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Top 5 Free Acoustic Drums VST Plugins (Windows & Mac)

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.

Get here (Mac/Win)

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.

Get here (Mac/Win)

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.

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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.

Get here (Mac/Win)

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Course: Groove and Rhythm

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Learn the techniques professional producers use to program drums.

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This course is entirely dedicated to building professional sounding drum loops for modern electronic music! Do you want your drums to sound club ready and "less amateur"?

Learn how to build interesting beats with varying velocity patterns, adding swing and bounce with groove presets and how to tweak and adjust every sample with ADSR.

You'll be provided with all the basics about groove. Then, we'll jump into easy to follow practical sessions, where we create multiple beats, loops and patterns from scratch!

What You Get:

  • Complete online-course with theoretical basics & full on practical sessions
  • Many starting points for your very own Techno, Melodic Techno, House and Tech-House grooves
  • Full 3h+ Groove Course
  • 6 full drum groove kits and 100+ Drum Samples to follow along

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