If you want to get your hands on your snare sound — literally — than this is what you need.
The PRO version has additional features over the free plugin:
- side-chain input for external excitation signals (e.g. you can use a piezoelectric disk on you mic input)
- frequency shift for playing different resonances with external input
- crunch parameter to change the timbre of the snares sound
If you are into sound experiments, or seeking for more intimate control over a complex sound generator, you should definitely get the PRO version. You will love to play the snare drum with your hands or drum sticks just as we do!
Check out the videos below we play the snare with a DIY microphone (piezo disc) or with a standard e-drum trigger pad.
Check out our tutorial on how to build your own piezo disc amplifier for use with EXC!TE SNARE DRUM PRO.
64-bit VST3 and AU plug-in. Requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.
Minimum System :
- Memory : 4 GB RAM, we recommend at least 8 GB.
- Free disk space for installation : ~25MB
- Mac OS 10.12 and greater (M1 processors are compatible for the VST3, but for using the AU in Logic you will need to run Logic in Rosetta mode)
- Windows 10 (other versions untested)
- Linux (64 bit Intel/AMD processors, tested in Ubuntu 21.04, there is no reason why it wouldn’t run on any other distro/version)
Plugin Hosts / Digital Audio Workstations
Any VirtualStudioTechnology v3 or AudioUnit compatible plugin host should work. We have tested:
- Ableton Live 10.1 and greater
- Bitwig 3.3 and greater (earlier versions untested)
- Reaper 6.28 and greater (earlier versions untested)
- Ardour 6.5 and greater
- Cubase (user reported it working)
- PlogueBidule (user reported it working)
- Cakewalk by BandLab (PRO version: see below how to configure Cakewalk)
- MOTU Digital Performer
- Apple GarageBand and Logic (for Logic on M1 hardware you must enable Rosetta mode)
- Other DAWs or plugin hosts which support VST3 plugins should work but are not tested. Reports are welcome.
What isn’t working
The audio sidechain of the PRO version is not working due to an incomplete VST3 support in
- Presonus Studio One
Discuss and ask questions on our forum in the EXC!TE SNARE DRUM category!
This software has no trackers, no calling home, no user analytics, no telemetry, no registration, no dongle, no copy protection, no nag-screens, no 3rd-party ads, no in-app purchases. EXC!TE SNARE DRUM is a specialized VST3 synth with a straightforward user interface. Because we can’t revoke your access since there is no product activation, we have no way to handle refunds. Please confirm compatibility with your setup by running free version first. We guarantee that if the free version runs on your system, the pro version will do too.
We strongly recommend that you verify if your setup works with the free version before ordering the pro version.