groove with the Accentuator and the curated Groove Templates.

Tweak

Colour and fine-tune your sounds with essential effects and creative modifiers.

Play

Explore unlimited variations to beats and sounds in Playground Mode.

Tap into an endless source of happy accidents by swapping or randomizing patterns and sounds – one by one, or all at once.

The perfect companion to your workflow

As standalone, or in your favourite host – XO fits your workflow smoothly and seamlessly.

Features

  • Load your own samples: Duplicates. Vague file names. Folders in different locations or on external drives. XO sorts them all – regardless of where and how they are stored.
  • Find your sound faster: Narrow the scope with XO’s powerful filters and search functionalities to find what you’re looking for even faster.
  • Ready for action: Factory Samples & Presets – Get a flying start to your beatmaking with XO’s inspiring presets and 8000+ hand-picked factory samples. No matter the music style or amount of sounds in your current sample collection, XO has you covered.
  • Perfect your groove: Sculpt the perfect groove with the curated Groove Templates, Nudge your patterns to boost raw urgency or funky sluggishness, and add life and dynamics to your beat with the powerful Accentuator.
  • Drag & drop: Drag and drop with ease into your own workflow. Tweaked or raw. Individual samples or the whole beat. Audio or MIDI.

New features in XO 1.1

  • Export stems as WAV: Drag & drop your beat as separated stems. Straight into your DAW or OS as WAV.
  • New file formats: Besides the previously supported .wav and .aiff formats, you can now add .flac, .mp3, .ogg, and .wma files to XO.
  • Playlists: Create, browse and organize your presets in genre, or project-specific Playlists.
  • New factory presets: More than 100 new factory presets.
  • Live File System Monitor: The Live File System Monitor notifies you of any changes in the sample folders you’ve added to XO.

Full Feature Comparison of XO Lite and XO

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

10. Bass Engine 2

by DopeSONIX

Bass Engine 2

Bass Engine 2 – VST / AU – Bass Plug-In

It has been two years since we released our best ever selling plug-in Bass Engine and we are delighted with the response we have received from all the Hip Hop producers that have brought it. The one request we have heard more and more though was the need for more 808’s and vintage analogue sounding bass instruments, so here at DopeSONIX, we made sure to fill this VST with fat 808’s, heavy Moogy subs, futuristic deep pads and a cool collection of uprights and electric basses just for good measure. If you have Bass Engine 1 and 2 in your collection you pretty much have every bass sound you could possibly use in Hip Hop production, no doubt!

The Lo- End Solution

With Bass Engine 2 we have decided to create a bass plug-in that will fulfil all your 808, sub and vintage bass synth requirements. You will find over 300 brand new bass instruments all lovingly EQ’ed and processed through a Drawmer 1961 Dual Vacuum Tube Equaliser for that deep low- end warmth and solid mid punch where needed.

808 Bass

The 808 is undoubtedly the king of the bass in Hip Hop/Trap right about now and has been for nearly a decade or more, because of this we had to make sure the 808’s in Bass Engine 2 punched harder and deeper than any 808 VST’s released so far. We also spent time cooking up never heard before layered 808’s mixed with a crazy assortment of synth stabs and pads to give your productions a fuller, fatter sound.

The first 150 presets in Bass Engine 2 are devoted strictly to the legend that is the 808, deep booming tones and spacey sub-bass goodness.

Sci-Fi Bass

Since the 1970’s hardware synths have been capable of producing a vast range of low-end tones, rich in harmonics and analogue warmth so its understandable that these once forgotten musical beasts are now commanding huge prices to lucky collectors. Nothing can compare to the original hardware units sound but we have done our best to bring you a flavour of what these classic synths are capable of.

The second 75 presets in Bass Engine 2 represent this huge range of sonic delight ranging from moody, deep tones to short, punchy bleeps and everything in between.

Live Bass

In an age where hardware and software bass synths reign supreme in Hip Hop production, the classic electric bass and upright still have a place in the sonic landscape. Both are capable of plenty of low-end goodness while still having enough mid punch to cut through any mix, plus there are times when your beat just needs that vintage character.

The next 50 presets includes dusty uprights. the classic jazz bass, deep dub vibes and a whole selection of dope live bass instruments.

Sub Bass

The sub-bass is probably one of the most loved basses in music today, whether its liquid drum and bass or Southside drill you will find this pure bass tone underpinning many ill beats, creating low-end vibes that will rattle any speaker and make the club rumble all night.

The final 25 presets include a variety of pure sub-bass along with a unique collection of subs mixed with subtle haunting pads, abstract stabs and cinematic textures.

Features

  • 300  Hip Hop bass instruments including 808’s, Sub Bass, Vintage Bass and more
  • Treated with a Drawmer 1961 Dual Vacuum Tube Equaliser for warmth and punch
  • Built-in pitch, pan, glide and volume controls
  • Built-in flexible ADSR controls
  • Mono, Poly and Legato modes.
  • Soft, Normal and Hard velocity modes.
  • Ultra-low CPU usage [perfect if you own a laptop/tablet / low spec PC/MAC]
  • Ultra-fast patch loading [flick through patches in lightening quick times]
  • Program your basslines manually or use a MIDI/USB controller/keyboard/MPD

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OS X 10.4 – 10.15 (MacOS 10.15 Catalina is now supported)
  • 208 MB disk space required
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Audio Units (AU) or VST DAW compatible host required (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 238 MB disk space required
  • 1 GB RAM
  • VST compatible DAW host is required (32 or 64-bit)

Optional USBs / MIDI Controllers:

  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Behringer
  • Novation
  • M-Audio
  • Arturia
  • Line 6
  • Alesis
  • Korg
  • Akai
  • and more!

11. Addictive Keys: Trio Bundle

by XLN Audio

Addictive Keys: Trio Bundle

AK: TRIO BUNDLE

Pick Any 3 Addictive Keys Instruments

They say good things come in threes, so go ahead… Pick any three inspiring Addictive Keys instruments and save big!

The Addictive Keys: Trio Bundle lets you pick any three of our Addictive Keys instruments and save over buying them individually. If you’ve had your eye on our award-winning Addictive Keys instruments (like Electric Grand, Modern Upright, or Mark One), this bundle lets you get all three for a great price.

Features:

  • Includes the full Addictive Keys engine
  • Plug-in and Standalone operation
  • Pick any 3 instruments of your choice

Addictive Keys


Addictive Keys isn’t just a collection of sampled keyboards.  That’s easy. Anyone can do that. What Addictive Keys does is to capture the soul and essence of great instruments from multiple angles. That’s hard, but Addictive Keys instruments pull it off and make it look effortless.

Addictive Keys brings the world’s most inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments into the studios of songwriters, producers, and music makers.

It’s unique sonic capabilities, smart workflow, fast load-times, and outstanding sound quality are designed to help you stay in the creative flow and to compose great music while you’re in the zone.

Addictive Keys ships with tons of inspiring presets neatly arranged in “ExploreMaps.” Each preset even comes with previews that present the preset in the perfect light. If you’re in a hurry, you can use presets as-is so you don’t lose inspiration. If you’re in the mood to design new sounds, the powerful sound engine gives you great control over each instrument. You can even mix and match microphone setups!

To push the sound design envelope even further, the Addictive Keys engine has outstanding effects and envelopes to take your sound from clear and natural to heavily processed and other-worldly!

Finally, we include a standalone version that runs without requiring any music software. So if you just want to play, you can do so without any hassles

Standalone Mode

Addictive Keys can also work as a standalone instrument, without requiring host music software. This makes it easy to load an instrument, find an inspiring preset, and start playing without having to launch your music software. 

This is perfect when you just want to play without waiting for music software or deal with routing.

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

12. LoFi

by DopeSONIX

LoFi

When we first started the process of making LoFi we asked ourselves one question. Why has no one really made a VST instrument dedicated to this type of sound before? Sure, there are plenty of fantastic VST’s with plenty of amazing presets but in reality, you would have to dig through thousands of shiny EDM orientated patches to find the obscure gritty gems. If you looking to create Old School  Hip Hop, Chill Hop, Movie Soundtrack, Ambient and Electronica or just need to add some warmth and atmosphere to any track that sounds just too digital, then LoFi is the perfect choice.

A World of Atmosphere

With LoFi we have decided to create an easy to use yet versatile plug-in that will enable you to achieve a similar sort of sound influenced by artists ranging from Boards of Canada and Burial to Clams Casino and Brian Eno. You will find over 200 dirty, atmospheric and sometimes beautiful instruments all lovingly mangled, re-sampled and processed through an MPC60 MKII, a Fostex M80 Reel to Reel and various analog outboard effects to nail that cool LoFi vibe.

12 Bit

To obtain that classic, LoFi vintage sound, its not necessarily the instruments or samples that creates the overall vibe but the way they were recorded or processed afterwards. A pristine, lifeless piano once recorded into a 12Bit MPC, treated with a touch of dirty reverb, lush tape delay then saturated with a vintage pre-amp soon takes on a character of its own. This collection of sampled and re-pitched pads, real world recordings, chopped vocals and quirky leads will sure to inspire your own creations.

The first 50 presets are devoted strictly to the grimey sound of the Akai MPC 60 MKII, famous for its full bodied mid tones, coloured saturation and narrow 40khz range.

Analog

When recording entered the digital age and virtual instruments were introduced it seemed as though traditional analog synths would be deemed surplus to requirements. No more having to patch leads in, the cost difference, easier to recall past sessions, preset patch management and a many more benefits but…twenty years later we’ve realised that the full bodied sound, almost 3D presence and unmistakable warmth of analog devices just can’t be recreated in the digital domain (so far). With this in mind, we have taken a collection of weird analog sounds and processed them with plenty of dusty atmosphere and unique character.

The second 50 presets represent just some of the huge range of analog and acoustic sounds possible from a variety of vintage synths, home made tone generators and recorded sounds.

Tape

Even with the many good (and bad) tape emulation plug-ins available to producers, you just can’t beat the real sound of tape. Whether its a well maintained Reel to Reel, an old school tape deck or even a worn out VHS recorder, the unavoidable hiss, subtle wow/flutter and all round dopeness is a blessing in today’s digital world. We have hopefully succeeded in bringing you a collection of awesome instruments perfect for any producer of LoFi Hip Hop, Chill Hop, Ambient even Dnb and Electronica!.

The next 50 fantastic presets includes everything from old cinematic strings and outer world textures to haunting leads and grungy pads.

Vinyl

It seems, regardless of the new digital formats hardware companies thrust upon us, vinyl will just not go away. In fact, year on year vinyl’s popularity is growing and that’s down to one main reason. The sound of vinyl is in our opinion, unbeatable. We believe its the combination of the dusty crackles, imperfect playback, limited yet strangely full audio range and the hard to describe feel you get when the needle goes down into the groove.

The final 50 presets include chopped style samples, crackly synths, warped vocals, mysterious leads all coated in atmospheric dust and vinyl noise.

Features

  • 200  LoFi / Chill Hop / Ambient / Electronica inspired instruments.
  • Treated with a variety of cool, vintage analog equipment
  • Built-in pitch, pan, glide and volume controls
  • Built-in classic-sounding reverb
  • Built-in flexible ADSR controls
  • Built-in Hi & Lo pass filter
  • Mono, Poly and Legato modes.
  • Soft, Normal and Hard velocity modes.
  • Ultra-low CPU usage [perfect if you own a laptop/tablet / low spec PC/MAC]
  • Ultra-fast patch loading [flick through patches in lightening quick times]
  • Program your melodies manually or use a MIDI/USB controller/keyboard/MPD

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OS X 10.4 – 10.15 (MacOS 10.15 Catalina is now supported)
  • 457Mb Disk Space
  • 2Gb Ram
  • AU or VST host (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 457Mb Disk Space
  • 1Gb Ram
  • VST host (32bit or 64bit)

13. Addictive Keys: Studio Grand

by XLN Audio

Addictive Keys: Studio Grand

The Grand Master of Pianos

The response, dynamics and character of this instrument capture the very essence of a great grand piano. It will inspire your creativity.

About Studio Grand

The Studio Grand features a classic Steinway Model D concert grand piano. The first choice of many pianists, Steinways are famous for their character and unrivaled sound. The included ExploreMaps offer presets in a variety of styles ranging from open and natural to processed and strange. The variety of sounds makes Studio Grand perfect for both production and stage duties.

The Instrument and its Presets

Steinway Model D Grand Piano:

Our Studio Grand features a Steinway Model D Concert Grand piano. At 8′ 11 3/4″ (274cm) in length, this majestic instrument is the overwhelming choice of the world’s greatest pianists. More than ten Steinway Grand Pianos were auditioned before finding the one with the most desirable character: a crystal clear and open timbre with a perfectly balanced resonance. 

We approached Studio Grand with production in mind. We found that fitting a grand piano in a mix can be hard and often results in a compromise of the sound quality in order to make it fit with the other instruments and vocals. By offering the exact recording setup in Addictive Keys and the option of mixing and matching microphones, Studio Grand is sure to fit nicely into any production style.

Studio Grand was recorded in a large recording studio at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation. The studio is famous for being extremely quiet and for having a controlled acoustic ambience; for such a large room the reverberation still sounds tight and airy which is a rare combination and the perfect condition for recording a grand piano. 

The recordings were done using rare vintage tube and ribbon microphones capturing the instrument at several different perspectives. From close up perspective with microphones next to the soundboard to far away perspective with natural room ambience. The end result is a warm and vibrant sound that goes from intimate to larger-than-life. The vintage microphones used were hand picked from the studios impressive collection.

We Recorded Using the Following:

  • Close (Stereo XY): Neumann M269 
  • Close (Stereo Wide): Coles 4038 
  • Close (Mono): RCA 6203 
  • Mid (Stereo Wide): Neumann M250 
  • Ambient (Stereo Wide): Neumann M269 
  • Body (Mono): Sela T25 

About Galleries and Exploremaps 

Helping you Learn and Discover Sounds:

Our Gallery page (accessed by pressing the “Gallery” button) shows general information about the installed Addictive Keys instruments as well as those available in the online shop. The bottom of the Gallery page shows thumbnails of the available ExploreMaps for the currently selected instrument.

The ExploreMap page (accessed by pressing the “Explore” button) contains a selection of presets that you can easily preview and select with one click. This makes it easy to explore the various possible sounds. Many ExploreMaps also contain convenient macro controllers for fast/easy editing.

Features

  • Steinway Model D Grand Piano
  • Warm tone and unique sound
  • Six selectable mic perspectives

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

14. Heat Up 3

by Initial Audio

Heat Up 3

Next Generation!

Initial Audio proudly presents Heat Up 3. A major update to their hugely successful Heat Up 2 virtual instrument loved by music producers across the globe! The focus of Heat Up 3 is even better sound quality and much more expression to really bring out the best of each instrument. Heat Up 3 comes with over 860 instruments including a brand new expansion pack Studio Essentials. With it´s focus on genres such as Hiphop, Trap and RnB Heatup3 is the perfect go-to solution for modern Beatmakers and Producers looking for a high-quality sound source.

Heat Up 3 comes as a VST plugin for Windows and a VST and Audio Unit for Mac. Also included is a standalone app for both Windows and Mac so HeatUp 3 can be played without a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).

Why Heat Up 3

There are many choices out there today for music producers when it comes to audio plugins. Initial Audio are sure you already have many plugins that you love so why buy Heat Up 3? The simple answer is quality, value and a massive range of sounds that every producer needs, all in one simple to use plugin.

The main advantage of Heat Up 3 is that it uses high quality multi samples recorded from many different sources, Initial Audio have real recorded instruments such as pianos and brasses as well samples from a multitude of analog and digital hardware. Heat Up 3 captures the unique sound of lots of different types of instruments, all rolled into one easy to use plugin.

850 Presets

Each instrument in Heat Up has been recorded to the highest quality possible. Every instrument is multi sampled across the entire keyboard range ensuring the best audio quality from the lowest to the highest key. Add to this the high quality effects, crystal clear limiter and expressive capabilities and the result is one of the best quality virtual instruments on the market today.

Buy Heatup3 now and get the RnB Essentials and Studio Essentials expansion pack for free! With over 850 instruments in 18 categories such as 808´s, Arps, Sequences, Bells, Brasses, Choirs, Drums, Keys, Guitars, Flutes, Synths and many more Heatup3 is the perfect virtual instrument for beginners and professional music producers looking for the state of the art sound.

Features

  • Over 850 multi-sampled instruments in categories such as Keys, Brass, Bass, Hits, Pads, Leads, Organs, Arps and Sequences, Plucks, Strings, Synths, Drum Kits, Bells, Choirs and much more! Basically every sound you could possibly need to make your next song.
  • Expression page making each instrument more natural sounding and expressive.
  • 12 High-Quality effects in a reorderable effect rack, such as Reverb, Chorus, Compressor, Vibrato, Tremolo, Reverse and more.
  • Powerful sequencer with lots of presets to inspire your next song. With a Humanize mode for extra realism.
  • 2 ADSR envelopes and 2 LFOs with waveform editor routable to any parameter.
  • Crystal clear limiting algorithm to limit the output of Heat Up. Even if the output goes above 0 decibels (clipping) there will be zero distortion.
  • Atmosphere layer, add extra atmosphere to your instruments with sounds like tape hiss, vinyl sounds, wind, rain and much more. Drag and drop your own samples to use as an atmosphere layer.
  • On Release Sample. Select a sample to play on release either always or randomly. Drag and drop to use your own release samples.

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7 or higher (64-bit only)
  • 8GB RAM
  • VST compatible DAW such as FL Studio, Reaper, Reason, Cubase, Ableton Live, Bitwig, Machine, MPC Ren and many more​
  • 4 Core CPU
  • Stand-alone App

Mac

  • OSX 10.6  – 10.15 Catalina (64-bit only)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 64-bit VST or AU compatible DAW such as Logic, FL Studio, Reaper, Reason, Cubase, Ableton Live, Bitwig, Machine, MPC Ren and many more​
  • 4 Core CPU
  • Stand-alone App

Important note: the Mac version of this software is 64-bit only and will not function on 32-bit systems.


15. Addictive Drums 2: Custom XL

by XLN Audio

Addictive Drums 2: Custom XL

Addictive Drums 2 brings the world’s finest drums straight into your music. You get outstanding drums, professionally-played rhythms, and phenomenal sound-shaping and mixing features that make your productions sound alive. All this with a fast, musician-centric interface that gets amazing results without getting in your way.

Get Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

Drums are critically important to modern music. If the sounds and rhythms aren’t excellent, your track will never reach its full potential. Serious producers know this, and that’s why so many of them turn to Addictive Drums.

It’s All About Sound

Tweak any of the professionally designed presets or build up a custom kit from scratch, it’s your choice. Addictive Drums 2 is packed with mixing and sound-shaping features that let you transform the raw sounds in amazing ways. Whether you need your drums to sound open and crystal-clear, or produced and radio-ready, or grungy and heavily distorted, AD2 has studio-grade tools to get the job done.

Lightning Fast Workflow

The best sounds and features are useless if you can’t find and use them quickly when inspiration strikes. Addictive Drums 2 really excels in this area. Every detail – from drag-and-drop audio and MIDI, to rapid linking and layering, to near-instant kitpiece swapping–is designed to keep you in the creative zone. The clean layout and lighting-fast workflow include hundreds of individual features that make AD2 fast and familiar – even for first-time users.

This offer is for power users that love exploring all options and picking content that interests them. You get the full Addictive Drums 2 engine and can select any 6 ADpaks, any 6 MIDIpaks, and any 6 Kitpiece paks of your choice. You can choose your content all at once or over time as you expand your musical horizons. 

With the powerful Addictive Drums 2 plugin and the ability to pick the sound and rhythm content of your choice, you will be armed with the exact sounds and rhythms you need to take your music to the next level.

  • Includes full Addictive Drums 2 engine
  • Choose any 6 ADpaks, 6 MIDIpaks, and 6 Kitpiece Paks
  • Pick content immediately or over time

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

16. Synthwave KZ

by BeatSkillz

Synthwave KZ

Synthwave / Vaporwave & Nuwave are 80s revival genres of music with a modern twist. This style has soon come up from the underground to the mainstream with countless artists releasing new tracks with the “Synthwave flavour”.

This virtual instrument is a collection of 100 fabulous sampled presets from various analog synthesizers running through legendary effects and outboard gear. This process brings a rich and unique “analog” quality that is different from other virtual emulations of real synthesizers.

A wide palette of instantly recognizable sounds from basses leads to pads and effects has been carefully designed and programmed to inspire you. Just plug and play is the motto at Beatskillz. This helps to focus on music and creativity rather than get lost in endless sound tweaking to get results.

Our sample playback engine includes effects such a global pitch, reverb, LFO, ADSR and a multimode filter for further tweaking of the sounds.

This sound set is inspired by the works of artists such as Kavinsky, The Midnight, Com Truise, Mitch Murder, Dynatron, Time Cop and many more!

Features

Controls

  • LFO TYPE: Choose the wave type of the loo, the options are – Triangle, saw, sin, square & exponential.
  • LFO DEPTH: This control lets you set the depth of the LFO.
  • LFO RATE: Set the speed/ rate of the Lfo with this control.
  • ADSR: Control the amplitude envelope of the sound by changing the attack, decay, sustain and release of the patch.
  • FILTER TYPE: Choose the filter type – none, low pass or high pass.
  • FILTER CUTOFF: Control the cutoff frequency of the filter.

Global Effects

  • PITCH: Change the tuning of the instrument with the Pitch control.
  • REVERB: Use the reverb to add space to the preset sounds.
  • VOLUME: Adjust the overall volume of the patch.

Display Keyboard

  • A display Keyboard with 2 layers is present in the GUI.
  • The upper key range is: C2 – E4

Presets

  • Contains 10 bass presets, 4 Bell presets, 8 brass presets, 10 fx presets, 9 leads Presets, 7 Pads Presets, 6 Perc Presets, 11 Plucks, 14 Solo Presets, 6 Sweeps and 10 Synths.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST, AU (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Please note:* No PROTOOLS Support – *AAX/RTAS versions are not available for this software.


17. SOLID 2

by UJAM

SOLID 2

For Your Top Notch Studio Drum Tracks

Note: If you own SOLID 1 you can Upgrade to SOLID 2.

Virtual Drummer SOLID is your personal gold-standard session drummer, the backline bandmate we all dream of having – dependable, reliable and comfortable playing all popular styles and moods with ease. Build your tracks on the strongest foundations with Virtual Drummer SOLID and fully realize and finish your rhythmical arrangements in record time. The versatile sound and intuitive & accessible controls mean that SOLID is truly suited to any level of music production skill. Novices can get instant access to many popular musical styles and rhythmical phrases without a steep learning curve whilst more experienced musicians and producers will delight at being able to get such great sounding results so quickly.

It’s easy to quickly customize the sound of each of the five different drum kits by dialing in some extra punch with the slam control or by using one of our six tone-morphing character presets – here is where the sound of Virtual Drummer SOLID can quickly change from being smooth and retro to being smashed to pieces!

Finalize and finetune your drum mix by individually adjusting the volume of each component of the kit including separate controls for overhead & room mics before adding a touch of reverb. Virtual Drummer SOLID even lets you control the feel of the performance allowing for pushing or pulling of the beat and adjustment of a humanize control for added authenticity.

What’s New in Version 2?

  • Drag-and-drop phrases to DAW
  • Multiple Audio Outputs
  • Enhanced Mixer Section
  • 30 new styles and 150 presets

What’s in There?

  • A virtual gold-standard drummer that follows your direction
  • Build your own drum kits with kit editing options
  • New Master Section with saturation and maximizer
  • Fresh improved look – easy on eyes and brain
  • 200 presets, 60 musical styles with 1380 different patterns

Everybody Comes to Hollywood

Virtual Drummer SOLID is your seasoned pro for sophisticated, grand productions. For all popular genres and moods, SOLID provides those untouchable gold-standard drumming styles and sounds that open record label executives’ doors, hearts, and wallets.

Gold-Plated Perfectionism

The key to SOLID’s benchmark drum sound is in the meticulous way it was recorded. It has 200 presets, 60 musical styles containing a total of 1380 different patterns. The creation of all patterns started with the highest quality ingredients, right at the source, with a fantastic drummer, in prime acoustical space sitting in front of a collection of ‘desert island’ drum hardware. Only then were we happy to hit record, capturing each hit and phrase with a combination of premium microphones and recording chains to ensure the end results were of the highest caliber.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later

Plugin Formats

  • VST 2, AU 2, and AAX
  • AU 2 version only compatible with Logic 10 and newer.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 GB of RAM, 0.5 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280×768 px Display, Internet Connection

18. Subdivine

by Diginoiz

Subdivine

Your favourite instrument for deep and warm basses and 808s

Subdivine! An indispensable instrument in the bass-heavy music production process designed especially for those music producers and beatmakers who need solid 808-type basses in their tunes! Perfect for Trap, Hip-Hop, R&B and Future R&B, Soul and Neosoul, Pop and any genre that bases on… bass!

Subdivine is a playable library of bass samples with the interface of a synth. It was created by experienced sound designers and music producers to provide efficient workflow and usability combined with the best possible sound with lots of low-end and that stylish 808 flavour. Presets from Subdivine are divided into two groups: Analogue – sampled from some of the best analogue synths, and Digital – sampled from some great digital instruments. Every preset has its own character and unique sound that can be formed with ADSR envelope and enhanced with Drive. 

The Drive! Well, this is where the ride begins! Subdivine’s Drive consists of 7 different types of distortion with different sensitivities, all of them emulations of top quality analogue and digital hardware, so the sound can be slightly warmed up or distorted like in the sickest drops humanity ever heard!

Range of Subdivine’s sounds was deliberately narrowed to two octaves in order to keep the library compact, and the instrument efficient in providing the high-quality low end.

Subdivine is available in two most popular plug-in formats: VST3 and AU, so you will be able to use it in DAWs that support these formats (and others).

Features

  • Perfect for Trap, Hip-Hop, R&B, Future R&B and Soul
  • 7 types of distortion
  • Analogue and Digital presets

System Requirements

Mac

  • 64-bit only
  • OS X 10.12 or higher (macOS Catalina compatible)
  • 8GB of system RAM
  • 10GB of free space
  • VST3
  • Audio Unit

Windows

  • 64-bit only
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • 8GB of system RAM
  • 10GB of free space
  • SSE3 support
  • VST3

Supported Hosts

  • Cubase
  • Logic
  • FL Studio
  • Ableton Live 10.1 and above
  • Studio One
  • Garage Band

19. FXpansion BFD 3 Virtual Drumkit

by FXpansion

FXpansion BFD 3 Virtual Drumkit

BFD3 is the third generation of FXpansion’s flagship software acoustic drum studio: new levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive redesigned engine.

With stunning new kits, mix-ready presets and modelling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3 delivers uncompromising detail. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.

The all-new BFD3 library is designed to provide a diverse range of drum sounds out of the box. Recorded by engineers including Andrew Scheps, Rail Jon Rogut and John Emrich, it features brush and mallet sounds and is recorded in 2 rooms for varied room ambience.

BFD3 also contains a powerful built-in environment for pattern creation and editing, complete with a range of performances by legendary drummers for effortless production of drum tracks indistinguishable from the real thing.

Effortless Power

Instant Results with Unlimited Depth

BFD3 is designed to sound great while offering as much depth as you need. Browse for entire presets, quickly compile custom kits or mould any drum sound you desire by retuning, damping and processing multiple mics with the powerful internal mixing engine.

The built-in Groove section offers a versatile range of session drummer performances alongside pattern editing and creation functions. Select from a wide range of musical drum rudiments and paint your own realistic parts.

New Sound Library

Stunning Hyper-Detailed drums

With detail levels of up to 80 velocity layers, rim-clicks and rim-shots for toms and bells and splashes for hi-hats, BFD3’s sounds are more expressive than ever before. The library’s 160GB of audio data is squeezed into 55GB thanks to BFD3’s lossless compression system meaning less space usage and playback strain on your hard disk.

4 of the included kits are recorded in LA’s Ocean Studios and feature additional mono room and hardware-compressed channels in addition to stereo overhead and room mics. The remaining 3 kits are stick, brush and mallet versions of a custom Mapleworks kit recorded in a tight but vibrant room at Omega Studios in Rockville, Maryland.

Augmented Realism

Intelligent Drum and Dynamics Modelling

BFD3 introduces modelled tom resonance and bleed which provides a natural-sounding ‘glue’ which blends the sound of the kit together. The modelling varies with the characteristics and tuning of any combination of drums – something that cannot be achieved only by using samples. BFD3 also includes improved dynamics matching across drums and a swell-modelling algorithm for more realistic cymbal washes.

These features can be applied to your existing BFD libraries if you’re upgrading (and to any expansion packs you buy in future).

Mixing and Exporting

New Effects and Workflow Enhancements

The internal BFD3 mixing engine has DCAM-modelled compression, filtering and other effects alongside great-sounding EQ and algorithmic reverbs. You can even use an external signal as a compression sidechain source.

New workflow enhancements let you hide multiple drum and ambient mics for simpler mixing approaches and it’s easy to route multiple channels to discrete outputs for processing with other plugins or outboard gear. BFD3 even provides multi-channel audio export direct to disk. Grooves can be exported using drag and drop – perfect for compiling loops.

Features

  • 7 new kits recorded in 2 locations
  • Dedicated rock, metal, jazz and brush kits
  • More detail in less disk space
  • Tom resonance / cymbal swell modelling
  • Streamlined new browser and workflow
  • Faster, more efficient audio engine
  • Extendable interface for larger screens
  • New effects including algorithmic reverb and DCAM EnvShaper
  • Wide range of mix-ready presets
  • Fully editable, improved groove engine
  • Rudiments tool for creating grooves
  • Grooves by Steve Ferrone, Brooks Wackerman, Bobby Jarzombek, Peter Erskine & Stanton Moore courtesy of Platinum Samples
  • 32-bit and 64-bit support
  • VST, AU, RTAS and AAX plugin formats & standalone version

BFD3/BFD Eco Expansion Packs are also available.

System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Mac OSX 10.11 or later (Mac)
  • Windows 10 (PC)
  • Core2Duo 2.0ghz (or equivalent)
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 7200rpm mechanical hard disk or fast SSD
  • Internet connection for authorization and downloads
  • USB 2.0 port for installation
  • 1280×800 screen resolution

Recommended for High Detail Settings:

  • Quad-core processor or faster (Core2Quad, i3, i5, and i7, or equivalent)
  • 3GB DDR3 RAM or higher
  • Dedicated drive for audio content

3 Install Options:

  • 18GB, 27GB or 55GB disk space required

20. XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2 Virtual Drumkit

by XLN Audio

XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2 Virtual Drumkit

Addictive Drums 2 brings the world’s finest drums straight into your music. You get outstanding drums, professionally-played rhythms, and phenomenal sound-shaping and mixing features that make your productions sound alive. All this with a fast, musician-centric interface that gets amazing results without getting in your way. To get you started, this package includes the AD2 engine along with our bestselling Fairfax Vol. 1, Fairfax Vol. 2, and Black Velvet drum kits so you can get to work on your most impressive music right away.

Drums are critically important to modern music. If the sounds and rhythms aren’t excellent, your track will never reach its full potential. Serious producers know this, and that’s why so many of them turn to Addictive Drums.

Magnificent Drums Perfectly Recorded

Addictive Drums 2 comes standard with three extraordinary drum kits including both of our acclaimed Fairfax kits (recorded at the legendary Los Angeles studio formerly known as Sound City) and the loud, large, and luxurious Black Velvet! The package includes 130 presets ranging from super-clean to highly polished and radio-ready to heavily processed and distorted. You also get our Core MIDI Library containing over 5000 inspiring beats and grooves covering many styles. You can use them as-is or easily tweak them to make them uniquely yours.

It’s All About the Sound

Tweak any of the professionally designed presets or build up a custom kit from scratch, it’s your choice. Addictive Drums 2 is packed with mixing and sound-shaping features that let you transform the raw sounds in amazing ways. Whether you need your drums to sound open and crystal-clear, or produced and radio-ready, or grungy and heavily distorted, AD2 has studio-grade tools to get the job done.

Lightning Fast Workflow

The best sounds and features are useless if you can’t find and use them quickly when inspiration strikes. Addictive Drums 2 really excels in this area. Every detail – from drag-and-drop audio and MIDI, to rapid linking and layering, to near-instant kitpiece swapping–is designed to keep you in the creative zone. The clean layout and lighting-fast workflow include hundreds of individual features that make AD2 fast and familiar – even for first-time users.

Features

  • 3 ADpaks  (Fairfax Vol 1, Fairfax Vol 2, Black Velvet)
  • MIDI Library (5000 beats)
  • Specialty “Trig” Sounds included
  • 130 Production-ready Presets

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

21. VOID

by UJAM

VOID

No More Searching for Samples or Beat Slicing

Take the Fast Path to the Club

It’s the quickest way to get up and running with Drum & Bass fills and breakdowns. The perfect rhythms are only a single note away. Each note you enter gives you a different loop, allowing you to quickly construct complex drum patterns, even if you’ve never written DnB before.

What’s in There?

  • A virtual Beatmaker for crazy banging Drum & Bass Tracks
  • 10 Drumkits, 12 Mix Presets
  • 20 Styles and 50 Presets
  • 460 Patterns (intro, verse, chorus, fill, ending)
  • MIDI Drag and Drop to DAW
  • Multiple Audio Outputs
  • Sound Shaping Controls per Instrument: Type Selector, Filter
  • Master Section featuring: Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ, Ambience

Break Away From 4-to-the-Floor

Straight hard-hitting beats don’t always get the job done. Give it some heavy syncopation you only feel in liquid, jungle and neurofunk. VOID provides the tools to create the perfect breakbeats without the need for samplers, beat slicing or monotonous rearranging. With just a few notes you can craft the perfect fills and breakdowns to make your fans scream with delight.

Special Control

The unique VORTEX control combines a notch filter sweep and compression that lets you create mind-blowing riser and drops.

Features at a Glance

With 10 separate kits, 12 smart-mix presets, 20 styles, 50 presets and easy access to the only FX you need to make hard-hitting DnB breaks, VOID is the perfect tool to glue together your dirtiest leads, smoothest pads and thumping basslines.

Keep It Simple and Focus on Your Music

UJAM helps you focus on the only important thing: Your music! VOID is the next instalment in UJAM’s continuing mission to make the best possible tools available to musicians and producers and shorten the intense learning curve to digitally creating music. VOID is the most effortless tool available for creating complex DnB rhythms on command, even if you’ve never created it before.

System Requirements

Mac 

  • OS X 10.9 or later.
  • VST, AU 2 (Logic 10 and newer), AAX.
  • 64-bit only
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later.
  • VST, AAX.
  • 64-bit only
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

22. IRONSILK

by UJAM

IRON

Add Axe to the Equation!

Hard and Roaring Power Chords

Custom hand-wound humbucker and single coil pickups were built into a rare, selected Strat – for a powerful, outstanding sound character. Built-in amp simulation based on handpicked vintage amps and speaker cabinets provides for a large range of high-end sound characters and lets you tweak the sound, even after the fact.

When you’re looking for powerful riffs and power chords, Virtual Guitarist IRON is your weapon of choice. IRON adds power riffs from subtle crunchy to furious roaring to your production.
It comes with 100 Styles, over 1100 Phrases, multiple amps, and effects.

Features

  • Powerful distorted chords and interval riffs
  • 100 Styles and over 1100 Phrases
  • Built-in amp/speaker emulations and effects section
  • Drop D and doubling modes for extra fatness

A Virtual Virtuoso

IRON plays powerful chords and riffs in any genre and comes with more than 1100 characteristic Phrases grouped in 100 Styles.

Sounds Galore

Choose from perfectly matched guitar settings and classic amp/speaker combinations. Add effects such as Delay and Reverb. Turn up the Drive to make it roar!

Full Steam Ahead

Thrust pushes your sound into unprecedented spaces to make IRON play along with modern genres.

Feel is EverythingMatch your track’s groove: Laid back and swinging? Virtual Guitarist IRON follows suit.

Native Kontrol Standard

Virtual Guitarist supports Native Instruments NKS. Virtual Guitarist will be mapped to Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine straight out of the box. Enabling you to use Virtual Guitarist with the Light Guide, Smart Play features, and the full creative potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL without any configuration hassle.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later 
  • You may run it on earlier versions but we don’t support them

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • AU (Audio Units)
  • AAX
  • NKS

Delivery Format:

  • Downloadable Installer File

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 6 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280×768 px Display
  • Internet Connection is required to download and authorise this product

Supported Standards:

  • MIDI
  • Native Instruments NKS

23. SILK

by UJAM

SILK

Virtual Guitarist – The Only Legit Alternative to a World-Class Studio Guitarist

Smooth and Elegant Accompaniments

Virtual Guitarist SILK is a concert guitar accompaniment virtuoso. From delicate, strings-only singer-/songwriter arrangements to vivid dance and pop ornaments, SILK enables a wide range of styles in your production’s sonic color palette.

 Finger Picking Good

Elevate and decorate your songs with more than 60 Styles, and 670 Phrases, multiple microphone positions, and custom effects. We recorded Virtual Guitarist SILK with a precious, mint condition German concert guitar built by a renowned instrument maker master in 1967. Our custom in-phase recording and editing techniques and a customized channel strip provide you access to sophisticated microphone set-ups and full control over play position and sound character.

Features

  • Classy nylon guitar finger picking
  • More than 60 Styles and 670 Phrases
  • Arpeggios, patterns and chord riffs
  • From clean and smooth to vivid fortissimo

A Virtual Virtuoso

SILK plays virtuoso accompaniments and comes with 670 characteristic Phrases grouped in 60 Styles.

Sounds Galore

Choose from sophisticated microphone setups and distinguished channel strip combinations with the Character control.

Enhance your mix with SILK’s Doubling function and custom effects such as Delay and Reverb.

Signature Algorithm: Animate

Named for exactly what it does, this algorithm, custom-built for nylon guitar sounds adds subtle depth and movement to the direct signal.

Human After All

From natural and loose to obsessively exact: Adjust the level of precision in timing and playing dynamics to meet your song’s style.

Native Kontrol Standard

Virtual Guitarist supports Native Instruments NKS. Virtual Guitarist will be mapped to Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine straight out of the box. Enabling you to use Virtual Guitarist with the Light Guide, Smart Play features, and the full creative potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL without any configuration hassle.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later 
  • You may run it on earlier versions but we don’t support them

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • AU (Audio Units)
  • AAX
  • NKS

Delivery Format:

  • Downloadable Installer File

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 6 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280×768 px Display
  • Internet Connection is required to download and authorise this product

Supported Standards:

  • MIDI
  • Native Instruments NKS

24. VICE

by UJAM

VICE

’80s Drums for the 21st Century

Nostalgia Arcade

Maximum retro-futurism for digital drums: Everyone knows and loves the vibe of science fiction and horror movies from the 1980s. VICE delivers the perfect drum tracks for music that captures the sci-fi atmosphere. But it’s not only a flash from the past! It’s the aesthetics of a golden era, revived with today’s top-notch sound quality. The 1980s are back in mainstream music, particularly Synthwave – bigger and better than before! Take the fast lane to top chart positions with Beatmaker VICE.

What’s In There?

  • Drum kits built from the most legendary analogue drum machines.
  • MIDI Drag and Drop to DAW.
  • Multiple Audio Outputs.
  • 30 Styles.
  • Proprietary Time Machine algorithm.
  • Legit 1980s vibes.
  • Pristine 21st century sound.

Retro? Future? Both!

Which sounds pop into your head when you think of the 1980s? Cheesy pop music with big synths, punchy digital drums and lots of gated reverb? Recently those sounds have been re-invigorated by 2010s producers and turned into genres like Synthwave, Retrowave, or Futuresynth. These EDM genres are influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games. Inspired by composers like Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, and Trevor Horn, they contain 1980s clichéd elements such as electronic drums, gated reverb, and analog and early-digital synthesizer sounds. VICE delivers exactly these drum parts you need to create anything from authentic ‘80s to Synthwave.

Stranger Things Might Happen

VICE turns your drum programming into an ultra-modern adventure with a retro touch. Inspired by some of the most legendary classic drum machines from companies like Linn, Roland, Simmons or Korg, VICE feels a bit like a time machine.

Frustration-Free Design

This virtual drum machine is suitable for 80s veterans and aspiring Insta-producers alike. VICE’s transparent interface turns your tracks into cheesy pop music in a glimpse. Easy macro controls and no hidden menus; everything is clearly laid out for you!

Features at a Glance

With 10 separate kits, 12 smart-mix presets and a built-in FX to make punchy digital drums with lots of reverb, VICE is the perfect tool to glue together your refined 21st century sound integrity with legit 80s vibes.

Special Control: Time Machine

Let your drum tracks travel in time: from the sound of 80s tape recording and early sampling artefacts to a full and heavily pumping future of the imaginary year 2080.

Micro Timing

Lets you control the speed and timing of your beats. Dial-in the tempo of your host from half to normal to double speed.

MIDI Drag and Drop

Export patterns to your DAW. Simply drag them from the on-screen-keyboard and drop them into your track.

Individual Instrument Controls

Edit and control the volume, decay, pitch and filter of individual instruments per drum kit.

System Requirements

Mac 

  • OS X 10.9 or later.
  • VST, AU 2 (Logic 10 and newer), AAX.
  • 64-bit only
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 0.09 GB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later.
  • VST, AAX.
  • 64-bit only
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 0.09 GB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

25. Addictive Keys: Duo Bundle

by XLN Audio

Addictive Keys: Duo Bundle

AK: DUO BUNDLE

Pick any 2 Addictive Keys Instruments

Two is always better than one! The Duo Bundle lets you pick any two Addictive Keys instruments and save big.

About the Addictive Keys: Duo Bundle

The Addictive Keys product line features a variety of outstanding keyboard instruments. Like the majestic Studio Grand or the lively Electric Grand. Our Duo Bundle lets you pick any two instruments of your choice and save over buying them individually!

Features:

  • Includes the full Addictive Keys engine
  • Plug-in and Standalone operation
  • Pick any 2 instruments of your choice

Addictive Keys


Addictive Keys isn’t just a collection of sampled keyboards.  That’s easy. Anyone can do that. What Addictive Keys does is to capture the soul and essence of great instruments from multiple angles. That’s hard, but Addictive Keys instruments pull it off and make it look effortless.

Addictive Keys brings the world’s most inspiring and interesting keyboard instruments into the studios of songwriters, producers, and music makers.

It’s unique sonic capabilities, smart workflow, fast load-times, and outstanding sound quality are designed to help you stay in the creative flow and to compose great music while you’re in the zone.

Addictive Keys ships with tons of inspiring presets neatly arranged in “ExploreMaps.” Each preset even comes with previews that present the preset in the perfect light. If you’re in a hurry, you can use presets as-is so you don’t lose inspiration. If you’re in the mood to design new sounds, the powerful sound engine gives you great control over each instrument. You can even mix and match microphone setups!

To push the sound design envelope even further, the Addictive Keys engine has outstanding effects and envelopes to take your sound from clear and natural to heavily processed and other-worldly!

Finally, we include a standalone version that runs without requiring any music software. So if you just want to play, you can do so without any hassles

Standalone Mode

Addictive Keys can also work as a standalone instrument, without requiring host music software. This makes it easy to load an instrument, find an inspiring preset, and start playing without having to launch your music software. 

This is perfect when you just want to play without waiting for music software or deal with routing.

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

26. SPARKLE

by UJAM

SPARKLE

Add Some Sugar to Your Tea!

Glamorous and Catchy Licks

Custom hand-wound humbucker and single coil pickups were built into a rare, selected Strat – for a powerful, outstanding sound character. Built-in amp simulation based on handpicked vintage amps and speaker cabinets provides for a large range of high-end sound characters and lets you tweak the sound, even after the fact.

Add color and gloss to your songs with almost 100 Styles, over 1000 Phrases, multiple amp/cabinet combinations, and custom effects. We recorded Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE with a customized vintage guitar for that legendary bell-like single-coil sound. Think Tele, Strat, & Jag. Our emulations of hand-picked vintage amps and speaker cabinets ensure classy tone and vibrant character.

Features

  • Clean to crunchy pop guitar
  • Single-note, octave and chord riffs
  • More than 90 Styles and 1000 Phrases
  • From funky clean to indie rock

A Virtual Virtuoso

SPARKLE plays slick and colorful licks from a huge variety of genres and comes with more than 1000 characteristic Phrases grouped in 98 Styles.

Sounds Galore

Choose from perfectly adjusted guitar settings and classic amp/speaker combinations. Tweak your sound by adding Drive and effects such as Delay and Reverb.

Signature Algorithm: Grit

Named for exactly what it does, this custom-built algorithm creates a beefier sound that cuts through the mix.

Feel is Everything

Match your track’s groove: Laid back and swinging? Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE follows suit.

Native Kontrol Standard

Virtual Guitarist supports Native Instruments NKS. Virtual Guitarist will be mapped to Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine straight out of the box. Enabling you to use Virtual Guitarist with the Light Guide, Smart Play features, and the full creative potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL without any configuration hassle.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later 
  • You may run it on earlier versions but we don’t support them

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • AU (Audio Units)
  • AAX
  • NKS

Delivery Format:

  • Downloadable Installer File

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 3.1 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280×768 px Display
  • Internet Connection is required to download and authorise this product

Supported Standards:

  • MIDI
  • Native Instruments NKS

27. Essential Keyboard Collection

by SONiVOX

Essential Keyboard Collection

At Sonivox we have over a decade of experience of meticulously sampling and expertly voicing instruments. Over the last 12 months we have been working hard to provide the reference collection of “must-have” instruments for keyboard players. 

Our new flagship keyboard instrument utilises the powerful new struQture audio engine from Qubiq Audio, providing full cross DAW compatibility, outstanding sonic quality, visually stunning easy-to-use UI’s and a standalone performance app. 

This dynamic instrument features a wide library of highly playable sounds designed to sound great in live performances or studio use. 

EK has been produced by the sound design veterans behind the highly-acclaimed Air Music Tech Mini Grand, DB-33 and Velvet plugins as well as Sonivox Eighty-Eight. We set out to provide keyboard players with the essential collection for live performance. 

EK includes a selection of thirteen powerful instruments, each with their own intuitive UI built into one powerful player supporting all popular plugin formats. They can also be used as a standalone PC and Mac app when you want to plug in your keyboard and just play. Our comprehensive collection includes the most requested instruments for live performance. Each instrument includes a set of highly playable presets perfect for any musical genre or style. 

The piano – perhaps more than any other single instrument – conveys the whole range of musical thoughts and emotions like nothing else can. EK features stunning Piano models, including a Steinway Grand piano, Yamaha Grand piano, a classic upright piano, Celeste, and even a Toy Piano for times when you need a taste of something different. 

If the electric piano is more your thing, you will absolutely love the Essential Keyboard Collection. Incredibly authentic, both in playability and sound, EK features all the classic models including the Rhodes Mark I and Mark II, Electric Organ, Clavichord, and a hard to find Pianet. 

There are very few truly unique instrumental sounds in the world of music. Sounds so distinct, so compelling, so immediately identifiable and genuine that you just have to have it. One of these really great, unmistakable instrumental sounds is the tonewheel organ, used by many great rock, soul and jazz artists in the 1960’s to 1980’s. Unforgettable musicians like Stevie Winwood, Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Jimmy Smith and Richard “Groove” Holmes used tonewheel organs to great musical effect. The Essential Keyboard Collection includes 20 tonewheel organ presets designed to cover jazz, rock, pop and other music styles.  

If you’re looking for something more traditional, EK offers a church organ, Celeste, and 4 harpsichord models for classical or worship productions. 

Features

Thirteen stunning Instruments each with multiple presets:

  • Steinway Grand Piano
  • Upright Piano
  • Yamaha Grand Piano
  • Rhodes Mark I
  • Rhodes Mark II
  • Electric Organ
  • Pianet 
  • Harpsicord 
  • Toy Piano
  • Clavichord 
  • Harmonium 
  • Tonewheel Organs
  • Church Organ 

Powerful built-in Reverb, Delay, Vibrato, and Chorus effects with multiple presets for each instrument. 

Also works as a Standalone performance App for PC and Mac plugin your midi controller and perform with no mapping required. 

System Requirements

Apple System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.8 – macOS Catalina 10.15
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or later; Core i5 or i7 recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2 GB, 4 GB or more recommended
  • 2 GB free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • Windows (x64) OS 8, 8.1, 10
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 2 GB’s free disc space
  • Intel Core i5, i7, 2.3GHz processor or higher 
  • ASIO sound drive
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

28. Addictive Keys: Mark One

by XLN Audio

Addictive Keys: Mark One

Warm and Intimate Tones

Start playing this warm, beautiful instrument and chances are good that you’ll find yourself still playing it several hours later.

About Mark One

Our Mark One Instrument is based on a Fender Rhodes Mk. 1 electric piano. This king of electric pianos is played through a vintage tube combo amp and captured by rare vintage mics for a sublime sound. The tone can go from a smooth enthralling caress to a searing, crunchy sound that cuts through the densest mix.

The Instrument and its Presets

Fender Rhodes Mk. 1 Stage Piano:

Our Mark One instrument is based on a Fender Rhodes Mk. 1 electric piano. The Rhodes Mk. 1 has been the most popular electric piano for more than four decades and is heard on countless hit records. Rhodes pianos can vary in sound, and this particular instrument was selected for its unmistakable warmth and intimacy. 

While the instrument’s line output can be recorded “direct,” it is often played through an amplifier to add some crunch and character. For this recording, we used a MusicMan 112 RD Fifty 1×12″. Different recording setups can be mixed and matched to give you endless sound design options!

With the tube combo set up in a large recording room, vintage microphones was positioned at both close and far away perspective capturing the amp close-up and with natural ambience. To add variety, three mics were positioned next up to the speaker; a dynamic, a tube condenser and a ribbon microphone. One floor and one room microphone setup were used for the option of adding depth and ambience to the recordings. 

In addition to the acoustical recordings, two line signals were also recorded: One “direct” through high-voltage DI box and another through the classic Roland Dimension D analog stereo chorus.

We Recorded Using the Following:

Music Man 112 RD combo amp (Close Mic): 

  • Telefunken U47 Tube Condenser 
  • Coles 4038 Ribbon 
  • Shure SM57 Dynamic 

Ambient (Room) Recording: 

  • Neumann SM69 Stereo Microphone 

Direct Output: 

  • Clean Line Output 
  • Line Output through Roland Dimension D 

Acoustic Strings: 

  • Sela T25 Stereo Microphone

About Galleries and ExploreMaps

Helping you Learn and Discover Sounds:

Our Gallery page (accessed by pressing the “Gallery” button) shows general information about the installed Addictive Keys instruments as well as those available in the online shop. The bottom of the Gallery page shows thumbnails of the available ExploreMaps for the currently selected instrument.

The ExploreMap page (accessed by pressing the “Explore” button) contains a selection of presets that you can easily preview and select with one click. This makes it easy to explore the various possible sounds. Many ExploreMaps also contain convenient macro controllers for fast/easy editing.

Features

  • Fender Rhodes Mk. 1 Stage Piano
  • Classic and Intimate Sound
  • 7 Different recording perspectives

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

29. Addictive Drums 2: Rock & Metal Edition

by XLN Audio

Addictive Drums 2: Rock & Metal Edition

Addictive Drums 2 brings the world’s finest drums straight into your music. You get outstanding drums, professionally-played rhythms, and phenomenal sound-shaping and mixing features that make your productions sound alive. All this with a fast, musician-centric interface that gets amazing results without getting in your way. To get you started, this package includes the AD2 engine along with XLN Audio’s bestselling Fairfax Vol. 1, Fairfax Vol. 2, and Black Velvet drum kits so you can get to work on your most impressive music right away.

Get Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

Drums are critically important to modern music. If the sounds and rhythms aren’t excellent, your track will never reach its full potential. Serious producers know this, and that’s why so many of them turn to Addictive Drums.

Magnificent Drums Perfectly Recorded

Addictive Drums 2 comes standard with three extraordinary drum kits including both of our acclaimed Fairfax kits (recorded at the legendary Los Angeles studio formerly known as Sound City) and the loud, large, and luxurious Black Velvet! The package includes 130 presets ranging from super-clean to highly polished and radio-ready to heavily processed and distorted. You also get our Core MIDI Library containing over 5000 inspiring beats and grooves covering many styles. You can use them as-is or easily tweak them to make them uniquely yours.

It’s All About Sound

Tweak any of the professionally designed presets or build up a custom kit from scratch, it’s your choice. Addictive Drums 2 is packed with mixing and sound-shaping features that let you transform the raw sounds in amazing ways. Whether you need your drums to sound open and crystal-clear, or produced and radio-ready, or grungy and heavily distorted, AD2 has studio-grade tools to get the job done.

Lightning Fast Workflow

The best sounds and features are useless if you can’t find and use them quickly when inspiration strikes. Addictive Drums 2 really excels in this area. Every detail – from drag-and-drop audio and MIDI, to rapid linking and layering, to near-instant kitpiece swapping–is designed to keep you in the creative zone. The clean layout and lighting-fast workflow include hundreds of individual features that make AD2 fast and familiar – even for first-time users.

For Hard Rockers and Metalheads

If you’re a die-hard fan of rock or an unwavering metalhead, this special version of Addictive Drums 2 is just for you. It includes only our hardest hitting sounds, most diabolical rhythms and is built specifically to take your hard rocking masterpieces to the next level.

  • Built just for rock and metal
  • Insanely good sounds and rhythms
  • Comes with full AD2 engine

Built for Rock & Metal

Addictive Drums 2: Rock & Metal Edition gives you our absolute best sounds and rhythms for rock and metal. The included drum kits (ADpaks), rhythms (MIDIpaks) and extra drum kit pieces (Kitpiece paks) provide limitless inspiration on your musical journey. 

Get Inspired While Writing

Rock and Metal masterpieces always contain two things: Ridiculously awesome guitar riffs and intense, inspired drumming. Addictive Drums 2: Rock and Metal Edition has you covered when it comes to the drums. You get 78 inspiring sound presets and MIDIpaks containing some of our hardest beats and grooves right out of the box. You can use them as-is or easily tweak them to perfectly fit your needs. Just add guitar and vocals!

Practice with Great Drummers

Honing your guitar chops and perfecting your riffs takes time and practice. Lots and lots of practice. To help you with this, you can use the inspiring beats and grooves in Addictive Drums 2: Rock and Metal Edition to lock down your performances and timing. It’s like playing alongside a world-class drummer every time you practice. Who says practice can’t be fun?

Key Features:

Included ADpaks:

  • Studio Rock
  • Metal
  • Fairfax Vol. 1

Included MIDIpaks:

  • Metal Songs
  • Diabolic
  • Heavy Rock

Included Kitpiece Paks:

  • DW Solid Piccolo Snare
  • Sonor Designer Snare
  • DW Woofer Bass Drum

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

30. AMBER

by UJAM

AMBER

Get Your Strum On!

Warm and Shiny Strums

In the mood for livid steel-string acoustic guitar strums? Virtual Guitarist AMBER is your musical companion. AMBER adds warm and shiny strumming to your production. It comes loaded with more than 50 Styles, over 600 Phrases, multiple effects, and sound shaping controls.

After testing and measuring dozens of combinations of high-end guitars and microphones, we found sonic delight: A boutique American vintage dreadnought and a legendary German vintage large diaphragm microphone. For even more sonic versatility we’ve captured the guitar pickup too.

Features

  • Steel-string acoustic guitar strumming
  • More than 50 Styles and 600 Phrases
  • From full-bodied warm to metallic-sparkling bright
  • Select or mix between microphone and pick-up signal

A Virtual Virtuoso

AMBER plays lively chords and patterns across many genres and comes with more than 600 characteristic Phrases grouped in 57 Styles.

Be Real

AMBER provides control over sound aspects that create a realistic feel such as play position and fret noises.

Make it Shine

The unique Shimmer control dynamically accentuates high frequencies while attenuating the mid range to add that certain shiny gloss to your mix.

Feel is Everything

Match your track’s groove: Laid back and swinging? Virtual Guitarist AMBER follows suit.

Native Kontrol Standard

Virtual Guitarist supports Native Instruments NKS. Virtual Guitarist will be mapped to Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine straight out of the box. Enabling you to use Virtual Guitarist with the Light Guide, Smart Play features, and the full creative potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL without any configuration hassle.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later 
  • You may run it on earlier versions but we don’t support them

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • AU (Audio Units)
  • AAX
  • NKS

Delivery Format:

  • Downloadable Installer File

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 6 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280×768 px Display
  • Internet Connection is required to download and authorise this product

Supported Standards:

  • MIDI
  • Native Instruments NKS

31. CARBON

by UJAM

CARBON

This story-telling superweapon brings heavily distorted sounds to your production…

UJAM built CARBON because there was nothing like it – a virtual instrument creating versatile modern “sound-designed” guitar sounds in all kinds of music genres – from the super-quantized accents in electronic music to action-packed big riffs in game soundtracks to subtle vibes in movie scores.

What’s in There?

  • Organic, distorted & processed rhythm guitar sounds
  • First ever Virtual Guitarist with Instrument Mode
  • Unique Layerer soundstage combining up to four guitarists
  • Finisher multi-effect rack with 75 cutting-edge effect algorithms

The Most Versatile Virtual Guitarist

CARBON is for sound designers and musicians who go beyond borders. It’s an otherworldly guitar for game soundtracks and film scores, but can also give electronic and pop music that extra kick. It’s a wild and heavily distorted sound, yet that rawness is somehow precise, controlled and sometimes even synth-like at the same time.

Sound Designers’ Delight

No matter how much you push the edgy digital effects, the underlying sonic textures always remain organic and raw. The instrument always remains playable and musical. This lets CARBON play perfectly alongside synths, drum machines, orchestras and band musicians.

Decidedly Cinematic

It is the sound of hellfire inside an Icelandic volcano and also the sensitive instrumentation aboard a lonely space station orbiting the moons of Jupiter. It is heavy and in-your-face when pushed but also light-and-delicate when dialed down. Use it to inject an instant, controlled blast of raw power or to provide a slowly evolving momentum to build up and carry a scene.

Features

CARBON’s Ultra Amp and Future Distortion algorithms leave no call for insane overdrive unanswered. Its innovative Layerer feature, a virtual soundstage with up to four guitarists, lets you control bigness and width from a tame mono riff to the earth-shaking quadro Wall Of Doom.

  • Organic, distorted and processed rhythm guitar sounds for electronic music, soundtrack,  rock and other contemporary music genres 
  • Instrument Mode lets you play a wide range of articulations on an amazing 8-string  guitar, Player Mode comes with inspiring riffs and phrases
  • Unique Layerer soundstage combining up to four guitarists for ultimate fatness
  • Finisher multi-effect rack combining 20 cutting-edge effect algorithms into 100 presets,  live-controlled or automated by one single knob

Instrument Mode

CARBON’s Instrument Mode lets you play a wide range of articulations on an amazing 8-string guitar.

Player Mode

The Player Mode comes with inspiring riffs and phrases.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later 
  • You may run it on earlier versions but UJAM don’t support them

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • AU 2 (Audio Units)
  • AAX

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 4.5 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280×768 px Display
  • Internet Connection is required to download and authorise this product

Supported Standards:

  • MIDI

32. Addictive Keys: Modern Upright

by XLN Audio

Addictive Keys: Modern Upright

A Modern Classic

Sometimes a grand piano is just too, well… grand. Maybe you need something smaller and more intimate. In those cases, the Modern Upright is the perfect choice.

About Modern Upright

The Modern Upright is based on a Yamaha U3 upright piano – regarded by many pianists as a modern classic. It has a tight and defined tone with an airy ambience that makes it fit nicely into almost any production. Included presets cover everything ranging from smooth jazz with a mellow, warm tone to bright pop with an upfront sound.

The Instrument and its Presets

Yamaha U3 Upright Piano:

Our Modern Upright is based on a Yamaha U3 piano in excellent condition that was recorded with great care in a large auditorium. This auditorium is a soundstage that is mainly used to broadcast live performances with very high acoustical standards. The room has a detailed ambience with a medium/long decay time.

Modern Upright features seven microphone perspectives ranging from close to far, floor to soundboard and mono to stereo. This gives you nearly limitless sound design options and lets you tailor the sound of the piano to the exact needs of your song, all within the Addictive Keys engine.

We Recorded Using the Following:

  • Front Ribbon (Stereo XY): Coles 4038
  • Front Ribbon (Stereo Wide): Coles 4038
  • Back Tube (Stereo Wide): Sela T25
  • Bottom Tube (Mono): Neumann U47
  • Floor PZM (Stereo Wide): Sennheiser MKE212
  • Close Ribbon (Mono): RCA 6203
  • Ambient Tube (Stereo XY): Neumann M269

About Galleries and ExploreMaps

Helping you Learn and Discover Sounds:

Our Gallery page (accessed by pressing the “Gallery” button) shows general information about the installed Addictive Keys instruments as well as those available in the online shop. The bottom of the Gallery page shows thumbnails of the available ExploreMaps for the currently selected instrument.

The ExploreMap page (accessed by pressing the “Explore” button) contains a selection of presets that you can easily preview and select with one click. This makes it easy to explore the various possible sounds. Many ExploreMaps also contain convenient macro controllers for fast/easy editing.

Features

  • Yamaha U3 Upright Piano
  • Distinct, blendable characteristics
  • 7 Different recording perspectives

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

33. RetroVOLT

by BeatSkillz

RetroVOLT

Beatskillz’ love for 80s synth-pop and industrial synth sounds led them into developing RetroVOLT! With already very successful 80s romplers like Retro Keys and Synthwave keys under their belt, Beatskillz wanted to do something very different and with extreme power and synth engine capabilities that they had never done before. One year of development later, Beatskillz can introduce for the first time: RetroVOLT!

Overview

This plugin contains over 500 factory presets made with a 2 Oscillator (Sample Map) architecture and a full synth engine with various filters, envelopes, LFOs and also a full-blown 10 slot multi-effects system. An arpeggiator is also provided to further modulate the sounds in step sequences.

Beatskillz meticulously multi-sampled (multi-velocity and multi key-zone) their synth collection, comprising of synths by Roland, sequential circuits, Oberheim, Yamaha, Waldorf and others. Beatskillz then ran these synths through various pre-amps and sometimes compressors for a rich tone. These oscillators are not computer-generated “static” waveforms, but deep-sampled and dynamic sounds captured from real synths!

The Factory Preset Banks consist of Bank A – Aggressive and Thick “cutting” sounds, which can fill up the entire bandwidth, Bank B consists of more subtle yet “rich” presets to get your inspiration going & Bank C consists of simple pure sample map based sound, so the users can (if they wish) use these as a starting point to develop their own sounds and use the synth architecture for sound designing. There is also an automatic preset generator in this synth. Just press the “Dice” icon near the top menu of the plugin, and “voila!” Unlimited new presets will be generated.

Retrovolt contains brand new sounds not repeated from anywhere else before. Hopefully, these will freshly inspire you to make great music whatever the genre.

Features

  • Powerful synth engine using Multi Samples – Multi-Zone & Multi-Velocity.
  • Filter types including the famous “ladder“ filter.
  • Amp and Filter Envelopes, Velocity curve editing, lfos and more.
  • Full Arpeggiator/ Sequencer with user patterns saving.
  • Effects section with 10 simultaneous effects including Convolution Reverb.
  • 500+ Factory Presets included, users can also save their own presets.
  • Auto Preset Generator for unlimited combination of sample maps and parameters.
  • Midi Controller Assignment for all parameters. Simple “right-click” & assign.

Global Parameters

  • Bend Range: Here you can set the pitch bend range both up and down using a single knob control. The range permitted is: +/-Semitones.
  • Vol: Adjust the final output volume levels going out of the Retrovolt synth. Trim or increase the overall output by -inf to +12dB.
  • Mono/Poly: Turn the entire synth into a monophonic instrument or a polyphonic one with this switch.
  • Reset: Reset all parameters of this synth to their default values. This is great when you want to develop your own patches from scratch.
  • Page Navigation (Main/Arp/Fx): Select the page you want to edit, the main page, the arpeggiator page or the effects processing page.
  • Sample Map Key Range Controls: Select the playable range of sample maps A & B with overlaps, the colours of the keys show their discrete upper and lower ranges as well as overlapping keys.

Main Page

Oscillators A & B (Sample Maps)

This action of the main page lets the user select from the factory sample maps of the various sounds and categories for both oscillators A & B individually. This is the starting point using the sample-based maps to make your sounds as you do in a synth choosing a starting waveform shape. The sample maps provided are for more complex containing multiple samples across the playable range and often multi-velocity samples. There is a switch to turn on and off the sample map for A & B.

Unison (A & B)

This adds multiple copies of the oscillator to add “thickness” to the sound much like older vintage analogue synths.

VOL & PAN (A & B)

This controls the volume and panning of the oscillator.

Transpose Pitch Semi & Fine (A & B)

You can transpose the key of the sample map (oscillators A & B) by semitones or by fine increments by cents using the SEMI & Fine.

Vibrato (A & B)

This is the traditional pitch modulation effect found in earlier analogue synthesizers. This uses an LFO with “Speed”, “Depth” and “Sync” to tempo controls to change the speed and depth of the vibrato effect.

Turn the vibrato effect “on/off” per oscillator A & B using the button provided.

Envelope (A & B)

This is the section where you can control volume, Envelope of an oscillator (A or B).

The ADSR controls the Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release of the sample map (oscillator).

Curve (A & B)

The user can switch on a velocity curve that affects the loudness of the sample map (oscillator). This curve can also be accessed by ” Double-clicking” the V.Curve button and then use the mouse to draw in a preferable curve” also the depth control to control the amount of effect this curve has on the velocity sensing.

Tremolo (A & B)

This section has 3 controls – Speed, Depth & Sync to Tempo.

This is again an LFO that modulates the volume of the sample map from a min to max value using ” Depth ” and ” Speed ” for the rate of the modulation.

Filter Section (A & B)

There are 10 filter types included in this synth including a very accurate Lo pass Ladder filter modeled on a famous vintage synthesizer filter. Switch on / off SVF LoPas, SVF HiPass, SVF Notch, SVF Band Pass, 1 Pole Lowpass, 1 Pole HiPass, BiQuad LoPass, BiQuad LP Rez, BiQuad Hipass, Ladder LoPass.

Controls for Filter Cutoff, resonance, A D S R for the filter and amount of Filter modulation have Rate, Depth & Tempo Sync controls.

V. The curve or Velocity curve for the filter also allows the user to modulate filter cutoff via key velocity. By “Double-clicking” the button, the user can also access the Curve & Depth.


ARP Page

The arpeggiator page has 3 lanes containing the parameters velocity, Note Lenth & Pitch Offset. These parameters can be step sequenced with different values per step with a range of their maximum to minimum values.

The number of STEPS can be changed from 2 to 32 via its control.

The Tempo control sets the time division for the arpeggiator ranging from 1/1 to 1/64T Straight and Triplet values can be selected.

The SWING control sets a swing factor for the sequence playing from 0% to 100%.

The OCTAVE control sets how many octaves the arpeggiator can play ranging from -2 to +5 octaves.

The INCREMENT control allows the user to skip steps by a value range of -12 to +12.

The DIRECTION drop-down menu allows the user to select the general direction of the performance of the sequencer when it plays through the steps. The options provided are: Up, Down, Up-Down, Down- Up & Random.

The Settings Drop Down menu allows the user to store up to 20 step sequences/arpeggiator patterns by selecting the setting number and pressing the “Disk” icon button to save the current settings on the page.

FX Page

The Effects section contains 10 Simultaneous effects processing modules, giving the user a lot of Tone Shaping & Sound Design capabilities.

Everything from a Chorus to convolution REVERB, EQ Saturation, and other effects are included in this section.

Multiple great-sounding impulses have been included for the convolution Reverb.

Each effect module can be switched on or bypassed and upon clicking the module, the respective parameter controls will show up.

Effects Modules: 4 Band Parametric EQ/ Compressor/ Shaper/ LEGATO/ Limiter/ Saturation/ Reverb/ Delay/ Chorus/ Phaser

Automation & Controller Assignment

Right-click on the parameter and then move your choser control on your midi controller to assign it.

Automation can most controls can be recorded for the most of the controls directly to your DAW, depending on the capabilities of your DAW.

Automatic Preset Generator

This synth includes a very unique feature, whereby pressing the ” DICE ” icon on the top bar, makes the synth generate random setting on the controls and select random sample maps. This can lead to some pleasant surprises when you want to design your own presets, as it leads the user into the sound design world by giving the user a new and unique starting point to design fresh sounds using the entire capability of this synthesizer.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10 or later (64-bit only)
  • OSX High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (64-bit only)
  • Intel i3 or later / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2, VST3, AU, AAX 64-bit host

34. Mellotron V

by Arturia

Mellotron V

Legendary Tape Keyboard

The Mellotron put an orchestra at the fingertips and redefined what it was to be a keyboard player. Now with modifications never dreamed of in the 1960s, our faithfully modeled reproduction will infuse your sound with updated vintage goodness.

From psychedelic rock to rocking your world

In the mid ‘60s, the Mellotron thrilled keyboardists with the ability to play tape-based recordings of actual orchestral instruments—adding its own quirky sonic character. Whether you’re conjuring the classics or creating new ones, adding this vintage sound to your music with Mellotron V is sure to make people sit up and listen.

Mellotron V puts the orchestral sounds of classic art rock right in your hands—cape optional.

Imagine a pre-digital world where sampling didn’t exist and the only way to incorporate orchestral realism in your music was, well, to hire an actual orchestra. Enter the Mellotron circa 1963. We’ve lovingly re-engineered it in Mellotron V for your music circa today.

What if you placed a tape playback mechanism under each key and fed each one a recording of a single orchestral instrument note? Crazy? Brilliant? Who cares! That ingenuity resulted in the Mellotron and empowered artists like The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Genesis and Yes to perform strings, brass, woodwinds and more without hiring a room full of session players. The imperfections of tape flutter and other 1960s electronics yielded a sort of alt-universe version of these traditional instruments. In today’s world of pristine sampling, that contrast has brought the “Tron” sound back into vogue at the hands of artists like Caro Emerald, Vampire Weekend and Kasabian.

Something old, very new

Here’s the thing. There are plenty of Mellotron samples out in the world—but why stop there when you can interact with a full-on model of the real thing? Thanks to our award-winning modeling tech found throughout V Collection 7, we’ve given you full control to tweak every aspect of your sound, including variable instrument mix combos, tape flutter, saturation and inherent noise.

In addition to bringing vintage essence, Mellotron V allows you to play your own samples through this iconic tape-replay engine.

There are many sounds that made the Mellotron famous. Now you have them all.

Back in the day, a Mellotron could only play whatever three instruments were burnt into its installed tape bank. Today’s Mellotron V comes complete with samples of all the best tape banks from the original instruments and let’s you mix-and-match them at the click of a mouse. You get a full library of presets with designer combos of instruments and onboard effects processing, all categorized and tagged for easy searching in the Mellotron V, Analog Lab and plugin hosts.

Get ready. A lot of people are going to be asking you, “What is that sound?!”

Arturia Software Center

ASC is the central software that elegantly manages all your Arturia software licenses. It activates your licenses and synchronizes them across multiple devices (you get five instances with each instrument license). ASC also notifies you of updates and downloads them. You can even easily learn about new products, download demos versions and purchase the full products. Simple.

Features

  • 65 original tape racks from MKI/MKII/M300/M400 Mellotrons
  • User sample import: benefit from the Mellotron sound on any sample
  • 3 tracks to select or blend samples
  • Modeling parameters and modulations: flutter, tape saturation, mechanics noise, noise floor, velocity on volume and aftertouch on flutter
  • Amplitude envelope and loop controls for each sample
  • Time stretching on user samples
  • 61 presets

Dedicated effects pedal board

  • 4 slots with a selection of 10 different effects
  • 1 amplifier simulator (Fender Twin or Leslie)
  • 1 room ambiance

System Requirements

Windows

  • Win 7+ (64bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU. 
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Mac

  • 10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU. 
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).

35. Addictive Drums 2: Creative Collection

by XLN Audio

Addictive Drums 2: Creative Collection

Addictive Drums 2 brings the world’s finest drums straight into your music. You get outstanding drums, professionally-played rhythms, and phenomenal sound-shaping and mixing features that make your productions sound alive. All this with a fast, musician-centric interface that gets amazing results without getting in your way. To get you started, this package includes the AD2 engine along with our bestselling Fairfax Vol. 1, Fairfax Vol. 2, and Black Velvet drum kits so you can get to work on your most impressive music right away.

Get Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

Drums are critically important to modern music. If the sounds and rhythms aren’t excellent, your track will never reach its full potential. Serious producers know this, and that’s why so many of them turn to Addictive Drums.

Magnificent Drums Perfectly Recorded

Addictive Drums 2 comes standard with three extraordinary drum kits including both of our acclaimed Fairfax kits (recorded at the legendary Los Angeles studio formerly known as Sound City) and the loud, large, and luxurious Black Velvet! The package includes 130 presets ranging from super-clean to highly polished and radio-ready to heavily processed and distorted. You also get our Core MIDI Library containing over 5000 inspiring beats and grooves covering many styles. You can use them as-is or easily tweak them to make them uniquely yours.

It’s All About Sound

Tweak any of the professionally designed presets or build up a custom kit from scratch, it’s your choice. Addictive Drums 2 is packed with mixing and sound-shaping features that let you transform the raw sounds in amazing ways. Whether you need your drums to sound open and crystal-clear, or produced and radio-ready, or grungy and heavily distorted, AD2 has studio-grade tools to get the job done.

Lightning Fast Workflow

The best sounds and features are useless if you can’t find and use them quickly when inspiration strikes. Addictive Drums 2 really excels in this area. Every detail – from drag-and-drop audio and MIDI, to rapid linking and layering, to near-instant kitpiece swapping–is designed to keep you in the creative zone. The clean layout and lighting-fast workflow include hundreds of individual features that make AD2 fast and familiar – even for first-time users.

Features

  • 6 ADpaks (Fairfax Vol 1, Fairfax Vol 2, Black Velvet, Vintage Dry, Session Percussion, Reel Machines)
  • MIDI Library (5000 beats)
  • 3 MIDIpaks (Dry Beats & Songs, Percussion Beats, Reel Machines Beats)
  • Specialty “Trig” Sounds included
  • 230 Production-ready Presets

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

36. HEAVY 2

by UJAM

HEAVY 2

Heavy is your Rock and Indie Specialist

Note: If you own HEAVY 1 you can Upgrade to PHAT 2.

Virtual Drummer HEAVY is an authoritative, hard-hitting rock drummer, permanently set to beast mode! Always delivering what its name promises, HEAVY punishes the drums with relentless weight and energy behind each hit, driving your tracks forward and providing the perfect basis for all manner of rock, indie and grunge styles.

As with every UJAM Instruments product, HEAVY benefits from our frustration-free design philosophy meaning anyone can use this product to make music faster, better and easier, regardless of their music production experience level.

Just follow the simple controls on the user interface to easily trigger different styles and rhythmical phrases to use in your tracks. The drummer who is never late, unless you want them to be… Virtual Drummer HEAVY’s additional ‘performance tweaking’ controls mean that you can make your drummer push or pull on the beat as well as become more loose or rigid when playing.

HEAVY also allows individual volume control of each element of the drum kit meaning you can get your balance just right before adding the perfect amount of stadium-style reverb!

What’s New in Version 2?

  • Drag-and-drop phrases to DAW
  • Multiple Audio Outputs
  • Enhanced Mixer Section
  • 30 new styles and 150 presets

What’s in There?

  • A virtual rock drummer with real drum performances
  • Build your own drum kits with kit editing options
  • New Master Section with saturation and maximizer
  • Fresh improved look – easy on eyes and brain
  • 200 presets, 60 musical styles with 1380 different patterns

For Those About to Rock

Virtual Drummer HEAVY is a forceful rock and indie specialist. For all genres from soft pop rock ballads to Seattle-style overdrive grunge, HEAVY adds a wide range of drumming styles and sounds in your production.

Hard-Nosed & Forward

At ease supporting heavy rock riffs to power ballads, HEAVY is a versatile instrument. With over 200 presets, 60 musical styles containing a total of 1380 different patterns, creatives from all across the musical spectrum can enjoy the 5 meticulously recorded drum kits contained within. Further customization of the sound can be achieved with the custom FX algorithm ‘Slam’ and the six different character presets, allowing for a wide variety of tonal possibilities ranging from high fidelity to downright rude rock!

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later

Plugin Formats

  • VST 2, AU 2, and AAX
  • AU 2 version only compatible with Logic 10 and newer.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 GB of RAM, 0.5 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280×768 px Display, Internet Connection

37. Cassette Toy Piano for Logic

by THEPHONOLOOP

Cassette Toy Piano for Logic

The Idea & Process

Cassette Toy Piano is a collection of 5 instruments based on a children toy piano. First of the five included instruments is of course just a raw toy piano recorded on a cassette and while it is a nice and useful sound most toy pianos are very… imperfect in their nature. Because of that, the main aim for this collection was to create additional variations of the raw sound to embrace what’s good in it (with things like spring reverb, granular synthesis, etc.) without losing its original (and sometimes) creepy sound.

So to sum everything up – Cassette Toy Piano is a collection of 5 instruments recorded with 3 dynamic layers using 2 different cassette decks (one with a more neutral sound and the other with a much more lo-fi and degraded sound). Overall there are 1112 samples – 111 samples per deck, plus 2 noise samples from each deck (1,71 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV files).

Every note has been carefully denoised with a high-quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note (there’s still some noise left in the samples to avoid denoising artifacts). Noise can still be added with the noise knob – it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five-voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.

The End Result

Useful and fun production tool

If you like vintage sounds and you’re looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.

Variety of sounds

Aside from the sound of a cassette record with this instrument, you can easily create some weird sounds and there are already quite a few presets included to get you started (Kontakt & Ableton Live versions only).

Features

  • Available in multiple popular formats: Kontakt 5, Ableton Live 9, Logic, SFZ & Multiformat
  • 1,71 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV samples (1112 samples in total)
  • Recorded on 2 different decks
  • 5 instruments
  • 2 noise samples (each 2 minutes long)
  • 3 dynamic layers
  • Organic sound with lots of little imperfections

Logic version

  • Full version of Logic Pro X required – not tested in Logic Pro 9
  • 50 basic presets (normal, reverse 100%, reverse 75%, reverse 50% & reverse 25% for each deck)

System Requirements

  • Full version of Logic Pro X required – not tested in Logic Pro 9

38. PHAT 2

by UJAM

PHAT 2

PHAT is your Virtual Drummer for Hip-Hop and Funk Beats

Note: If you own PHAT 1 you can Upgrade to PHAT 2.

Virtual Drummer PHAT is a slick and funky Hip-hop operator, producing grooves, fills and breaks straight from the street! Ready at any time to quickly lay down entire beats and rhythms that will make your body move and keep the MC nodding their head. Perfect for grooving, funky and urban styles, PHAT is the perfect studio companion for music producers of all skill levels.

The very gentle learning curve, a trademark of all UJAM Instruments plug-ins, means beginners and professionals can quickly lay down amazing sounding beats with no previous drumming experience. When you’re happy that the vibe is almost perfect you can fine tune the overall mix. Tweak the performance with individual volume controls for all the different elements of the kit such as kick drum and snare before adding micro timings with simple controls for swing, feel and even how ‘human’ the final performance will sound.

What’s New in Version 2?

  • Drag-and-drop phrases to DAW
  • Multiple Audio Outputs
  • Enhanced Mixer Section
  • 30 new styles and 150 presets

What’s in There?

  • A virtual Hip Hop drummer that follows your direction
  • Build your own drum kits with kit editing options
  • New Master Section with saturation and maximizer
  • Fresh improved look – easy on eyes and brain
  • 200 presets, 60 musical styles with 1380 different patterns

Make ‘em Say Uhh!

Virtual Drummer PHAT is your go-to ace for grooving funky and urban drumming. For all genres from Retro Soul to G-Funk, PHAT adds a smooth rhythm fundament to your production with its wide range of drumming styles and sounds.

Funk-A-Licious & Groovy

Virtual Drummer PHAT is versatile, coming with 200 presets, 60 musical styles containing a total of 1380 different rhythmical patterns that you can effortlessly weave and stitch together. Experiment and change your sound from smooth and soulful to huge and pumping by combining any of the 5 different drum kits with 6 easily accessible and tonally powerful character presets. Virtual Drummer PHAT really does give you groove that’s easy to craft and futile to resist.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later

Plugin Formats

  • VST 2, AU 2, and AAX
  • AU 2 version only compatible with Logic 10 and newer.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 GB of RAM, 0.5 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280×768 px Display, Internet Connection

39. Cassette Vibraphone for Logic

by THEPHONOLOOP

Cassette Vibraphone for Logic

The Idea & Process

Cassette Vibraphone is the first instrument in cassette series recorded with real round-robin samples – every note in every dynamic layer was recorded 4 times. Cassette Vibraphone was recorded in full range (3 octaves) with 4 dynamic layers using 4 different cassette decks. Overall there are 2372 samples – 592 samples per deck, plus 4 noise samples from each deck (6,76 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV files).

Every note has been carefully denoised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note (there’s still some noise left in the samples to avoid denonising artifacts). Noise can still be added with the noise knob – it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.

  • Full version of Logic Pro X required – not tested in Logic Pro 9
  • Real round-robin
  • 100 basic presets (normal, reverse 100%, reverse 75%, reverse 50% & reverse 25% for each deck & each round-robin)

Main Features

  • Available in Kontakt 5Ableton Live 9, Logic, SFZ & Multiformat
  • 6,76 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV samples (2372 samples in total)
  • Recorded on 4 different decks
  • Recorded with 4 round-robins (+ simulated round-robin in Kontakt version)
  • 4 noise samples (each around 2 minutes long)
  • 4 dynamic layers
  • Organic sound with lots of little imperfections

System Requirements

  • Full version of Logic 9.1.8 (or higher)

40. Cassette Plucks.01 for Logic

by THEPHONOLOOP

Cassette Plucks.01 for Logic

The Idea & Process

Cassette Plucks.01 is a mixture of physical modelling, some subtractive synthesis and sampling. It contains two different pluck instruments with an oriental vibe – both designed from the ground up. Because of all the care that was put into the making of every layer and the magic touch of old cassette recorders, Cassette Plucks.01 is another lo-fi & tasty sounding collection.

Both instruments were recorded in the range of 5 octaves, with 4 dynamic layers using 2 different cassette decks. Overall there are 979 samples – 244 samples per deck, plus 2 noise samples from each deck (1,32 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV files).

Every note has been carefully denoised with a high-quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note (there’s still some noise left in the samples to avoid denoising artefacts). Noise can still be added with the noise knob – it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five-voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.

Useful and fun production tool

If you like vintage sounds and you’re looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.

Features

  • Available in multiple popular formats: Kontakt 5, Ableton Live 9, Logic, SFZ & Multiformat
  • 1,32 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV samples (979 samples in total)
  • Recorded on 2 different decks
  • 2 instruments
  • 2 noise samples (each around 2 minutes long)
  • 4 dynamic layers
  • Organic sound with lots of little imperfections

Format-specific features

  • Full version of Logic Pro X required – not tested in Logic Pro 9
  • 20 basic presets (normal, reverse 100%, reverse 75%, reverse 50% & reverse 25% for each deck)

System Requirements

  • Full version of Logic Pro X required – not tested in Logic Pro 9

41. Session Keys Grand S

by e-instruments

Session Keys Grand S

The Modern Concert Grand

A Professional & Versatile Piano

The iconic and unmistakable sound of the Steinway D Concert Grand Piano – be inspired by its highly playable rich warm tones. Session Keys Grand S delivers the rich harmonic structure, warm tone, and full resonances of the Steinway D Concert Grand Piano, used in concerts and recordings by some of the world’s greatest artists.

The Grand Piano

Grand S delivers the rich harmonic structure, warm tone, and full resonances of the Steinway D Concert Grand Piano, used in concerts and recordings by some of the world’s greatest artists.

Two Characteristics

It may seem like a minor detail, but to experts, it means the world. The Grand S piano was recorded with open lid as well as with the lid removed, and separate miking techniques. As a result, Session Keys Grand S comes with two very distinct piano sample sets: “Concert” favoured in classic recordings and “Studio” for popular music applications. Switch between the two piano characteristics as your creativity requires.

Pentamorph

This stylish pentagonal controller makes Session Keys Grand S more than just a great piano. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it’s a phenomenally powerful tool, able to transform the whole sound from normal piano to eerie atmospheres to pure mechanical sounds and back.
Instant flexible control in a single knob.

Animator

The sound of ideas coming to life: the Animator offers an intuitive and inspiring way to jam with more than 400 flexible piano phrases that follow your harmonies. Use the pitch bend and modulation wheels to increase or decrease complexity and control the dynamic of your session partner.

Smart Chord

Stuck in a black hole of inspiration and need some suitable chord changes? Full chords or Animator riffs can be played via either the pad controller or single keys. Just set the key of your song and let Smart Chord Mode create the harmonies.

Design

Intense music production sessions can put a strain on your senses. With its pure, minimalistic and clean design Session Keys Grand S piano is easy on the eyes and helps you stay cool in heated sessions.

Features

  • Steinway Concert Grand
  • Two separate sound banks: Studio and Concert
  • Pentamorph sound control to transform the whole sound with a single knob
  • Animator with more than 400 flexible piano phrases
  • Smart Chord function to create instant piano chords from single keys or pads
  • Native Instruments NKS compatible
  • Size: 11 GB / 4.91 GB (lossless sample compression)
  • 24 bit, 44.1 kHz

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (Latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • Compatible with the FREE Kontakt 5 Player or Kontakt 5 Version 5.5.1 or higher.

Mac

  • OS X 10.9 or later (Latest Update).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • Compatible with the FREE Kontakt 5 Player or Kontakt 5 Version 5.5.1 or higher.

42. XO Lite

by XLN Audio

XO Lite

A Revolutionary New Way of Exploring Sounds and Making Beats

Note: This is the Lite version of XO. The full version of XO is also available. 

Your Universe of Sounds

XO collects all your one-shot drum samples and sorts them by similarity in the XO Space.

Explore

Seamlessly sweep through your sounds, regardless of where they are stored.

When you hear something you like, have a look around. You might find something even better close by.

Create

Create your beat with the playful and intuitive sequencer.

Sculpt the perfect groove with the Accentuator and the curated Groove Templates.

Tweak

Colour and fine-tune your sounds with essential effects and creative modifiers.

Play

Explore unlimited variations to beats and sounds in Playground Mode.

Tap into an endless source of happy accidents by swapping or randomizing patterns and sounds – one by one, or all at once.

The perfect companion to your workflow.

As standalone, or in your favourite host – XO fits your workflow smoothly and seamlessly.

Features

  • Load your own samples: Duplicates. Vague file names. Folders in different locations or on external drives. XO sorts them all – regardless of where and how they are stored.
  • Find your sound faster: Narrow the scope with XO’s powerful filters and search functionalities to find what you’re looking for even faster.
  • Ready for action: Factory Samples & Presets – Get a flying start to your beatmaking with XO’s inspiring presets and 2000+ hand-picked factory samples. No matter the music style or amount of sounds in your current sample collection, XO has you covered.
  • Perfect your groove: Sculpt the perfect groove with the curated Groove Templates, Nudge your patterns to boost raw urgency or funky sluggishness, and add life and dynamics to your beat with the powerful Accentuator.
  • Drag & drop: Drag and drop with ease into your own workflow. Tweaked or raw. Individual samples or the whole beat. Audio or MIDI.
  • Import/Export: your files: Both .wav and .aiff are supported. (.flac, .mp3, .ogg, and .wma files are only supported in the full version of XO)

New Features in XO 1.1

  • Playlists: Create, browse and organize your presets in genre, or project-specific Playlists.
  • New factory presets: More than 100 factory presets.
  • Live File System Monitor: The Live File System Monitor notifies you of any changes in the sample folders you’ve added to XO.

Full Feature Comparison of XO Lite and XO

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

43. EDEN 2

by UJAM

EDEN 2

Drums for Dance and EDM Tracks

Build Stomping and Driving Beats for the Next Summer Anthem

EDM, Big-Room & Rave

Beatmaker EDEN 2 is a dance-music and EDM specialist, comfortable headlining any venue from small sweaty Berlin clubs to ginormous global festivals. EDEN 2 provides the driving beats that keep the dancefloor full and party going all night long. EDEN 2 is your tool for building the right foundation for the next big summer anthem or four to the floor main-room monster.

Put Your Hands Up in The Air

EDEN 2 combines expertly curated drum hits in 45 dance styles with 1035 individual contemporary rhythmical patterns covering song intros, verses, choruses, fills, endings and more.

Frustration-Free Design

EDEN 2’s simple, frustration-free controls make it ideal for just getting on with making music. Professional producers and beginners alike will appreciate the speed at which whole tracks and ideas can materialize along with the uncompromising quality of the sounds on offer.

Features at a Glance

With 10 separate kits, 12 smart-mix presets and a powerful set of easy to use mixing and FX tools, EDEN 2 can cater for and support all your euphoric leads, lush synthesizer pads and banging basslines.

Signature Sounds

Set your phasers to stun and get ready rave until dawn by combining the different kits with EDEN 2’s professional mix presets and macro performance controls such as filter sweeps and ambience.

Special Control: Kick Pump

Dynamic side-chain compression for that characteristic pumping sound.

What’s New in EDEN 2?

  • MIDI ‘Drag and Drop’ to DAW.
  • Multiple audio outputs.
  • Twice the Styles, Patterns and Drum Kits.
  • Mastering section including Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ and Ambience

System Requirements

Mac 

  • OS X 10.11 or later.
  • VST 2, AU 2 (Logic 10 and newer), AAX.
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later.
  • VST 2, AAX.
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

44. Igniter Full Tank

by Krotos

Igniter Full Tank

Complex Vehicle Sound Design. Simplified.

Igniter is the new industry standard for creating any real-world or sci-fi vehicle and engine sound effects with ease. Whether you work in audio post or game audio, Igniter enables you to design, perform and automate any complex vehicle behaviour directly in your DAW – from sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, spacecraft and other engine sounds to moving ambiences, textures, Foley or whatever sparks your imagination.

Igniter is the only solution of its kind to come jam-packed with over 20 performable vehicles and 614 audio assets from vehicles including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Tesla, Harley Davidson, Huey UH-1H, Agusta Westland 119x, CH-47D Chinook, Bombardier Challenger, Cessna 560XL, skids, sweeteners and much more.

For vehicle sound effects fanatics, Igniter Full Tank comes with 75GB of additional library content including onboard recordings, ramps & static rev bands, Foley sounds, skids, slides and much more!

Features

Start Your Engines.

Loopcloud Music App from Loopmasters.com

Select from over 20 high-quality performable vehicles including sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, space craft and other engine sounds; then process them as part of a powerful, hybrid work flow using Granular, Synth, One Shot or Loop modules.

Live Life In The Automation Fast Lane.

Design detailed, non-linear behaviour, assign multiple hybrid LFO/macros with complex envelopes and use Krotos’ powerful drag-and-drop modulator system for dynamic, real-time performance of any of Igniter’s 600+ parameters. Create complex one-shot systems using the unique triggering system (also ideal for impacts, mechanical devices, robotics, sweeteners and more), Automatic or Manual gearbox configurations with steady RPMs and MIDI for testing timings, performing, automating or editing different engine, moving or evolving material.

Break Your Sound Design Speed Limit.

Get creative with Igniter’s dedicated FX bus for parallel processing, 10 in-built FX per module and easily perform or automate movement using up to 5 discrete layers of pan, doppler and reverb (with a collection of Impulse Responses) all from one master controller. Route the output of each module back to your DAW for mixing and rendering layers or export whole files into your game engine or audio middleware solution.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac Intel computer with a minimum of 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • OS X 10.9 or later

Windows

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 and above

Other Information

  • This software is a digital download
  • Formats (64-bit only): AAX Native, VST, AU
  • Minimum sample rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum sample rate: 192 kHz
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  • A free iLok account is required to activate and use both the demo and full version of the software – an iLok USB dongle is NOT required
  • Igniter can only be activated on one computer at a time
  • Igniter licenses cannot be resold or moved between iLok Accounts
  • Supported host applications: Pro Tools (11 or later), Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8.2.10 or above, Cubase, Reaper and Ableton Live 10 and above.

Note: A free iLok account is required in order to activate this product. An iLok USB dongle is NOT required.


45. Strike 2

by AIR Music Technology

Strike 2

Meet Your New Drummer

Strike is a dynamic drum and arranger instrument that features a world-class sample library and a hyper-realistic performance engine. Strike puts you in the producer’s chair, enabling you to create, control, and produce professional drum tracks with uncanny human realism. With its proprietary technology, Strike surpasses conventional MIDI programming and drumming sampling when it comes to computer-based playing, arranging, and mixing of drums. Use Strike to play a seamless crescendo, switch drum kits from ballad to crushed punk, or tweak the tuning of the snare drum. Each instrument was recorded with up to three close, two overhead, and two room microphones. Strike also provides a full mixing console, complete with built-in effects.

Unbelievable Human Feel

With Strike, you can create professional drum tracks by choosing one of the high-definition kits and telling Strike how to play: Adjust the intensity, complexity, timing, groove, and dynamics of your drum track  — all in real time. Strike also supports automation enabling you to program or record changes to any one of its parameters: Connect a MIDI controller to tweak your performance on the fly using knobs, sliders, and drum pads and then play it back to hear dynamic results. Strike’s proprietary real-time performance engine eliminates the mechanized artifacts of typical sample-playback devices to deliver human results with unparalleled realism. The playing intensity can be increased to obtain a smooth dynamic response in the drum tone instead of audible velocity switches. With Strike, you can produce professional drum tracks that are impossible to create with conventional sampling technology.

Premium Drum Samples

Strike comes loaded with 19 customizable drum kits that were recorded at the world renowned Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Choose from an RnB acoustic kit, to a funky acid jazz kit, to a big reverb-drenched 80s kit. Strike lets you create your own custom drum patterns with the onboard Style Editor and can function as a drum module in your DAW. Additionally, Strike supports WAV and AIFF files so you can use your own custom sample libraries. Whether you compose soundtracks, pop tunes, or just need a drummer to jam along with on your guitar, Strike delivers human results with thousands of editable preset patterns in popular music styles.

Mix It Up

To help you get the perfect drum sound, Strike includes a built-in mixing console for full control over every aspect of the kit. Change virtual microphone settings, such as room ambience and leakage, then take advantage of dedicated 3-band EQ and two insert effects per channel. The onboard effects range from dynamics and limiting to reverb and delay, plus specialized tools such as bit crusher and filter. The onboard mixer lets you easily adjust the overall level and panning for each drum, and route individual sounds to separate mixer channels in your DAW.

Features

  • A dynamic drum and arranger instrument that features a world-class sample library and a realistic performance engine
  • Manipulate intensity, complexity, timing, groove, dynamics, and more
  • Smooth dynamics control without audible velocity switches
  • Supports WAV and AIFF files from your own sample libraries
  • Intelligently mapped drums for fast, interactive real-time arrangements
  • Doubles as a powerful MIDI drum module
  • Built-in virtual mixing console for full control over drum kit sound
  • Control room ambience, microphone levels/leakage, EQ, dynamics, and more
  • Dedicated EQ and two insert effects processors per channel compressor:
  • Limiter, tube saturation, distortion, bit crusher, filter, ring modulator, delay, reverb, phaser, chorus, and more
  • Support for discrete routing and mixing of each drum kit component
  • Audio and MIDI export for quickly creating drum loops and MIDI sequences in your DAW
  • MIDI Learn functionality allows easy mapping to MIDI controllers

System Requirements

Mac: 

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported); Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 Recommended)

PC: 

  • Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1; Minimum Dual Core 2GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended)

Formats:

VST (32 bit and 64 bit) qualified for:

  • Ableton Live, Cubase, Arsenal

AU (64 bit only) qualified for:

  • Logic Pro X

AAX qualified for:

  • ProTools 10.3 (32 bit), ProTools 11.x (64 bit)

Please Note:

  • Minimum RAM 4GB (8GB or more recommended)
  • 56GB free hard drive space required (Download and Installation)
  • Internet Access required (Download and Authorization
  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).

Important Notes: 

  • This software is not yet compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).
  • Please be aware this product features a very large, high-quality sample library, so a high-speed broadband internet connection is required to download and authorise this product.

46. Cassette Mallets.02 for Logic

by THEPHONOLOOP

Cassette Mallets.02 for Logic

The Idea & Process

Cassette Mallets.02, a successor of Cassette Mallets.01 further explores the sound of experimental mallet instruments with different sounds, more decks to choose from and the .02 interface. Like in the case of Cassette Keys .01 and .02, both of those instrument libraries complement each other very well.

Cassette Mallets.02 contains three instruments, each one covering a different sound territory. Sound 01 is a mix of old glockenspiel plates recorded on a thin steel plate, Sound 02 is a 2 octave xylophone mixed with some corrugated sheet resonances and Sound 03 is a mix of the same xylophone, but recorded using three mallets attached to an old bed mattress spring with a copper wire to create a random, ‘granular’ pattern. All three sounds are also spiced up with additional synthesis techniques for a fuller sound and to widen their range on a keyboard.

Both Sound 01 and Sound 02 contain 5 dynamic layers, while Sound 03 contains 4 dynamic layers – all sounds were recorded using 3 different cassette decks. Overall, there are 2565 samples – 305 samples per deck for Sound 01 and Sound 02, and 244 samples per deck for Sound 03, plus there are also 3 noise samples from each deck (1,63 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV files).

Every note has been carefully denoised with a high-quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note (there’s still some noise left in the samples to avoid denoising artefacts). Noise can still be added with the noise knob – it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five-voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.

The End Result

Useful and Fun Production Tool

If you like vintage sounds and you’re looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.

Features

  • 1,63 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV samples (2565 samples in total)
  • Recorded on 3 different decks
  • 3 instruments
  • 3 noise samples (each 2 minutes long)
  • 4-5 dynamic layers
  • Organic sound with lots of little imperfections
  • 45 basic presets (normal, reverse 100%, reverse 75%, reverse 50% & reverse 25% for each deck)

System Requirements

  • The full version of Logic Pro X is required – not tested in Logic Pro 9

47. Igniter

by Krotos

Igniter

Complex Vehicle Sound Design. Simplified.

Igniter is the new industry standard for creating any real-world or sci-fi vehicle and engine sound effects with ease. Whether you work in audio post or game audio, Igniter enables you to design, perform and automate any complex vehicle behaviour directly in your DAW – from sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, spacecraft and other engine sounds to moving ambiences, textures, Foley or whatever sparks your imagination.

Igniter is the only solution of its kind to come jam-packed with over 20 performable vehicles and 614 audio assets from vehicles including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Tesla, Harley Davidson, Huey UH-1H, Agusta Westland 119x, CH-47D Chinook, Bombardier Challenger, Cessna 560XL, skids, sweeteners and much more.

Features

Start Your Engines.

Select from over 20 high-quality performable vehicles including sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, space craft and other engine sounds; then process them as part of a powerful, hybrid work flow using Granular, Synth, One Shot or Loop modules.

Live Life In The Automation Fast Lane.

Design detailed, non-linear behaviour, assign multiple hybrid LFO/macros with complex envelopes and use Krotos’ powerful drag-and-drop modulator system for dynamic, real-time performance of any of Igniter’s 600+ parameters. Create complex one-shot systems using the unique triggering system (also ideal for impacts, mechanical devices, robotics, sweeteners and more), Automatic or Manual gearbox configurations with steady RPMs and MIDI for testing timings, performing, automating or editing different engine, moving or evolving material.

Break Your Sound Design Speed Limit.

Get creative with Igniter’s dedicated FX bus for parallel processing, 10 in-built FX per module and easily perform or automate movement using up to 5 discrete layers of pan, doppler and reverb (with a collection of Impulse Responses) all from one master controller. Route the output of each module back to your DAW for mixing and rendering layers or export whole files into your game engine or audio middleware solution.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac Intel computer with a minimum of 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • OS X 10.9 or later

Windows

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 and above

Other Information

  • This software is a digital download
  • Formats (64-bit only): AAX Native, VST, AU
  • Minimum sample rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum sample rate: 192 kHz
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  • A free iLok account is required to activate and use both the demo and full version of the software – an iLok USB dongle is NOT required
  • Igniter can only be activated on one computer at a time
  • Igniter licenses cannot be resold or moved between iLok Accounts
  • Supported host applications: Pro Tools (11 or later), Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8.2.10 or above, Cubase, Reaper and Ableton Live 10 and above.

Note: A free iLok account is required in order to activate this product. An iLok USB dongle is NOT required.


48. Orchestral Companion – Strings

by SONiVOX

Orchestral Companion - Strings

Note: The download is of a PDF with links to the installers.

Strings

They’re lush. They’re dramatic. They’re emotionally evocative. Nothing sets the mood like well-done ensemble strings in the hands of a skilled composer/arranger/producer.

The key, of course, is “well-done,” and you’re sunk before you start if your strings sound like screechy steel cables instead of a rich, silky, expressive string ensemble.

We’ll never let that happen to you. That was our mindset when we created Orchestral Companion Strings.

The SONiVOX design team has produced over 90 outstanding string programs, each one meticulously crafted to deliver as accurate and convincing an experience as possible. Your productions deserve nothing less.

There is a comprehensive collection of full orchestral string ensembles, which are fantastic for background string parts or quickly sketching out an orchestral score. But we also offer you also a full array of individual string sections so you can really customize and polish your final creation by building things up section by section. The key is flexibility—you can compose and create on as detailed a level as you’d like. All sections are fully represented, including 1st violins, 2nd violins, violas, cellos and contra basses. Up and down bow bowing, sustain, staccato, and spiccato notes, plus instrument pizzicato and tremolo articulations provide the depth of content needed for convincing ensemble string parts and tracks.

What really sets the SONiVOX Orchestral Companion Strings apart from other seemingly similar products is this:

We spared no effort or expense in seeking out the best musicians playing the best-sounding instruments, and we took the necessary steps to record them correctly in the most lifelike manner possible. We paid attention to every detail—we left no stone unturned, as they say.

All because we knew you wouldn’t accept shrill, grating, artificial-sounding strings any more than you’d put up with some cheap product knock-off from a shady street vendor.

The technical details of how we did this are actually pretty interesting, so here they are:

World-Class Musicians; Top-Tier instruments

We recorded the Orchestral Companion Strings in the legendary Futura Productions studios in Massachusetts. Members of the Boston Pops and/or Boston Ballet Orchestras played all performances, with the same premium instruments they use for their actual concert galas and events. A combination of spot and ambient mic’ing capture every instrumental nuance, while preserving the refined acoustics and intimacy of the performance space itself.

State-of-the-Art Sampling Sessions

Under the expert guidance of SONiVOX musical sound connoisseur Jennifer Hruska, each sample session was faithfully recorded by Emmy award-winning engineers Antonio Oliart and RIAA award-winning engineer John Bono. The players were positioned using orchestrally-correct seating, and measures were even taken to compensate for the sound-absorption of any players absent on that particular day. In order to retain a realistic “organic” feel, we used absolutely minimal post-recording electronic processing. We used two B&K 4011 microphones to preserve the highly-desired front-of-hall sound (you know, the “good seats”), while superior-grade spot mics accurately captured each instrument’s individual detail. Benchmark-caliber preamps fed Troisi Octal A/D convertors to complete an uncorrupted signal chain.

We expended more effort and care on this system than most audiophiles do on their own systems, but that’s how important it was to us…because we know that’s how important it is to you.

Playable Programs

Each patch and preset is easily playable by virtually every level of performer. All instruments are presented in multi-velocity layers, with natural swells available via the modulation wheel. MIDI key switching provides on-the-fly articulation for select patches. The internal sound engine provides additional modulation (LFO) sources, dynamic envelope control, and studio-grade reverb/effects to allow creative customization of the onboard sounds.

Plug-In Proficiency

In addition, Orchestral Companion Strings runs as a fully compatible plug-in with any VST (32 or 64 bit), AU (64 bit) , and AAX (32 or 64 bit) for ProTools 10.3 or higher Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software.

Features

  • State-of-the-art captures of world-class string ensembles
  • 24-bit, dual velocity patches provide expressive textures
  • Over 9 GB of content including diverse articulations & bow techniques
  • 90+ patches covering string ensembles and sectionals
  • Section Strings using Violins, Violas, Cellos, and Contrabasses
  • Keyboard mod wheel swells volume for intense dynamics
  • Internal FX, LFOs and envelopes for unlimited creative freedom

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements:

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Home Premium, Profession, or Ultimate
  • Minimum Quad-core processor, Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 15 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.8 to macOS 10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported)
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or later; Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 15 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, AU or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina is not yet compatible

49. Orchestral Companion – Brass

by SONiVOX

Orchestral Companion - Brass

When you need to add real brass to your project for that “just so” feel, nothing less than the real thing will do. Artificial sounds and less-than-authentic details will sabotage even the best-intentioned efforts. It’s like a history buff watching a movie about World War I and seeing a 1960’s-era clock on the fireplace mantel in the background. The credibility is shot and the production is ruined.

You only get one chance. Don’t blow it.

That’s the seriousness with which we took the creation of Orchestral Companion Brass.

The SONiVOX design team has produced over 80 outstanding brass programs, each one meticulously crafted to deliver as accurate and convincing an experience as possible. That’s what you demand, so that’s what we did.

There is a comprehensive collection of full orchestral brass ensembles, and also a full array of smaller brass sub-groups. In addition, we provide you with a complete selection of solo instruments. All the major instruments are here, including solo trumpets, trombones, bass trombones, French horns, and tuba. Double and flutter tonguing, sustained and staccato notes, plus instrument mutes, swells, sforzando, and marcato voicing provide you with the depth of content you need for convincing brass parts and tracks.

However, what really sets the SONiVOX Orchestral Companion Brass apart from other seemingly similar products is this:

We spared no effort or expense in seeking out the best musicians playing the best-sounding instruments, and we took the necessary steps to record them correctly in the most lifelike manner possible. We paid attention to every detail—we crossed every ‘t’ and dotted every ‘i.’

All because we knew you wouldn’t accept inauthentic brass sounds in your production any more than you’d accept a 1960’s clock in your 1914-era movie.

In case you’re interested (and we know you are, because that’s the care and attention you pay to your music), here are the technical details:

World-Class Musicians; Top-Tier instruments

We recorded the Orchestral Companion Brass in the legendary Futura Productions studios in Massachusetts. Members of the Boston Pops and/or Boston Ballet Orchestras played all performances, with the same premium instruments they use for their actual concert galas and events. A combination of spot and ambient mic’ing capture every instrumental nuance, while preserving the refined acoustics and intimacy of the performance space itself.

State-of-the-Art Sampling Sessions

Under the expert guidance of SONiVOX musical sound connoisseur Jennifer Hruska, each sample session was faithfully recorded by Emmy award-winning engineers Antonio Oliart and RIAA award-winning engineer John Bono. The players were positioned using orchestrally-correct seating, and measures were even taken to compensate for the sound-absorption of any players absent on that particular day. In order to retain a realistic “organic” feel, we used absolutely minimal post-recording electronic processing. We used two B&K 4011 microphones to preserve the highly-desired front-of-hall sound (you know, the “good seats”), while superior-grade spot mics accurately captured each instrument’s individual detail. Benchmark-caliber preamps fed Troisi Octal A/D convertors to complete an uncorrupted signal chain.

We expended more effort and care on this system than most crazed get-a-life audiophiles do on their own systems, but that’s how important it was to us…because that’s how important it is to you.

Playable Programs

Each patch and preset is easily playable by virtually every level of performer. All instruments are presented in multi-velocity layers, with natural swells available via the modulation wheel. MIDI key switching provides on-the-fly articulation for select patches. The internal sound engine provides additional modulation (LFO) sources, dynamic envelope control, and studio-grade reverb/effects to allow creative customization of the onboard sounds.

Plug-In Proficiency

In addition, Orchestral Companion Brass runs as a fully compatible plug-in with any VST (32 or 64 bit), AU (64 bit) , and AAX (32 or 64 bit) for ProTools 10.3 or higher Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software.

Features

  • State-of-the-art captures of world-class brass instruments
  • 24-bit, dual velocity patches provide expressive textures
  • Over 5 GB of data content
  • 80+ patches covering brass ensembles, sectionals & solo instruments
  • Full Brass Ensembles; Brass Sections
  • Solo Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, French Horn, and Tuba
  • Diverse articulations, dynamics, and muted instruments
  • 16 patches with full articulation switching using MIDI keys
  • Internal FX, LFOs, and envelopes for unlimited creative freedom
  • 32 & 64-bit; VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements:

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Home Premium, Profession, or Ultimate
  • Minimum Quad-core processor, Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 15 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.8 to macOS 10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported)
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or later; Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 15 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, AU or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina is not yet compatible

50. Ascension

by W.A Production

Ascension

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Cubic Audio to release an exclusive edition of the plugin Ascension. Our exclusive release will include an expansion of 130 presets, 60 midi loops, and over 440 MB of ROM.

Ascension is our ultra-powerful dance music workstation. It’s a cutting-edge synth, a huge ROM sound library and a vast collection of tried-and-tested track-ready royalty-free MIDI files in one glorious package. It’s everything you need and more! 

We’ve crammed over 20 years of production experience into Ascension with the goal of creating an essential tool for anyone making EDM or synth-based music.

Four multi-select oscillators combine subtractive, wavetable and ROM-based synthesis options, as well as FM capability. Why choose between a high-end synth and a ROMpler when you can have both at a hilariously low price?

The ROM section includes an astonishing number of varied samples, including a 6.5 GB library of soaring pads, searing synths, fat basses, shining dance pianos and ethereal choirs that are aimed straigt at the dance floor.

Combine these lush, layered sounds with your own gnarly hand-drawn custom wavetables, FM weirdness, fat detuned subtractive tones or anything else you can summon from the powerful editing and modulation options. You’ve got both immediate, playable sounds and maximum creative flexibility.

Ascension’s intuitive layout makes for a rapid workflow.

Choose from 6 effects units, including 5 distortion models, 2 phaser types, chorus with flanger and vibrato modes, 3 band equalizer, tempo-synced delay (with standard and ping-pong setting) plus reverb (room and cathedral models). Drag & Drop Ascension’s FX units to make your own unique signal chain, perfect for creating unique sounds!


Drag-and-drop MIDI pattern playback is included, as well an arpeggiator and a vast royalty-free library of track-ready MIDI loops from the Dance MIDI Samples archives.

If you’re a beginner, Ascension has every synth sound and MIDI pattern you need to make a great dance track: we’re not exaggerating! Just plug it into your DAW and off you go.

If you’re a pro, you’ll want a top-quality array of utility patches that can slot straight into your next production, combined with the power to create your own innovative signature sounds from scratch. If you make dance music, Ascension has got you covered.Standard arpeggiator mode comes with all the trimmings.. including 50 arp pattern presets to give your sounds instant dance floor ready groove – simply select a pattern from the drop-down menu…

Draw your own unique waveforms for oscillators and LFO patterns!


Shape your sound with 8 modulation sources and 4 extra mod envelopes, allowing you complete control over all four oscillators. 

Ascension is available in 64-Bit VST, VST3 and Audio Unit (AU) formats.

Features

  • 4 Subtractive, Waveform & ROM OSCs
  • Arp With MIDI Player Mode
  • Drag N Drop MIDI To Your DAW
  • Light & Dark Skins
  • Multi FX Unit
  • Drag N Drop FX Chain
  • ADSR Envelope
  • ADSR Filter Envelope
  • 4 Auxiliary Envelopes
  • 32 Modulation Destinations
  • 16 Filter Types

New 1.5 Version Features Update Changelog (1st April 2020)

  • Completely New Sound Browsing Experience
  • 4K Ready, Resizable GUI
  • New Filter Models & Types
  • Improved Reverb FX
  • New Mod Matrix (32 Destinations)
  • 256 New Presets (1522 Total)
  • 120 New Waveforms (1311 Total)
  • 743 MB New ROM (6.55 GB Total)

System Requirements

  • Windows 8 or Higher (64-bit only)
  • Mac OSX 10.11 or Higher (64-bit only)
  • 64-Bit VST 2 / VST 3 or AU Compliant Host
  • Core i5 Processor (equivalent, or higher recommended) 
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GM or higher recommended)

Please note: this software is only available in 64-bit format and will not function on 32-bit systems.


51. Eighty Eight Ensemble

by SONiVOX

Eighty Eight Ensemble

The Arrival of Piano Perfection

Our flagship piano instrument is not just any piano. Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 is an exceptional recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano. Meticulously sampled and expertly voiced, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 provides every composer, pianist, and musician the opportunity to infuse their compositions, recordings, and performances with the breathtaking realism of this truly world-class grand piano. The recording philosophy employed in creating Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 was based on using a simple signal chain, the finest A/D converters, and exceptional microphone preamps. The result is some 1500 sample recordings, with 16 dynamic levels captured and preserved for every key.

Personal Touch

Even with all this painstaking attention to accuracy, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 provides plenty of opportunities to customize the sound to match the project—or your taste. The four-band EQ allows the timbre of the sound to be easily refined. An improved limiter offers enhanced dynamic control. Even the level of the sustain pedal and hammer release elements that help define the character of the piano can be individually controlled. Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 also adds a new robust reverb section. The high-frequency damping and room size parameters can add just the right ambience to your performance.

Ensemble Extras

As the name implies, there is more to Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 than piano. Combination patches come in two flavors. Layered combinations, or Pads, add a second instrument that sounds along with the piano. These layered sounds include strings, synth pads, and choral pads. Split Combinations, or Combis, introduce a second sound—or even a third—played in a specified range of keys. Setting a lower split adds a bass sound—such as bass guitar—playing below the piano. Setting an upper split adds a solo accompaniment instrument playing above the piano. Solo sounds include flute, clarinet, acoustic guitar, etc. Combis can have both an upper and lower split. The zones, or range of keys where each instrument will play, can abut or overlap as you desire. The velocity response can be set to make the most of your keyboard and playing style.

Turn and Learn

In addition to the onscreen controls, Eighty Eight Ensemble features a brilliant MIDI Learn Mode. Simply adjusting a parameter and then touching an external MIDI control creates a link between the two. This intuitive MIDI mapping system allows Eighty Eight Ensemble to quickly integrate with your favorite MIDI hardware controller. In fact, Eighty Eight Ensemble can save and recall your MIDI Learn presets and use them with any patch, so you only need to create them once.

Finders, Keepers

Eighty Eight Ensemble features an integrated patch browser that makes it easy to store, sort, and find exactly the sound you are looking for. Patch attributes such as Class, Genre, Character—and of course, Name—allow your sounds to be stored in a musically meaningful way, as opposed to just indexed as numbers. Any and all attributes can be removed or re-assigned as your sound collection grows. Best of all, Eighty Eight Ensemble comes with over 100 professionally programmed sounds to get you started. Each one can be endlessly tweaked and modified to rapidly build your customized Eighty Eight Ensemble sound collection. So get started now!

Features:

  • Steinway 9’ CD 327 grand piano sample source
  • Meticulously sampled and expertly voiced
  • Over 11 GB of premium content
  • 16 velocity levels per note; over 1500 samples
  • 52 Solo Piano presets
  • 35 Combination patches with layered pad sounds
  • 16 Key Split Combis with bass/and or solo instruments
  • Pedal and Release element controls
  • Adjustable Limiter
  • 4-band EQ
  • Variable Reverb
  • Fine tune and transpose controls
  • 7 Velocity curves
  • MIDI Learn controller mapping
  • Integrated Patch Browser stores by attribute
  • 32- and 64-bit VST and AU support
  • RTAS and AAX Support

System Requirements

PC:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Home Premium, Profession, or Ultimate
  • Minimum Dual Core 2 GHz, Intel Core i5 or i7 recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more recommended
  • 25 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 10) or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

MAC:

  • OS X 10.8 to macOS 10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported)
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or later; Core i5 or i7 recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more recommended
  • 25 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, AU, RTAS (Pro Tools 10) or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina is not yet compatible

Please be aware this product features a very large, high-quality sample library, so a high-speed broadband internet connection is required to download this product.


52. Taylor Acoustic Guitar

by SONiVOX

Taylor Acoustic Guitar

Guitar enthusiasts know the Taylor 810 Acoustic Guitar for its pristine yet warm sound. We sampled this one with the excellent Lawson Tube microphone and it sounds amazing. To top it off we have included more than just single note samples. We’ve also included fret noise, harmonics, up and down strummed chords, and muted chord “chunks”.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Mac

  • OS X Version 10.8 – 10.14
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

53. Dark KZ

by BeatSkillz

Dark KZ

80s Sci-Fi & Horror Sounds Rompler

Features 50 professionally crafted presets to get you the amazing soundtrack sounds inspired from the 80s. Includes Pads, Choir, Leads, Drums, Fx, Basses, Atmospheres and otherworldly sounds!

Sounds inspired by the works of John Carpenter, Jerry Goldsmith, Jan Hammer, Harold Faltermeyer and others.

Meticulously sampled and designed from the ground up using Oberheim, Sequential, EMU, Akai Moog and other synths and samplers. Treated with legendary outboard effects, EQ, compression and saturation to inspire you instantly. Just Load & Play!

Features

  • Attack – Controls the Attack of the Amp Envelope.
  • Release – Controls the Release of the Amp Envelope
  • LP/HP Filter – Choose either a Low Pass or High Pass Filter and control the cutoff frequency.
  • Reverb – Add reverb to the Sound Patches with this control.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST2, AU (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST2 (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Please note:* No PROTOOLS Support – *AAX/RTAS versions are not available for this software.


54. Bright Electric Guitar

by SONiVOX

Bright Electric Guitar

We captured a truly sweet guitar sound that is sure to liven up your tracks with authentic Strat tone.

Boston guitarist Jud Crane got us groovin’ with his excellent Strat Guitar chops. After several days in the studio with his Classic Fender Strat with Seymour Duncan pickups and a Fender Vibrolux amp, we captured a truly sweet guitar sound that is sure to liven up your tracks with authentic Strat tone.

Includes multi-velocity mutes and tones plus a great collection of nice, bright chords that will really cut through your mix.

Features

  • Mutes – 3 velocities
  • Tones – 3 velocities
  • Major Triads – down strum, up strum, choked strum, picked strum
  • Minor Triads – down strum, up strum, choked strum, picked strum
  • Dominant Triads – down strum, up strum, choked strum, picked strum
  • Major Bar Chords – down strum light, down strum hard, up strum light, up strum hardMinor Bar Chords – down strum light, down strum hard, up strum light, up strum hard

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 – 10.14 (This software is not yet compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina)
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

55. Atsia Percussion

by SONiVOX

Atsia Percussion

Atsia Bass Drums

This collection includes the Dunumba, Kenkeni, and Sangban (all from Ewe tribe of Ghana), Gungon (from the Dagomba of Northern Ghana), and Macana Surdo (from Brazil). All are cylindrical, double headed drums, though they are otherwise built quite differently and create a variety of sound. They are typically used for foundation rhythms. Up to 4 velocity levels, with both open and closed (muted) hits.

Atsia Bells

An essential component in African percussion ensembles, these bells provide an important structure to the rhythms. Instruments include Iron Castenet, Kenken, and Toke, and the all important Gankoqui Bells. Gankogui is the foundation of the entire ensemble. Its voice provides the metronomic background around which most Anlo-Ewe music is structured. 5 separate Gankoqui bells have been included. Up to 4 velocities and both open and muted strikes, give a wide variety of timbres.

Atsia Floor DrumsHand Hit

This set of drums includes the Djembe (one of the most popular hand drums around the world in drum circles, rituals, and gatherings), Apentema, and three differenrt Kpanlogo drums – conga shaped drums covered with antelope skin. Both strong hand and weak hand hits have been sampled. Open and muted hits and open and muted slaps of up to four velocities, give you a wide range of percussive sounds to work with.

Atsia Floor Drums Hand & Stick Hit

This set of drums is played with both hands and sticks and includes the Atsimevu, Boba, and Sogo. The Atsimevu is the lead drum and most important performer in the Ewe ensemble. The function of the Atsimevu is to lead the rest of the group through a performance. The performer utilizes a variety of strokes to produce a rhythmic language communicating with the rest of the ensemble. The Sogo is the second most important drum in the ensemble next to the Atsimevu and is the largest of the supporting drums. The Boba is a large barrel shaped drum that produces a thunderous, booming bass sound for the ensemble. Up to 4 veloceties, with a wide variety of open and muted stick hits, slaps, stokes, and double hits give you a wide ranging percussive “vocabulary” with which to create your music.

Atsia Floor DrumsStick Hit

The floor drums in this set of instruments function in both lead and supporting roles. All are played with sticks. Instruments include: Kaganu, Kidi, Kloboto, Kpegisu, and Totodzi. Kpegisu is one of the oldest living oral traditions of West Africa, and is deeply expressive in its use of allegory and metaphor. Formerly a dance for those going off to war, Kpegisu is now performed on special occasions. The Kpegisu drum is named after this dance. Both strong hand and weak hand hits have been sampled. Open and muted hits plus side stick are included, with up to four velocities.

Atsia Frame Drums

The Gome and Tamalin are two unique frame drums from the Ashanti and Ga peoples of Ghana. The Gome is like a small table with a rectangular or square shaped skin table top. When placed on its side on the ground, the drummer sits on it, playing it with the hands and the heels of the feet, which press against the skin to change pitch. The Tamalin is square or rectangular shapedand is held with one hand in the middle of the cross-shaped frame and struck with the other hand. A wedge tuning system and goatskin head produce a high steady tone. Up to 4 velocities of center and edge hits, mutes, and slaps.

Atsia Shakers & Snaps

Shakers add color and texture to a percussion ensemble. These shakers are from Ghana and Brazil and include Afoxe, 4 different Axatse, 2 different Caxixi, Frogs Eggs, Ganza, Maracas, and Shekere. Finger Snaps are also included. Multiple velocities, single shakes, double shakes, and taps.

Atsia Talking Drums

Shakers add color and texture to a percussion ensemble. These shakers are from Ghana and Brazil and include Afoxe, 4 different Axatse, 2 different Caxixi, Frogs Eggs, Ganza, Maracas, and Shekere. Finger Snaps are also included. Multiple velocities, single shakes, double shakes, and taps.

System Requirements

Windows 

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple 

  • OS X Version 10.8 – 10.14
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

56. Transfuser 2

by AIR Music Technology

Transfuser 2

Reinvent Your Music

Transfuser 2 is a dynamic audio/MIDI environment for manipulating, slicing, and remixing your loops and sounds into something entirely new. With a series of real-time controls, Transfuser 2 lets you create and tweak grooves, chop up beats and phrases, time-stretch sounds, re-pitch notes, randomize sequences, and more – all on the fly. Transfuser 2 also acts as an inspiring compositional tool that intelligently generates chords, melodies, variations, and grooves based on a musical analysis of your track. Plus, Transfuser 2 comes with a premium drum and instrument library that includes 3,200+ loops and 1200+ drum machine samples for instant music experimentation.

Jump-Start Your Creativity

Transfuser 2 offers an array of innovative modules that inspire you to create music in ways you never thought possible. Use the Sequencer module to tweak the groove of a drum loop, vary notes in phrases, store patterns, alter the sequence speed (in relation with your session tempo), and more — in real time. A Poly Sequencer and Chord Sequencer send monophonic and polyphonic MIDI data, respectively, to any of Transfuser 2’s synthesizer modules. Use the Synth module to modify your sounds and shape the audio frequency, velocity, filter, attack, and decay. Transfuser 2 can manipulate a single loop or audio file, or apply its effects to a group of sounds.

Compose, Intelligently

M.A.R.I.O., or Musically Advanced Random Intelligence Operations, is a powerful tool that analyzes your music to intelligently generate chords, melodies, and variations that complement your track. Use M.A.R.I.O.’s advanced algorithms to evaluate the musical characteristics of your song and search its smart tables to find similar or dissimilar (similarity is determined by the Variation settings) phrase styles and rhythms. M.A.R.I.O can also manipulate parameters such as the pitch, rhythm, level, filter, and more. With M.A.R.I.O., you can simply click to create inspiring melodies, compelling loops and sequences, or build up the accompaniment.

Remix in Real-Time

Transfuser 2 also features an array of performance-drive features that enable you to trigger and manipulate your music on the fly. You can trigger a series of your own pre-sequenced patterns, or let loose and perform, arrange, and tweak grooves on the fly from your own MIDI keyboard or controller. Transfuser 2’s offers seamless hardware integration, and its module and parameter controls, Smart Knobs, Trigger Pads, four-octave keyboard, and crossfader are completely mappable.

Effects, Instruments, and More

In addition to its real-time audio editing functionality, Transfuser 2 comes with an array of effects, instruments, and samples. Use the Effects module to insert up to four of 20 different effects per track, including Beatcutter, Tape Delay, Pumper, Compressor, Vinyl, Filter, Spring Reverb, Distortion, and Lo-Fi. Transfuser 2 includes a polyphonic analog synthesizer and electric piano instrument for. Transfuser 2 comes with 4.5+GB of loops and phrases that include beats, breaks, basses, acoustic and ethnic instruments, synth sounds, and more. You can also other sample libraries with Transfuser 2 by dragging and dropping your own ACID, REX, Apple Loops, AIFF, and WAV files onto its interface.

Features:

  • A dynamic audio/MIDI platform for manipulating, remixing, and tweaking your loops and sounds.
  • Beat-sync, auto-slice, stretch, pitch, and resample grooves in real time.
  • Automatically convert loops into MIDI patterns/drum kits.
  • Replace sounds in existing loops without stopping playback.
  • Musically intelligent randomization creates inspiring groove variations.
  • 4.5+GB of premium loops and phrases for instant music creation.
  • 20 real-time effects ideal for electronic, hip-hop, and dance music creation.
  • Use your custom sample libraries: supports WAV, AIFF, ACID, REX 1 and 2, and Apple Loops audio file.

System Requirements

Mac: 

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported); Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 Recommended)

PC: 

  • Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1; Minimum Dual Core 2GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended)

Formats:

VST (32 bit and 64 bit) qualified for:

  • Ableton Live, Cubase, Arsenal

AU (64 bit only) qualified for:

  • Logic Pro X

AAX qualified for:

  • ProTools 10.3 (32 bit), ProTools 11.x (64 bit)

Please Note:

  • Minimum RAM 4GB (8GB or more recommended)
  • 15GB free hard drive space required (Download and Installation)
  • Internet access required (Download and Authorization)
  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).

Important notes: 

  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).​
  • This software is not yet compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • An internet connection is required to authorise this software.

57. Classic Bass

by SONiVOX

Classic Bass

The dean of American basses, the Fender Precision is a four-string workhorse chock full of thick, rich tone. Somehow, simply calling it fat doesn’t do it justice. 

Our Classic Bass DVI gives you this classic bass tone in two varieties- finger style (with nice, thick slaps on top) and picked, the better to cover all the musical basses.

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements

  • OS X Version 10.8 – 10.14
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

58. Silk Road Percussion

by SONiVOX

Silk Road Percussion

Silk Road – Stick Drums

These Middle Eastern stick drums are typically used as solo or lead instruments but are also perfect for creating powerful break sections in songs as well; effective for achieving a stylized hybrid of sound with just a delicate touch of the unusual. This Silk Road download collection gives you plenty to work with an expansive palette of single hits, flams, and sampled phrases to get your tracks moving in hypnotic fashion. This collection includes 20 Megabytes comprising High and Low Tombek and Small, Medium, and Large Nagada.

Silk Road – Frame Drums

Featuring drums popular throughout the Middle East and various countries on the African continent, the Silk Road Frame Drum collection will stamp your percussion tracks with an authentic ethnic imprint. 14″ and 22″ frame drums provide a multitude of articulations and a wide array of single hits, flams, and sampled phrases from which to build a propulsive rhythm bed. Egyptian Riqqs and a Persian Daff will add an appropriate jangle while the Sufi Bandir can be utilized in a variety of percussive applications to splendid effect. This collection includes 14″ and 22″ Frame Drums, 2 Egyptian Riqqs, Persian Daff, and Bandir Drum.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple

  • OS X Version 10.8 – 10.14
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

59. Big Bang Universal Drums

by SONiVOX

Big Bang Universal Drums

Keepin’ it Real

Handcrafted in the USA, this slammin’ kit from SJC Custom Drums provided an excellent sample source for Big Bang Universal Drums 2. True to their word, these universal drums provide excellent tone, colour, and sound for any music project or performance from the worlds of pop, hip-hop, world, funk, rock, or any musical style. Big Bang Universal Drums 2 has milked every drop of essence from these drums, capturing stick and brush performances from soft and sweet to roaring thunder levels. All programs are presented in a multi-velocity, multi-take round robin format for the pinnacle of realism. This deep level of sampling of attention to detail brings remarkable clarity and an authentic feel to all of your musical creations.

Customization is Key

When it comes to drums, one size does not fit all. Big Bang Universal Drums 2 provides plenty of opportunities to customize every pad or drum sound to match the project—or your taste. The Amp page provides detailed pitch, dynamic, pan, and volume control, where as the Filter page offers a choice of filters with excellent tonal control. Both the Amp and Filter include five-stage envelope for shaping each sound. Big Bang Universal Drums 2 allows you to maximize the sound potential of each kit. Eight stereo outputs and eight stereo effect busses allow you custom-configure the output, EQ, and Delay routing exactly how you need it.

Tight Tempo

The handy Note Repeat function will continue to retrigger the active drum at some pre-selected beat/tempo value for as long as you hold down the pad, key, or trigger, making it easy to build up complex parts quickly. And speaking of tempo, Big Bang Universal Drums 2 uses the SONiVOX Intelligent Rhythm Control (IRC) to keep your playing in the pocket. Combining the IRC Resolution and IRC Gate adjusts incoming MIDI note data so your playing is accurately in-time, in real-time. In addition, the stereo delay allows either the Left or Right channel—or both—to be synchronized to beat values of the current tempo, tying your sound, song, and effects together.

Instant MIDI mapping

In addition to the onscreen controls, Big Bang Universal Drums features a brilliant MIDI Learn Mode. Simply adjusting a parameter and then touching an external MIDI control creates a link between the two. This intuitive MIDI mapping system allows Big Bang Universal Drums to quickly integrate with your favourite MIDI keyboard, electronic drumset, MPC, or pad controller. In fact, Big Bang Universal Drums can save and recall your MIDI Learn presets and use them with any patch, so you only need to create them once.

Patch Master

Big Bang Universal Drums features an integrated patch browser that makes it easy to store, sort, and find exactly the sound you are looking for. Patch attributes such as Genre, Kick Drum, Snare Drum—and of course, Name—allow your sounds to be stored in a musically meaningful way, as opposed to just indexed as numbers. Any and all attributes can be removed or re-assigned as your sound collection grows. Best of all, Big Bang Universal Drums comes with hundreds of professionally programmed sounds to get you started. Each one can be endlessly tweaked and modified to rapidly build your customized Big Bang Universal Drums sound collection. So get started now! You’ll even find some bonus Ethnic and Orchestral percussion patches.

Features

  • Handcrafted SJC Custom Drums sample source
  • Multi-velocity and multi-take round robin programs
  • Sticks and brushes performance patches
  • Bonus Ethnic and Orchestral percussion patches
  • 8 User-assignable stereo outputs
  • 8 User-assignable effects busses
  • MIDI Learn provides Instant compatibility with any MIDI controller
  • IRC (Intelligent Rhythm Control) keeps your playing in the pocket
  • Per drum roll/retrigger mode
  • 16 Unique kits
  • Over 400 patches
  • Over 15 GB of premium content
  • MIDI Learn controller mapping
  • Integrated Patch Browser stores by attribute
  • 32- and 64-bit VST and AU support
  • RTAS and AAX support

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Home Premium, Profession, or Ultimate
  • Minimum Dual Core 2 GHz, Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 35 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 10) or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 to macOS 10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported)
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or later; Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 35 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, AU, RTAS (Pro Tools 10) or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina is not yet compatible

Please be aware this product features a very large, high-quality sample library, so a high-speed broadband internet connection is required to download this product.


60. Big Bang Cinematic Percussion

by SONiVOX

Big Bang Cinematic Percussion

Epic Percussion

Whether you are searching for that extra bit of rhythmic flavor, or striving to create the most epic of battle cues, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2 packs the punch you need to get the job done in minutes. At its core, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion serves up a powerful selection of cinematic drum and percussion instruments, all painstakingly created by top SONiVOX sound designers and ready to spark some serious fire under your musical scores. Each instrument has been lavishly captured, and was played with the proper professional technique. The multi-velocity, multi-take round robin format provides the pinnacle of realism.

Augmented Reality

The percussion world is constantly evolving. Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2 offers exacting control over a host of sound parameters, allowing you to reveal new facets of an existing instrument, or to create something totally unique to suit the task at hand. The Amp page provides detailed pitch, dynamic, pan, and volume control, where as the Filter page offers a choice of filters with excellent tonal control. Both the Amp and Filter include five-stage envelope for shaping each sound. Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2 allows you to maximize the sound potential of each kit. Eight stereo outputs and eight stereo effect busses allow you custom-configure the output, EQ, and Delay routing exactly how you need it.

All Together Now

The handy Note Repeat function will continue to retrigger the active drum at some pre-selected beat/tempo value for as long as you hold down the pad, key, or trigger, making it easy to build up complex parts quickly. And speaking of tempo, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2 uses the SONiVOX Intelligent Rhythm Control (IRC) to keep your playing in the pocket. Combining the IRC Resolution and IRC Gate adjusts incoming MIDI note data so your playing is accurately in-time, in real-time. In addition, the stereo delay allows either the Left or Right channel—or both—to be synchronized to beat values of the current tempo, tying your sound, song, and effects together.

Take Control

In addition to the onscreen controls, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion features a brilliant MIDI Learn Mode. Simply adjusting a parameter and then touching an external MIDI control creates a link between the two. This intuitive MIDI mapping system allows Big Bang Cinematic Percussion to quickly integrate with your favorite MIDI keyboard, electronic drumset, MPC, or pad controller. In fact, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion can save and recall your MIDI Learn presets and use them with any patch, so you only need to create them once.

Save & Store

Big Bang Cinematic Percussion features an integrated browser that makes it easy to store, sort, and find exactly the sound you are looking for. Instrument attributes such as Genre, Scene, Class—and of course, Name—allow your sounds to be stored in a musically meaningful way, as opposed to just indexed as numbers. Any and all attributes can be removed or re-assigned as your sound collection grows. Best of all, Big Bang Cinematic Percussion comes with hundreds of professionally programmed sounds to get you started. Each one can be endlessly tweaked and modified to rapidly build your customized Big Bang Cinematic Percussion sound collection. So get started now!

Features

  • Multi-velocity and multi-take round robin programs
  • 8 User-assignable stereo outputs
  • 8 User-assignable effects busses
  • MIDI Learn provides Instant compatibility with any MIDI controller
  • IRC (Intelligent Rhythm Control) keeps your playing in the pocket
  • Per drum roll/retrigger mode
  • Over 200 percussion instruments
  • Over 15 GB of premium content
  • MIDI Learn controller mapping
  • Integrated Patch Browser stores by attribute
  • 32- and 64-bit VST and AU support
  • RTAS and AAX support

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Home Premium, Profession, or Ultimate
  • Minimum Dual Core 2 GHz, Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 35 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 10) or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements

  • OS X Version 10.8.5-10.14
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or later; Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2GB, 4GB or more Recommended
  • 35 Gigabytes free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, AU, RTAS (Pro Tools 10) or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Please be aware this product features a very large, high quality sample library, so a high speed broadband internet connection is required to download this product.


61. Session Drums 1

by SONiVOX

Session Drums 1

Silk Road – Stick Drums

Using close microphone techniques at Wellspring Studios in Boston, this collection captures the most natural elements of a beautiful set of DW and Pearl Drum kits. Renowned studio engineer Coleman Rogers helped us sample this kit using his arsenal of great mics, pre-amps, and compressors. After 3 days and nights sampling every drum and every cymbal, using different sticks at different velocities, at different places on the drums.

Session Drums 1 features incredible drum realism. All stereo samples, all multi-velocity samples (each drum and cymbal has up to 4 separate samples from soft to loud). Even the hi-hats are multi-velocity. We also threw in some extra hi-hat “shank” samples for hard-hitting rock tunes. Everything is laid out in GM keymaps so you can swap these kits easily into your existing sequences.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple

  • OS X Version 10.8 – 10.14
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

62. Bass Engine 1

by DopeSONIX

Bass Engine 1

Bass Engine – VST / AU – Hip Hop Bass Plug-In

In our experience, there are generally two types of bass synth, the 30Gb monsters that have twelve velocity layers on each note, multiple round robins and an unlimited number of options or the contemporary plug-ins that are aimed at electronic producers who love the real low-end bass and 808 sound. Bass Engine is the brand new alternative…

Three Decades of Hip Hop Bass

With Bass Engine we have studied the last three decades of Hip Hop production and have the selected the most representative bass sounds of that era. These basses include everything from dusty jazzy upright bass to floor shaking 808’s and everything in between.

1990’s

The 1990s were the golden era of Hip Hop, common production techniques involved the heavy use of sampling with machines such as the MPC 60 MKII or the SP-1200. Basslines were usually made with bass notes and lines sampled from old Funk, Soul and RnB 12” vinyl records.

The first 100 presets in Bass Engine represent this unique sound so be prepared for crackly upright basses, deep Moog tones, live electric samples and abstract jazzy bass sounds.

2000’s

During the 2000s Production techniques changed slightly with more and more producers using hardware bass synths to achieve a nice deep and punchy sound. The Emu Mo’ Phatt was a popular rack module among some while the ASR-10 and MPC 3000 samplers were still heavily used by the traditional cratediggers.

The second 100 presets in Bass Engine represent this smoother sound so you will discover deep dirty basses, solid sub’s, fat Triton patches and clean vinyl cuts.

2010’s

The 2010s have been dominated by the synth, sub-bass and 808 sound. Whether its Hip Hop, Trap, Dubstep or even Reggae. These highly produced yet deep ‘n’ dirty bass sounds have been devastating clubs and festivals throughout the world.

The final 100 presets include fifteen different 808’s, Moog Prodigy Subs, Warm MS-20 deep vibes and a whole collection of low end, heavy basses.

Features

  • 300 Pre-EQ’ed Hip Hop bass instruments including twenty fat 808′s
  • An unrivalled collection of the Finest USEABLE Hip Hop bass instruments ever!
  • 50 Hip Hop MIDI basslines included featuring a selection of styles and keys
  • Built-in pitch, pan, glide and volume controls
  • Mono, Poly and Legato Modes
  • Built-in ADSR controls
  • Built-in Hi & Lo pass filter
  • Ultra-low CPU usage [perfect if you own a laptop/tablet / low spec PC/MAC]
  • Ultra-fast patch loading [flick through patches in lightening quick times]
  • Program your basslines manually or use a MIDI/USB controller/keyboard/MPD

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OS X 10.4 – 10.15 (MacOS 10.15 Catalina now supported)
  • 125MB disk space required
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Audio Units (AU) or VST DAW compatible host required (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 139MB disk space required
  • 1 GB RAM
  • VST compatible DAW host is required (32 or 64-bit)

Optional USBs / MIDI Controllers:

  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Behringer
  • Novation
  • M-Audio
  • Arturia
  • Line 6
  • Alesis
  • Korg
  • Akai
  • and more!

63. Harmonica

by SONiVOX

Harmonica

An incredibly authentic replication of a real harmonica, this instrument features a wide key range with several octaves of every note in the 12-tone scale. The chromatic harmonica can be played in any key, allowing for versatile use throughout several different genres of music. This instrument is widely used for playing blues, folk and county as well as classical, jazz and pop. With its precise articulation and definitive tone, it stands out as a pristine virtual instrument.

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements

  • OS X Version 10.8 – 10.14
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

64. Tony Coleman Drums

by SONiVOX

Tony Coleman Drums

Drums Are More than the ‘Beat’

The right drummer makes the music come alive. A drummer is far more than just an invisible timekeeper—in a great drummer’s hands, the music turns into something memorable, emotional, dramatic. Your feet start tapping. You find yourself involuntarily swaying back and forth. Your whole body smiles. When your music has the sound and feel of the right drummer, that’s what happens.

Now you can add that magic drumming sound to your personal creations. SONiVOX is proud to offer Tony Coleman Drums, an amazing drum instrument for drummers, producers, and songwriters.

A legend in the R&B/Blues world, Tony is renowned for his work with B.B. King, Etta James, Buddy Guy and Albert King. He’s been the irresistible pulse and unstoppable power behind some of the world’s most infectious, soulful and unforgettable music. And now, in your creative hands, his one-of-a-kind sound is in your band!

Capturing the Target

The sound and feel of Tony’s illustrious drumming was expertly captured at the lauded Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, on the best recording gear available. Each individual kick drum accent, snare hit and cymbal strike was tracked to a Studer 2-inch analog tape machine to acquire the highly-desirable effect of tape compression. Complemented by a high-definition audio engine, each sample translates the session’s impeccable realism and detail to any modern digital audio workstation. Tony imparts his unique touch every individual note he plays, and that’s exactly what you get.

Using a MIDI keyboard, electronic drums, or pad controller, users can access 20 Gigabytes of Tony’s top-tier blend of playing, sound, nuance and touch to enhance their songs and performances. When you put these together yourself, you’ve got the genuine sound of an R&B legend.

Flexibility is the Key

Additionally, drum/cymbal strikes can be adapted to any project by way of the instrument’s powerful editing and mixing capabilities. Users can adjust pitch, envelope, EQ, and filter settings for each drum or cymbal, bringing versatility to the modern musician’s arsenal. An all-new mixer provides per-part level, panning, and ambience control—giving users the ability to tap into the coveted textures of Ardent’s world-class live room. Post-processing effects include compression, reverb and EQ.

This instrument brings extraordinary sound and a contemporary feel to even the most modest studio. We think you’ll agree that Coleman was the perfect drum source, and incorporating Ardent’s collection of elite analog studio gear delivers the impressive results you’re looking for. The audio engine we used is the icing on the cake—close your eyes and Tony’s sound is right there.

Features

Tony Coleman Drums Highlights:

  • Over 20 GB of expertly captured drum samples played by blues legend Tony Coleman
  • Recorded at Ardent Studios using top-shelf microphones and pre-amps
  • Select kick and snare drums feature 2-inch Studer tape compression
  • Intelligent Rhythm Control corrects note timing without sacrificing musically
  • All-new audio engine for uncanny realism in any DAW
  • Comprehensive part editing; pitch, compression, filters, and EQ
  • Studio-grade master effects; reverb, compression, and EQ
  • 32- and 64-bit VST, 64-bit AU, Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools 11

Tony Coleman’s Kit:

  • Mapex Black Panther snare (maple)
  • Mapex Saturn Series Kit: 10”, 12”, 13” Toms; 14”, 16” Floor Toms; 22” Bass Drum
  • Ride: Sabian 22” AAX
  • Crash: Sabian 18” AAX, 20” Vault, 18” AAX Fast Crash
  • Hi Hat: Sabian 16” AA

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Home Premium, Profession, or Ultimate
  • Minimum Dual Core 2 GHz, Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2 GB, 4 GB or more Recommended
  • 35 GB free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 10) or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements

  • OS X Version 10.8.5-10.14 (macOS 10.15 Catalina not yet compatible)
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or later; Core i5 or i7 Recommended
  • Minimum RAM 2 GB, 4 GB or more Recommended
  • 35 GB free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
  • A VST, AU, RTAS (Pro Tools 10) or AAX (Pro Tools 11) compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

65. Harpsichord

by SONiVOX

Harpsichord

No king’s court was complete without one. The SONiVOX DVI Harpsichord is a faithful reproduction of the real thing- right down to the lightly percussive thunk when you release the keys. Import a slice of European nobility straight to your computer for a fraction of what Mozart’s father paid.

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements

  • OS X Version 10.8 – 10.14
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

66. Blue Jay Drums

by SONiVOX

Blue Jay Drums

Blue Jay Studios. This is where Carly Simon, Alice Cooper, Joni Mitchell, Amy Grant, the legendary group Boston, and many other great musicians have recorded and mixed their CDs. And this is where the SONiVOX Blue Jay Drum Series comes from. Need we say more? OK, we also hired renowned engineer Mark Tanzer (NRBQ, Carly Simon, Patty Larkin, Jerry Marotta, Livingston Taylor, Lyle Mays and others) and his arsenal of top-notch audio gear to get the best, cleanest, punchiest recordings possible.

Taking full advantage of Blue Jays excellent wood, stone and glass recording rooms, we recorded natural small ambient and large ambient versions of a 15 piece Yamaha Maple Custom drumset, including DW and Yamaha snares, a Paiste hi-hat and Zildjian cymbals all here in 1 value priced DVI.

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple System Requirements

  • OS X Version 10.8 – 10.14
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

67. FM Piano

by SONiVOX

FM Piano

A classic sound that has appeared on more hit recordings than virtually any other keyboard. OK, they were all in the 80s. Don’t hold that against us.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

Apple

  • OS X Version 10.8 – 10.14
  • Minimum 2GB RAM, 4GB Recommended
  • A VST 32/64, AU 64 or AAX 32/64 compatible host application
  • Internet Access (Download and Authorization)
  • A FREE iLok account & manager is required for authorisation of this software – no iLok USB key is required

68. Retro Hit

by BeatSkillz

Retro Hit

As the 80s sound is back and has been creeping up in modern chart topper tracks by major artists, as well as new soundtracks for tv series and film, we couldn’t hold back and had to release a drum plugin based on the hit sound of the 80s. Retro Hit is inspired from the pop/ dance and rock sound of popular bands and artists from the 1980s. The plugin provides 50 Drum kits of Kicks, Snares, Hats, Cymbals, Claps, Toms ,FX and Percussion which are available as processed versions already treated with eq, compression and reverb, and also some dry versions. We wanted to provide the processed sounds as well, so that the producer/ musician can be instantly inspired and can get to producing music , rather than tweaking the raw sounds from scratch. Dry untreated versions are also provided for those who want to tweak them on their own. The Plugin provides drum kits of 12 sounds per patch. These as visible as buttons that light up when played on the GUI.

Individual control per drum is also provided for Volume and Pan. Global settings for Pitch, Reverb, Attack and Sustain are also provided. Find mixed kits, kick drums, snares, hats, cymbals, toms, percussion and fx and mixed kits as preset kits to inspire you. All of the 600+ Drum samples are also provided as .wavs to use in other samplers such as hardware samplers and also controller based beatboxes such as Akai mpc and NI machine. You can also load them in any other soft sampler of your choice, or simply place them in your audio track. You can choose your method of production, making this a very versatile library.

These samples were recorded directly from vintage drum machines namely, EMU sp12, OB- MX, LINN DRUM and Fairlight. The sounds were tracked and recorded through a selection of tube and solid state pre-amps and compressors such as NEVE 1073, Thermionic Culture Rooster, and Electrodyne pres, Distressor, Api 2500 and Drawmer 1978.

Hardware Eq, compression and reverbs were applied to the dry samples to re-create the original 80s vibe. These sounds will be instantly recognizable and will inspire you to work fast and sound great.

What is Retro Hit?

Retro Hit is the 80s inspired Drum Plugin features over 600 drum hits (both dry and processed) inspired from the pop/ dance and rock sound of popular bands and artists from the 1980s. The plugin provides 50 Drum kits of Kicks, Snares, Hats, Cymbals, Claps, Toms, FX and Percussion which are available as processed versions already treated with eq, compression and reverb, and also some dry versions. We wanted to provide the processed sounds as well, so that the producer/ musician can be instantly inspired and can get to producing music, rather than tweaking the raw sounds from scratch. Dry untreated versions are also provided for those who want to tweak them on their own. The Plugin provides drum kits of 12 sounds per patch. These as visible as buttons that light up when played on the GUI.

Features

Drum Plugin with 12 Pads – Contains 600+ Drum Samples:

  • 100 kick drums
  • 204 reverb snares
  • 103 dry snares
  • 44 hats
  • 30 claps
  • 74 percussion
  • 12 reverse sounds
  • 12 Latin percussion
  • 12 fx
  • 18 hi-percussion

Global Controls:

  • Attack: Controls the Attack time for the amp envelope of the Entire Drum Kit
  • Release: Controls the Release time for the amp envelope of the Entire Drum Kit
  • Reverb: Control and add reverb for the entire ki
  • Pitch: Change the tuning of the Entire Drum Kit
  • Panic: Use this button to rest the current selected Drum Kit, use this in case your midi notes are stuck.
  • Preset Selector Window: Use this to choose from 50 preset drum kits provided with this plugin, or use the back/forward arrows to browse the presets sequentially

Drum Pads and Controls:

  • 12 Drum Pads are provided per path
  • Individual controls of Volume and Panning are provided for each drum sound

Sound Output

The current version of this plugin provides a stereo out (L/R Channels), no multi outs are provided but are planned for the next update.

Known Issues

The pitch knob does not work on Logic 9 or Logic Pro X on Mac OSX; an update is being developed to fix this for Logic Pro users.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST2, AU (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST2 (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Please note:* No PROTOOLS Support – *AAX/RTAS versions are not available for this software.


69. Retro Keys

by BeatSkillz

Retro Keys

Have you seen TV, Netflix, and closely listened to the scores of many contemporary movies today? If yes, then you can’t miss the fact the 80s/ 90s Sound is back BIG TIME!

We wanted to pay homage to the sounds of the great soundtracks from the 80s from composers and tv series /movies such as John Carpenter, Harold Faltermeyer, Jan Hammer, Michael Jackson, Prince, Night Rider, The Terminator, Commando etc..

Certain iconic sounds showed up in many such projects, and we decided to embark on the journey of bringing you the very sounds you know, sounds you can identify immediately as soon as you hear them!

We sampled and tweaked these patched from original synths such as Fairlight, Synclavier, Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50, EMULATOR II, KORG M1, OBERHEIM OBX, PROPHET 5, SYNTHEX and many more…

These sounds were recorded using analog outboard gear such as NEVE 1073, Thermionic Culture Rooster, and Electrodyne pres, Distressor, API 2500 and Drawmer 1978. Also, External effects were used for Eventide, Lexicon.

Hardware Eq, compression and reverbs were applied to the dry samples to re-create the original 80s vibe. These sounds will be instantly recognizable and will inspire you to work fast and sound great.

What is Retro Keys?

Retro Keys is a Virtual Instrument rompler inspired from 80s Soundtrack for Films and TV series, as well as Pop Music. Features sounds that you have heard countless times from that era and always wanted but couldn’t find! Here they are, sampled from original 80s Synths and samplers using high outboard gear for maximum fidelity.

Features

  • Multisample and Multi-velocity Patches.
  • 100+ Sampled Patches

Global Controls:

  • Attack: Controls the Attack time for the amp envelope.
  • Release: Controls the Release time for the amp envelope.
  • Decay: Control and add Decay.
  • Sustain: Change the tuning.
  • Reverb: Control and add reverb.
  • Glide: This is the built-in portamento for legato sounds only, and the control yes you increase or decrease the time to move from the last note played to the next note played.
  • LFO and LFO Type: This is a control to change the speed of the Low-frequency Oscillator set to affect the pitch of the sound, and you can also select the type of waveform – sine/ triangle, sawtooth, square or random.
  • Preset Selector Window: Use this to choose from presets, or use the back/forward arrows to browse the presets sequentially.
  • The current version of this plugin provides a stereo out (L/R Channels).

Note for Certain Patches:

  • The Glide Control works for Legato patches only.
  • For certain patches, the sustain and decay controls won’t work because these are looped internally.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST2, AU (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST2 (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Please note:* No PROTOOLS Support – *AAX/RTAS versions are not available for this software.


70. TimewARP 2600

by SONiVOX

TimewARP 2600

Way Out Ware presents the one and only ARP 2600 emulation endorsed by the original ARP 2600 inventor!

For nearly 4 decades, the ARP 2600 has helped to provide the backbone for electronic, urban, and popular music. Today, musicians and producers aggressively pursue the limited number of remaining ARP 2600 synthesizers for their distinctive warmth and unmatched fidelity. The TimewARP 2600 delivers the same fat sound with twice the flexibility; at a fraction of the price of the original. This is one synth that you can’t afford to be without.

A Miracle of Science!

By developing their own proprietary and optimized virtual analog oscillators and filters, WOW brings the most accurate digital reproduction of the 2600’s fat analog sound to your desktop. All of the original control features from the ARP 2600 are there, and because you can now save your carefully programmed patches, the TimewARP 2600 is even better than the real thing!

The ARP 2600 synthesizer helped define the music of an era. Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein,” The Who’s “Who Are You,” The Tubes, Jean Michel Jarre, Deep Purple, and on and on. Only 3,000 ARP 2600’s were produced between 1970 and 1981, and they’ve been trading hands among collectors for thousands of dollars ever since.

Benchmark Filter Design

The success of any great analog synthesizer emulation relies on accurately modeling the behavior of the Voltage Controlled Filter module. Not a trivial task, WOW has created a new industry benchmark with its TimewARP 2600 digital VCF. It must be heard to be believed.

Extensive Patch Manager

There is no limit to the number of patches you can create and save with the TimewARP 2600. In addition to comprehensive import and export abilities, we also include a sophisticated Patch Manager for sorting your presets any way you want. The TimewARP 2600 also responds to MIDI bank-select and patch-select commands for total control.

Use As Part Of An Effects Chain

Utilize the signal input/output function on any ProTools I/O bridge to use the TimewARP 2600 like an elaborate signal effects processor.

Plug in a guitar, microphone or other sound source to provide an additional signal feed to be used in the TimewARP as an oscillator, LFO modulator, control voltage and more. Use the synthesizer as an effect to process the input. Create one-of-a-kind vocoder effects. For example, Pete Townsend used this ability to drive the guitar sound in The Who’s “Who Are You.”

Trigger From MIDI Tracks

Running as a track plug-in, the TimewARP 2600 can also process prerecorded MIDI tracks. Under MIDI control, the Internal Clock may be synchronized to an incoming MIDI Beat Clock.

Evolving Textural Patches

The TimewARP 2600 comes loaded with hundreds of great patches right out of the box, and due to the TimewARP’s unique sonic environment, you can create “evolving textural patches.”  

8 Voice Polyphony

The original ARP 2600 was a monophonic instrument. But those days are over. Sure you can play the TimewARP 2600 in monophonic mode, but you’ll have more fun playing all of those classic patches with multiple voices for the first time.

Virtual Patch Cables

The TimewARP 2600 features Virtual Patch Cables to help you construct all of the 2600’s distinctive sounds with an intuitive interface that works just like the original. Simply “grab” a cable and plug it in where needed—the TimewARP 2600 will automatically mimic the proper effect in real time.

Real-Time Performance

The TimewARP 2600 sets a new standard for soft-synth live performance by providing incredibly smooth sounding sliders and controls. Tweak any and every knob on our control surface to hear what is now possible in real-time sound manipulation.

Extensive Velocity and Aftertouch Control

Besides globally assigning any slider, knob or switch to a MIDI controller, you can also extensively fine tune the velocity and/or aftertouch parameters of incoming keyboard events. The control’s response curve can be set to respond as linear, exponential, or logarithmic with an option to invert the polarity. You can also set custom range limits for any parameter.

And for the sonic maniac, an unlimited number of TimewARP 2600 sliders, knobs or controls can be assigned to respond to a single MIDI control.

Synth Features

  • 3 VCOs – all capable of generating audio band and Low Frequency (LF) signals
  • 1 Lo-Pass Resonant Filter – supports variable-depth self-oscillation and audio band and LF control modulation
  • 1 Sample & Hold – driven by either an internal, external, or MIDI Beat Clock. Can also be used as LFO source
  • 1 Ring Modulator
  • 1 Noise Generator – adjustable from white to red noise.2 Envelope Generators – 1 ADSR, 1 AR
  • 1 Envelope Follower
  • 1 VCA – 2 audio inputs, 1 linear control input, 1 exponential control input. Also has initial gain control
  • 4 plug multiple module
  • Stereo Reverb
  • Output Pan
  • Electronic Switch
  • Lag Processor – LF filtering from 1.2 to 1200Hz
  • 2 Inverter Modules – both with attenuable inputs
  • Preamp In – mono or stereo

Keyboard Features

  • Virtual ARP 3620 Keyboard
  • Variable-rate portamento, octave switch, pitch bend, LFO controls including delayed sine wave vibrato depth and speed
  • LFO Outputs – include square, triangle, and sine waves
  • External LFO-In – allows keyboard voltages to be modulated by any signal present on the TimewARP 2600
  • Interval Latch Switch – will latch a two note interval for use as single key play
  • 2 Upper Voice Outputs
  • Multiple or Single Trigger Mode – provides for single or multiple gates for slurred notes
  • Keyboard Repeat Mode – provides auto repeat or repeat on key-press synchronized to keyboard LFO and MIDI Beat Clock
  • Square wave is syncable to MIDI Beat Clock

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OS X Version 10.4.1 to macOS 10.14 (10.15 Catalina not yet supported)
  • Intel-Based Processor
  • Minimum 512mb RAM 2GB Recommended
  • A VST, AU or RTAS compatible host application
  • 1024×768 Screen Resolution

Windows:

  • Windows 7, XP, or Vista
  • Pentium IV 1.5 GHz Processor or AMD 1500 XP
  • MME Compatible Audio Hardware ASIO Compatible Audio Hardware Recommended
  • Minimum 512mb RAM 2GB Recommended
  • A VST or RTAS compatible host application
  • 1024×768 Screen Resolution

71. DopeSONIX Crate Digger

by DopeSONIX

DopeSONIX Crate Digger

Royalty-Free Hip Hop Samples

Crate Digger is an innovative VST / AU plug-in for PC or MAC. We have designed this “instrument” to give beat makers and crate diggers an instant library of royalty-free, vinyl style Hip Hop samples. The software contains 800 unique handcrafted samples distributed across 50 included patches and with a new “crate” expansion pack released monthly, you will never be short of ideas in the lab.

When we released our debut plug-in Beat Machine a year ago, we knew many beat makers drum problems had been solved, 6 months later when Bass Engine was dropped onto the public, the low-end problems encountered by so many was helped too.  It became obvious to us that to complete the Hip Hop producers toolbox we had to make a plug-in that would allow producers to recreate sample influenced beats without the common problems associated with digging vinyl.

Crate Digger has been inspired by the dusty, crackly atmospheres and chopped-up sampling techniques utilised by Hip Hop producers in the 1990s and early 2000s. Due to the limited amount of sampling time MPC’s had in this period, beatmakers developed clever ways to create sonic soundscapes utilising short samples of Jazz, Funk, Rock and Soul vinyl records.

Unlimited Beat Making Possibilities

Within this plug-in, you will find Rhodes chords, old synth riffs, chunky guitar stabs, orchestral runs and delicate piano melodies among a host of useful FX. We will also be releasing a new “crate” collection every month covering every style of sampling and sonic creation you can think of, meaning this software will forever be expandable.

You now have the almost infinite beat making possibilities at your fingertips while having none of the worries of sample clearance issues or having to shell out $$$ on rare second-hand 12″s.

Features

  • 800 quality crafted classic samples including stabs, chops, loops, FX and more
  • 50 themed patches all EQ’ed mixed and key grouped for instant use
  • 100% Royalty-Free, all these samples are made from scratch by our own team of producers
  • 16 separate volume and pan controls
  • Velocity selection and Mono/Poly modes
  • Built-in flexible pitch and drive controls
  • Includes a built-in analog style reverb
  • New “crate” expansions will be released monthly
  • Ultra-low CPU usage [perfect if you own a laptop/tablet / low spec PC/MAC]
  • Ultrafast patch loading [flick through patches in lightning-quick times]
  • Program your chops manually or use a MIDI/USB controller/keyboard/MPDRoyalty Free Hip Hop Samples

Available DopeSONIX Crate Digger Expansion Packs:

  • Crate Digger Expansion: Fresh Crates 01
  • Crate Digger Expansion: Dusty Fingers 02

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OS X 10.4 and above (MacOS 10.15 Catalina is now supported)
  • 621 MB disk space required
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Audio Units (AU) or VST DAW compatible host required (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 621 MB disk space required
  • 1 GB RAM
  • VST compatible DAW host is required (32 or 64-bit)

Optional USBs / MIDI Controllers:

  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Behringer
  • Novation
  • M-Audio
  • Arturia
  • Line 6
  • Alesis
  • Korg
  • Akai
  • and more!

72. Sub Destroyer

by Joey Sturgis Tones

Sub Destroyer

Use Sub Destroyer to program powerful and explosive low-end. Add to existing bass, replace the bass content in a bass guitar performance for perfect pitch using midi, or generate bass drops with extended harmonic range that is more apparent in the mix. Sub Destroyer can also be used to create EDM and Dubstep sounds.

This is a virtual instrument with built in audio processing.

System Requirements

  • A computer with Intel or AMD compatible processor.
  • Windows or Mac OSX operating system and a compatible DAW installed (check which plugin formats your DAW supports).

Please Note: This plugin does NOT operate as a standalone!

Compatibility:

  • Windows (32 & 64 bit): VST2, VST3, AAX, RTAS
  • Mac OSX (32 & 64 bit): VST2, VST3, AU, AAX, RTAS

Please Note: The RTAS specification does not provide 64 bit support.


73. Synthwave Drums

by BeatSkillz

Synthwave Drums

Synthwave Drums is a resurgence of the 80s drum sound in the 2010s and follows the principals of the retro production styles. Synth wave Drums not only brings you all the popular drum machine sounds but also brings dry and processed versions that sound exactly like the records you’ve heard. This helps in solving the “processing mystery” behind these hit sounds. Often when you buy emulations or samples of just the drum machines, the sounds are too raw and sound nothing like the sounds of the genre.

80s / Synthwave Drums Rompler

The 80s defined the era of Synthesizers and Drum Machines. This is the time when great musicians suddenly had electronic instruments at their disposal, and a new genre of music evolved. Certain drum machines defined and made the 80s sound instantly recognizable. These drum sounds came from early samplers and analog synthesis. Romplers/ Samplers were 8 and 12 bit and made any sample put into them sound “unique” and it did not sound like the original recording. Lower sample rates of 10-22khz and early D/A converters also played an important role in defining the Drum Machine Sound!

Synthwave Drums is a resurgence of the 80s drum sound in the 2010s and follows the principals of the retro production styles. Synth wave Drums not only brings you all the popular drum machine sounds but also brings dry and processed versions that sound exactly like the records you’ve heard. This helps in solving the “processing mystery” behind these hit sounds. Often when you buy emulations or samples of just the drum machines, the sounds are too raw and sound nothing like the sounds of the genre.

We’ve done the hard work for you and given you over 100 preset banks of 12 sounds per preset. That’s over 1200 drum sounds! We didn’t just stop there, our plugin GUI has been designed to inspire you and put you in the mood for “synth wave”.

Installation

Stereo and Multi-output plugin instances: We have provided separate installers for the Stereo Mix output of the drum kits and also individual multi out versions of the plugin. The Multi-out version lets you put each of the 12 sounds in a kit/bank onto its own channel in your DAW, allowing you to further process the sounds as per your liking.

*Please refer to your DAWs manual on how to open a multi-out plugin.

  • OSX: Run the appropriate installer file pkg (vst or au, stereo or multi)
  • Windows: Run the appropriate installer file.exe (vst 32/64 stereo or multi)

Features

The 12 drum samples per kit are mapped from keys C1 to B2.

The Kits 1- 63 have “drum-type” mapping on each of the 12 keys, so these kits can be swapped and kick, snare, hats etc will be on the same keys.

  • c1 – Kick 1
  • c#1 – Kick 2
  • d1 – Snare 1
  • d#1 – Snare 2
  • e1 – Clap
  • f 1 – Cymbal
  • f#1 – Hi-hat 1
  • g1 – Tom 1
  • g#1 – Hi-hat 2
  • a2 – Tom 2
  • a#2 – Percussion 1
  • b2 – Percussion 2

Global Effects

  • Pitch
  • Reverb
  • Volume

Per Pad Cntrl

  • Volume
  • Pan
  • Release

Preset Banks

  • Each Kit / Bank contains 12 Drum Sounds
  • 63 Multi Drum Kits
  • 13 Kick Snare Combo Kits
  • 5 Claps Banks
  • 4 Cymbal Banks
  • 8 Hi-Hat Banks
  • 4 Percussion Banks
  • 2 Reverse Sound Banks
  • 2 Reverse Cymbal Banks
  • 12 Toms Banks
  • Contains a Total of 113 Sound Kits / Banks
  • A total of 1356 Drum One Shot Sounds
  • .WAV one shot folder of all samples also included

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST, AU (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Please note:* No PROTOOLS Support – *AAX/RTAS versions are not available for this software.


74. Soul Town

by DopeSONIX

Soul Town

Soul Town – VST/AU – Vintage Instruments

SOUL TOWN is an innovative, gorgeous sounding VST/AU plug-in for PC or MAC. This software has been specifically designed for producers who require that awesome Detroit 60’s Soul  style sound in one simple, easy to use plug-in.

SOUL TOWN includes twenty classic instruments and FX such as the classic MKI & MKII electric piano, B-series electric organ and a selection of Bass and String patches which have been recorded, EQ’ed and mixed to match that legendary sound, giving you top quality 60’s vibes right out of the box.

The Sound of Soul & 60’s Detroit

We believe there is nothing better than digging through the crates, pulling out the 12″ slab of black vinyl and then hunting for that sweet break or musical interlude. There does come a time though when you just need to add your own keys, bass, strings, horns etc but demand authentic sounding instruments that have that same vibe as the records you’ve been sampling. Soul Town provides those sounds!

Keyboards / E-Pianos

You cant even think about building a plug-in based on Soul and RnB music without including the legendary MKI & MKII electric piano, B-series electric organ. These two instruments alone have pretty much been the foundation of many classic tracks ranging from the soothing jazzy  chord progressions to wild rocking solos and everything in between. These live recorded Soul Town instruments have up to 5 velocity layers giving you a greater range of dynamics and a truly realistic playing feel.

Detroit Soul Strings

When it comes to emulating huge orchestral strings, there are plenty of sample libraries that deal with that side of things, often aimed at producers looking for the  ‘Hollywood’ or ‘Cinematic’ type of sound. What isn’t so commonly addressed is the need for a smaller intimate string section suitable for Soul, Funk and Hip Hop productions, This is where our Detroit string patches come in. We have tried (and hopefully succeeded) to emulate the amazing string sections often heard on Motown™ tracks which are usually warm, intimate and incredibly soulful.

Classic Vintage Bass

No 60’s Detroit Soul track is without a smooth, melodic bassline usually driving the backbeat along in every bar, so it was important to us to create bass patches that really reflected the bass used in that era. Forget 808’s or ultra-deep subs, these patches are all based on real bass guitars used during that time so expect everything from the biting precision bass to the smoother jazz bass and a few others to fill that low end space.

Memphis Brass & Horns

The Memphis Horns are a horn section made famous by their many appearances on Stax Records and have been called “arguably the greatest soul horn section ever.” The Memphis Horns appeared on nearly every recording for Stax that included a horn section including tracks with Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, The Doobie Brothers, Al Green, Elvis Presley, Sting and Peter Gabriel. We have included several horn patches that go some way towards emulating the truly great horn section of the 60’s and 70’s.

Vinyl & Tape FX

One of the real beautiful things about sampling from vinyl is that nice warm atmospheric ambience that just resonates through the needle and that includes all the surface imperfections, dust and mechanical noise from the turntable. For years vinyl freaks did all they could to minimize this noise but as times have gone on people have realised its these same imperfections that give Hip Hop that special character. Soul Town comes equipped with a virtual vinyl patch that contains nearly a hundred lengthy vinyl crackles, mechanical noises and tape hiss that adds atmosphere to any track.

  • 22 Legendary instruments inc the MKI & MKII electric pianos, Strings, Horns, Bass and more.
  • 100 MIDI files included designed for all 22 instruments inc chord progression, solos and basslines.
  • Up to five velocity layers for greater dynamics and playing feel.
  • Built-in flexible pitch, pan, glide and gain controls.
  • Includes a built-in analogue style reverb.
  • Includes a built-in Hi/Lo Pass Filter
  • Includes Poly, Mono and Legato modes.
  • Stereo output level meter.
  • Full ADSR controls
  • Ultra-low CPU usage [perfect if you own a laptop/tablet / low spec PC/MAC]
  • Ultra-fast patch loading [flick through patches in lightening quick times]
  • Program your MIDI patterns manually or use a MIDI/USB controller/keyboard/MPD

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OS X 10.4 – 10.15 (MacOS 10.15 Catalina is now supported)
  • 610 MB disk space required
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Audio Units (AU) or VST DAW compatible host required (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
  • 610 MB disk space
  • 1 GB RAM
  • VST compatible DAW host is required (32 or 64-bit)

Optional USB’s / MIDI Controllers:

  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Behringer
  • Novation
  • M-Audio
  • Arturia
  • Line 6
  • Alesis
  • Korg
  • Akai
  • and more!

75. Breakdance Drums

by BeatSkillz

Breakdance Drums

Breakbeat Drum Kits from the 80s

Breakdance Drums bring to you the Hottest, processed drum sounds from the 80s era of Breakbeats and Breakdancing.

All of the inclusive drum sounds are already compressed/eq’d with hardware outboard gear, and were sampled using vintage samplers such as the EMU EMAX, SP-1200 and MPC 60… bringing you the original grit and upfront drum sounds that cut through mixes with organic sounding results – this is something special. Load up the plugin or sounds (wavs included) within your DAW or hardware sampler, and start making the hottest breakbeats which have come around again to top the charts!

Features

  • 50 Drum Kits
  • Over 600 Drum One-Shot Samples
  • 100+ Kicks, 100+ Snares, Hi Hats, Perc, Cymbals etc.
  • Vocoder Samples / Kits Included
  • Set Pitch, Attack, Release, Reverb Globally
  • Adjust Volume and Pan Per Drum Pad (12)

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST2, AU (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST2 (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Please note:* No PROTOOLS Support – *AAX/RTAS versions are not available for this software.


76.  Soultastik Drums

by BeatSkillz

Soultastik Drums

Making Trap Soul has never been easier. With Soul-Tastik Drums, it’s about time we made it easier for you to make those classic chill drum patterns. We’ve made sure that you can translate those ideas in your brain to your DAW seamlessly with Soul-Tastik Drums.

With over 50 drums kits containing 12 samples each, that over 600 high-quality samples at your disposal. Not only this but with a really intuitive GUI, individual sample and master controls, there couldn’t be a better way to start laying down those chill drum patterns.

Features

  • 50 drums kits containing 12 samples each.
  • Pan & Release settings for each sample.
  • Master output, Pitch controls.
  • Add reverb to glue the sounds with just one knob.
  • GUI that’s pleasing to eyes and keeps you involved.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST2, AU (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST2 (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Please note:* No PROTOOLS Support – *AAX/RTAS versions are not available for this software.


77.  Bollywood Maharaja Drums

by BeatSkillz

Bollywood Maharaja Drums

Bollywood Urban Drum Rompler

Get Fresh Drumkits – 1200 one shot drum sounds organized in to 100 Kits (2.5 GB) in the plugin and also contain 1200 wav files for you to load in your hardware and other software samplers.

Modern Indian Bollywood Unique Sounds

Everyone today has the same Drum Kit libraries as they derive from other libraries and beat machines. We wanted to do something special whilst sounding contemporary and catering to new Hip-Hop/Trap/EDM composers/producers, to deliver an extra flavour to their music.

We went to India and recorded some amazing Indian Percussion sounds with some of Bollywood’s top musicians of – all of these sounds were treated with outboard EQs and Compressors, to make them sound even more punchy in the context of todays music.

This is a genre defining library in itself! The plug-in is well designed to fit in with your workflow containing 100 kits of perfectly engineered sounds, which go well together and cater to Trap, Hiphop, OVO, EDM and even your own new genre (s).

Whether you a Beatmaker or a film composer looking for new sounds, this plug-in library will amaze you!

Features

  • Drum plug-in with 12 Pads
  • Contains 1200 drum samples, Over 2.5 GB of sounds
  • Bonus MIDI and Audio Loops included
  • Kicks, snares, hats, cymbals and Indian percussion
  • Indian Percussion: Dhol, Dholak, Tabla, Chang, Thad, Kanjeeri, Ghungroo, Naal, Mridangam, Chanda & others
  • 100 kits of Bollywood, Bhangra, TRAP, EDM, HipHop, Organic
  • Built-in reverb, release, attack & pitch controls
  • New Multi-output Plugin Versions also included
  • 1200 one-shot .wav files also included in this pack for loading into hardware and other software samplers

Bollywood Maharaja v1.2 Update – 10/09/2017

  • 1) Logic ProX Pitch knob is now working! (finally, we traced and fixed this issue).
  • 2) New Multi-Output versions of the plugin included (Now you can send each pad to its own channel and apply your favourite plugins for processing).
  • 3) Faster Loading of the plugin and better compatibility with most DAWs.
  • 4) A New Bollywood Maharaja Wav folder with a new naming scheme so each sound has its own unique name and won’t clash with other sound banks.

System Requirements

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST2, AU (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST2 (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Please note:* No PROTOOLS Support – *AAX/RTAS versions are not available for this software.


78. Drum Synth 500

by AIR Music Technology

Drum Synth 500

Building upon Air Music Technology’s heritage of creating Strike—considered “The reference Drum Instrument” for Avid Protools—Air has teamed up with music legends Akai Professional and Alesis Drums to carry on this legacy of excellence. 

In the style of the popular 500 series synth modules comes an all new software drum synthesizer that delivers full control of all electronic drum sounds in an easy-to-use, comprehensive interface. Drum Synth 500 from AIR Music Technology has everything needed to create an endless variety of custom electronic drum sounds for all styles of music.  

Drum Synth 500’s exclusive library has been produced by the sound design veterans behind the highly-acclaimed Air Music Tech Strike, Air Structure, Sonivox Big Bang, Akai Professional’s MPC and Alesis e-Drums. The goal was to provide an incredible mixture of vintage and all-new effects that pay homage to classic sounds while also pushing into new territory. 

Using a MIDI keyboard, pad controller, electronic drumkit, or the user’s favourite Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software, Drum Synth 500 brings modern electronic drum sounds into musical productions or live playing. 

To get you started, Drum Synth 500 gives you over 500 drum sounds, 500 drum samples, 50 drum kits and 500 MIDI drum loops which can be loaded into any DAW and used to kick-start your song or production.  

It’s a simple step to start shaping your own electronic drum sounds. Dig in deep with individual parameter control for all instruments or use our randomizer which make a drum sound for you with just one press of a button.  Advanced users will find this to be a tweaker’s paradise to produce your own one-of-a-kind sound. 

Drum Synth 500 is built on powerful all-new engine for live performance or studio use.  For live performance, you can simply fire up our PC or Mac Desktop app and perform with no DAW required for distraction-free performance.  For studio use, all popular plugin formats are supported. 

Drum Synth 500 is packaged into a beautiful user interface with no hidden panels for quick, fun creation of your own electronic drum sounds. 

You deserve your own custom drum sounds and now you have the perfect tool to create them: Drum Synth 500 from AIR Music Technology.

Features

  • 8-channel electronic drum synthesizer with fully programmable drum sounds in the style of 500 Series rack modules.
  • Individual instrument channels for Kick, Snare, Hats, Clap, Toms, Percussion and two Sampler channels for any mono or stereo .wav audio file.
  • Load your own sounds into two separate Sampler channels, including loop, forward and reverse playback!
  • Includes over 500 drum sounds, 500 drum samples, 500 MIDI drum loops and 50 drum kits from an exclusive vault of Akai Pro, Alesis eDrums and Air Music Tech sounds. 
  • Easy to use interface with no hidden panels.
  • Randomize feature for quickly generating new electronic drum sounds with just one button press.
  • Works with any MIDI keyboard, pad controller or drum kit controller
  • MPC Full Level and Note Repeat for each instrument channel
  • Three distortion effects (including new Bitcrusher and Decimate), 5 filters and 2 compressors per instrument channel!
  • Two reverb sends and two delay sends per instrument channel 
  • Huge Master channel includes three saturation effects, a convolution reverb, an algorithmic reverb, a stereo delay, a mono delay, a compressor and a unique Kill EQ circuit

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or later
  • 64-bit AU, VST, AAX support for all DAWs
  • Intel Core i5, i7, 2.3GHz processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM (8 recommended)
  • 1 GB free disc space
  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).

Windows

  • Windows (x64) 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • 64-bit VST, AAX support for all DAWs
  • Intel Core i5, i7, 2.3GHz processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM (8GB’s recommended)
  • 1 GB free disc space
  • ASIO sound driver
  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).

Important notes: 

  • FREE iLok account & Licence Manager is required to authorise this software (a physical USB iLok is not required).​
  • This software is not yet compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • An internet connection is required to authorise this software.

79. Theremin

by Stagecraft

Theremin

There-a-whaa?

Capable of the strangest bleeps, bloops, whuuuuurls, and pprrrzzzzz – is it any wonder theremin is an often misunderstood and abused instrument? Here we take this strange and novel instrument as a template for a new way to control a mono synth.

A Powerful Synth

At it’s core, this is a mono-voice synth. It is perfectly geared for vintage style synth leads, with hard syncing and tone control similar to what you see from the great synth pioneers in early modular synths.

Unique Control

The novel idea with this plugin is that you can control pitch and volume each with a single variable (as you would with a theremin). This allows for new and interesting ways to manipulate the synth sounds. Since the synth is always mono with portamento, it slides between notes as you move up and down the range.

Quantization

Additionally, we have added the option to quantize the input pitches. This way, as you slide the pitch control up or down, you will hear the sound slide through all the notes of the selected scale. Immediately develop skills that it takes traditional theremin players years to attain.

System Requirements

Mac OS X:

  • OS X 10.7 or newer

Formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST
  • VST 3

Windows:

  • ­Windows 7 or newer (64-bit only)
  • Windows 32-bit hosts are no longer supported

Formats:

  • AAX
  • VST
  • VST 3

Note: Windows 32-bit hosts are no longer supported.


80. Bollywood Maharaja Drums 2

by BeatSkillz

Bollywood Maharaja Drums 2

New Bollywood Rompler

Bollywood Maharaja 2 is a followup and brand new sounds and percussion virtual instrument to the highly successful Bollywood Maharaja Vol 1.

Features processed drum sounds both Indian and Urban, also features instrument and vocal one-shot slices. This library has been made from the ground up and contains 600 sounds.

Features

  • Drum plugin with 12 pads.
  • Contains 600 drum samples, Over 1GB of sounds
  • Vocal & Instrument Slices, Kicks, snares, hats, cymbals and Indian percussion.
  • Special Sounds: Mixed combo perc, Indian male and female vocal shots, tumbi, sarangi.
  • 50 kits of Bollywood, Bhangra, TRAP, EDM, hip-hop, Organic.
  • Built-in reverb, release, attack & pitch controls.
  • 600 one-shot wav files also included.
  • New Multioutput Plugin Versions also included

Modern Indian Bollywood Unique Sounds

Everyone today has the same libraries as they are derived from other libraries and beat machines. We wanted to do something special, yet we wanted to sound contemporary and cater to new Hip-hop, Trap, EDM composers, producers and bring an extra flavour to their music.

So we recorded some brand new amazing sounds of Indian Percussion, Vocals & Instruments with some of the top musicians of Bollywood. All these sounds were then treated with outboard EQs and Compressors to make them sound even more punchy in the context of today’s music.

This is a genre-defining library in itself!. The plugin is well designed to fit in your workflow with 50 kits of “perfectly” engineered sounds which go well together and cater to your Trap, Hip-hop, OVO, EDM or your own new genre!

Whether you a Beatmaker or a film composer looking for new sounds, this plugin library will amaze you!

System Requirements

Compatibility:

  • Loads in hardware and software samplers and drum machines such as NI MASCHINE and AKAI MPC Renaissance, MPC LIVE and MPCX, MPC Studio etc.

Mac:

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • VST2, AU (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or later  / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD Required
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • VST2 (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768

Please note:

  • * No PROTOOLS Support – *AAX/RTAS versions are not available for this software.
  • 1200 one-shot Wav files also included in this pack for loading into hardware and other software samplers.

81. Addictive Keys: Electric Grand

by XLN Audio

Addictive Keys: Electric Grand

CP-80 Electric Grand Piano

Acoustic. Electric. Inspired

With three distinct sonic characteristics captured in seven different ways, you’ll have no shortage of great sounds at your fingertips.

About Electric Grand

This unique instrument combines three distinct characters (acoustic hammers, direct line output, and amplified output) captured in seven different ways. When combined with the powerful Addictive Keys engine, Electric Grand becomes an extraordinarily inspiring instrument that is suitable for anything from indie rock and pop to house to R’n’B ballads.

Its unmistakable sound can be heard on classic albums from U2, Peter Gabriel and Abba, as well as contemporary artists like keane and Mike Snow.”

The Instrument and its Presets

Yamaha CP-80 Electric Grand Piano:

Our Electric Grand instrument features a meticulously sampled Yamaha CP-80, an electro-acoustic instrument that was produced from the late 1970s through the mid 1980s. 

Electric grand pianos have hammers and strings just like acoustic pianos. However, unlike acoustic pianos, these pianos have pickups under the strings that feed the sound to an amplifier—just like an electric guitar or bass. The combination of acoustic, electric, and amplified sources let you craft unique piano-like textures that that are more harmonically complex and interesting than a typical acoustic piano. 

The Addictive Keys engine plays back the instrument with incredible detail and the advanced studio effects accurately model the tremolo and tone controls of the original instrument. In addition, it lets you push the sonic boundaries beyond what the original instrument could accomplish.

We recorded the CP-80 in several ways to maximize options for our outstanding team of sound designers.

Direct (Line Out):

  • We recorded the direct output cleanly as well as through a well-maintained vintage Roland Dimension-D hardware chorus. 

Amplified Output:

  • We played the CP-80 through a Music Man 112 RD tube combo amp with three close microphones and one stereo ambience microphone set further back to capture the room’s sound. 

Acoustic Strings:

  • Although rarely heard on albums, we loved the acoustic sound of the CP-80’s strings and recorded it in stereo. 

These seven different recording setups gave our sound designers the ability to craft all kinds of amazing presets. You too can easily create inspiring presets that are uniquely yours.

We Recorded Using the Following:

Music Man 112 RD combo amp (Close Mic): 

  • Telefunken U47 Tube Condenser 
  • Coles 4038 Ribbon 
  • Shure SM57 Dynamic 

Ambient (Room) Recording: 

  • Neumann SM69 Stereo Microphone 

Direct Output: 

  • Clean Line Output 
  • Line Output through Roland Dimension D 

Acoustic Strings: 

  • Sela T25 Stereo Microphone

Features

  • Vintage CP-80 Electric Grand Piano
  • 3 Distinct, blendable characteristics
  • 7 Different recording perspectives

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

82. Tumbi-Tronik

by BeatSkillz

Tumbi-Tronik

Tumbi-Tronik Virtual Tumbi Instrument

For creating this instrument we recorded one of the finest Tumbi Players from India. We sampled many different types of tumbis and tumbas.

The instruments were stereo mic’ed using AKG C414 microphones which ran through our Wunder Audio PEQ1R mic pre-amp eps (Neve Clones) and then through a Empirical Labs Distressors for the “cleanest” yet punchy signal path, capturing all the great “attack” and “harmonics” that the instruments can produce. All low level details and nuances were also carefully included in the sample to help reproduce maximum “realism”.

These samples were then further processed using our favorite “Thermionic Culture ROOSTER 2 EQ” as well Eventide H3000 for creating many presets featuring wide and chorused sound.

This plugin features 35 presets of Tumbas & Tumbis.

The original range of a Tumba and Tumba are the notes C, D, Eb, F & G, but we have extended this as a full range instrument to play a wide set of octaves, making it easy to you in your modern day productions adapting to any scale or key of your song.

Features

  • Features upto 8 round robin samples per key!
  • Full range playablility from C0-C4, beyond the natural range of the instrument, to truly adapt to your modern production
  • Available as a VST, AU (32/64 bit) plugin for Mac OSX and VST (32/64 bit) Plugin for Windows users
  • Supports all DAWS that support VST Plugins

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.6.8 or later
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2, AU and AAX (with wrapper) compatible (64-bit host)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or later 
  • AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
  • Screen Resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2 and AAX (with wrapper) compatible (64-bit host)

83. Cassette Keys.02 for Logic

by THEPHONOLOOP

Cassette Keys.02 for Logic

The Idea & Process

Cassette Keys.02, a successor of Cassette Keys.01, wasn’t created to replace it, but rather to make things different, bigger, and to make use of the new .02 interface. In fact, both of those instruments complement each other very well. Cassette Keys.02 contains two instruments, both inspired by classic FM keys from the 80s, but expanded with other synthesis techniques plus even a little sampling to achieve interesting transient sounds.

Each instrument contains 5 dynamic layers and was recorded with 3 different cassette decks. Overall, there are 2193 samples – 365 samples per deck, plus 3 noise samples from each deck (5,73 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV files).

The End Result

  • Useful and Fun Production Tool: If you like vintage sounds and you’re looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.

Features

  • 30 basic presets (normal, reverse 100%, reverse 75%, reverse 50% & reverse 25% for each deck)

System Requirements

  • Full version of Logic Pro X required – not tested in Logic Pro 9.

Note: The full version of Logic Pro X required to run this software.


84. Cassette Keys.01 for Logic

by THEPHONOLOOP

Cassette Keys.01 for Logic

The Idea & Process

It’s a unique mixture of physical modelling and fm synths recorded on a cassette with an old & wonky cassette recorder. It has a range from C0 to E6 and 4 carefully designed velocity layers. The GUI is very simple (Kontakt version), yet useful and almost synth-like – so just like its predecessor Cassette Piano, it’s very easy and fun to work with.

Every note of this instrument has been carefully de-noised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note. Noise can still be added with the noise slider – it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.

The End Result

Useful and Fun Production Tool: 
If you like vintage sounds and you’re looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.

Simple, One Page Interface: 
Everything is laid out on one page allowing fast sound design possibilities.

Simulated Round Robin: 
Makes notes sound realistic when played ostinato (even when playing fast).

Features:

  • 848 MB of samples
  • Editable ‘Sample Start’ parameter (mapped to CC1 / Mod Wheel)
  • REV (reverse) mode
  • 4 velocity layers
  • 5 presets

System Requirements:

  • Full version of Logic 9.1.8 (or higher) is required.

Note: The full version of Logic 9.1.8 (or higher) is required to run this software.


85. Cassette Mallets.01 for Logic

by THEPHONOLOOP

Cassette Mallets.01 for Logic

The Idea & Process

Cassette Mallets.01 is a collection of 3 bell / mallet instruments recorded on a cassette with an old & wonky recorder. Every instrument from this library is a mixture of physical modeling & fm synthesis with a range of E2 to E6 and 3 velocity layers which were designed from the ground-up for good playability range.

The GUI is very simple, yet useful and almost synth-like, so it’s very easy and fun to work with. Every instrument has editable “sample start” parameter (controlled with the GUI or Mod Wheel), so you could easily get rid of the initial transients while designing your sound. Moreover, because of the fact that this kind of instruments sounds great when transposed down there’s an “-12” switch added to the GUI which transposes every instrument down by octave.

Every note has been carefully denoised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note. Noise can still be added with the noise slider – it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.

Useful & Fun Production Tool:

  • If you like vintage sounds and you’re looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.

Simple, One Page Interface:

  • Everything is laid out on one page allowing fast sound design possibilities.

Simulated Round Robin:

  • Makes notes sound realistic when played ostinato (even when playing fast) – check out the introduction video to hear it in action.

Variety of Sounds:

  • With this instrument you can easily create some weird sounds and there are already 31 presets included to get you started.

Features:

  • 511 MB of samples
  • 3 instruments
  • 49 keys range
  • 442 samples in total (147 per instrument + 1 noise sample)
  • 3 velocity layers per instrument
  • Editable “Sample Start” parameter
  • Octave down switch
  • Simulated round-robin
  • REV (reverse) mode
  • Mono mode
  • 15 basic presets (normal, reverse 100%, reverse 75%, reverse 50% & reverse 25% for each sound)

System Requirements

  • Full version of Logic 9.1.8 (or higher)

86. ROYAL 2

by UJAM

ROYAL 2

The Session Pro

Smooth & Noble Fingered Electric Bass

Virtual Bassist ROYAL is a session bass professional – effortlessly fitting into any popular styles and genres with its rounded electric fingerstyle tones. Perfect for pop, ready to rock, impressive on indie and smooth on singer/songwriter material.

What’s new?

  • 20 new styles
  • 30 new presets
  • 15 Finisher multi-effect modes
  • MIDI Drag and Drop
  • Backwards-compatibility

What You Get

  • A total of 60 Styles and 1380 Phrases
  • A distinct and professional electric bass
  • Powerful-yet-simple sound shaping options
  • Artificially intelligent articulation modelling

Session Superstar

ROYAL adapts to every situation, but especially primes in acoustic and electronic songs, bands and arrangements. From a super-smooth, round tone for ballads to enough sharpness and drive to support a good rock song – ROYAL offers a wide range of studio bass styles.

High-end Professional, Low-end Satisfaction

Virtual Bassist ROYAL – it starts with an experienced vintage electric bass modified with the best electronics money can buy and played by a decorated professional. Integrated into a virtual instrument that adds realism, behaviour and a player who knows his stuff. Add tuned amps and effects that create a round sound.

Frustration-free Design

ROYAL really is suitable for any music productions skill level. It caters to anyone who wants to create great sounding bass guitar tracks fast. The ‘fewer controls, more control’ idea within the Virtual Bassist series and all UJAM plug-ins ensure that beginners can quickly and easily get end results that will never be musically or technically wrong – without sacrificing creative freedom.

Features at a Glance

The versatile nature and range of exceptional, authentic sounds within ROYAL mean that even seasoned bass players themselves will appreciate the ability to get great-sounding ideas down fast – with practically zero learning curve.

Player Mode

Virtual Bassist ROYAL has two distinct modes – Firstly there’s the Player Mode, with its instant access to 60 styles and 1380 phrases via simple MIDI key commands. The smart technology behind the Virtual Bassist series means that not only will ROYAL automatically follow the key and chord you play, it will also intelligently select the most musical bass articulations available to support your tracks.

Instrument Mode

For those with keyboard skills and an adventurous spirit, the brand-new Instrument Mode will let you access the full span of this meticulously sampled bass-guitar with your MIDI controller allowing for greater creative expression including adding dead notes, full stops and even slides.

Sound Shaping Options

The versatility of Virtual Bassist ROYAL goes further with its powerful, yet simple sound shaping options. Quickly choose from a variety of tone altering amps and effects before dialling in the right character and tweaking the EQ and dynamics to suit your song in a flash. Would you like to go even further? With UJAM’s proprietary Finisher, you shape your sound using 15 different multi-effect modes at the turn of a knob.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 8 or later
  • macOS X 10.11 or later
  • 64bit only

Note: You may run it on earlier versions but UJAM don’t support and fully qualify them.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280x768px Display
  • Internet Connection

Plug-in Formats

  • VST, AU 2, and AAX

Additional Information

  • Comes as a downloadable installer file
  • Authorize by email address and password for ujam.com within the plug-in
  • Supports MIDI standard
  • If you want to move your .blob file to an external drive, UJAM recommend the use of an SSD
    to prevent dropouts.
  • AU 2 version is only compatible with Logic Pro X and newer.

87. Axon 2

by Audio Damage

Axon 2

Axon 2 is a drum synth driven by artificial intelligence. (Well, “intelligence” might be a strong word. Artificial something-or-other.) An experimental instrument, Axon uses a modified artificial neural network as a sequencer and features seven FM-based percussion voices, that are really a single 18-operator FM voice. 

If that sounds weird, you ain’t seen nothing yet. It is surprisingly intuitive once you get the knack of it, and is capable of all-new, complex rhythms that repeat in surprising ways. It often gets referenced as a “random sequence generator,” but there is nothing random in Axon; it is entirely determinative. 

The sequencer features seven “neurons” that trigger a voice and send a pulse when they have received a predetermined number of pulses. You can wire the output of any neuron to the input of any other (with built-in loop detection to prevent runaway feedback) and in this manner pre-program the artificial neural network without having to go through a “learning” phase.

The seven individual drum voices, each triggered by its attendant neuron, are 2-operator FM voices in a configuration to best make percussion sounds, with additional FM and AM busses that all voices send to and receive from. Each voice has an HPF, distortion circuit, and white noise generator to provide a full range of percussion-oriented voicing individually while interacting with each other in new and unique ways.

Features

  • Artificial Neural Network sequencer features seven neurons, and is easily programmed to create strange new repeating rhythms. 
  • Seven FM percussion voices that also buss together to create a single monolithic complex percussion synthesizer. 
  • Full mixer with pan, level, mute, and solo on each voice. 
  • Built-in stereo delay with X/Y pad control over feedback and filter frequency, for live playability. 
  • MIDI in and out, for driving Axon from DAW and hardware sequencers, or driving your drum rack or other samples from Axon. 
  • Internal transport for non-synchronized playback.
  • Resizable vector-based user interface.
  • Drawn reciprocation dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration.
  • XML-based cross-platform, human-readable preset system, with copy/paste, for easy transferring of your own presets and third-party offerings.

System Requirements

Mac

  • 10.11 El Capitan or newer and a 64-bit DAW. 
  • VST/VST3/AAX/AU (64-bit only).

PC

  • Windows 8.1 or newer.
  • VST/VST3/AAX (64-bit only).

Important Note: This software is 64-bit compatible only and will not function on 32-bit systems.


88. Cassette Piano.02 Logic

by THEPHONOLOOP

Cassette Piano.02 Logic

The Idea & Process

One of the main improvements of Cassette Piano.02 is a completely new set of samples of an (not so perfect) old upright piano recorded in a ballet training room (in both stereo and mono, with mics at the back of the piano) which resulted in surprisingly organic and tasty sound with all kinds of little imperfections. In order to make the best use of those recordings, and to further expand the sound capabilities of the instrument, four different decks were used to process the samples.

  • Deck A STEREO – the highest quality, very low pitch instability, plus it was recorded in stereo
  • Deck A MONO – the same quality as the one above but recorded in mono
  • Deck B MONO – the same one used in previous instruments (Cassette Piano, Cassette Keys.01, Cassette Mallets.01), slightly loose drive belt introduces a lot of pitch instability (sounds great when transposed down)
  • Deck C MONO – the noisiest deck of all with medium amount of pitch instability
  • Deck D MONO – similar to deck A but with more instability in pitch and overall sound

Every note has been carefully denoised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note (there’s still some noise left in the samples to avoid denonising artifacts). Noise can still be added with the noise knob – it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.

In addition, there are also features you may already know from previous instruments in this series, such as the sample start knob (controlled with the GUI or Mod Wheel) which allows you to control initial transients while designing your sound. Moreover, because of the fact that this kind of instruments sounds great when transposed down (it really adds to the overall ‘lofiness’ of the sound) there’s an octave down switch in the GUI now.

And as the last thing – there’s now also a simple 2 band equaliser (Instrument Tone) located at the bottom of the GUI.

The End Result

Useful and fun production tool – If you like vintage sounds and you’re looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.

Simulated Round Robin – Makes faster note passages sound more realistic and adds to the overall nonlinearity of the instrument – check out the introduction video to hear it in action.

Main Features

  • Available in multiple popular formats: Kontakt 5, Ableton Live 9, Logic, SFZ & Multiformat – (Each sold separately or within a bundle)
  • 5 GB of samples (1325 samples in total)
  • Recorded on 4 different decks
  • Mono and Stereo versions
  • 5 noise samples (each around 2 minutes long)
  • 3 velocity layers
  • Organic sound with lots of little imperfections
  • 25 basic presets (normal, reverse 100%, reverse 75%, reverse 50% & reverse 25% for each deck)

System Requirements

  • Full version of Logic 9.1.8 (or higher) required

89. Session Keys Upright

by e-instruments

Session Keys Upright

A Different Kind of Piano

A Unique Sonic Palette

Intimate clarity, a distinctive timbre and effortless emotive power – the piano sound you’ve been looking for to give your music the edge. Inspirational production and sound design tools far beyond the realms of a straightforward piano reproduction.

The Upright Piano

Session Keys Upright Piano has been created with the philosophy that the best piano is the one that suits the music you are making. Sometimes you need a grand piano and at other times an upright piano fits better.

This piano works well in pop & rock but is equally at home in hip-hop and scoring, cutting through the mix with clear tones and stacks of personality.

Dual Sound Universe

Select from two upright pianos with distinctive sample sets, each with its own look, feel and sound identity. “Open” is characterized by a piano with spatial stereo sound with individual notes meticulously detuned, creating a chorus-like effect when combined. “Closed” is for musicians demanding a modern, intimate and perfectly tuned piano for their tracks – direct, focused and edgy piano.

Creative Effects

Refine your individual Upright piano sound In the effects section, consisting of the following effect units: a 3-band Equalizer, a Colour function for sound colouration, a Convolution Reverb, a Compressor, the Stereo Width and a Delay.

Colour lets you change the overall sonic colour of your piano sound by selecting one of many different effects and set up its intensity. The 22 presets range from emulations of analogue outboard gear and classic channel strips to heavily alienating effects.

Pentamorph

This stylish pentagonal controller makes this more than just a great piano instrument. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it’s a phenomenally powerful tool, able to transform the whole sound from normal piano to eerie atmospheres to pure mechanical sounds and back, by the time you are done no one will even know it’s a piano. Instant flexible control in a single knob.

Animator

The sound of ideas coming to life: the Animator offers an intuitive and inspiring way to jam with more than 400 flexible piano phrases that follow your harmonies. Use the pitch bend and modulation wheels to increase or decrease complexity and control the dynamic of your session partner.

Smart Chord

Stuck in a black hole of inspiration and need some suitable chord changes to match the killer piano sound? Full chords or Animator riffs can be played via either the pad controller or single keys. Just set the key of your song and let Smart Chord Mode create the chords.

NKS Integration

Session Keys Upright piano offers integration with Komplete Kontrol keyboards including optimal parameter assignment and Light Guide feedback.

Features

  • Modern upright piano
  • Two separate sound banks: Open and Closed
  • Pentamorph sound control to transform the whole sound with a single knob
  • Animator with more than 400 flexible piano phrases
  • Smart Chord function to create instant piano chords from single keys or pads
  • Native Instruments NKS compatible
  • Size: 40 GB / 20 GB (lossless sample compression)
  • 24 bit, 44.1 kHz

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (Latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • Compatible with the FREE Kontakt 5 Player or Kontakt 5 Version 5.5.1 or higher.

Mac

  • OS X 10.9 or later (Latest Update).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo.
  • 4 GB RAM.
  • Compatible with the FREE Kontakt 5 Player or Kontakt 5 Version 5.5.1 or higher.

90. Output SIGNAL+ Bundle

by Exclusive Bundles+

Output SIGNAL+ Bundle

Plugin Boutique presents the Ultimate Output SIGNAL Bundle.

Along with Output’s Pulse Engine SIGNAL, the bundle comes with the Glow Expansion Pack for SIGNAL, Producertech’s SIGNAL Fundamentals and Sound Design Course and Loopmasters Cinematic FX Sample Pack.

Output SIGNAL+ Bundle is exclusive to Plugin Boutique and has been complied to help you master the Pulse Engine and save money! 

Output SIGNAL


The New Way To PULSE

FAT analog synths and beautifully recorded live instruments combined in a ground breaking way

Features

  • 500 Pulse Instruments for instant playability
  • A massive array of content
  • 40GB including analog synths, digital synths and organic instruments
  • Up to 4 separate pulses at one time
  • All pulses lock to tempo
  • Rhythms: Looper, Step Sequencers, Arpeggiators, LFOs
  • 4 central MACRO sliders unique to each of the 500 Pulse Instruments

Glow Expansion Pack (for SIGNAL)

Expand your SIGNAL preset library with 100 new dance and pop presets!

Features

  • 100 Signal Presets
  • Driving pulse of iconic dance and pop hits

Output Signal Fundamentals and Sound Design Course

Master Output’s powerful new Instrument, Signal, with this in depth course from senior Producertech Tutor Rob Jones.

Signal is a Kontakt instrument that combines synthesis with organic sampled sounds, feeding them through its two unique pulse engines, allowing for a mind-bending array of sound design possibilities. With a range of modulation options such as LFOs, Arpeggiators, step sequencers and loopers, as well as a host of onboard FX, Signal looks set to take the electronic music world by storm.

The course is available to stream directly from the site after purchase, and is accessible 24/7/365. Included with the videos are the presets that Rob creates on the course, so you can deconstruct them yourself.

Loopmasters Cinematic FX Vol.2

The Cinematic FX collections are a goldmine for cutting edge underground producers and will be especially useful in productions of Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Electro as well being an incredible source of sounds for anyone creating Cinematic experimental music and Film Scores.

Expect to find Over 600Mb of sounds including Ambient Drones, Cinematic Slams, Ripping Noise Jets, Orchestral Drones, Dark Ambiences and Creepy Sci-Fi FX.


91. Soultastik Keys

by BeatSkillz

Soultastik Keys

With the successful launch of Soultastik Drums, Beatskillz now introduce Soultasktik KZ. Soultastik KZ is a brand new trap soul genre-based plugin.

Now make your trap/RnB/hip-hop ideas into reality in no time. Soultastik KZ is highly influenced by trap soul artists like Bryson tiller, PARTYNEXTDOOR, FUTURE, TY DOLLA $ign, 2 CHAINZ, JEREMIH and more.

Soultastik KZ contains high-quality sounds, with over 99 presets to choose from.

Presets are divided into different to different categories such as bass, keys, pads, plucks etc.

Features

  • 99 Presets divided into categories – 8  808 Basses, 16 Basses, 15 Keys, 10 Leads, 15 Pads, 25 Plucks and 10 Synth Sounds.
  • ADSR and LFO feature like LFO Rate, LFO Depth, and LFO Type, along with low/high pass filter.
  • Master output & pitch controls.
  • Add reverb to glue the sounds with just one knob.
  • GUI that’s pleasing to eyes and keeps you involved.

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later (Catalina Supported)
  • Intel i3 or later 
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD space

Windows

  • Windows 10
  • AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD space

92. DOPE 2

by UJAM

DOPE 2

Street-credible Hip Hop Tracks

Choose From Carefully Crafted Drum Kits and Loads of Matching Grooves

Forget Loops and Samples

Introducing Beatmaker DOPE 2 – your fast-track ticket to the underground world of slick Hip hop beat production. There’s no longer any need to search through all that dusty vinyl at the local record store hoping to find the perfect sampled beat.

Boom Bap, Hip Hop & Rap

DOPE 2 is already locked and loaded with the most authentic sounding and satisfying electronic hits, beats and grooves for Boom bap, Hip-hop and Rap styles.

Dirt Keeps The Funk Alive

With over 50 different styles containing a total of 1180 different phrases, creatives from all across the musical spectrum can enjoy the 10 meticulously recorded drum kits contained within.

Frustration-Free Design

The simple controls and amazing genre-appropriate sounds mean that both beginner and professional producers will be comfortable and at ease using Dope in a flash. Choose from over 50 different styles containing 1180 different rhythmical phrases for instant song intros, fills, verses, choruses, breakdowns and endings.

Features at a Glance

Beatmaker DOPE 2 lets you choose from 10 separate drum kits – each professionally layered, compiled and mixed producing the instantly recognizable sonic identity associated with the genre.

Signature Sounds

Get creative and explore your own signature sounds by combining the different kits with DOPE 2’s professional mix presets and macro performance controls such as filter, sweep, ambience, saturate and maximize.

Special Control: Vinyl Drive

Vinyl Drive simulates retro turntable noise & compression to add that retro dirt and punch we all love so much.

What’s New in DOPE 2?

  • MIDI ‘Drag and Drop’ to DAW.
  • Multiple audio outputs.
  • 20 new Styles and 460 Phrases.
  • Mastering section including Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ and Ambience.

System Requirements

Mac 

  • OS X 10.11 or later.
  • VST 2, AU 2 (Logic 10 and newer), AAX.
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later.
  • VST 2, AAX.
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

93. HUSTLE 2

by UJAM

HUSTLE 2

Drums for Pumping Bass Music Tracks

Produce Grooves with Booming Bass Drums, Frantic Hi-hats and Gritty Snares

Trap, Grime & Dirty South

Beatmaker HUSTLE 2 is your rhythmical fixer for bass music styles like Trap and Dirty South. On the money and ready to make a statement for all types of modern urban styles that need a dirty basement-shaking beat or gritty Grime groove laying down.

Turn Up!

Make your production instantly sound like you’re rolling through Atlanta in a Lambo flexing your gold grill. The mix presets included in HUSTLE 2 provide a great starting point for getting your tracks sound professional.

It’s a Trap!

Bass music genres are all about the beat – booming bass drums, frantic hi-hats and gritty snares. HUSTLE 2 captures the spirit of the genre – sounds, patterns and mix. Get busy with a virtually unlimited combination of credible beats inspired by the legendary Roland TR-808.

Frustration-Free Design

Beatmaker HUSTLE 2 benefits from the fail-free design mantra by UJAM, meaning the learning curve is non-existent – just choose from one of 40 different styles and tell HUSTLE 2 what part of the song you want to play – Intros, verses, choruses, you name it, HUSTLE 2 has it covered.

Features at a Glance

The mix presets provide a large range of sonic flavours that can be customised to your liking and make HUSTLE 2 work for your mix, sounding authentic and fat, no matter what.

Signature Sounds

Get creative and explore your own signature sounds by combining the different kits with HUSTLE 2’s professional mix presets and macro performance controls such as filter sweeps and ambience.

Special Control: Bass Tune

Bass Tune – play fills, kicks & grooves with tonality. Trap wouldn’t be so braaaaah without that singing bass…

What’s New in HUSTLE 2?

  • MIDI ‘Drag and Drop’ to DAW.
  • Multiple audio outputs.
  • Twice the styles, patterns and drum kits.
  • Mastering section including Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ and Ambience.

System Requirements

Mac 

  • OS X 10.11 or later.
  • VST 2, AU 2 (Logic 10 and newer), AAX.
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later.
  • VST 2, AAX.
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

94. Hip Hop Bundle 2

by UJAM

Hip Hop Bundle 2

Double Trouble

Upgrade Your Production with Genre-Authentic Sounds and Grooves of Impeccable Quality

You know the feeling: You can’t wait to record that beat in your head, but then, instead of quickly laying down some hot tracks, you find yourself fiddling around with the armada of knobs, buttons and faders of your average drum machine software. Once you have figured out how it all works, your original idea is long gone along with your creative fire…

That’s where Beatmaker is different: Each plug-in is a specialist for a certain sound and genre designed for minimum complexity. Guaranteed to get you producing in no time. Select instruments, add creative automated FX, shape the sound in the Master section. You have creative control over every aspect of your track. No headaches, promise!

Included in this bundle:

  • 2 genre-specific Beatmakers: HUSTLE 2 and DOPE 2.
  • More than 120 styles, over 1300 patterns (intro, verse, chorus, fill, ending) and 20 drum kits.
  • MIDI ‘Drag and Drop’ to DAW.
  • Multiple audio outputs.
  • Sound shaping controls per instrument: Type Selector, Filter.
  • Master Section featuring: Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ and Ambience.

Dirt Keeps The Funk Alive

Think of Beatmaker DOPE 2 as your friend who works at the local record store and has been digging through classic records for the past 20 years to create the most authentic drums and grooves you could ask for, but on top of that is also great at mixing.

As Raw as it Gets!

Beatmaker DOPE 2 features a selection of carefully crafted drum kits and loads of matching grooves, integrated with professional mixing tools, ready whenever you need genre-authentic, great-sounding beats. Drum kits are professionally layered, compiled and mixed, but still with enough room for your own creativity and to give it your signature sound.

Features

  • A virtual beat maker for street-credible Hip Hop, Boom Bap and Rap tracks.
  • More than 60 styles, 690 patterns (intro, verse, chorus, fill, ending).
  • 10 drum kits.
  • MIDI ‘Drag and Drop’ to DAW.
  • Multiple audio outputs.
  • Sound shaping controls per instrument: Type Selector, Filter.
  • Master section featuring: Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ and Ambience.
  • Special Control: Vinyl Drive simulates retro turntable noise & compression to add that retro dirt and punch we all love so much.

Learn more about DOPE 2.

It’s a Trap

Beatmaker HUSTLE 2 is your fixer for bass music styles like Trap and Grime. On the money for all types of modern urban style genres from Dirty South to Hip Hop to Big Room Bass Music, HUSTLE 2 adds a wide range of basement-shaking grooves and gritty sounds to your production.

Gettin’ Real

Make your production instantly sound like you’re rolling through Atlanta in a Lambo flexing your gold grill. Bass music genres are all about the beat – booming bass drums, frantic Hi-hats and gritty snares. HUSTLE 2 captures the spirit of the genre – sounds, patterns and mix. Get busy with a virtually unlimited combination of credible beats inspired by the legendary Roland TR-808. The mix presets provide a great variety of sound characters that can be dialled in to your liking and make HUSTLE 2 fit in your mix, sounding authentic and fat, no matter what.

Features

  • A virtual beat maker for massive pumping Trap, Grime and Bass Music tracks.
  • More than 60 styles, 690 patterns (intro, verse, chorus, fill, ending).
  • 10 drum kits.
  • MIDI ‘Drag and Drop’ to DAW.
  • Multiple audio outputs.
  • Sound shaping controls per instrument: Type Selector, Filter.
  • Master section featuring: Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ and Ambience.
  • Special Control: Bass Tune plays fills, kicks & grooves with tonality.

Learn more about HUSTLE 2.

System Requirements

Mac 

  • OS X 10.11 or later.
  • VST 2, AU 2 (Logic 10 and newer), AAX.
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later.
  • VST 2, AAX.
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

95. Addictive Drums 2: Beat Producer Edition

by XLN Audio

Addictive Drums 2: Beat Producer Edition

Addictive Drums 2 brings the world’s finest drums straight into your music. You get outstanding drums, professionally-played rhythms, and phenomenal sound-shaping and mixing features that make your productions sound alive. All this with a fast, musician-centric interface that gets amazing results without getting in your way. To get you started, this package includes the AD2 engine along with XLN Audio’s bestselling Fairfax Vol. 1, Fairfax Vol. 2, and Black Velvet drum kits so you can get to work on your most impressive music right away.

Get Extraordinary Drums in Your Music

Drums are critically important to modern music. If the sounds and rhythms aren’t excellent, your track will never reach its full potential. Serious producers know this, and that’s why so many of them turn to Addictive Drums.

Magnificent Drums Perfectly Recorded

Addictive Drums 2 comes standard with three extraordinary drum kits including both of XLN Audio’s acclaimed Fairfax kits (recorded at the legendary Los Angeles studio formerly known as Sound City) and the loud, large, and luxurious Black Velvet! The package includes 130 presets ranging from super-clean to highly polished and radio-ready to heavily processed and distorted. You also get XLN Audio’s Core MIDI Library containing over 5000 inspiring beats and grooves covering many styles. You can use them as-is or easily tweak them to make them uniquely yours.

It’s All About Sound

Tweak any of the professionally designed presets or build up a custom kit from scratch, it’s your choice. Addictive Drums 2 is packed with mixing and sound-shaping features that let you transform the raw sounds in amazing ways. Whether you need your drums to sound open and crystal-clear or produced and radio-ready, or grungy and heavily distorted, AD2 has studio-grade tools to get the job done.

Lightning Fast Workflow

The best sounds and features are useless if you can’t find and use them quickly when inspiration strikes. Addictive Drums 2 really excels in this area. Every detail – from drag-and-drop audio and MIDI, to rapid linking and layering, to near-instant kitpiece swapping–is designed to keep you in the creative zone. The clean layout and lighting-fast workflow include hundreds of individual features that make AD2 fast and familiar – even for first-time users.

Tools to Bring Your Beats to Life

You’re a beatmaker. You’re serious about your productions and you want them to stand out. You want them to sound alive. That’s why XLN Audio created Addictive Drums 2: Beat Producer Edition. It includes all kinds of great, expensive-sounding electronic and acoustic drums that give your productions depth and polish.

This package includes the full Addictive Drums 2 engine, so you get the same great features and expansion options as XLN Audio’s standard Addictive Drums 2 product.  The only difference is that XLN Audio have tailored the included sound and MIDI content specifically for Electronic Music & Beat production.

Features

ADpaks

MIDIpaks

  • Reel Machines Beats MIDIpak
  • Funk’d Up MIDIpak
  • Percussion Beats MIDIpak

Kitpiece Paks

  • Sonor Latino Bongos – Kitpiece Pak
  • Valter Percussion Standard Box Cajon – Kitpiece Pak
  • Brazilian Pandeiro – Kitpiece Pak

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AU, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application 

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Internet connection (during installation only)

Formats:

  • VST, AAX (32 & 64-bit)
  • Standalone Application

Hosts

This product should run on any host supporting VST, AU, or AAX plugins. XLN Audio actively tests on the host applications listed below:

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10
  • Apple Logic Pro 9 & 10
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 or later (Pro Tools First is not supported)
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab
  • Propellerhead Reason 9.5 or later (In Addictive Drums 2, the Bus channel cannot be sent to a separate out track.)
  • Reaper 4 & 5
  • Steinberg Cubase 8 or later

96. MELLOW 2

by UJAM

MELLOW 2

The Organic Acoustic

Smooth & Elegant Fingered Acoustic Bass

Please meet Virtual Bassist MELLOW – a double bass played by a jazzy acoustic hipster that offers body, texture and a big bottom end.

What’s new?

  • 20 new styles
  • 30 new presets
  • 15 Finisher multi-effect modes
  • MIDI Drag and Drop
  • Backwards-compatibility

What You Get

  • A total of 60 Styles and 1380 Phrases
  • An upright bass that goes from smooth to powerful
  • Powerful-yet-simple sound shaping options
  • Artificially intelligent articulation modelling

Smooth and Elegant

However, MELLOW is not only meant for jazz trios. It gives Singer-Songwriter, RnB and Hip Hop styles a soft, soulful and acoustic realism.

Organic, Hip and Yummy

Virtual Bassist MELLOW – inside is a meticulously recorded acoustic double bass, played with soul and feeling, implanted in a virtual instrument that adds realism, behaviour and a player who knows his way around. Smooth, elegant, with the odd sound here and there. At home as a subtle foundation in a jazz trio as well as a powerful second voice in hip hop.

Frustration-free Design

As with every UJAM product, MELLOW benefits from the frustration-free design philosophy, meaning that anyone can make music faster, better and easier with this product, regardless of their level of experience in music production. Simply follow the simple controls on the user interface to use one of over 60 styles and 1380 phrases for your tracks.

Features at a glance

MELLOW’s smooth, soulful and acoustic realism is unique. Even seasoned bass players themselves will appreciate the ability to get great-sounding ideas down fast – with practically zero learning curve.

Player Mode

Virtual Bassist MELLOW has two distinct modes – Firstly, Player Mode, that gives you easy access to UJAMs traditional fail-free GUI and control set, just set the musical key and decide on the chords of the song and MELLOW does the hard work, even intelligently choosing the most appropriate articulations to augment your basslines.

Instrument Mode

For those that want more control and are comfortable playing the keyboard, the brand-new Instrument mode will let you access the whole of MELLOW’s meticulously sampled fretboard with your MIDI controller, complete with dead notes, full stops and satisfying slides.

Sound Shaping Options

Add that last bit of sparkle with MELLOW, a simple but powerful set of tone-shaping controls with separate parameters for many useful sonic and performance-enhancing features. Experiment with amp selection, instant character changes on dial-up, note vibrato level, room reverb level, octave effects, not to mention dynamics and EQ.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 8 or later
  • macOS X 10.11 or later
  • 64bit only

Note: You may run it on earlier versions but UJAM don’t support and fully qualify them.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 6 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280x768px Display
  • Internet Connection

Plug-in Formats

  • VST, AU 2, and AAX

Additional Information

  • Comes as a downloadable installer file
  • Authorize by email address and password for ujam.com within the plug-in
  • Supports MIDI standard
  • If you want to move your .blob file to an external drive, UJAM recommend the use of an SSD
    to prevent dropouts.
  • AU 2 version is only compatible with Logic Pro X and newer.

97. ROWDY 2

by UJAM

ROWDY 2

The Rough One

Bold & Energetic Picked Electric Bass

UJAM introduce Virtual Bassist ROWDY – your loudmouthed, high-energy bassist with bite! If your bass has to cut through heavy drums and a wall of guitars, ROWDY is the perfect solution.

What’s new?

  • 20 new styles
  • 30 new presets
  • 15 Finisher multi-effect modes
  • MIDI Drag and Drop
  • Backwards-compatibility

What You Get

  • A total of 60 Styles and 1380 Phrases
  • Adjustable fuzz for that extra bite
  • Powerful-yet-simple sound shaping options
  • Artificially intelligent articulation modelling

Powerful & Energetic

ROWDY confidently adds picked, overdriven electric bass sounds to your track, suitable for a variety of styles, from powerful punk to rock and modern metal.

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

It can be tame, but it’s wild. With a hand-picked, heavily modified vintage bass guitar, hot amps, a fuzz box and even an octave guitar. It’s definitely a rocker and could use a shower, but we’re too scared to ask…

Frustration-free Design

Designed with the UJAM frustration-free philosophy, ROWDY’s easy to use GUI and controls make it possible to achieve fantastic sounding and aggressive basslines in no time – no matter what your level of music production experience is.

Features at a Glance

ROWDY’s loud-mouthed, rebellious sound and angry playing style means that even seasoned bass players themselves will appreciate the ability to get great-sounding ideas down fast – with practically zero learning curve.

Player Mode

Virtual Bassist ROWDY has two distinct modes – Player Mode lets you quickly choose from one of the 60 styles and 1380 phrases with your MIDI controller, seamlessly following in an intelligently musical way whatever key or chord is being played.

Instrument Mode

The Instrument Mode is one for the keyboard wizards and opens up the entire ROWDY fretboard to be played like a traditional sampler, complete with dead notes, full stops and even slides.

Tone-Sculpting Controls

Perfect your performances and sound with ROWDY’s powerful yet simple sound-shaping controls. Choose between a DI signal and 3 separate amplifiers with separate knobs for overdrive and fuzz. The Character control gives you instant access to many useful sounds before you put the cherry on top with an octave control and a simple EQ and dynamics section.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 8 or later
  • macOS X 10.11 or later
  • 64bit only

Note: You may run it on earlier versions but UJAM don’t support and fully qualify them.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 7 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280x768px Display
  • Internet Connection

Plug-in Formats

  • VST, AU 2, and AAX

Additional Information

  • Comes as a downloadable installer file
  • Authorize by email address and password for ujam.com within the plug-in
  • Supports MIDI standard
  • If you want to move your .blob file to an external drive, UJAM recommend the use of an SSD
    to prevent dropouts.
  • AU 2 version is only compatible with Logic Pro X and newer.

98. Beatmaker Bundle 2

by UJAM

Beatmaker Bundle 2

21st Century Drum Machines

Plug-ins for Electronic Beats and Grooves

Drums, beats and percussion constitute the core and heartbeat of a song, helping the music tap into our primal selves and providing an anchor for the melodies and lyrics to hang from. Electronic drum machines have been helping to provide this heartbeat for over 50 years and their influence and unique sonic signature can be found across all genres of music from disco and pop to EDM and hip-hop.

What’s In There?

  • 10 Drum kits per plug-in inspired by retro and modern drum machines.
  • Up to 50 Styles and 12 smart-mix presets per plug-in.
  • MIDI Drag and Drop to DAW.
  • Multiple Audio Outputs.
  • Unique special controls tailored to each genre.

All Hail the Machines

At UJAM, they understand the unique power of electronic rhythm, which is why they created the Beatmaker series – A collection of easy to use plug-ins designed to upgrade your productions with genre-authentic electronic beats and grooves of impeccable quality.

Loads of Matching Grooves

The Beatmaker series of plug-ins cover the most exciting sub-genres of today’s music charts:

  • VICE relives the 80s with Synthwave beats
  • VOID is for highly syncopated DnB beats,
  • EDEN is tailored to EDM, Big Room and Rave
  • HUSTLE is for dirty & gritty Trap and Grime
  • DOPE is aimed at Boombap and Hip Hop.

Produce genre-authentic, High-quality Beats With Ease

Forget about using loops, Beatmaker plug-ins each have hundreds of rhythmical phrases in over fifty musical styles for you to choose from, with the ability to create your own unique hits, patterns and grooves with real-time input from your MIDI controller. Optimized for live arrangement and mixing, Beatmaker plug-ins take advantage of ujam’s signature ‘simple yet powerful’ macro controls, allowing for dynamic and tonal tweaking on the fly.

Nostalgia Arcade

Maximum retro-futurism for digital drums: Everyone knows and loves the vibe of science fiction and horror movies from the 1980s. VICE delivers the perfect drum tracks for music that captures the sci-fi atmosphere. But it’s not only a flash from the past! It’s the aesthetics of a golden era, revived with today’s top-notch sound quality. The 1980s are back in mainstream music, particularly Synthwave – bigger and better than before! Take the fast lane to top chart positions with Beatmaker VICE.

Features

  • Drum kits built from the most legendary analogue drum machines.
  • MIDI Drag and Drop to DAW.
  • Multiple Audio Outputs.
  • 30 Styles.
  • Proprietary Time Machine algorithm.
  • Legit 1980s vibes.
  • Pristine 21st century sound.

Learn more about VICE.

Take the Fast Path to the Club

It’s the quickest way to get up and running with Drum & Bass fills and breakdowns. The perfect rhythms are only a single note away. Each note you enter gives you a different loop, allowing you to quickly construct complex drum patterns, even if you’ve never written DnB before.

Features

  • A virtual Beatmaker for crazy banging Drum & Bass Tracks
  • 10 Drumkits, 12 Mix Presets
  • 20 Styles and 50 Presets
  • 460 Patterns (intro, verse, chorus, fill, ending)
  • MIDI Drag and Drop to DAW
  • Multiple Audio Outputs
  • Sound Shaping Controls per Instrument: Type Selector, Filter
  • Master Section featuring: Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ, Ambience

Learn more about VOID.

Put Your Hands Up in The Air

Beatmaker EDEN is a dance music and EDM specialist. For any genre from small sweaty Berlin clubs to ginormous global festivals, EDEN provides the driving beats that keep the party going.

Lightyears Ahead!

EDEN combines the latest in drum rhythms and sound design for contemporary dance music and EDM. Savvy to the variations of classic four to-the- floor stompers, EDEN is your tool for building the right foundation for the next big summer anthem. Its beats are just waiting to carry your passionate synthesizer pad cascades and forceful off-beat basslines. Set your phasers to stun and get ready rave all night long.

Features

  • A virtual beat maker for street-credible Hip Hop, Boom Bap and Rap tracks.
  • More than 60 styles, 690 patterns (intro, verse, chorus, fill, ending).
  • 10 drum kits.
  • MIDI ‘Drag and Drop’ to DAW.
  • Multiple Audio Outputs.
  • Sound shaping controls per instrument: Type Selector, Filter.
  • Master Section featuring: Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ and Ambience.
  • Special Control: Kick Pump Dynamic side-chain compression for that characteristic pumping sound…

Learn more about EDEN 2.

Dirt Keeps The Funk Alive

Think of Beatmaker DOPE 2 as your friend who works at the local record store and has been digging through classic records for the past 20 years to create the most authentic drums and grooves you could ask for, but on top of that is also great at mixing.

As Raw as it Gets!

Beatmaker DOPE 2 features a selection of carefully crafted drum kits and loads of matching grooves, integrated with professional mixing tools, ready whenever you need genre-authentic, great-sounding beats. Drum kits are professionally layered, compiled and mixed, but still with enough room for your own creativity and to give it your signature sound.

Features

  • A virtual beat maker for street-credible Hip Hop, Boom Bap and Rap tracks.
  • More than 60 styles, 690 patterns (intro, verse, chorus, fill, ending).
  • 10 drum kits.
  • MIDI ‘Drag and Drop’ to DAW.
  • Multiple audio outputs.
  • Sound shaping controls per instrument: Type Selector, Filter.
  • Master section featuring: Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ and Ambience.
  • Special Control: Vinyl Drive simulates retro turntable noise & compression to add that retro dirt and punch we all love so much.

Learn more about DOPE 2.

It’s a Trap

Beatmaker HUSTLE 2 is your fixer for bass music styles like Trap and Grime. On the money for all types of modern urban style genres from Dirty South to Hip Hop to Big Room Bass Music, HUSTLE 2 adds a wide range of basement-shaking grooves and gritty sounds to your production.

Gettin’ Real

Make your production instantly sound like you’re rolling through Atlanta in a Lambo flexing your gold grill. Bass music genres are all about the beat – booming bass drums, frantic Hi-hats and gritty snares. HUSTLE 2 captures the spirit of the genre – sounds, patterns and mix. Get busy with a virtually unlimited combination of credible beats inspired by the legendary Roland TR-808. The mix presets provide a great variety of sound characters that can be dialled in to your liking and make HUSTLE 2 fit in your mix, sounding authentic and fat, no matter what.

Features

  • A virtual beat maker for massive pumping Trap, Grime and Bass Music tracks.
  • More than 60 styles, 690 patterns (intro, verse, chorus, fill, ending).
  • 10 drum kits.
  • MIDI ‘Drag and Drop’ to DAW.
  • Multiple audio outputs.
  • Sound shaping controls per instrument: Type Selector, Filter.
  • Master section featuring: Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Multi-band EQ and Ambience.
  • Special Control: Bass Tune plays fills, kicks & grooves with tonality.

Learn more about HUSTLE 2.

System Requirements

Mac 

  • OS X 10.11 or later.
  • VST, AU 2 (Logic 10 and newer), AAX.
  • 64-bit only
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

Windows

  • Windows 8 or later.
  • VST, AAX.
  • 64-bit only
  • 4 GB of RAM (Minimum).
  • 100 MB of disk space.
  • 1280x768px display.
  • Internet connection required for download and authorisation.

Important Note: If you want to move your .blob file to an external drive, the use of an SSD is recommended in order to prevent dropouts.

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