BPB Cassette Drums (Free Drum Machine VST/AU Plugin Bundle)

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BPB proudly presents Cassette Drums, a freeware drum machine VST/AU plugin bundle based on our popular Cassette 606, Cassette 808 and Cassette 909 drum sample packs.

Cassette Drums is a freeware VST and AU plugin bundle consisting of three individual plugins: Cassette 606 VST, Cassette 808 VST and Cassette 909 VST. The plugins were designed and developed by Crimson Merry, whose work can be followed on Instagram and Twitter. The included plugins are compatible with any PC and Mac based digital audio workstation capable of hosting VST or AU plugins. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

The instruments are based on our free Cassette 606, Cassette 808 and Cassette 909 sample packs, featuring the sounds provided by Edgar Maguyon, Gregor Zemljic and Reddit user Anderson303. Each plugin comes with a set of three drum kits: Clean, Warm and Hot. The Clean kits are based on the raw, unprocessed recordings of Roland TR series drum machines, whereas the Warm and Hot kits feature the saturated drum hits that were re-sampled from an audio cassette deck.

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Each plugin features a customized user interface with direct access to volume and release parameters for each drum hit. It is also possible to route the drums to individual outputs if you’d like to process them separately in your digital audio workstation of choice. A global volume is also available, as well as on on-screen keyboard for quick and easy playback of the included sounds.

To install the plugins on your computer, simply extract the downloaded ZIP archive’s contents to the default VST or AU plugins folder on your system. Make sure that all of the files from the archive are extracted to the same folder.


Have fun using BPB Cassette Drums and let us know how you like them in the comments section below. You might also want to check out our free FilterCrusher plugin, made by Audio-Assault. Thanks for reading BPB!


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About The Author

Tomislav is a journalist, music producer and web designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the owner and editor-in-chief here at Bedroom Producers Blog.

62 Comments

  1. I tune in almost twice a day, I don’t have time to go looking thru the internet for plug-ins, so you save me so much time I can’t thank you enough, plus I don’t get links to viruses from here, hehe. Thanks!

  2. Wow, this is a milestone for BPB! First you started by releasing samples and now with actual plugin instruments you took it even further! Hope you continue on this great journey and thank you so much for your service and your great work for the bedroomproducers community. Your blog really evolved since the early days. You should get some kind of award for your work!

  3. And here I thought today’s download delight would be that PETA ad featuring Alicia Silverstone. ;) Great stuff! Thanks!

  4. Prvo da kazem da je BPB zaista fantastican sajt za sve koji se bave muzickom produkcijom a posebno one sa skromnijim budzetom. Instalirao sam plugin tj. otpakovao i kopirao u VST folder gde su mi ostali pluginovi ali DAW uopste ne “vidi” dll fajlove. Koristim Reaper 4.6, Windows XP sp3. Da li je u pitanju zastareli sistem?

    • Tomislav Zlatic on

      Hvala! Inace, trebalo bi da radi u Reaperu bez problema. Obavezno prebaci ceo sadrzaj foldera (ne samo DLL fajlove) i probaj da skeniras ponovo plaginove u Reaperu.

  5. Loving the vsts. I’m just a little confused. So you can’t use it with a midi? In ableton I can’t seem to play with it in midi. So I’m assuming I’ll have to just record each sample to audio?

    • Tomislav Zlatic on

      It should definitely respond to MIDI input. Are you sure everything is hooked up correctly in Ableton? Also, have you tested these in another DAW. I’ll try to test in Live later today.

  6. Don’t want to sound to greedy but can we get Cassette 707 please. I love the sounds of the 707, so underrated compared to its more famous siblings.

  7. Thanks for these set of plugins, they sound great… But in Reaper they crash the project a soon as you add a couple of instruments along side them. Can you check this out plz ?

  8. Timur Arynov (myossound) on

    Hi, Tom! Congrats to you and entire team who worked on this project. The GUI is amazing and sound is very good, I really like the simplicity of these plugs.

  9. Fantastic work, sir! I love the 606 the most (and used the samples from the blog before), but all of those are fantastic. And the fact that they are vsti now (and completely free) is truly great. I’m very gratefull.

  10. Sweet little instruments! It would be great if you could expand to lesser-known machines in the future. Pretty much everyone has Roland DM emulations in their arsenal at this point. Thank you so much, this is a top-notch site!

    • Tomislav Zlatic on

      Thanks for the kind words! I’ll definitely try to sample more drum machines in the future, if I get the chance.

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