AudioThing Latin Percussion Recreates Vintage Analog Drum Machine


AudioThing has introduced Latin Percussion, a sample-based plugin emulation of the Sound Master Latin Percussion, a rare analog drum machine from the 80’s.

The instrument features 6 classic latin sounds: Bass, Low Conga, High Conga, Bongo, Claves, and Maracas, which can be pitched, panned or mixed independently. You can additionally shape the sound with the Overdrive and Reverb.

Here’s a video demo:

The sequencer lets you easily build patterns that can be dragged and dropped to your DAW/host.

Here are the official audio demos:


  • 6 classic latin sounds
  • 20 Factory Presets / 9 Factory Patterns
  • Overdrive and Reverb Effects
  • Sequencer with MIDI Drag to DAW
  • Preset system with randomizer
  • Formats: VST, AU, and AAX (32/64bit)
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows

Latin Percussion is available now for Mac OS X & Windows (VST/AU/AAX) for US $30 (Normally $39).

5 thoughts on “AudioThing Latin Percussion Recreates Vintage Analog Drum Machine

  1. Audio Thing has nailed this one. The sounds are classics. The UI gives you easy access to all the obvious parameters and it is very clear right away.

    Before watching the video, I was thinking “What does this do that the DM-1 can’t?” The answer is that the sequencer can actually play triplet meters correctly (e.g., 6/8, 9/8, 12/8, etc.) The DM-1 doesn’t clock ternary rhythms right. With this Latin Percussion VI, when you flip over to a triplet clock ratio, the rate changes as it should.

    The DM-1 is stuck with 4 steps per beat no matter what “meter” you select. I’ve reported it to the developer several times, but it always gets ignored.

    I think $30 is a good price for this, if these are the tones you need. I kinda wish they had a few more samples you could pop into those slots, but that could get out of hand, I guess.

  2. I’m a sucker for things like this and have also been putting off getting AudioThing’s Vinyl Strip plug thus far .. now that I’ve seen / heard Latin Percussion in conjunction with Vinyl Strip my GAS is through the dang roof. Well done AudioThing!

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