Free Drum Machine For Windows, Arex 2011

Free Windows Music Software: AREX 2011 is a free VSTi drum module, based on a hardware drum machine from the early 80’s.


  • 16 pads
  • 29 embedded drum samples of RX11
  • 12 individual/group outputs
  • individual volume, pan, accent
  • assignable MIDI note within 36 – 99 range
  • VST automation
  • MIDI automation of essential controls
  • 16 part multitimbral MIDI Out flow
  • can be used as a MIDI controller of sorts
  • bundled with RX11 MIDI swing templates and 55 demonstrational patterns

Download from the Bayan site.

15 thoughts on “Free Drum Machine For Windows, Arex 2011

  1. Your link doesn't work; the website doesn't allow hotlinking. So in order to get the vst you'd need to visit: yourself and click on the picture of the vst.

    Can't comment on the critter yet; I'm too busy playing with Taiko percussion on Live (latest partner instrument from Sonica, *awesome* piece of percussion if I ever heard one).

  2. Your download link doesn't work; that website doesn't allow hotlinking, thus clicking on the link gives an error. If people want to download this they should visit manually and click on the picture of the drumkit.

    Can't comment on this critter yet; I'm too busy right now with some Taiko percussion on Live (a new *awesome* partner instrument).

  3. Don't you just love these designs where they think it would be "a nice touch" to copy the interface of an existing physical product and transfer it meticulously into their mouse-operated software? This sort of thinking almost always results in nearly unusable solutions. Which were already unusable in the original product from which they were copied. Funny in a totally unfunny way.

    "First click here. Then click, hold and wiggle this around. Then click here again. Good."

  4. hey Nyhde, there's certainly underlying truth to your words, user friendliness of interfaces has come a long way since the days of the past, and it would be a regress to stil linger to those rigid and claustrophobic interfaces, but at the same time these were an integral part of the old machines unique character performance wise, and VSTs of this kind try to emulate this side of their hardware prototypes by emposing certain limits on the user in operating them, so i can understand people who make them and use

  5. Sure, I can see the fascination in something like that. Fair enough. I don't have to use them after all.

    I would still prefer moving forward in terms of usability and user friendliness. And I'm certainly glad that this seems to be the ongoing trend in the UIs of commercial and even most non-commercial products.

  6. A enjoyable post, thank you for putting it up! I have been using drums now for most likely 2 years. It is really just a cool instrument to have fun and is entertaining. I’ve got a rogers drum set together with a number of istanbul splash cymbals that I ordered fairly cheap, just love them! Anyway, awaiting your next post.

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