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Ultra Analog VA-3 - Kicks and Snares

Kicks and Snares Ultra Analog Va-3
Ultra Analog VA-3 - Kicks and Snares by Applied Acoustics Systems is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products) for macOS and Windows. It includes, and is therefore "powered by", AAS Player, which functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Kicks and Snares Ultra Analog VA-3 Sound Pack by ADAM PIETRUSZKO.

You can never have too many kicks and snares. Resident sound designer Adam Pietruszko signs off on an expertly crafted and clever collection of punchy bass drum and cut-through snare presets in this new sound pack for Ultra Analog VA-3. Bring new energy to your productions by laying a solid foundation with either classic analog drum machine inspired sounds or experimental and processed elements. Use Ultra Analog VA-3 to smartly shape each sound easily with inventive macro-control assignments for an infinite amount of sound possibilities—especially when combined with track automation. Along with its 30 kicks, 30 snares, and 25 rhythm grooves, hi-hats and various percussions were added to the pack for good measure, making Kicks and Snares a complete drum track solution for your projects.

Who's Adam Pietruszko?

Adam Pietruszko is a sound designer and audio engineer from Poland. Even though he specializes in cinematic and avant-garde sound design, his expertise also covers genres ranging from electronica, experimental music, techno, IDM, Synthwave, EDM, and many others. Adam also teaches at the Academy of Audio Engineering and Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, Poland. He provides lectures on sound synthesis, acoustics, electroacoustics, digital audio theory, as well as electronic music and FX production.

This preset collection can be used with the free AAS Player plug-in as well as the Ultra Analog VA-3 analog synthesizer.

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WINDOWS · Mac OS X · 32-/64-BIT

Ultra Analog VA-3 and AAS Player are compatible with nearly all DAWs.

The 100 presets of Kicks and Snares


  • Muffled.
  • Brutal.
  • Snary.
  • Tremble.
  • Sand.
  • Rebound.
  • Mayhem.
  • Hardtech.
  • Laser.
  • Hard.
  • Sustained Sub.
  • Breath.
  • Full.
  • Synthy.
  • Hum Hold.
  • Tech Rave.
  • Springy.
  • Puncher.
  • Hollow.
  • Dance.
  • Oomph.
  • Deep Punch.
  • Fat.
  • Amp.
  • Suck In.
  • Dirty.
  • Industrial.
  • Sub.
  • Vox.
  • Membrane.


  • Hell.
  • Phaser Stun.
  • Spectre.
  • Stereo Roll.
  • Unruly Sweep.
  • Gametoy.
  • Bit.
  • LFO.
  • Metallic Ring.
  • Wind.
  • Singer.
  • Spring Hall.
  • Empty.
  • Formant.
  • Cut.
  • Short.
  • Pop Up.
  • Glitch.
  • Noisy.
  • Retro Game.
  • Pitched Box.
  • Vox Reso.
  • Wide.
  • Strange Box.
  • Double Transient.
  • Piccolo.
  • Body Blow.
  • Filter Reso.
  • Resonator.
  • Fifth.


  • Buzz Hat and Cymbal.
  • Detune.
  • Double Technique.
  • Stereo.
  • Space.
  • Sustain Gate.
  • Flange.
  • Snap.
  • Thrash.
  • Snake.


  • Rattlesnake.
  • Wide Shaker.
  • Space Clave.
  • Analog Cowbell.


  • Melodic Snare.
  • Syncopated.
  • Hard Tech.
  • Military.
  • Laser Tom.
  • Shaker.
  • Noise Topper.
  • Techno.
  • Oscillator Hat Topper.
  • Game.
  • Flanged.
  • Train.
  • Machine.
  • Busy.
  • Deep.
  • Robots.
  • Four By Four.
  • Cowbell.
  • Bavaria.
  • Cut Up.
  • Flam.
  • Digital.
  • Breathing.
  • Broken.
  • Clave Topper.


  • Retro.

Works two ways

Kicks and Snares was created with the Ultra Analog VA-3 analog synthesizer. You can obviously play and edit the sounds in Ultra Analog VA-3, but you can also access and play them via the free AAS Player included with your Kicks and Snares purchase.

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