Dark VX Kick
by Chokehold
3.7 / 5     (7 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
   
VST AU
Dark VX Kick is a sampled kick drum with 4 velocity layers, some round-robins and a lot of flexibility.

The samples on the DRY channel aren't quite dry, they were processed by analog hardware EQs, a Harrison 32EQ and an SSL 611.

The COMPRSD channel was expanded and squashed with u-he's Presswerk compressor.

The SUB KICK channel spills nothing but ultra-low sub-bass, just in case you need any subwoofers blown.

The ROOM Aux was necessary because the original samples didn't really bring that sense of space into the mix, so I ran them through a Lexicon LXP Room processor to give them back some ambience.

The REVERB Aux does what it says, it recreates the sound of a modified Lexicon LXP Chamber.

All the mixer channels are independent samples, you could use this plugin for only the Sub Kick or the samples on the Reverb track if you wanted to. The individual mixer channels can be un-/muted completely by clicking on their respective mute buttons.

Like the Black Noh Snare, this kick drum is also very easy to handle - load the plugin, play MIDI note D1/36 and that's it.

There are four velocity layers:
  • 000-015: one soft sample.
  • 016-066: medium layer with 3x round-robins.
  • 067-111: hard layer with 3x round-robins.
  • 112-127: one power sample.
Downloads
FelynX Jun 04 2020
Jun 04 2020
Doesn't work on macOS Catalina
FelynX Jun 05 2020
Jun 05 2020
Solved: click Cancel (not Move to Trash), click on the Apple Menu, System Preferences, Security & Privacy, Allow Anyway
Ally Hellkiller Feb 07 2020
(1 / 5)
Feb 07 2020
Locked up in Reaper. Had to pull the battery in my laptop to get it to stop.
Dennis Requen Jan 31 2020
Jan 31 2020
Kick is free and very useful! You will love it!!!!
Chris MJH Feb 26 2019
Feb 26 2019
Used this on my albums, https://streamofconciousness.bandcamp.com , sounds great, 5/5 from me.
Smurf May 23 2017
(4 / 5)
May 23 2017
Excellent kick drum sound with good editing options but it does create a hissing sound but this could removed with noise reduction but over all a great plug in.
Chris H Nov 18 2016
(5 / 5)
Nov 18 2016
This Kick, along with the Cherry Snare, makes a great core for a virtual kit. Again 5 bright shiny stars
Rodner Jan 29 2016
Jan 29 2016
Wow! Exellent!! The best kick in the world. I love it
ksavHOME Mar 11 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 11 2015
***** for all your vst. We love your sound toys :)
Cesar Nova Feb 23 2015
(2 / 5)
Feb 23 2015
I don't really like it but it's good.
Good simple kick drum! Feb 17 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 17 2015
Nice sound and easy to use.
Nathan Feb 17 2015
(4 / 5)
Feb 17 2015
Perfect for scratching in live drums. Very simple and quick to use. Thanks!