Third Harmonic Studios has released the EXD-80 Drum Synthesizer, a free instrument plug-in for Windows.
EXD-80 is a flexible drum synth that can produce a wide variety of drum and percussion sounds, from emulations of classic drum machines to crazy, mangled glitch sounds – all synthesized, no samples here! It is suitable for many EDM styles including electro, glitch, industrial, ambient, dubstep, drum & bass and hip hop.
- 8 Modules – kick, snare, open and closed hi-hats, 5 x percussion sounds.
- 4 Stereo output pairs.
- Each output pair has its own stereo effects section featuring a Granulator and Waveshaper.
- Supports VST host automation and MIDI continuous controllers.
- User definable MIDI note mappings.
- 128 User drum kit patches (comes with 16 preset drum kits).
The plug-in is available to download as freeware (Windows VST).