Drum sample libraries are a dime a dozen nowadays, but you’ll rarely see one that sounds reasonably good and is available for a measly 10 bucks. Enter Druminator by Audio Assault – it’s a simple package with a natural-sounding, unprocessed drum kit that you can proceed to go nuts with.
The plug-in is fairly easy to use, yet comes with everything needed to get a respectable drum sound happening – parametric EQs with shelving and filters, compression, clipping, saturation, a transient shaper, and a reverb. Furthermore, The Punch – Audio Assault’s standalone saturation plug-in – is built right into Druminator, so you can give those drums some genuine growl and snarl. There are also trigger channels for the snare and kick, letting you mix your own samples.
Like all drum plug-ins worth their salt, Druminator offers multi-output capabilities so you can process each drum track individually. Drum mapping is fully editable as well, and already compatible with several formats. For a 10 USD introductory price, this is a wonderful drum library to have.
Price and availability
Druminator is compatible with most major DAWs for Windows and Mac computers and is on sale for 10 USD, down from the regular 50 USD price. Experienced producers know that all drums sound very much the same, yet the way they are recorded and processed makes all the difference in the world. So if you are in need of some fresh drum sounds to experiment on, layer, destroy, mangle, or use raw in your productions, the 10 USD you’ll spend on this plug-in will go a long way!