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SL Drums 2

Drum Machine Plugin by Electronik Sound Lab
No Longer Available
SL Drums 2 has been replaced by: Drumart SLD
SL Drums 2.0
SL Drums 2 by Electronik Sound Lab is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
System Requirements
Windows XP - 7 - 8 - 10
2.0 GB Disk Space
1.0 GB Ram
VST host (32-bit or 64-bit)
System Requirements
OS X 10.4 And Above
2.0 GB Disk Space
1.0 GB Ram
AU or VST host (32-bit or 64-bit)
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SL Drums 2 is a free VST drum machine, which with a single panel in the purest style drum-pad lets you create beats a fast and uncomplicated configuration. 8 pads to launch your rhythms, each with its own volume control, pan and release, SL Drums 2 is perfect for capturing ideas immediately.


  • New interface
  • 59 standard stereo kits and 59 multi-outs.
  • 450+ drum samples.
  • Each pad has its own volume controls, pan and release.
  • Volume, pitch and reverb style analog overall effect (not including reverb in multi-out).
  • Ultra low CPU usage
  • Fast loading presets.
  • 100% royalty free
Made with Maize Sampler

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 3.00 from 1 review

SL Drums 2
Reviewed By jpumphandle
February 22, 2017

Two words to describe this plugin: Simple & Rompler.

I only installed the 64-bit PC version, but the install is very straight forward: Just unzip to your VST2 folder. This will place a new folder - SL DRUMS 2.1 PC 64 - in among your VST plugins. In the folder is an Instruments folder with 59 Rompler kits directed to a single output channel and 59 Rompler kits directed to multi-outs (8). Also in the folder is a VST2 plugin named SL DRUMS 2.dll - where the magic happens.

I have several DAW, but first tried MULAB 7, with an existing project. Fortunately the drum kits follow fairly common standards and each drum instrument is triggered by MIDI notes C1 - G1, eight drum instruments in all. In this case the drum kits fit the project fairly well and I was pleasantly surprised with the sound of the drums. I did not detect any bugs or misses with this simple test.

Additionally, i created a couple of MIDI breakbeats, to get some alternate rhythms. Simple to do and you can quickly experiment. Each drum instrument has three controls - volume, Pan, Release. These are well chosen and allow you to modulate each drum kit to better fit a project.

Since this is a Rompler, you cant select sounds outside of the many provided. For the most part, this is not a big restriction since the kits cover a wide variety of sounds. But, to select the sound you think you need, you need to listen to each kit in turn to determine what fits. Sending the drum channel to a Reverb bus will really enhance the sounds, which are mostly devoid of feedback.

Bottom line: If you want a simple beatmaker that uses hardly a drop of CPU, and you can settle for the hip-hop type sounds that are included, then it is a winner.

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Comments & Discussion for Electronik Sound Lab SL Drums 2

Discussion: Active
21 March 2017 at 10:29am

Thanks, version 3 has been released.


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