KICK 2 drum synth by Sonic Academy updated to v1.03


Sonic Academy has released version 1.03 of KICK 2, a drum synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Sonic Academy Kick 2

Easily sculpt, shape, create, manipulate, mangle your way to the perfect kick drum. No longer do you need to rely on sampled and resampled low quality kick drums in sample packs. With KICK 2 you can easily create a perfectly synthesised kick attuned to your needs.

Changes in KICK 2 v1.03

  • Increased performance & addressed issue where GUI would occasionally freeze on some systems.
  • Auto Fadeout (to avoid clicking) only applied when GATE is on.
  • Fadeout changed to exponential curve instead of linear to reduce clicking.
  • The Length and Pitch sliders no longer snap to cursor position.
  • Meter graphical response has been smoothed.
  • Included Kick 1 Preset Convertor for Windows and Mac.
  • Fixed: bug where changes to Limiter lookahead would be ignored.
  • Fixed: issue where the tail of the KICK would modulate in certain scenarios when using a very short KICK length.
  • Fixed: bug where plugin would crash on closing the plugin window after using the generate function in windows.

KICK 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for £49.95 GBP.

More information: Sonic Academy / KICK 2

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Three click layers are way too many.

And it’s still impossible to create a kick that sounds similar like a 909 .-(


What makes you say that? I find the 909 kick sounds in Kick 2 rather good.
I agree 3 click layers is a bit much, but you don’t need to use them all.


Yeah i like the 909 presets of Kick too but they have nothing in common

with a REAL 909.

Even the 909 of the “Punchbox” plugin sounds like a 909:

(First Punchbox, second KickV1 with the 909 preset.)

I miss that ooomph and the end of the kick…

Hoped the new waveform will fix this but they don’t :(