Third Harmonic Studios have released EXD-80, a free 32-bit VST instrument plugin for Windows. The plugin is a virtual analog drum and percussion synthesizer. EXD-80 is a flexible drum synth that can produce a wide variety of drum and percussion sounds, from emulations of classic drum machines to crazy, mangled glitch sounds – all synthesized, no samples here!
EXD-80 is suitable for many EDM styles including electro, glitch, industrial, ambient, dubstep, drum & bass and hip hop.
- 8 Modules – kick, snare, open and closed hi-hats, 5 x percussion sounds
- 4 Stereo output pairs
- Each output pair has its own stereo effects section featuring a Granulator and Waveshaper
- Supports VST host automation and MIDI continuous controllers
- User-definable MIDI note mappings
- 128 User drum kit patches (comes with 16 preset drum kits)
EXD-80 is a VST instrument plugin (32-bit) for Microsoft Windows operating systems:
- Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. A host application that supports 32-bit VST instrument plugins is required.
1. To install Third Harmonic Studios software, first unzip the downloaded. (for demonstration purposes we're using the Bass Gnomes Clarity)
2. Next follow the file directory - Computer / System (C:) / Program Files / Steinberg - and drag the .dll file into the Steinberg folder.
3. Open up your DAW and your software will now be ready to use.