Log InCreate An Account
  1. Developers
  2. »
  3. s
  4. »
  5. Sugar Bytes
Sugar Bytes
Sugar Bytes GmbH, Greifswalder Str. 29, 10405 Berlin, Germany

We founded Sugar Bytes to produce and provide better tools for all our friends in music.

Better sounding, better looking audio software that's easier to use and cheaper to get than everything that's out there. Just great products that can do more stuff with less buttons, that have more features with less instructions, that are simply more fun and less expensive.

Sugar Bytes Tools should save you time and money while providing more creative freedom and inspiring everybody to make more music. Because music is the sugar in the coffee of life.

Products by Sugar Bytes

Latest reviews of Sugar Bytes products


Reviewed By NWSM [all]
November 24th, 2023
Version reviewed: 2.0.2 on Windows

Effectrix2, if you not owned the first Version (like me) is a mindblowing next Level Multieffect with jaw dropping modulations per Step. Imho Multieffects are the future, you dont need ONE Filter in your Row and ONE Reverb, you load Effectix2 and got all Effects faster. I can load around 7 Instances in a Row to see something in CPU-Meter. The quality of SB's Plugins are well know pretty god. Shifting the Activity-Blocks or stretch the blocks is intuitive and easy, also you got the WET Knob where you rule the Intensity of every Effect in different mix styles. You can bind the Lane Automation to modify all activity Blocks or un-bind to modify just one u selected.

You got 32 steps and you can stretch an Effect over this length. Like if you use LEVEL FX you can build up a rise-up or -down pretty easy. One Click Solo or activate FX's. The Holy Looper Section is just brilliant its Looper and TapeStop Loop. Host Sync up to 1/32. Random everywhere for the FX, for all FX Activity, and the Steps for every FX Lane. You can save every FX Preset.

Every Knob of every FX can be Modulated with 4 LFO-Types, Env Follower, 2 Stepsequencer Types, Simple Slope, AR and Random. Re-Order FX as known. Its more flexible than Looperator for sure and i think more flexible as Version 1.

Cons Minor Cons:

  • you dont see what parameter is modulated/ automated.
  • you got only one modulation section.
  • the Fonts looking aliased.
  • Becasue the Level FX you can too easy clip and get artifacts.


  • shift a single block into a blockchain to break up the chain or double click to set a single block into a chain, there is no way to break up chains as shifting and length edit.
  • "parameter is modulated" indicator.
  • change font.
  • Global Limiter or Gain to easy Volume down or get rid of easy Clipping and Loudness.


Read Review

Reviewed By NWSM [all]
November 14th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.6.0 on Windows

Egoist is my to go Loop Machine on iPad...its very intuitive and i can make very fast, very nice sounds on it.

I spend hours of hours with it. So damn cool Loops from Techno to Acid to Dub and Dubstep works just great.

Slices, Bass and Beat working well together with the Effect Chains.

Its not the same on Desktop with the Mouse for sure.

The sound quality coming out of egoist itself is acceptable. But can not modify it seperatly post FX (need multi out).

There is no general Master-Effect but for Beats and Slicer an Compressor. No Limiter. I Clip mostly ^^,

Whats nice is adding Custom folders on Desktop Version for you own Sounds. Works better if you minimize and maximize the Plugin then it shows the selected sounds from the folder.

Sadly i dont see any upgrades going on...

I rly want see some improvements:

  • FX chain swap.
  • A Modulation Tab - that would improve the whole Thing...
  • Beat Steps for all Sequencers (i was thinking of "how much should this step beat" 1 times or 2 times or more).
  • Multi Output for Desktop Version to improve the Sound of Beat, Bass, Slice and FX separatly.
  • FX per Step not as master FX but per Tab (choosen from the FX Section like Reverb on Beat and Snare but not Bass).


Read Review

Reviewed By Protocol_b [all]
May 10th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.2.5 on Mac

I have to agree with the previous reviewer. I planned to use this to trigger external drums (more on the acoustic side) but find it nearly impossible to map the output. Yes: what the H is H? Why can't ALL the kits simply be mapped to a/the same sequential series of notes? At least that way it would be only half as difficult to remap them to external devices. It is so time consuming I don't bother anymore.

As for importing WAV, I would be happier if I could import a whole kit at once (again, a matter of time). That way I could avoid this external remapping just to get drum sounds I like, as I'm not that into electronic drums. Alternately I wish they provided an acoustic kit or three.

I bought for the excellent sequencer, random functions and the auto-fills - I'm very happy with that aspect. I just thought it would be more user-friendly.

Read Review

Reviewed By Boy Wonder [all]
May 5th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.1.0 on Windows

I consider this one of Sugar Bytes' rare misfires. DrumComputer COULD be useful but the unnecessary time-consuming hoops you have to jump through to get a satisfying sound will have you quickly reaching for your handier Playbeat or Triaz machine. Firstly, Western music scales from A to G. When you attempt drum mapping with DrumComputer, some of the patches are mapped to H. Huh? Did I mention that mapping sounds is like pulling teeth? Would it kill Sugar Bytes to use standard mapping for their eight pads? To wit: When you pull up the first kit, SB Analog Kit, the kick is mapped from F3 to F#3, the snare on G3, and the high hat on E7, a note that doesn't even exist on an 88-note controller! If you then slide the kit down so that the kick is triggered by C1, you notice the high hat is then mapped to H4. Where the hell is H4? That doesn't even exist.

Another weak point is the sound collection itself. The kicks are mushy, a lot of sounds are unpredictable in their variance, and for whatever reason, a lot of drum sounds are always pulled up flamming. You have to remember to turn that off. The snares also leave a lot to be desired. One plus is DrumComputer now allows import of wave files. That's definitely handy. The modulation matrix and sequencer isn't bad, either. Neither are the effects, but I suspect producers will just record the drums dry and add effects later. If Sugar Bytes fixes DrumComputer's ghastly mapping system and sound engine, I believe they'll have a winner.

Read Review

Reviewed By elviecho [all]
December 3rd, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.24 on Windows

This thing is crazy! I had fun for hours while studying it's possibilities. What a toy!
For me there are two ways to use it: First is to click "make new kit" and the pattern dice and to drag out this completely randomized pattern into my DAW. Then I use this as a starting point for inspiration.
Second way is to use all the great possibilities to make a drum kit and a drum track from scratch.
There are so much ways to create/shape every single sound. All packed into a wondeful GUI, easy to understand and pure fun to use. The sounds are clear but in my opinion often very aggressive in the mids,
so, the first thing I do before I use Drumcomputer, is to put a presetted EQ after it.
You have to accept that this thing is not made to get some real acoustic sounding drums out of it but it is my first choice for electronic drums and for quick sketching a drumtrack.
The only thing I wonder about is why it's not possible to automate the drum pattern dice in the sequencer...??
That would be great for live performances. But anyway, 5 overall stars from me.

Read Review

Reviewed By manyoungpoor [all]
August 7th, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Mac

SugarBytes has developed an assortment of great plugins, this program should be included on that list. It's a beast. It may be overwhelming at first but it's capabilities are wonderful.

Read Review

Reviewed By zippy731 [all]
December 10th, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

I bought this at launch, and played with it all weekend. Sugarbytes has really outdone themselves!

DrumComputer's synth module is highly versatile, but the real jewel is the randomizer/sequencer. Not just random junk to plod through to find a good lick here or there. Random beats are structured properly, and instantly groove with onboard sounds, or routed out to your own samples. Demo this right away, you will not regret.

Read Review

Reviewed By NWSM [all]
December 2nd, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.0.3 on Windows

Das ist wirklich unglaublich geil, was Sugar Bytes hier gekocht hat.

Wer den Coder dahinter etwas kennt weiß um sein fable für complexe Synths, die sich in seinen Plugins widerspiegeln. Mit Aparillo, welch seltsamer Name, hat der Code-Künstler einen cineastischen-textural-formant-FM Synth erschaffen, der sich ohne Tutorial zwar experimentell gut bedienen lässt, aber erst nach etwas Übung auch spezifische Sounds erzeugen kann. Der Aha-Effekt bleibt beim probieren nicht aus.

Die Presets überzeugen spontan und durch die Leichtigkeit diese zu verändern, macht es anfänglich schon einen "heidenspaß". Nach dem kurzweiligen studieren der Möglichkeiten kann man kaum noch die Finger davon lassen. Der Orbiter lässt den Sound, in einer 3D anmutenden Matrix zu allen Effekten zuordnen. Die Effekte sind Reverb, Delay, Filter, das bloße aufzählen ist hier keinesfalls abwertend gemeint. Von Sugar Bytes ist man Qualität gewohnt.

Der Arpeggiator ist fantastisch, wer hat schon mal von "chaotisch-kollidierende Rhytmik" gehört?

Ich will nicht zu viel verraten nur...Enjoy that as Demo und lass dich überzeugen.

Bis 5.12.2019 kost alles 20€ weniger .



Read Review

Timeline of Latest Product Changes [view all]

Latest News from Sugar Bytes

Latest Videos from Sugar Bytes

Latest Forum Posts in the Sugar Bytes forum @ KVR

Graindad - clearing buffer?
by tonycore at 2 Feb 2024, 07:17
Drumcomputer mapped zones and midi out
by cptgone at 22 Jan 2024, 19:00
Thesys iOS and AUv3 plugins
by des at 22 Jan 2024, 10:22
Turnado Delay & reverb Tails possible??
by j0hnny at 14 Jan 2024, 11:27
Compatibility check plug for Mac
by Tai JM at 5 Jan 2024, 18:03
Stretch option for GUI on iPad in Turnado
by anzbert at 3 Jan 2024, 17:05
New plugin has a killer feature that Drumcomputer lacks
by OrLubianiker at 27 Dec 2023, 01:09
Obscurium, plugins
by cyberboycoolen at 7 Dec 2023, 04:48
Egoist, bass/drum output
by cyberboycoolen at 5 Dec 2023, 05:42
I'm getting "Guitarist" in small GUI
by Sugar Bytes at 1 Dec 2023, 00:49
Effectrix2 released!
by MadMcMan at 30 Nov 2023, 18:07
DrumComputer Ipad export to PC vst
by Ette at 29 Oct 2023, 04:29
Factory graphics problems
by Sugar Bytes at 24 Oct 2023, 04:22
drum computer copy paste one instrument
by Sugar Bytes at 24 Oct 2023, 04:20
What's up with Sugar Bytes?
by Sugar Bytes at 20 Oct 2023, 05:21
Can Graindad do this?
by nowiamone at 10 Oct 2023, 14:44
How to change the beat BPM in DrumComputer
by Sugar Bytes at 10 Oct 2023, 00:28
Drumcomputer NoteOff
by Ette at 11 Sep 2023, 10:26