FREE Drum Machine VSTi plugin MDrummer

This was my first time trying out any of MeldaProduction plugins, of which they have a nice handful for free, including a cool little auto-tune plugin. I haven’t had a lot of time to try it out extensively, but so far so good… I’m digging it, as I can get a bunch of different grooves out of it that I’m not good at programming on my own.

Even though this plugin is called MDrummer Small (the Large version costs $211 USD), it weighs in at 600MB worth of a torrent download.

If you don’t already have a torrent program, I recommend Vuze for a full-featured, easy-to-use torrent client – and no, torrents are not illegal, but downloading or seeding illegal content is. Torrent is a file-sharing technology, and is just a legal as FTP or HTTP, over which, posting illegal content can also get, but the technology in itself, is just technology.

Here’s a quick description from their website:

“No compromises! MDrummer’s sound engine can cover the entire wide range of percussion instruments from drums to effects and scratches. You can have any number of drumsets, any number of drums in all of the drumsets, and any number of layers and effects in all of the drums.
Plugin based sound generators provide incredible possibilities for sampling and synthesis (including very unique technologies such as subsample synthesis).
Plugin based sound effects allow you to get much more from those sounds. We consider features such as unlimited number of velocity layers, chain gun effect protection and variable pitch a matter of course.

You can setup any number of drumsets. Each drum has common parameters (e.g. volume, panorama, associated MIDI keys), audio effect pipeline and a set of velocity layers with sound generators. MDrummer’s sound system plays drums as good as any other percussion instruments and even sound effects (for example scratches). It is very general, though very fast, optimized for modern instruction sets.”