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 these iconic analog drum machines, whereas the Warm and Hot kits feature the saturated drum hits that were re-sampled from an audio cassette deck.
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 an 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.
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BPB Cassette Drums (130 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU plugin format for Windows & macOS)
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!
DISCLAIMER: This plugin is in no way affiliated or endorsed by the Roland Corporation.
Thank you so much. Its very good.
Thank you and many thanks to the developer for his excellent work on the plugins!
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!
Thanks for reading BPB! :)
cheers for these i use the samples but nice to have them in Vst form also
Definitely, the VSTs can be a real time saver.
Out-f**king-standing. Thank you!!
Thanks a lot! Much appreciated!!
You’re welcome, thanks for visiting!
that’s great, big THANKS to everyone involved!
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!
Thanks so much for the kind words. In all honesty, having the opportunity to run this website is the biggest award for me. Thanks for visiting and being a part of it!
100% agree… Big ups
And here I thought today’s download delight would be that PETA ad featuring Alicia Silverstone. ;) Great stuff! Thanks!
OMG, those jerks in the PETA video, though. :(
Thank you very much for this beauties !
Lovely GUI! (I already know that the samples sounds good)
Thanks bmovie, always nice to hear from you! :)
Хвала Томислав :)
Oh cool Tomislav! Will Deffo dl this! They look gorgeous! :)
Cheers Esol, awesome looking GUIs by Crimson Merry indeed!
Awesome! They’re so beautiful! Must play :D
Cheers mate! :)
Thank you so much! I’ll put it to good use. :)
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?
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.
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?
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.
Am I the only one who does NOT see the “download” link anywhere on the page?
It should look like this: https://bedroomproducersblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/download.jpg
I had the same problem. Only if you allow your script blocker to process “Selz” this appears when you scroll down.
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.
I’m hoping to add a 707 here in the future, definitely.
Sweet. Eager to see it here soon. Thanks.
Thank you! Very nice to have these in a sweet VST interface :-)
More broadly, thank you so much for BPB!
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 ?
Same problem here. Reaper crashes when reopening a project that uses these plugs. Hoping for an update, i love ’em!
+1, crashes Reaper 64bit in Windows 10, 64bit
Confirmed too! 64-bit plugins crash 64bit Reaper on Windows 7 64bit.
I need to test 32-bit plugins on old XP 32bit to see if they crash too.
Same problem, Reaper, Win10, 64 bit. They used to work fine and now they crash the project every single time, immediately, while loading (a project with the VSTs). I miss my songs. :(
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.
Thanks for the kind words Timur!
Thank you sir.
Great! I think it will be great
ops… I’ll try to make some videos of it.
nice samples in convenient VST. Thank you!
Very sad. Don’t work in FL Studio 9 32-bit on WinXP.
Thank you for this plugin, this blog is awsome!!!!
how do I tune each sound in the VST’s?
Awesome, Tom! Big thanks.
не работают плагины пишет Cannot find any instruments(ableton 9 win7 64bit)
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.
Cheers Marcin, have fun using them! The 606 is my favorite one as well, btw.
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!
Thanks for the kind words! I’ll definitely try to sample more drum machines in the future, if I get the chance.
Dragged the folder into my plug ins folder on my mac, but it doesn’t show up in garage band. Any ideas?
Hi – thanks a lot for these! I’ve already used the 909 for a TV rebrand jingle. The one thing I wish I could do with the original interface is to be able to pitch the samples. Do you plan on doing a little upgrade and adding pitch shifting options? CHeers, K.
Cool, glad to hear they’re useful! An update might come at some point, but we’re working on other projects at the moment. You can find the individual samples here in case you want to pitch them manually: https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2014/04/24/roland-tr-909-samples/
Does the 606 crash Reaper for anyone else when you try to reopen a saved project with the 606 being used on a track?
Cannot find any instruments
Really thanks for these wonderful tools. I’ve used analog versions for years and this stuff has nothing to envy to ardware versions. Thank you again
Thanks for the kind words!
Reaper 5.5 seems to crash when I save these vsts on a track. Using 64 bit versions. I’ve tried switching it to save minimal states. Sad, these are beautiful sounding samples.
I’m sorry to hear that! You can still download the samples separately and use them in a sampler such as Grace.
On the case for the two guys who have crashes with Reaper. I have the 606 installed and have saved a project using it & reloaded it with no issues, so it looks like this is related to how the plug is being installed.
5/14/18…I used Cassette 808 about a year ago no prob. But in latest Logic Pro, with latest Mac OSX, if I use Cassette 808 in a project, that project will NOT load again, it crashes. I re-downloaded these plugins and tried again, still they crash. Cannot use them in Logic for now.
Arrived here late and the link seems to be dead :(
The button is dead. It takes you to a page where it just says “This link has been suspended”
Thank you so much to the bpb site and the developer of this awsome plugin bundle.
I used it in an instrumental track, you can check it out at SoundCloud:
Again, thank you so much. Cheers!
Any chance to download the file? The link is not working anymore :(
The download link seems broken, could you please repost it? Many Thanks
Im a struggling artist but I did leave you a little something in compensation for this great tool. Thank you for such a great option friend!
I received your email without any product? Why? :\
I love this!
It’s crashing Reaper every single time i use it.
I can’t seem to get it to work. I copy an paste it into my AU folder and it doesn’t appear in Logic. I have an M1 chip mac mini, could there be an issue because of that? Anyone else having this problem?
Hi, couldt you make them a little bit bigger and vst3 ? Thanx anyway ;)
THIS WOULD BE AWESOME ! ! !
Yes, I have the same problem. It works in Ableton but not in Logic, neither in Garageband,
Same issue here, doesn’t work in GarageBand MacBook Pro intel i7. My mac doesn’t trust it and says to contact creator for an update. Shame, I really like the vibe, or at least what I was hoping/imagining it to be haha.
Is there a way to get the name of the sample to show up on the piano roll key in FL? Thanks.
Also, how do you route the drums? And is the bottom knob release?
ignore the second question I just saw the label haha. Still can’t figure out how to route the drums though
Hi can anyone help me install. I’m on mac using logic. Tried copying the au .component file to the component folder but it’s not showing up in logic. Maybe I just can’t find in logic. Any help greatly appreciated!
Apparently I’m not the only one having an issue getting this to show up in Logic.