SuperDrumFX: the free acoustic drum sampler

It's got drums. It's got FX. But is it super?
It's got drums. It's got FX. But is it super?

If you´ve read our guide to the best free music-making software on the net, you´ll know that there´s some great stuff out there. Now developer Denis Eismann is hoping to add his name to the roll-call of gratis goodness with the release of the SuperDrumFX acoustic drum module.

This is a basic drum sampler that comes with a 13MB drum set. While this is tiny in comparison to the multi-gigabyte drum libraries that are available, the developer claims that a few clever sound shaping techniques have enabled him to produce a kit that sounds realistic.

SuperDrumFX features a mixer with EQ, and also an effects unit that contains two reverbs, a delay and a flanger. It´s said to be designed with electronic drum kit owners in particular in mind, with note mapping being pre-configured to work with Roland´s V-Drums.

A Windows VST plug-in, SuperDrumFX is available for download now. You can get hold of it at the SuperDrumFX website.

MusicRadar is the number 1 website for music makers of all kinds, be they guitarists, drummers, keyboard players, djs or producers...

GEAR: We help musicians find the best gear with top-ranking gear round-ups and high- quality, authoritative reviews by a wide team of highly experienced experts. TIPS: We also provide tuition, from bite-sized tips to advanced work-outs and guidance from recognised musicians and stars. STARS: We talk to musicians and stars about their creative processes, and the nuts and bolts of their gear and technique. We give fans an insight into the actual craft of music making that no other music website can.