MZTK releases Z-Drum free drum machine VST instrument

By | 2017-01-07T11:35:50+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Free VST Plugins|

z-drumMZTK has released Z-Drum, a free drum machine VST instrument for Windows.

Z-Drum was a follow up to a beta called ZoxDrum -which used samples, with emphasis on trying to get pattern-chaining working, and a basic structure for a simple VST x0x-style drum machine.

This is a pre-beta-whatever version, proof of concept etc. it never got finished because i could not resolve some issues and went off on a tangent trying to improve something and ended up with another project. There is wrong triggering on pattern change 1st step – due to how pattern change is governed, need a new method here.

At the time i was trying to do this with very few 3rd party modules-here there are 3. For syntheditors: this is an example of using 2 patchmems in a single plugin.


  • 8 drum parts – 8 virtual analogue drum synths: BD / SNR / HHT / CLAP / RIMSHOT / TOM / TAMB / RIDE + Accent(global)
  • 16 kit memories
  • 4x outputs / mute/solo w/reset
  • pattern/chain modes
  • 16x patterns / 1x ‘phrase’/chain (up to 16 steps)
  • Clear Part/All (pattern)
  • MIDI- triggered or Stop/Start modes:
    >in MIDI mode will trigger with any note (monophonic)
    (Transport must have Play/Run ‘on’)
    >always starts at top of bar(retriggers)
    >resets on stop / MIDI input indicator
  • host sync with ‘Tempo’-/+ variation control/reset’0′
  • trigger buttons on left side, drum select on right side
    (drum parameter view panel)

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Download: Z-Drum free drum machine VST instrument

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