BD-808 Free Bass Drum VST/AU Plugin

Synsonic Instruments has announced the release of BD-808, a free bass drum VST/AU plugin for Windows and Mac.

But not any bass drum sound, as you probably figured out, BD-808 is primarily designed for creating 808-style bass drums. The underlying signal processing is based on a detailed analysis of the original 808 bass drum circuit. But with the “MIDI Sync” enabled, BD-808 turns into a bass synthesizer, allowing you to create trap basslines or heavy hip hop subs, to name a few applications.

BD-808’s interface

Originally the 808 Bass Drum has the following parameters for sound shaping:

Accent: Strength of the drum sound
Level: Output level
Decay: Duration of the drum sound
Tone: Amount of attack-click

Additionally, the Synsonic Instruments BD-808 offers the following useful sound shaping possibilities:

Tune: Tuning in halftones
Fine: Tuning in cents
LongDecay: Extends decay range
MidiSync-Tune: Tune depends on played Midi-Note
MidiSync-Accent: Accent depends on Velocity of played Midi-Note

See also: Free PhatNoise LoFi Bass Filter VST Plugin

BD-808 free bass drum VST/AU plugin comes with MIDI learn function, meaning you can assign any parameter of it to any MIDI controller.

The plugin is available for instant download in the following versions: Windows VST 32 & 64-bit and Mac VST/AU 32 & 64-bit. If you want to support the author, you can make a donation on his website.

More info & download:

BD-808 free bass drum plugin by Synsonic Instruments

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