Free Drum Machine Instrument For Windows, TheDrumSource

Designers Ola Wistedt and Mats Lindfors have released TheDrumSource v1.0, a new sample based drum machine instrument for Windows.


  • Built in sample browser suited for a easy workflow when working with samples. And almost all of TheDrumSource’s functions is still available while browsing.
  • Built in sequencer that has 24 sequences for your patterns. The patterns are of the 16-step bar type
  • Support for many sample formats (including 24 bit samples): WAV, AIFF, AIFC, AU, SND, RAW, PAF, IFF, SVX, SF, VOC, W64, MAT4, MAT5, PVF, XI, HTK, CAF, SD2, FLAC, OGG.
  • A GUI that can be resized to suit you screen.
  • A quick button to change the next and previous sample in current directory of the selected sample.
  • A stereo output channel for each drum. And a mode to mix down all channels temporary into one stereo channel for quick tests to get you up and running a little bit faster on some hosts.
  • The SYNC mode. The sequencer is synced by the host (DAW) and you control which of the 24 track to be played with MIDI (octave 2 and 3).
  • The MIDI mode. The samples can be played through midi keyboard (octave 1) with the sequencer turned off.
  • The RUN mode. Lets you play around with the TheDrumsource sequencer when your host (DAW) is not running.
  • Clean interface so you don’t get distracted in your creative work. TheDrumsource uses context menus to make this possible.

TheDrumSource is a free download.

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