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Sitala is a free drum plugin and standalone app.
Sitala's beauty is simplicity. It's fast and musical. Six knobs. Sixteen pads. Drag and drop. Playable like instrument.
16 Assignable Pads:
Assignable trigger and kill groups.
Mappable with MIDI learn, sequential notes or General MIDI.
Each sample is analyzed for dynamics and pitch, and the controls are automatically adjusted to have a wider effective range and more musical expressiveness.
I have a couple thousand dollars' worth of drum plugins, and right now Sitala ($0) is the one seeing the most use.
The developers seem to have zeroed in on the most important features for a user like me. One knob controls for envelope (shape), tuning, compression, tone, pan, and volume. Any pad can trigger any other pad. Any pad can choke any other pad.
It's so easy to use. There's a great graphic window for whichever control you are adjusting. Too long a tail on your one shot drum sound? The shape knob will show you the changes to your envelope as you turn it. So in addition to listening, you can see how much of the tail you're cutting off. We all know you can't mix with your eyes, but the visual component comes in handy when you know you want to shorten it just a bit, or shorten it so much it almost sounds dry again. The visual feedback gets you in the ballpark of what you're looking for much faster.
I would gladly have paid money for this. I would definitely pay for a version with a few more features, but take that with a grain of salt because the beauty of Sitala is its simplicity. The biggest feature I'd like to see is a 4X4 grid view to match the layout of many drum MIDI controllers. I'd like it if clicking on each of the 6 knobs would toggle it with its 0%/center value. I'd like it if there were a way to cut highs and lows on the same pad. And I'd really love to see some kind of fine tuned filter>velocity setting for those of us who want our one shots to have a little sonic variety each time they hit. Very few drum instruments do that though. But you know what? Very few drum instruments do the simple things Sitala does so well.
May thanks and eternal gratitude to Decomposer.Read Review
I love Sitala. Everyone has their own favourite reverbs, delays, transient shapers etc so they don't mess about with those. Just a really simple to use sampler that gives you easy access to all the sounds in your folder.Read Review
Perfect combination of features and simplicity! I personally love the option to preview all the samples in the folder. Finally some love to my hundreds of one shots.
Thank you.Read Review
My favorite no-nonsense (drum)sample player.
- Comes with some samples and kits, but you can just as easy use your own samples.
- Live one-click browsing/auditioning samples in the context of your track, so useful.
- Basic yet essential tweaking on per sample basis.
- Loads fast, easy on the CPU.
- No FX but focus on the basic functionality.
Absolutely love it.Read Review
Decomposer struck the balance between power and simplicity to create a fun but powerful drum sampler that is a joy to use and sounds great.
They keep adding new features and it just gets better and better. It is now my favorite drum sampler for use in FL Studio and Reaper.Read Review