Get your kicks for free with this effortless online bass drum generator

Free online kick drum generator
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Looking for a quick, easy and free way to generate a new kick drum sound? The answer could be awaiting you over at

The Kick Drum Generator does exactly what its name suggests. Tweak the tuning, pitch decay, release, distortion, bitcrushing gain and compression parameters and you’ll hear previews of your sound as you go.

A built-in limiter should prevent any clipping, but if things start to get out of control simply click the reset button to return to the default settings. You can also reset parameters individually by double-clicking them.

Once you’re happy with your sound, clicking the download button immediately generates and saves a WAV file that you can take into your DAW, sampler or any other application or piece of hardware in your studio.

This is just one of many musical tools available on the website. Others include music theory charts and guide, a simple sequencer, a beat maker, a mini music machine and a chord player.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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