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MT Power Drum Kit
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MT Power Drum Kit - Acoustic drum kit
The MT Power Drum Kit is a free drum sampler offering the powerful, high-quality sounds of an acoustic drum kit.

Samples have been specially recorded and processed to make them ideally suited for use in pop, rock and metal productions.

The MT Power Drum Kit Sampler differs from other, expensive drum samplers in that we have already pre-processed the sounds with compressors and EQs to make them a perfect fit for any mix. This is precisely where many drum sample programs fail. Some of the expensive plugins available on the market deliver a highly natural and dynamic drum kit sound as a solo instrument, but many fail as soon as they are supposed to be used for a complete mix in a powerful pop or rock production. Either the kick drum suddenly sounds much too slack or fuzzy in the mix, or the snare drum, which initially sounds natural and dynamic in solo mode, suddenly gets lost in the background in the overall mix, drowned out by the guitars and other instruments. But this is exactly where the MT Power Drum Kit is strongest. Its kick and snare drums come through clearly in any mixing situation – and still sound natural and not overly compressed.

The compressors built into the channels give you even more control over the level of compression.

You can choose from thousands of assorted rhythms in the comprehensive Groove Library and compose your own drum accompaniment. In particular, the innovative functions for creating fills generate very smooth and realistic drum tracks.

Because we used high-quality cymbals and microphones for the recordings, the crash, ride and hi-hat cymbals sound especially refined and pleasant at various velocities.

As early as during microphoning of the set and recording of individual samples, we took great care to replicate realistic circumstances. Although doing so is almost impossible, we broke with tradition in sample recording, which calls for capturing every sound individually; Instead, our studio drummer played entire grooves. Then, we cut most of the necessary sounds out of the grooves, in various velocities, and processed them to deliver samples as realistic as possible. This is especially clear with our hi-hat samples, for instance. On the right-hand side, you can listen to demo tracks to hear the impressive results.



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  V 2.0.4
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  V 2.0.4
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  V 2.0.4
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  V 2.0.4


 

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Sept 10 2018
  MrCoughALot
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So good that im gonna rub my body on it. Thanks A Lot
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Sept 04 2018
  BTDS
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  5  / 5
Killer, check out my demo. https://youtu.be/sDDtrMbefXs
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Aug 13 2018
  majster.ed
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  ?  / 5
super, lepszych bębnów nie widziałem
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Aug 04 2018
  Tristan
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  5  / 5
The fact that this is free is just mind blowing to me. Send the dev a beer or two.
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Jul 29 2018
  LouisDang
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  5  / 5
Thanks MT Power Drum Kit very good for me <3
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Jun 29 2018
  Rivin
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  5  / 5
Best drum kit , I use with bitwig :)
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Jun 24 2018
  Axyom
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  5  / 5
Excellent !
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Jun 20 2018
  Martin von Bargen
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  5  / 5
Really easy to use and intuitive GUI. Comes loaded with good grooves to get you up and running. Use it mainly when demoing songs/riffs in the metal genre. Running 64 bit W10 and haven't had a Reaper project hang since I moved to a new build. Samples respond really well to other plugins and the built in mixer is simple and responsive. I've been using GrooveMonkee loops and other than having to move the odd midi element, it's all be plain sailing so far. Worth a donation after you've installed.
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May 30 2018
  Juliano Coração
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  ?  / 5
Amazing <3
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May 24 2018
  Julia
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Hi!!! I need help. Reaper doesn't recognize the PDK file, it recognizes only the dll one, so I can't use this VST. I have them together and I have tried to put them compressed in a zip format and reaper continues doing the same. When I open the VST it says: there's a file missing, bla bla bla PDK. I don't know what to do. Pls help me :(
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Apr 15 2018
  WDN
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  ?  / 5
This is great man!!!
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Apr 05 2018
  stef
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  ?  / 5
hi, i use Ohm studio, and the drum kit does not appear in the vsti plugin list ( i've followed the install instructions). i've tried 64bits and 32 bits version on win10, no succes both. does anyone knows the solution? ty.
stef
Apr 06 2018
ok problem resolved in fact, there was no problem. i feel stupid :)
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Apr 03 2018
  Neil Bonham
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  5  / 5
Best free Acoustic drum vst out there. Excellent GUI and midi library. This vst rivals many paid vsts - Superior drums Ez drummer Addictive etc, just depends on what sound you want for a particular mix. Get it, it wont disappoint.
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Mar 22 2018
  Pier
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  5  / 5
Great vst, good sound!!
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Mar 21 2018
  Tristan
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  5  / 5
Hello, I used this plug-in for a while! Only after formatting my PC there is little, I wanted to reinstall but when I open it on my software I receive the message "make sure to copy the content file to the same as plusg-in file .." I can not solve this problem. Could you help me ? thank you
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Feb 23 2018
  Lyncoln
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  4  / 5
hey ive been using this vst for about 8 months in reaper. now everytime i go to load a instants it crashes my daw
MANDA AUDIO
Feb 24 2018
Which OS do you use? Windows or Mac? Please download the latest version 2.0.3 and see if it still crashes. If so, please contact me via the contact form on the help page of our website: http://www.powerdrumkit.com/help.php
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Feb 11 2018
  John
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  3  / 5
Maybe I missed something here but this seems a bit limited. If you want to use it to program your own drum tracks and really want a variety of different sounds then there doesn't seem to be much on offer here besides the basic kit sound. Other than being very limited i suppose it sounds ok and works fine.
ComposerX
Feb 16 2018
Dude, this is no drum machine, please give manda credit that he was focusing on creating a perfect sounding drum kit only without programming parameter stuff.
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Feb 09 2018
  Lucien
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  5  / 5
I love this VST but I have one BIG problem: it loads painfully slow, it takes about 2 minutes in Reaper. If any ideas, please advice. Clean, fresh install, Win7 64bits or Win10/64 bits first Reaper install.
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Jan 29 2018
  Reb
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  5  / 5
Jimply the best free drum kit vst out there on the interwebs. just get it, learn it's capabilities, and make music. Huge thanks to Manda, and whoever the drummer was, nicely played.
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Jan 25 2018
  player
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  5  / 5
This is a really really great free drum kit vst, it worth 5 stars.
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Jan 11 2018
  Josef
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  ?  / 5
Very nice sounding Set! Best I found in the web.
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Nov 12 2017
  GIGAWATT
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  5  / 5
I actually prefer the sound and interface over EZDrummer. CPU load is quite a bit less than ToonTrack also. Unbelievable free vsti.
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Oct 10 2017
  Drum Lover
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does anyone have any 2/4 time grooves in their copy of MT Power 2? I only noticed today, when I need to have a 2/4 groove, that there were none. If nobody has them, are they available for purchase from Manda? I didn't see anything mentioned on their website. Loving this VST, great sounds, so easy to use.
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Sept 27 2017
  ALEX
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  5  / 5
MT Power Drum Kit + X-Crash(Free) = Free Real Drums.
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Sept 25 2017
  lfo
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  5  / 5
Very good vst. Many thanks to the developer.
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Sept 16 2017
  GabrielWest
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  5  / 5
A Musthave for Pop Rock Composers! Quality is very close to real drums. An awesome plugin & without a doubt one of the best if not the BEST free Drum Kit VST around the web.
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Aug 31 2017
  Mylo
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  5  / 5
Thank you for this great plugin. Great sound and easy to work with!
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Aug 29 2017
  ComposerX
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  5  / 5
Best VST around here !!! Good work! All what u need to compose songs for whatever genre.
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Aug 17 2017
  Robin Macinnes Martin
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  5  / 5
Absolutely fantastic. Good default sounds, nice interface. Lots of grooves and fills that drag and drop into your DAW midi. You can route each drum to a channel, great for individual drum processing. You can even use it to trigger drums in another program, with is mega handy especially since the midi grooves and fills are great.
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Aug 16 2017
  Anonymous
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  5  / 5
This is a lot better than my xpand 2 drums ever sounded. This really sounds good. I have been using it a lot via MIDI controller. I set up a really good template for the keys. GREAT PLUGIN.
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Aug 06 2017
  Josh (BTDS)
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Well done!
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Jul 25 2017
  Kalay
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  ?  / 5
Why buy another Vst drumkits (EZ Drummer, Addictive Drums, BFD, etc.. etc...) when this plugin is totally free???... No way... Thanks Manda Audio!!!
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Jul 08 2017
  Happy Kafka Crisis
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  5  / 5
Great sounds!
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Jun 24 2017
  SATAN
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  4  / 5
LA CAGÓ!! ESTÁ MUY BUENO!!
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Jun 23 2017
  Mark (FlyingScooter)
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  5  / 5
AMAZING!!! and FREE. I can't say enough about this gem. Incredibly fun to play with and watch the drum strikes as they happen. I cannot believe this is free. The Grooves function is very useful. You can even play along with the grooves in real-time!!! OUTSTANDING. Huge thanks to VST4FREE for sharing this and MONSTER THANKS to Manda Audio for giving this to us!!!!
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Jun 19 2017
  the otherworld.dk
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  ?  / 5
Sweet ! Might be the vst drumkit I have been looking for ~.~
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Jun 13 2017
  Jake
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  5  / 5
Can't believe this VST is for FREE . It's Amazing !
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Jun 04 2017
  Drum Lover
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  ?  / 5
Amazing sound, really easy to use. Fills and grooves fit together seamlessly. Love the fact that you can also choose how long you want each "sample" - you can choose the number of bars you want it to last. for example, you may want groove 05 to be 4 bars, then groove 06 to be 3 bars followed by a one bar fill. another great thing you can do with this is, once you create a groove / fill / intro / whatever sequence in the VST, and drag 'n' drop it to the track on your DAW to create the MIDI sequence - you can edit that MIDI and add / remove elements - so if you wanted an extra crash cymbal, add it as a new note. Same if you want to remove something, remove it's note. So even if the pre-arranged groove isn't how you want it in the VST, you can edit the MIDI. Awesome :) My only complaint, and it's not even a complaint, really, more of a "I wish......" thing - the "bell" grooves, I wish the bell sound was more prominent, more "loud", less "soft". Not a dealbreaker, as this is a fantastic VST that gives a realistic drum performance. And it is FREE!! Thank you, manda software. Excellent VST :)
M FLYINGSCOOTER
Jun 23 2017
Thank you very much for your review. Most helpful. I never even considered a Drag-n-drop function til you said it could. (I'm not big on reading directions, so when I read your review I learned a new trick! Yeah, i'm an old dog, so any trick that works is a good one! again, Thank you, Drum Lover!
Drum Lover
Oct 11 2017
you are very welcome, flyingscooter :) I am still finding out what this wonderful VST can do. I tend to start with a groove and drag that from the VST to the track (I use Reaper, btw). Then i add a guide piano to lay out the whole song by it's sections. Later I can tweak the drum track by really digging into the VST and it's grooves and fills and intros. I drag a groove or a fill to the "composer" in the VST. It only lets you add a few bars at a time, wish it would allow more. Still, no biggie, I then drag and drop those to my track in Reaper, replacing sections of my original "guide" groove. And when happy with every groove or fill dragged into the Reaper track, I can edit them midi in Reaper and add extra things if needed, like a cymbal crash or extra snare hit. Or remove something i don't want. So you are not limited to how the groove sounds in the VST, you can customize it in the midi in your DAW's track :)
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Jun 04 2017
  C. Banana
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  5  / 5
Great one, have used it for a while already.
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Jun 01 2017
  yeahhh
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  4  / 5
Yeah this one is the best freebie. Amazing sounds and can't be beaten for the price (free).
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May 24 2017
  IcaRi
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  ?  / 5
And this is free???? WOW you blow my mind. Love the whole midi features
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May 19 2017
  okdj
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  5  / 5
Very good free drums.
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May 18 2017
  PATO
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  5  / 5
RECOMENDAÇO, MUITO BOM MESMO..
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May 18 2017
  Kevin Rees
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  5  / 5
Been using this for a long time now for EVERY song. It's the most authentic-sounding kit I've come across for rock, fusion, funk etc - in other words, music that requires the sound of real acoustic drums. I can't believe it's free!
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May 18 2017
  Wow!
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  5  / 5
Real good drum sound!
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May 18 2017
  Alex
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  5  / 5
Very nice Drums for Free..!!!!!
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May 18 2017
  Frank
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  5  / 5
The Best free drum kit. Thanks Manda Audio.
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May 17 2017
  Anonymous
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  5  / 5
Otimo plugin, uso demais ele, recomedo, vale apena..
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May 17 2017
  John
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  5  / 5
Wow, sounds great!
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