By | February 5th, 2015|VSTi|

dark-vx-kickChokehold has announced the launch of its free Dark VX Kick, a sampled kick drum virtual instrument, featuring 4 velocity layers, some round-robins and a lot of flexibility.

The samples on the “DRY” channel aren’t quite “dry”, they were processed by analog hardware EQs, a Harrison 32EQ and an SSL 611.

The “COMPRSD” channel was expanded and squashed with u-he’s Presswerk compressor.

The “SUB KICK” channel spills nothing but ultra-low sub-bass, just in case you need any subwoofers blown.

The “ROOM” Aux was necessary because the original samples didn’t really bring that sense of space into the mix, so I ran them through a Lexicon LXP Room processor to give them back some ambience.

The “REVERB” Aux does what it says, it recreates the sound of a modified Lexicon LXP Chamber.

All the mixer channels being independent samples, you can use only the Sub Kick, for example, or the samples on the Reverb track etc. The individual mixer channels can be muted/ unmuted completely by clicking on their respective mute buttons.

Available formats: VST2 on Windows and VST2/AU on OSX, 32/64-bit on both.

More info:

Dark VX Kick – free drum kick virtual instrument