Thenatan has released X-Eight Lite, a free 808 VST/AU instrument plugin for Windows and macOS.

As the name suggests, this freebie is a reduced version of X-Eight commercial product. It comes with 80 fine-tuned 808’s & sub bass presets and has basic parameters such as glide, attack/release, HP filter and master volume. But ignore these limitations, you will get a fully functional virtual instrument.

Moving on to his bigger brother, I must emphasize its over 1000 presets from 10 expansions, HP/LP filters, a full ADSR, LFO, distortion, reverb and fine-tune pitch controls. All these come to a price, in this case is $36 USD (special introductory price). If you ask me, the price is more than correct. If you’re looking for an 808 plugin, grab it while is on sale.

See also: 378 FREE 808 Drum Samples and Loops Released by MusicRadar

But if you’re looking for a free alternative, just download the free version and take it on a test drive. X-Eight Lite is available as VST and AU plugin for DAW’s running on Windows and macOS.

More information: Thenatan