BassDrum is a flexible Bass/Kick drum synthesizer with sample-layer support. Get ready to rumble...your neighbors!

  1. Open preset manager - Click here to open the manager. The arrows, at either end, can be used to change presets.
  2. Open sample layer manager - Click here to select a sample layer OR load samples from the OS browser. Alternatively you can drop .wav or .aif samples on the UI to load a sample. Use the arrows, at either end, to cycle through the currently selected library.


The main BassDrum synthesis consists of two Oscillators (Main & Slave) and a sample layer (usually to add noise or texture). Following that there are sub-bass, distortion and pitch controls.

Overall controls

MAIN Oscillator

The Main Oscillator controls set the start, end and glide-time of the oscillator. Kick sounds are typically synthesized by a very fast slide from a high to low frequency.

SLAVE Oscillator

The Slave Oscillator mirrors the Main Oscillator, but here controls are relative to the Main Oscillator settings. Set in the minus range to be below or positive to be above the Master Oscillator's settings.


Specialized click generator



You can drag and drop samples directly on BassDrum to load them.

Plugin Credits: Maxx Claster