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Sound Magic’s Drum One is a free drum kit plugin that doesn’t need a massive sample library

Sample Magic Drum One
(Image credit: Sample Magic)

It’s common for drum kit plugins to be powered by multi-gigabyte sample libraries, but Drum One - a freebie from Sound Magic - takes a different approach.

The developer says that, thanks to the use of modelling technology, Drum One weighs in at just 80MB, so won’t fill up your already bulging hard drive.

Sound Magic also says that this is a “user evolution” plugin, with the content of updates set to be driven by user opinions and suggestions. So, if you try Drum one and have thoughts regarding its future, feel free to share them.

Drum one runs as a VST/AU plugin on PC and Mac. You can download it now from the Sound Magic (opens in new tab) website.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. 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, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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