In this list you’ll find the absolute top 5 of free acoustic drum kit plugins for both Windows & Mac. The list includes plugins from big names (Steven Slate, Spitfire Audio) and less known developers. The drum kits are all multisampled, giving you an incredibly realistic sound. Let’s get started!
1. Steven Slate Drums Free
Steven Slate's free VST does the job perfectly here. It sounds incredibly solid and realistic, offers you 3 mix-ready presets, and allows for maximum customization of your sounds. With this drum kit you're all set, no matter for which genre you need it for.
2. Spitfire Labs Drums
Recorded at Spitfire HQ in 2012 using top-of-the-range mics, these drums showcase the talents of drummer Oliver Waton and engineer Stanley Gabriel. Play and program an awesome piece of kit — ba dum tss!
Vintage Drums: Get here (Mac/Win)
LABS Drums: Get here (Mac/Win)
3. MT Power Drum Kit (Mac/Win)
The MT Power Drum Kit is a free drum sampler offering the powerful, high-quality sounds of an acoustic, realistic drum kit. Samples have been specially recorded and processed to make them ideally suited for use in pop, rock and metal productions.
4. JAMSTIX Free (Mac/Win)
This ground-breaking virtual drummer runs synchronized with your DAW as an instrument plugin and features in-depth real-time modeling of various genres and human drummers with their own habits, accents, timing feel and fill characteristics. Put aside those static MIDI loops and easily create realistic drum performances with unmatched nuances, feel and dynamic responsiveness.
5. Sean Pandy Drums (Mac/Win)
Sean Pandy Drums is a VST/AU drum rompler plugin with Kick, Snare, 4 Toms - and a Sub Blower that will do exactly as its name suggests. Every drum consists of 6 velocity layers and up to 10 random-robin samples, that means you should get no machine gun effect even with fast repetitions.