Step into the future of electronic kick drum perfection with Dropkick, the ultimate toolkit with 8 processors extensively tested and fine-tuned, especially for kicks. Make your kicks stand out from the crowd. Make them hit hard, loud, with maximum impact. Dropkick is a hack for your kick drums, combining pro producer techniques and processors from analogue emulation to psychoacoustics. Dropkick is an extremely fast and easy way to make weak kicks sound powerful, and those that were good in the first place are turned into super-kicks.
Dropkick Key Features
Who is Dropkick for? Dropkick was created for sound designers and producers of electronic-based music. We tested it and tuned it to work well across multiple genres, including EDM, Drum & Bass, Techno, Trap, House and more. We packed so much into a single plugin to give you the ultimate kick toolkit.
8 in 1 Each of the 8 processors has a lot going on under the hood, more than meets the eye. They have been meticulously crafted and finetuned to the point that each of them could have been a one-knob plugin in their own right, but here you get them all because we like to spoil you!
Power and Focus Using a high-pass filter to enhance the low end seems counterintuitive. However, this technique has been used by professional sound designers and mixing engineers for many years. Setting the filter's frequency at the fundamental and adding a little resonance not only boosts the bass but also removes unwanted sub-harmonics. Dropkick takes this technique to the next level as its surgical peak can resonate a single frequency. This makes it possible to strengthen and extend the fundamentals.
Phase Warp Offset the lower frequencies to shape the character of the transient and lower the peak level. This concept is not new. However, Dropkick takes it up a notch by using analogue-modelled filters, creating non-linearities that make for extremely smooth transitions and a little extra warmth, too. Like the other processors in Dropkick, these filters have been fine-tuned to work well on kick drums to get you in the sweetspot faster.
Control the Power DAMP progressively removes higher frequencies while still allowing the transient to cut through letting you to reshape the frequency content of your kicks. CLEAN dynamically removes boxiness and muddiness freeing up precious headroom and helping the kick to translate better in the mix. TRIM shortens the lenght of the kick tail to keep it tight and prevent boominess. Simply listen in realtime and adjust a single knob until you acheive the perfect balance.
Get More Punch SNAP enhances the attack and punch of the kick using an advanced transient processor that dynamically shapes the attack stage based on frequency content, fine-tuned for kicks. This technique delivers maximum punch with minimal increase in peak level, helping you kicks cut through the mix.
Enhance FIRE uses psychoacoustic techniques to enhance the sound of the kick. The low end is re-synthesized and harmonically enhanced while The mid and high frequencies are processed with analog-modelled saturation adding warmth and brighness. OVER is a dynamics processor based on an "over the top" compression technique, that has been fine-tuned for kicks. It brings out high end detail and tames the mids, while stabalising low end dynamics.
Hassle-free software protection No iLok, no dongle nor internet access is required for activation. Our software uses license files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.
Realistic 3D yet flexible GUI The photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. But it easily adapts to your needs. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size - make it smaller to save valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.
64-bit audio quality at ANY sampling rate The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses internal 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher.
Smart bypass The intelligent way our plugins manage bypassing ensures that you don't get any clicks or harmful noises when automating the parameter. It also compensates for latency ensuring that the bypass states are perfectly in sync with each other.
Intelligent sleep on silence This plugin intelligently detects whether it makes sense to perform processing at all. And if not, it temporarily turns on sleep mode. In such a state, it requires virtually no CPU at all to save the computing sources for other processes.
Free-for-life updates Our plugins never get obsolete. We keep track of the current operating systems and DAWs. And you may always update to the most recent version for free. Without paying a cent, a penny, or whatever currency you prefer.