Zamp free drum-sampler by Les Productions Zvon

Zamp is a free drum sampler VST plugin developed by Les Productions Zvon. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Zamp is a simple sample player designed by Psychic Modulation and based on their Cortex drum sampler. Zamp is best suited for drums/percussion and one-shot samples.

Main Features:

  • Can load and play up to 3 samples simultaneously.
  • 1 amplitude envelope and 1 pitch envelope.
  • Each sample has its own tuning, start and end points, loop, reverse, volume and panning controls.
  • Mixing Grid for the samples.
  • 3 randomizers for each sample.
  • Small sample content included.

NOTE: 2 versions are included (2 DLLs), one with a single stereo out and one with three stereo outs.

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Wejaam Designer

Wejaam Designer free drum-sampler by WEJAAM

Wejaam Designer is a free drum sampler VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by WEJAAM. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Wejaam Designer for Mac OS X and Windows in standalone and VST formats combines a sequencer, a sampler, a synthesizer and the randomization tool of Groove Drums that allows you to create easily and intuitively grooves and drums loops.

The standalone version allows you to use the plug-in with no need for a host sequencer and so be able to export Wejaam programs independently:

  • FX Suite: Push your mix to extremes with the fx audio suite Reverb, Delay, Chorus, EQ individual / tracks, Flanger, Crusher and Distortion.
  • Pro Mastering: A pro limiter and compressor. Release curves are optimized for professional mastering which minimizes aliasing.
  • VSTi Ready: Developed specifically for the iOS Wejaam app, you can also use it with sequencers such as Ableton Live, Cubase, etc.


tRaP free drum-sampler by SynthPlug

tRaP is a free drum sampler VST plugin developed by SynthPlug. Compatible OS(s): Windows.


  • 10 sounds: (kick, click, snare, clap, hi hat, hi hat open, crash, tom low, tom mid, tom high).
  • Editable parameters (for all instruments): pitch, LPF’s cut off, pan, volume.
  • Resonance for hi hat, hi hat open, crash.
  • MIDI: receives note on, program change, velocity controls cutoff (for hi hat, hi hat open, crash).
  • Audio outs: one stereo pair.
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TheDrumSource free drum-sampler by Witech

TheDrumSource is a free drum sampler VST plugin developed by Witech. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

TheDrumSource is a sample based drum machine with a built in browser and sequencer. It has a simple, very clean interface and very fast workflow.


  • Support for many sample formats.
  • Sample preview.
  • Separate output channels.
  • Very fast sample browsing.
  • Sequencer.
  • Resizable GUI.
  • 24 patterns.
  • 16/32/64/128 step sequences.
  • Each channel has pan, volume, pitch, length knobs and swing.
  • Formats (including 24-bit): WAV, AIFF, AIFC, AU, SND, RAW, PAF, IFF, SVX, SF, VOC, W64, MAT4, MAT5, PVF, XI, HTK, CAF, SD2, FLAC, OGG.

A sample package created by Mats Lindfors is included.


Tatapoum free drum-sampler by Venusian Snails

Tatapoum is a free drum sampler VST plugin developed by Venusian Snails. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Tatapoum 4 is a combined drum sampler and pattern sequencer. It can be used in three ways:

  • The Tatapoum Drum Sampler.
  • The Tatapoum Pattern Sequencer.
  • The Tatapoum Sampler and Sequencer together.

The Tatapoum Drum Sampler features 10 drums, each with:

  • Solo, mute, load and preview controls.
  • Pan, sample playback length, normal/reverse playback direction, full/fade playback envelope.
  • Playback levels for high and low velocity, pitch control.
    • Velocity to pitch bend (warp) feature, with pitch bend, rate and velocity sensitivity controls.
    • Velocity to tone (filter) feature, with tone and velocity sensitivity controls.
    • Velocity to sample start feature, with start positions for high and low velocity.
  • 2 pairs of drums (2,3 and 7,8) with the “link” feature.
    • In ( ) mode, the drums in the pair are independent.
    • In [ALT] mode, triggering either drum plays the 2 drums alternately.
    • In [RND] mode, triggering either drum plays one of the 2 drums at random.
  • 2 pairs of drums (4,5 and 9,10) with the “exclusive” feature, triggering one drum stops the other.

The Tatapoum Pattern Sequencer features:

  • 16 pads, add/remove triggers, set velocity, add/remove FX.
  • 5 flexible effects (2 flam rolls + 2 feedback rolls + 1 reverse).
  • 4 banks of 8 patterns = 32 patterns in all.
  • Saveable and loadable pattern sets.
  • Shuffle.
  • Pulse divide.
  • Up to 16 steps in each pattern, and pattern chaining, for longer sequences.
  • Forward or reverse pattern play direction.

Tatapoum 4 is available for Windows as a VST instrument and as a SynthEdit project source file (GPL licensed).

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SuperDrumFX free drum-sampler by Denis Eismann

SuperDrumFX is a free drum sampler VST plugin developed by Denis Eismann. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

SuperDrumFX (SDFX) is a freeware software drum sampler with advanced possibilities. You can make your own sample based drum sets and play it by e-drum or DAW. The main goal of SDFX is to sound like a real acoustic drum set. This goal is reached through the use of sound shaping techniques on a 13 Mb sample set.


  • 13 Mb drum sample library.
  • Dynamic interval control (DIVC) on snare and toms.
  • Interval control (IVC) on kick, hihat and cymbals.
  • Snare position control for Roland VDrums TD12/TD20.
  • Note mapping is pre configured to Roland VDrums.
  • Easy change note mapping to support other e-drum modules.
  • No “machine gun effect”.
  • Mixer with equalizers.
  • Effect processor with 4 simultaneously usable FX (2 x reverb, 1 x delay, 1 x flanger).
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Stoooner free drum-sampler by xoxos

Stoooner is a free drum sampler VST plugin developed by xoxos. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

Stoooner is a free/demo version of Adze, limited to two samples instead of six.

Stoooner and Adze resynthesize percussion samples by performing a single frame FFT analysis for the length of the sample, availing the following spectral features:

  • Enhance: emphasises the preexistent spectral content (2 modes).
  • Smear: changes the time (phase) information, for resynthesis or timestretching.
  • Frequency Shift.
  • Spectral Inversion.
  • FFT low and high shelf filtering.
  • Stereoisation / Restereoisation.
  • Monophonic Bass.

The signal chain is richly accoutred with conventional functions:

  • Downsampling to 32x.
  • 6 interpolation modes.
  • Bit reduction: 12, 8-1.
  • Preamp section with envelope assign.
  • 54 filter modes + bypass, 8 filter algorithms (4 zero delay feedback), lp, bp, hp, br, pk, punch, add harmonics.


  • Morphing LFO (bias, shape, 2 rnd modes, host sync).
  • Curve adjustible pitch and filter envelopes.
  • Curve and shape ADSR amplifier.
  • -5 to +7 possible octave range.
  • Start Position/Reverse.
  • Wide Parameterisation.
  • Panning.
  • Channel swap.
  • Signal inversion.
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Sitala free drum-sampler by Decomposer

Sitala is a free drum sampler VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by Decomposer. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Sitala is a free drum plugin and standalone app.

Sitala’s beauty is simplicity. It’s fast and musical. Six knobs. Sixteen pads. Drag and drop. Playable like instrument.

16 Assignable Pads:

  • Drag and drop kit management: drag and drop samples into Sitala from your DAW or file browser, and easily drag around sample pads once in Sitala to rearrange them.
  • Built in file-browser: built into the sample viewer making it super fast to select samples without ever having to deal with dialogs.
  • Sample preview: browse through a directory or sets of directories using left and right arrows to quickly listen to and view sample analysis.
  • Velocity sensitive.

  • Assignable trigger and kill groups.

  • Mappable with MIDI learn, sequential notes or General MIDI.

  • Each sample is analyzed for dynamics and pitch, and the controls are automatically adjusted to have a wider effective range and more musical expressiveness.


  • Shape: Adjust attack, length and sustain of your sounds while the overall volume remains constant.
  • Compression: Make sounds punchier with more sustain. Automatic gain makeup maintains the overall volume while changing dynamics.
  • Tuning: Pitch sounds up or down by up to one octave.
  • Tone: Emphasizes the highs or lows in a sound. Accentuate or scoop the mids to position the sound in the mix. Adapts based on the pitch content of each sound. Operates as a high-pass, low-pass, sweepable mid-boost or mid-scoop EQ.
  • Volume
  • Pan

Audio Engine:

  • Selectable stereo output or 16-channel one-output-per-pad.
  • Standalone, VST and Audio Unit support.

Rupture Lite

Rupture Lite free drum-sampler by Dope Kitz

Rupture Lite is a free drum sampler VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by Dope Kitz. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Rupture for Mac & PC is a lightweight 100% free Virtual Drum Machine Developed by Dopekitz Packed Full of High Quality, Hard Hitting, Royalty Free Virtual Drum Kits.

DopeKitz Presents Rupture a free 16 track virtual drum machine. With rupture you can easily pick your kit, mix, and create all in one place. You can even bus out individual instrument groups to individual channels with select expansions.

With rupture your drum kit collection can be endless as we offer high quality pro expansions at an incredibly affordable price. Rupture was created with one purpose in mind “Make better music faster”, and now you can 100% free:

  • 100% Free Virtual Instrument.
  • Includes 5 Free fully functional Drum Kits.
    1. West Coast RPT.
    2. Tribeca.
    3. Ever 1da.
    4. Crunk’d 2.5.
    5. Danger Drumz.
  • Fully expandable via Rupture Expansion Packs.
  • 16 individual tracks with faders so you can mix your drums right inside the plugin.
  • Supports semi-scripted Sounds.
  • Both MAC & PC compatible.
  • Available in VST & AU formats.

All plugins require a minimum of VST 2.0 or Audio Unit 2.0 support.
A Screen Display Resolution of 1280×1024 or larger is recommended.
If on Mac OS X 10.7 and up is required.


replacer free drum-sampler | audio-to-midi by Boxsounds

replacer is a free drum sampler and audio to midi VST plugin developed by Boxsounds. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

replacer is designed to replace drum and percussive sounds with other samples. Basically, it is comprised of a band-pass filter which selects the relevant frequency of the sound required to be replaced; the peak amplitudes at this frequency then trigger chosen sample/s. The samples can be 16 or 24-bit PCM Wave files recorded at any sample rate.


  • 24dB band-pass filter.
  • Simple gate.
  • Visual and audio monitoring section.
  • 4 sample layers (full version).
  • Sample start and end adjustment.
  • Accent amount and smooth (attempts to replicate the dynamics of the original trigger sound).
  • Sample ADR envelope with amount control.
  • Sample pitch control.
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