Sub is a free analogue drum plugin with some beef in its bottom end

Sampleson is switching its attention from vintage and digital electric pianos to your beats, releasing a free analogue drum plugin called Sub. As well as being able to produce a slew of classic drum sounds, this throws in a sub-bass oscillator for good measure.

Synthesis rather than sampling is the order of the day when it comes to tone generation, which Sampleson says makes the plugin more tweakable and keeps the size down (it’s a slip of a thing at just 35MB).

It’s worth pointing out that there’s no sequencer here, so you’ll have to use the one in your DAW, but you do get a mixer with pan and volume controls.

If you want to download Sub, which runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU formats, the only stipulation is that you’ll have to spread the word about it on a social network, but it’s otherwise free.

Find out more on the Sampleson website.

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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