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Drum Synth Plugin by Andreas Ersson
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ErsDrums has an average user rating of 4.00 from 3 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for ErsDrums

Reviewed By sweet_trip [read all by] on June 1st, 2007
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows
It does not sound like an 808 or a 606, but it lies somewhere in the middle as far as sound is concerned. An unlike some of the other drum synth options out there, ErsDrums hats are oscillator based, not noise based like Attack, Microtonic, and others. This to me is a major plus, being a huge fan of the TR-606 hat sound.

I think the interface is very clear with no-nonsense. The GUI is very plain and simple. The controls are clearly labeled.

You get two kicks, two snares, two "blipps" for that short sweepy electro sound, one clap, one clave, one crash, and one closed/open hat. You can route all ten instruments to a master stereo out, ten mono outs, or ten stereo outs. Each sound can have it's own MIDI channel and note numbers, so you can arrange the layout of the instruments across your MIDI keyboard. Some of the sounds also have a "Key Mode" options that let's you play that instrument chromatically. You also get MIDI learn and a nice yet simple preset/bank managing system that let's you copy and paste presets and banks around without having to do some Explorer trickery...

My only complain about ErsDrums is the lack of tom instruments. You could somewhat create something similar using one of the kicks and the "blipp," but it would be so nice to have dedicated tom instruments.

Anyway, ErsDrums is an awesome little instrument. I've been using it since it first came out, and I haven't stopped ever since.
Reviewed By RocketSoundz [read all by] on February 20th, 2005
Version reviewed: 1.1 on Windows
I've been using ersDrums for half & a year now & I think it's a very good drum synth with some excellent sounds. The kick is deep & thumping & can be easily adjusted, all the basic control are there. The snare is your average electro type snaredrum, basically a short noise with a sine kick underneath it, a little weak but with proper FXs & processing you can get very good sounding snares. The synthetic closed & open hat are not too good in my opinion, not that they are bad, they are the type of hi hats you can find on Casio VL-Tone keyboards, cheap sounding but it can be good if you're into lo-fi type of music.
The GUI is very clear & easy to use, the ability to edit the skin like LazySnake would be a welcome addition.
One of the thing I like about it is that it very low on the cpu, since I use FL Studio I need to load one ersDrums for each drum sounds that I will processed in the FX section, with around 4 ersDrums & 10 VST effects my computer is at (depending on the effects used) 50%, nice!
Reviewed By Peel [read all by] on May 11th, 2003
Version reviewed: 0.142 on Windows
I really love ersDrums. At least 90% of my synthesized percussion is made by either ersDrums or Drumatic, and I own Waldorf Attack and a couple of other commercial percussion synths. I can never decide which of these two I like more, but they're very different and really there's no reason to have only one of them!
The basic capabilities and layout are shown in the synth description above. Although each drum sounds different, most of the controls are the same from drum to drum, making it a very straightforward synth. It is nevertheless possible to get hat-like sounds out of the "snare," or kick-like sounds out of the "blip!"
Keying mode is very useful and I wish more drum machines had it.
The sounds are just great! You can get brittle, synthetic sounds if you want, but you can also get classic analogue-type sounds. The kicks can go really deep, the hats are nice and crisp without being fizzy, and the clap sounds pure vintage.
Now as I'm writing this, I see on the ersdrum homepage that the synth has been updated to version 1.0! Going to check it out...

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Comments & Discussion for Andreas Ersson ErsDrums

Discussion: Active
17 September 2012 at 3:24am

fantastic free drum machine... i use it a lot... i rate it as good as many commercial VST drum machines.

easily makes TR808 sounds, likewise with the TR909.. It really does not take much tweaking before you realise how much potential this thing has...

17 January 2014 at 11:40am

This plugin is no longer downloadable. Anyone here who has a link so we can still get it?

17 January 2014 at 2:57pm


I've just tried it, you can go.

Anyway, all his plugins will be probably unavailable, not only ErsDrums. In this case tell me and I shall upload them in my Depositfiles space (where the downloads are free and don't need any login).

17 January 2014 at 5:25pm

Ok, I've just uploaded all his four freeware VSTs (ErsDrums, Iblit, LazySnake and PolyIblit) in a single zip pack (which contains also all the patches that I have for these four VSTs) in this folder of my DepositFiles space :


Note that on DepositFiles the download are free and don't need any login.

This link that I give above is the link to the folder.

The folder contains also all my freeware VST of EFM (Electronic For Music) which has also totally disappeared from the web (I explain why in a file). Some of them were also really excellent.

The folder contains also the two very good freeware VST of AM Music Technology (Pro SoloVST and VL-122) which have also totally disappeared from the web and seem to be hunted by quite a few people. So here they are...

And in the future I'll upload also other excellent free VST's that have disappeared from the Web.


29 November 2016 at 2:30pm

I checked out your Depositfiles folder and they don't seem to be available any more. I don't suppose almost three years from when you uploaded them you still have them lying around somewhere. I am awfully intrigued by this plugin, as well as the others too. If you do then I'd greatly appreciate it if you uploaded them somewhere again.

29 November 2016 at 7:26pm

Hello .

Everything is now here:


18 January 2016 at 11:33pm

what's the key mode thing do?

and how do you use the MIDI learn?

the video's n/a.

noob : (.

17 January 2014 at 9:31pm

Oh wow! Thanks a lot BlackWinny! If there's a way I could give you rep, you'd certainly get some now. :) Thanks.

29 November 2016 at 6:52pm

Hello .

Everything is now here:


29 November 2016 at 7:28pm

It is the new location of my depository. I've bought a full domain instead of keeping on paying for a simple cloud service.

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