MT Power Drum Kit
by Manda Audio
4.8 / 5     (70 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
   
VST AU
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.


:3 Jun 27 2020
(5 / 5)
Jun 27 2020
Muy bueno!
monobrovvka May 29 2020
(3 / 5)
May 29 2020
у меня windows 7 x64, FL Studio 20, если сохранить проект с этим плагином, то фл крашнется и соответственно ничего не сохранится, в целом плагин звучит неплохо, ставлю 3.
Anonymous May 29 2020
May 29 2020
Хэт дерьмовый. Проще в Контакт накидать своих сэмплов, чем ковыряться с этой самодеятельностью.
Waved May 16 2020
(4 / 5)
May 16 2020
Pretty fantastic for being free. Kick and toms sound a bit synthetic but the tweaking possibilities are endless.
Seg@fredo May 08 2020
(5 / 5)
May 08 2020
This kit sounds amazing, controls are easy to use and the included midi library and groove tools are a great usable feature. This also includes a great deal of intro's and fills!!!! I prefer this over a number of paid drum kits because of the sound and easy workflow. That's why i recommend to consider the donate option to keep projects like these alive.... (2 thumbs up)
chubbyclubber Apr 15 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 15 2020
Just found this little goldmine of site.. this has made an old man happy. I love this kit.. its just too easy to make great sounding tracks. I will be donating for sure.. I cannot thank you enough.
Ringo Apr 13 2020
Apr 13 2020
Are you actually recording with this plugin or is it just used for playback. Recording with my DAW drumset as the MT Powerkit will not record.
Yoav Apr 09 2020
(4 / 5)
Apr 09 2020
Thanks! Will recommend it for more people!!!
Ack Apr 06 2020
Apr 06 2020
The bet kit I've used. Easy to create a drum track and sounds great!
Raúl Mar 29 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 29 2020
Awesome sounds!
Anonymous Mar 19 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 19 2020
Very good to be free
Atif Jubaer Mar 07 2020
(5 / 5)
Mar 07 2020
It's really good.
rjjrdq Mar 05 2020
Mar 05 2020
"failed to register." massive fail...
Wonderful Feb 16 2020
(5 / 5)
Feb 16 2020
2 ish years into using this with Reaper. For an old musician (30+ yrs in business) but an entry lever audio designer... this is a dream come true. Drums/cymbals sound like my drummers at the rehearsals in the 90’s! If you do rock/punk/folk/country, you will LOVE this kit :)
Anonymous Feb 12 2020
Feb 12 2020
Makes my DAW load and save very slowly, sometimes crashes it, stops some other VSTs from working. Not sure if that is the programme itself, or some kind of nagging to get you to donate.
ksoundHOMErecs Nov 18 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 18 2019
wow <3 wow <3 thank <3
Jesse Nov 05 2019
Nov 05 2019
Awesome, Thank you very much :) I will send you a donation. Do you have any Roto Tom sounds? Jesse
Drum Lover Dec 29 2019
Dec 29 2019
@Jesse - try this freeware rototom VST http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Royotoms&id=2391 . This is the only rototom VST i have found and it is a beauty.
Erisian Oct 29 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 29 2019
I am so glad I downloaded this! It's a really generous gift from somebody who has clearly put a lot of time and effort into making excellent quality software.
IRMAN Oct 13 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 13 2019
A very good plugin.. I used it a lot.. The sound is nice
stefman Oct 13 2019
Oct 13 2019
Fantastico set.. grazie!!!!!
Erisian Sept 09 2019
Sept 09 2019
Easily the best free drums available!
Alex Sept 09 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 09 2019
A very good set of drums that's been layered out in thorough detail. Kudos!
LiamCat Aug 27 2019
(5 / 5)
Aug 27 2019
This here, is the perfect vst for guitarists who needs drums. I fully tested this vst, works perfect, there is a table of various drum grooves. intro, verse fills ends, you can assemble a full drum stem track, then import into your DAW as a full midi drum stem. Perfect for that guitar player who needs drum lines to create. If you are clever, you can add various hits and drum effects to various channel tracks you make. This is the easiest way to make drum tracks, hands down.
Anonymous Jul 26 2019
(5 / 5)
Jul 26 2019
Dope
Jack Jul 18 2019
(5 / 5)
Jul 18 2019
Wow! So much in one package and sounding fantastic. Got to donate really at this quality.
Leo Hulstein Jun 23 2019
Jun 23 2019
a must have for musicians on a budget, fantastic easy to use kit
juan May 30 2019
(4 / 5)
May 30 2019
Real good stuff! thanks!!
Anonymous May 25 2019
May 25 2019
Seriously impressed!
Samurai Malcom Apr 10 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 10 2019
Great VST, sounds realistic.
Francesco Dec 31 2018
(5 / 5)
Dec 31 2018
This is the most simple and powerful drum kit I ever used. It works perfectly on Ableton Live 10, sounds extremely natural, definitively I can say it is the excellent kit I was looking for! Great job! Guys, if you are gonna use it, don't forget to make a donation guys.
Samuel Dec 26 2018
(5 / 5)
Dec 26 2018
Really, really good. If you can, don't forget to make a donation to the guys, they deserve it.
Xavier H. Nov 01 2018
Nov 01 2018
This ROCKS !!!! Very Good Free Plugin.
GigitoEQ Oct 18 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 18 2018
This straight up rivals the most popular commercial drum kits in terms of sound quality and customizability.
FISEKO MUKUKA Sept 27 2018
Sept 27 2018
These are very nice drums, you will never use another drum when you get this one.
MrCoughALot Sept 10 2018
Sept 10 2018
So good that im gonna rub my body on it. Thanks A Lot
BTDS Sept 04 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 04 2018
Killer, check out my demo. https://youtu.be/sDDtrMbefXs
majster.ed Aug 13 2018
Aug 13 2018
super, lepszych bębnów nie widziałem
Tristan Aug 04 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 04 2018
The fact that this is free is just mind blowing to me. Send the dev a beer or two.
LouisDang Jul 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 29 2018
Thanks MT Power Drum Kit very good for me <3
Rivin Jun 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 29 2018
Best drum kit , I use with bitwig :)
Axyom Jun 24 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 24 2018
Excellent !
Martin von Bargen Jun 20 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 20 2018
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.
Juliano Coração May 30 2018
May 30 2018
Amazing <3
Julia May 24 2018
May 24 2018
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 :(
Axe Mar 07 2019
Mar 07 2019
If you havent figured it out yet, you need to to copy both the dll and the pdk content file from the the zip folder and paste them directly into Reaper>Plugins>FX path folder.
WDN Apr 15 2018
Apr 15 2018
This is great man!!!
stef Apr 05 2018
Apr 05 2018
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
Apr 06 2018
ok problem resolved in fact, there was no problem. i feel stupid :)
Neil Bonham Apr 03 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 03 2018
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.
Pier Mar 22 2018
(5 / 5)
Mar 22 2018
Great vst, good sound!!
Tristan Mar 21 2018
(5 / 5)
Mar 21 2018
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
Lyncoln Feb 23 2018
(4 / 5)
Feb 23 2018
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
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
John Feb 11 2018
(3 / 5)
Feb 11 2018
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
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.
Lucien Feb 09 2018
(5 / 5)
Feb 09 2018
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.
dsnt Jan 28 2019
Jan 28 2019
It loads almost instantly for me (also using Reaper on Win7 64 bit). How much RAM do you have? Any less than 8GB, and it might struggle.
Reb Jan 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 29 2018
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.
player Jan 25 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 25 2018
This is a really really great free drum kit vst, it worth 5 stars.
Josef Jan 11 2018
Jan 11 2018
Very nice sounding Set! Best I found in the web.
GIGAWATT Nov 12 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 12 2017
I actually prefer the sound and interface over EZDrummer. CPU load is quite a bit less than ToonTrack also. Unbelievable free vsti.
Drum Lover Oct 10 2017
Oct 10 2017
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.
ALEX Sept 27 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 27 2017
MT Power Drum Kit + X-Crash(Free) = Free Real Drums.
lfo Sept 25 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 25 2017
Very good vst. Many thanks to the developer.
GabrielWest Sept 16 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 16 2017
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.
Mylo Aug 31 2017
(5 / 5)
Aug 31 2017
Thank you for this great plugin. Great sound and easy to work with!
ComposerX Aug 29 2017
(5 / 5)
Aug 29 2017
Best VST around here !!! Good work! All what u need to compose songs for whatever genre.
Robin Macinnes Martin Aug 17 2017
(5 / 5)
Aug 17 2017
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.
Anonymous Aug 16 2017
(5 / 5)
Aug 16 2017
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.
Josh (BTDS) Aug 06 2017
Aug 06 2017
Well done!
Kalay Jul 25 2017
Jul 25 2017
Why buy another Vst drumkits (EZ Drummer, Addictive Drums, BFD, etc.. etc...) when this plugin is totally free???... No way... Thanks Manda Audio!!!
Happy Kafka Crisis Jul 08 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 08 2017
Great sounds!
SATAN Jun 24 2017
(4 / 5)
Jun 24 2017
LA CAGÓ!! ESTÁ MUY BUENO!!
Mark (FlyingScooter) Jun 23 2017
(5 / 5)
Jun 23 2017
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!!!!
the otherworld.dk Jun 19 2017
Jun 19 2017
Sweet ! Might be the vst drumkit I have been looking for ~.~
Jake Jun 13 2017
(5 / 5)
Jun 13 2017
Can't believe this VST is for FREE . It's Amazing !
Drum Lover Jun 04 2017
Jun 04 2017
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
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
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 :)
C. Banana Jun 04 2017
(5 / 5)
Jun 04 2017
Great one, have used it for a while already.
yeahhh Jun 01 2017
(4 / 5)
Jun 01 2017
Yeah this one is the best freebie. Amazing sounds and can't be beaten for the price (free).
IcaRi May 24 2017
May 24 2017
And this is free???? WOW you blow my mind. Love the whole midi features
okdj May 19 2017
(5 / 5)
May 19 2017
Very good free drums.
PATO May 18 2017
(5 / 5)
May 18 2017
RECOMENDAÇO, MUITO BOM MESMO..
Kevin Rees May 18 2017
(5 / 5)
May 18 2017
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!
Wow! May 18 2017
(5 / 5)
May 18 2017
Real good drum sound!
Alex May 18 2017
(5 / 5)
May 18 2017
Very nice Drums for Free..!!!!!
Frank May 18 2017
(5 / 5)
May 18 2017
The Best free drum kit. Thanks Manda Audio.
Anonymous May 17 2017
(5 / 5)
May 17 2017
Otimo plugin, uso demais ele, recomedo, vale apena..
John May 17 2017
(5 / 5)
May 17 2017
Wow, sounds great!
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