Plugin Boutique has announced Retro Hit, a virtual drum instrument by BeatSkillz.

Created with recordings from vintage drum machines including the E-mu SP-12, Oberheim OB-Mx, Linn Drum and Fairlight, Retro Hit features the sounds of ’80s drums, which can be heard in modern chart topping tracks by major artists, and new soundtracks for TV series and film.

The plugin provides 50 Drum kits of Kicks, Snares, Hats, Cymbals, Claps, Toms, FX and Percussion which are available as processed versions already treated with eq, compression and reverb, and also some dry versions.

We wanted to provide the processed sounds as well, so that the producer/ musician can be instantly inspired and can get to producing music, rather than tweaking the raw sounds from scratch. Dry untreated versions are also provided for those who want to tweak them on their own. The Plugin provides drum kits of 12 sounds per patch. These as visible as buttons that light up when played on the GUI.

Retro Hit features

  • Drum plugin with 12 pads.
  • Contains 600+ drum samples: 100 kick drums, 204 reverb snares, 103 dry snares, 44 hats, 30 claps, 74 percussion, 12 reverse sounds, 12 latin perc, 12 fx, 18 hi perc.
  • Built in reverb, release, attack & pitch controls.
  • 600+ one shot Wav files also included.

Retro Hit for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available at over 30% off until October 2nd, 2016.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Retro Hit