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Drum/percussion sampler plugin. Fast and easy for use...


Speedrum is an MPC style drum sampler.
Designed for easy startup and fast workflow, but with powerful features if you need them.
32 pads with essential effects, and with 8 sample layers per pad.
With the addition of a loop slicer.

Two layouts

16 pads layout A/B with view to all pad FX or 32 pads layout with one FX view at a time

  • Mpc style pads layout
  • Pads can be triggered by MIDI notes
  • Multi-pad editing, copy and swap, delete, drag and drop...
  • Multi-pad controls changing, including FX controls
  • Midi-learn for every pad, save/load trigger maps

Resizable GUI from 60% to 200% of default window size.

  • Easy-to-use user interface
  • Preferences for default behaviors
  • Supported Saving and Loading of drum kits
  • WAV, AIF, FLAC, MP3, OGG file format support
  • In VST, VST3 and AU plugin format
  • Written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU usage
Main Pad controls

All essential controls for fast control: Mute, Solo, Volume, Pan, Pitch ...

  • All pads knobs parameters have midi-learn capability
  • Voice Mode: Retrigger or Poly
  • 8 "Cut" (choke) and "Cut By" groups, and Trigger pad
  • Every pad can be set to one of 16 available stereo outputs
  • 12 color to highlight a particular pad or a group
  • Humanization of Velocity, Pitch, Time and Pan
  • Volume and Pitch envelope for every pad
Essential FX

Four essential effects for further tuning a drum-pad

  • Multiple types of a distortion
  • Easy adjustable multimode filter
  • VCA type compressor for percussive material
  • Transient shaper
  • Overall gain control and Hard clipper
  • In an "all or one" layout
Sample Layers

8 sample layers for each pad with dedicated editor

  • Every layer has essential controls plus Lowpass and Highpass filter
  • Multiple layers playing Mode
  • Rearrange layers with drag and drop
  • Layers multi-editing

Non-destructive editor, easily zoomable

  • Waveform view of loaded sample
  • Adjustable Start, End, Attack and Decay of sample
  • Arrow buttons to cycle through all samples in the current folder
  • Adjustable Velocity ranges in Velocity Mode

Integrated sample and drumkit browser

  • With drag and drop sample loading
  • Sample or Drumkit info
  • 10 slots for favorite folders
  • Sample preview capability
  • Selectable output channel
Loop Slicer

Slicing loops into individual drum hits

  • Add or delete slicer markers with easy
  • Drag and drop slices to populate pads or layers
  • Same zooming/navigation as on Layer waveform
Two slicing modes

Different algorithms for different results

  • Transients - with Threshold and Length controls
  • BPM - with Bpm and Divisions controls

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take time to also read the Speedrum User Guide, which provide answers to most usage questions.
The support forum also contains many answers and tips.

What are the system requirements?
  • Host software / DAW - 64 bit
  • CPU Intel / AMD / Apple M1
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • MacOS 10.9 or newer
  • Linux Ubuntu 18 or newer (experimental = tested on Mint and Manjaro, and will probably work on other linux distributions as well)
What are the restrictions of the Demo version?

Disabled drumkit loading and plug-in state re-loading.

Do I need internet to Activate plugin?

No! It is a simple unobtrusive offline activation.

Can I request a refund?

Unfortunately, not. The license issued is non-revocable so there is no way to return the purchase. All Speedrum sales are final.

+ [Pads] export render to file (with maximum velocity, ignore Humanization)
+ [Pads] the ability to replace Layers with rendered sample after exporting the render
+ [Pads] select multiple with mouse right-button drag, add to selection holding Ctrl/Command while dragging
+ [Pads] reset the Pad(s) with the middle-click
+ updated Pad main controls panel, added PlayMode and draggable waveform-button
+ [Windows, MacOS] drag waveform-button to export rendering to other Pad or outside Speedrum (DAW or folder)
+ [Linux] drag waveform-button to export rendering to other Pad
+ [Layer] Mute and Solo for Layers
+ [Layer] Shift + left/right click on a Layer button to Mute/Solo Layer(s) (same behavior as on Pads)
+ [Layer] Ctrl/Command + right-click on any layer button will select all layers
+ [Layer] delete the Layer(s) with the middle-clcik
+ [Layer] indicators when the mouse is over S/E and A/D, for better visibility of what is active
+ [Layer] move selection S/E left right with Alt/Option + drag
+ [Layer] holding Alt/Option while prev/next/rand in a folder will try to preserve S/E/A/D state
+ [Layer] render to file (ignore Pad params), with the option to reload rendered afterwards
+ [Setup] midi note number on the pad trigger button
+ [Setup] right-click on a trigger button to enter midi note number manually to all selected
+ [Setup] option to specify a project folder, used when drag&drop rendering to DAW (overrides Preferences)
+ [Preferences] option to specify default folder for intermediate files when drag&drop rendering to DAW or Pad/Layer
# left-click (without Ctrl/Command) on the Pad/Layer will remove Pads/Layers multi-selection
# updated info for S/E and A/D
# small dsp optimizations
# fixed right-arrow key behavior on folders in Browser
# fixed applying command from Pad's menu to multi-selection
# fixed Alt/Option + drag copying selected Layers to another Pad
# fixed crash when duplicating Layers with all slots already populated
# fixed crash when loading a corrupted drum-kit

+ saving pad state even without layers to the drumkit for easily creating templates
+ more shortcuts for setting the number of output channels (main menu)
+ [Layer] envelope Attack/Decay states remain when toggle Slice
# more info for browser bottom controls
# fixed crash when clicking on empty Slicer after opening menu
# fixed distortion at the end of the slice in some cases

+ stop all sound button
+ [Browser] Enter key will load selected drumkit
+ [Browser] Enter key will load sample/loop in visible tab (LAYERS or SLICER)
# [Browser] RightArrow key will preview selected sample/loop
# fixed showing that kit is changed after kit loading
# fixed Preferences panel blocks access to controls when open
# fixed Layer pitch behavior when Tiny Auto Fade is off
# fixed saving imported kits

+ SLICER for slicing loops into individual drum hits, with Transients and BPM modes
+ [Layer] Slice mode (slice from selection)
+ [Layer] Export Slice as new wav sample file (optional reload)
+ [Layer] preview with click on a selected area
+ [Layer] channel mode for stereo samples - mono, left, right
+ [Layer] normalization - 0dB, -3dB, -6dB
+ [Layer] offset knob set to nonlinear and resolution to 0.01ms for fine-tuning
+ [Layer] double-click on a sample/loop name will open Browser and select that file
+ [Layer] autoplay on sample file change (prev/next/random)
+ [Layer] zoom to selected area with Alt/Option + double-click on a ruler
+ [Preferences] default pad color
+ [Preferences] Layer S/E Auto fade (default)
+ [Preferences] Midi number option on Show on Pads
+ [velocity editor] Invert
+ [velocity editor] Remove overlaps
+ [Browser] preview panel Auto switch
+ [Browser] preview audio channel
+ Size button for easier resizing
# [Layer] mouse click modifier to delete the layer, changed from Shift to Alt/Option
# improved overall stability
# improved saving drumkits with samples in case of different samples with same file names
# Preferences panel reorganized
# improved Browser drag&drop behavior
# improved Pads and Layers drag&drop behavior
# updated Pads drag&drop graphic
# layer velocity, phase and offset will no longer reset when replacing the sample
# removed pads humanization for layer preview
# improved drumkit change detection
# the activation window (demo) will only be displayed on the new instance
# fixed crash when reloading a kit with all pads having samples
# fixed Release knob state on Play Mode change
# fixed restore state for pad active layer number
# fixed pads multi-editing for VoiceMode, Trigger, Cut, CutBy
# fixed Layers multi-editing
# fixed maximum number of files that can be dropped on pads at once
# fixed color repaint to controls on reset pad
# fixed color repaint on Setup with multi-selection
# fixed knobs behavior when mouse buttons are swapped
# fixed setting of active layer if files are missing when loading drumkit
# fixed cut off layer preview when the pad play start
# [Linux] fixed saving drumkit with the file extension

+ [Preferences] toggle for play pad on click
+ [Preferences] toggle for preview layer on click
# improved pads drag&drop (probably fixed crash on Linux)
# improved search for missing sample files
# changed mod key for mute/solo (+ click on Pad) to Shift
# fixed layers multi-selection behavior after swap
# fixed pad name not refreshed after prev/next/random
# [Linux] - fixed not using .config folder for some settings files
# [MacOS/Linux] - fixed sample files in active folder not alphabetically sorted for prev/next

+ "Note On" PlayMode, PlayMode can be changed from pad's right-click menu
+ Release knob for pad's Volume envelope, enabled in "Note On" PlayMode
+ save kit button, enabled if kit was changed
+ alt/option + left (right) click on a Pad will mute (solo) selected pads
+ option to open sample file in the external audio editor
+ button to reload sample file
+ button to load random sample file from current folder
# improved moving/adding the layer(s)
# fixed gui colors if multiple instances of a plugin was loaded

+ ctrl/command + click on a layout button ( A / B / AB ) selects all pads from that layout
+ MIDI-IN LED indicator in the header
# improved multi-selection copy/swap
# improved Speedrum Lite drum kit import
# improved Poise drum kit import
# fixed "Select Pad With MIDI Note" behavior

+ delete layer(s) with shift + click on a layer button (number)
# improved layer sample audio preview
# fixed cutting the pads with different layer modes

+ DEMO indication
# fixed random crash during layer operations
# minor gui improvements

# fixed some licensing issues

# fixed crash on pad drag&drop for certain layer play modes
# fixed ring mod behaviour

initial version