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bassdrum synth Plugin by Audija
KickDrum by Audija is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
150 MB of free RAM
150 MB free hard drive storage
2 GHz dual core

Microsoft Windows PC (x64) with DAW installed that is VST3 compatible
150 MB of free RAM
150 MB free hard drive storage
2 GHz dual core

Apple Mac (Intel x86_64 / Apple Silicon arm64) with DAW installed that is AUv2 or VST3 compatible
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Precision bassdrum synthesis
A digital dance floor kick is basically a sine wave oscillating from a high pitch to a low pitch—simply put. But when it comes to shaping the pitch curve and leveling certain bands, a dimension of endless possibilities opens. KickDrum was created to achieve maximum precision and sound quality with an intuitive workflow, while exploring this dimension, aiming to achieve the desired sound in a short time:

  • Phase Zero Crossing: The phase control enables precise adjustment of the phase zero crossing. For instance, it can be positioned at the end of the kick, to create a phase-accurate transition to the bassline.
  • Length: The length of the kick can be set relative to the beat grid or statically in milliseconds.
  • Free Bézier Curves: The Bézier curves' gravity point can be freely adjusted on two axes for more precise shaping.
  • Keysnap: If needed, the pitch curve's points snap to the closest musical note, making in-key editing easy.
  • Full Navigation: Use the right mouse button to zoom and pan on the Oscillogram, Decibel scale, Pitch Keyboard, or EQ, offering precise editing down to the sample.
  • One-Click WAV Export: Copies the current kick drum as a .wav file to the clipboard, allowing it to be pasted anywhere needed.
  • Synthesis Integrated EQ: The fully featured synthesis-integrated linear phase EQ applies its frequency response during the synthesis, resulting in latency-free and DSP-efficient equalizing.
  • Rich Preset Browser: Create, rename, delete, tag, filter, and sort presets or manage subdirectories with the fully featured preset browser.


Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By Grooveman [all]
May 17th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.3 on Windows

I am a big fan of Kickdrum, so i think its time for a little review.

I am a Psytrance producer and i have replaced the Kicks in about 80% of my older Tracks with Kickdrum. For my new Tracks i will use Kickdrum exclusicely, because for me its way superior to Kick2.

Why ?

-The interface:
The interface is way more detailed and accurate. You can see exactly where your envelope-breakpoints are in the synthesis process (even in hz), and you get instant visual feedback with the spectogram.
The ability to Zoom in is especialy usefull for the shaping of the attack, the initial transient of the Kick.

-the engine
The envelope can have unlimited (never came to an end, at least a lot) breakpoints and every curve can be shaped in a complex, jet simple way.
The size of the Kick can also be defined in Beats (1/4,1/8...).
And now the hilight : You can define the END-phase of the Kick to perfectly align it with the Bassline, perfect !! (this really stands out, i have never seen something like this before...)
The EQ is also very good, very detailed editing is possible and it seems to work in linear phase mode.
There are no other FX, but thats not a downside for me, because i prefer external plugins anyway (I never liked the FX in other Kickdrum Plugins...).

Whats left to say?
Audija just revolutionized digital Kickdrum Synthesis, check it out.

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