Punk Labs has announced the release of an open source cross-platform drum synthesizer inspired by the Simmons SDS-V.

OneTrick Simian features 10 configurable voices that can be customized with selectable icons and colors to help quickly identify kit pieces. Each voice has its own velocity sensitive pitch, filter, and amp dynamics. Adjustable global saturation and 1176-style limiter with drive control brings the kit together.

Crash into the 80s with an open source drum synth inspired by hexagonal classics like the Simmons SDS-V. Thumping kicks, punchy snares, and sizzling cymbals coalesce with its clacky claves and crunchy claps. Bring saccharine synthwave sauce to your sublime soundscapes or drop indelable pewww pewww tom toms into your new nu-disco.

Highly customizable voices with great dynamics, filter sweeps, saturation, and drive that will literally flam your tracks. Toss [OT] SIMIAN into your DAW and just see what happens.

OneTrick Simian features

  • 10 configurable voices.
  • 33 factory preset kits.
  • Velocity sensitive pitch, filter, and amp dynamics.
  • Lofi EPROM for classic cymbal sounds.
  • Gated Reverb bus.
  • Selectable voice icons and colors.
  • Saturation (per-voice and global).
  • 1176-style limiter with drive control.
  • All parameters are automatable.
  • No telemetry or analytics.
  • DRM free.
  • Open source to inspect, learn from, adapt, and improve.

Available for Windows, macOS and Linux in VST3 and AU plugin formats, OneTrick Simian is priced $35 USD. The source code is available under the GPLv3 (or later).

More information: Punk Labs