Fruity DrumSynth Live

DrumSynth Live is the FL Studio plugin version of the popular DrumSynth standalone created by Maxim Digital Audio. DrumSynth Live features simultaneous support for 120 real-time programmable drum patches, each assigned to a separate key (C0 to B9). You can morph dynamically from one drum patch to another - just select the patch to morph to and tweak the 'Morph To' bend-wheel.

The sound is created by two noise generators, filtered by bandpass filters with an incredible range - you can set anything from single frequency (sine wave) to full white noise. The first oscillator can also act as swept frequency sine wave generator for creating kick drums and tom sounds. The second oscillator has a more advanced envelope: adjustable attack length and envelope mapping shape (from logarithmic to linear), useful for snare drums and hi-hats. The envelope re-trigger controls allow for quick creation of clap sounds and can be also used for harder attack in the drum sounds.

Velocity to Property (Black) Wheels

Some properties can change according to the note velocity. Such controls have a velocity mapping knob on their left (all the big black knobs in the interface). If a velocity knob is turned to right, higher note velocities increase the property value. Turn left to lower the property value with velocity increase instead.


Testing Keyboard

The testing keyboard has two functions - it lets you test the drum patches and select a drum patch for editing: just Left-click a note, the orange rectangle shows the currently edited patch.

There is also a Right-click menu which allows you to copy and paste the patch settings from one key to another.

You can reset a patch to one of the default sounds in the preset. Right-click a note and select an entry from the "Set to default patch" submenu. The default patch for the current key is displayed in bold.

The keyboard displays 2 octaves simultaneously. You can scroll the keyboard to see the required range using the scroll button above the keyboard: . If the AUTO option is enabled, the keyboard will autoscroll to display the proper range as notes are played.

Wave Panel

DrumSynth Live can mix recorded drum samples with the noise generator. In this section you can set the wave properties and mix amount.

Oscillator 1 (OSC 1)

Oscillator 2 (OSC2)

Trigger Settings (TRIG)

Contains misc. patch settings and controls for envelope retriggering.

Morph Controls (MORPH TO)

You can morph the settings of any patch to the settings of another patch.

Output Settings

Notes & Tips

Plugin Credits: Paul Kellett (engine), Frederic Vanmol (conversion), Didier Dambrin (interface)