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.
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!