Overview

UVI Drum Designer | GUIS
Created for producers and sound designer of any genre, Drum Designer provides innovative tools allowing you to shape, pitch and tweak drum sounds in ways that would have been previously impossible or prohibitively time consuming. Born from a deep analysis of drum production techniques, Drum Designer delivers 4 specialised instruments along with a dedicated 8 part sequencer, a massive collection of 5,700+ samples, 2,000+ meticulously created drum presets, 316 kits, and more.

Approach

UVI Drum Designer | Research
Drum Designer has been developed to offer deep sound-shaping controls. Unlike sample packs which can be disappointing to manipulate, Drum Designer unlocks your drums, giving you the ability to surgically alter the individual components of each sound. Craft tight and hard-hitting kits with absolute control, easily match existing sounds to your track, instantly create variations, modulate any detail, and design wild new textures.
UVI Drum Designer | Design
Drum Designer breaks down individual hits into discrete slices and layers, giving you the best of both raw synthesis and sample-based approaches to drum design. A massive collection of thousands of 'component' samples are combined together within 4 expressive drum engines: Kick, Snare, Clap and Cymbal, utilizing custom 3D wavetables and samples, filtering and DSP to help you create the next wave of signature beats.

Drum Engines

UVI Drum Designer | Modules
Each drum engine in Drum Designer is a powerful instrument giving focused control over every component in its respective drum sound. Detailed editors for each component are provided along with a global editor and a robust effects page with Transient Designer, Soft Clip, Stereo Width, EQ and Convolver modules.
UVI Drum Designer | Kick Designer
UVI Drum Designer | Kick Designer Logo
Splitting the kick sound into Body and Tone sections, Kick Designer lets you select individual sounds for each component, adjust their pitch, gain, pan, keytracking, and LP and HP filters independently. You can change the phase of the tone so it aligns perfectly and even lengthen the tone component duration, unlike traditional sample packs. Use the Tone Amp editor to draw your own custom envelopes and then smooth it to taste.
UVI Drum Designer | Snare Designer
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Start with the Body and Tone components found in the Kick Designer and add 2 discrete Noise layers each with the same level of control. The noise components are each capable of creating room sounds, ramps and tight attacks to emphasize the transient. Use the Tone editor to create unique envelopes for Amp and Pitch, and change the wave shape, phase and width.
UVI Drum Designer | Clap Designer
UVI Drum Designer | Clap Designer Logo
Breaking down the traditional clap sound into 3 atomic elements called "shots" and a noise layer. Configure samples for each shot and then microedit them with the step editors for sound, time, gain, pan and pitch. The engine lets you design new and fresh clap sounds almost instantly; configure the 3 shot layers, engage the layer link and then use the prev/next buttons to get totally new sounds. Use the 'Humanize' control to get slight variations with each trigger.
UVI Drum Designer | Cymbal Designer
UVI Drum Designer | Cymbal Designer Logo
2 sophisticated noise and metallic texture layers create slight and natural variations on each trigger. The starting phase can also be locked to get a more traditional sample behavior. The shape of cymbal hits can easily be customized, allowing the creation of any kind of sounds: HH Closed, HH Open, Crash, Ride, Shaker, Tambourin, Percussions… but also reverse cymbal hits, long fx, sweeps with cymbal textures, freeze-like sounds.
UVI Drum Designer | Kit
UVI Drum Designer | Kit Logo
A powerful instrument in its own right, Drum Designer's 'Sequencer' gives you 8 engines (1x Kick, 2x Snare, 1x Clap and 4x Cymbal) with Volume, Pan and Pitch sequencers up to 8 bars long at resolutions up to 1/64t. Quickly control Time, Gain, Pan, Pitch and sends for each engine, and finalize the sound with bus effects including a Compressor, EQ, Delay and Reverb. Even click-drag sequences to copy them as MIDI to your desktop or DAW.
  • Drum Designer | Kick Main
  • Drum Designer | Kick Body
  • Drum Designer | Kick Tone Amp
  • Drum Designer | Kick Tone Pitch
  • Drum Designer | Kick Tone Wave
  • Drum Designer | Kick FX
  • Drum Designer | Snare Main
  • Drum Designer | Snare Body
  • Drum Designer | Snare Tone
  • Drum Designer | Snare Noise 1
  • Drum Designer | Snare Noise 2
  • Drum Designer | Snare FX
  • Drum Designer | Clap Main
  • Drum Designer | Clap Amp
  • Drum Designer | Clap Sound
  • Drum Designer | Clap Time
  • Drum Designer | Clap Gain
  • Drum Designer | Clap Pan
  • Drum Designer | Clap Pitch
  • Drum Designer | Clap FX
  • Drum Designer | Cymbal Main
  • Drum Designer | Cymbal Noise 1
  • Drum Designer | Cymbal Noise 2
  • Drum Designer | Cymbal Filter
  • Drum Designer | Cymbal FX
  • Drum Designer | Sequencer Velocity
  • Drum Designer | Kit Sequencer Pan
  • Drum Designer | Kit Sequencer Pitch
  • Drum Designer | Kit Sequencer Decay
  • Drum Designer | Kit Mix
  • Drum Designer | Kit FX
Whether you're looking for a library of punchy and hard-hitting new drum sounds or a suite of innovative instruments to explore and master, Drum Designer is a powerful and game-changing tool delivering the quality of high-end sample packs with the flexibility of a modern, dedicated synth.

SPECS

WHAT YOU GET
Size: 1.73 GB
Content: 5,736 Samples, 2,040 Presets, 316 Kits, 424 Kicks, 399 Snares, 325 Claps, 446 Cymbals, 112 Sequences
Sample Resolution: 44.1 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of computer hard drive or iLok dongle
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Runs in UVI Workstation version 3.0.2+, and Falcon version 1.5.6+
  • iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    - Mac OS 10.8 to macOS 10.14 Mojave (64-bit)
    - Windows 8 to Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • 2 GB of disk space
  • Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)
COMPATIBILITY
Supported Formats: Audio Units, AAX, VST, Stand-alone
Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic 9+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6, Maschine 1 & 2, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble 5, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3, Main Stage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

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Reviews

UVI Drum Designer | Teddy Riley
"This is one VST that you do not want to look over. To me this is one of the best sounding & user friendly Synth Drum machine. I love creating my own drum sounds and this is one you can experience sound designing on. The coloring is amazing."
Teddy Riley | Multi-Award Winning Producer, Songwriter, Musician & Singer
(Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dog, Usher, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet)
UVI Drum Designer | Ben Billions
"Drum Designer makes it fast and easy for programming and tweaking custom drum kits!"
Ben Billions | Grammy Award-Winning Producer
(Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Puff Daddy, Rick Ross, ...)
UVI Drum Designer | Braddon Williams
"The sequencer is excellent for mapping out ideas, and then being able to export the midi matches my workflow perfectly."
Braddon Williams | Producer & Engineer
(Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Toni Braxton)
Drum Designer | Sample Library Review
First Look: Drum Designer by UVI
Drum Designer | 2probeats
Drum Designer | First Impression / Quick Demo
Drum Designer | Matt Creamer
Noodling Around - Presets and Drum Patterns
Drum Designer | Audio Plugin Guy
"A very complete beat creation system which allows for a microscopic attention to detail."
Drum Designer | Pro Tools Expert
Drum Designer | Review
Drum Designer | Strong Mocha
"It sounds excellent, supports you with a large variety of presets and if you do want to experiment it is a lot of fun to play with it."

User Testimonials

"Drum Designer is AMAZING!! I have been waiting for something exactly like this for my work."Darryl D.
"This one is stuffed with trendy sounds! Good job!"Leonid V., Facebook
"Very well thought out."Sample Fuel, VI Control
"This product is amazing ! Great job guys!"Pierrick B., Facebook
"It is & is not like anything you have."Dale R., YouTube
"Mind blown!"Captain T Original, YouTube
"Excellent sound and very well thought out interface!"Marcotronic, YouTube
"Love the presets but I love the "design" side even more. UVI do good stuff."Francis S., YouTube
"Very high quality sounding samples, punchy and clear..."EmpiricalMind, YouTube
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