Trax might convince you that there’s room in your life for one more drum machine

Trax is a new drum machine plugin from Thenatan that puts particular focus on trap rhythm sounds, but could be used in plenty of other genres, too.  

It includes more than 400 drum samples, all of which are ready to go straight into your productions, and 50 pre-mixed kits. There are multiple outputs and built-in analogue-style reverb and distortion, along with hiss/noise/crackle and cassette effects.

The interface looks pretty straightforward, so if you want a drum machine that you can pick up  quickly, Trax could be well worth a look. It’s available in VST/AU formats for PC and Mac and is currently $24.95 - which is half price - on the Thenatan 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.