Let the bells ring out for Ample Sound’s free steel tongue drum plugin

Is the steel tongue drum a festive instrument? It certainly is this year, as Ample Sound has just released a free emulation of one in the form of Cloudrum.

This has a 3-octave range and, with its bell-like tones, is designed to add colour to any type of music. Parameters can be automated, and Cloudrum works on both PC and Mac. It comes in VST/AU/AAX formats - though the Windows AAX version isn’t available yet - and can be downloaded from the Ample Sound website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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.