Dark VX Kick: Free Sampled Kick Drum Plugin Instrument

Dark VX Kick is a new sample-based kick drum instrument from Chokehold.

This offers four channels that can be mixed together: Dry, Comprsd, Sub Kick, Room and Reverb. Each channel features its own samples, and you don’t have to use them all simultaneously if you don’t wish to.

There are four velocity layers, which even the developer admits isn’t a lot. But then Dark VX Kick is free.

It can be downloaded now from the Chokehold website for PC and Mac in VST/AU formats.

FREE Modern Compressor With A Bit Of “Vintage” Style Bite & Uniquely Warm Sound

Audio Damage’s Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of “vintage” style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals. Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks. Of course, you can use it however you’d like. The Compressor Police aren’t gonna come to your house and give you a citation. Slap it on a track and crank some knobs.

Bass Engine VSTi Three Decades of Hip Hop Bass

DopeVST has just released a new plugin, “Bass Engine”, now available at PluginBoutique. Created with the Hip Hop producer in mind DopeVST studied the last three decades of Hip Hop production and selected the most representative bass sounds of each era. These basses include everything from dusty jazzy upright bass to floor shaking 808’s and everything in between.