AVL Drumkits

Fantastic kits from AVLinux and son


avldrums.lv2 is a drum sample player plugin dedicated to Glen MacArthur's AVLdrums. This self-contained plugin provides a convenient way to rapidly sequence and mix midi-drums.

The AVLdrums comes as two separate drumkits: Black Pearl and Red Zeppelin. There are 5 velocity layers for each of the 28 kits pieces or drum-zones for both kits.

The main benefits compared to loading the soundfont into a generic sample player are:

Demo Video




The different kits as well as the multi-out version are separate plugins, so the plugin itself has no configuration options. It is ready-to use directly after loading it. The installer contains 4 plugins:

Multi Channel Layout

The plugin ports are named, when using pin-management in Ardour or Mixbus, the names are displayed. Also fan-out will use the port-name as part of the created bus. For reference the 9 ports are

Kick (mono)
Snare (mono)
Hi-Hat (mono)
Tom (mono)
Floor-Tom (mono)
Cymbals (stereo)
Percussions (stereo)

Note Assignments

The plugin uses MIDI notes 36 to 64. A keymap is available in PDF format on the AVLinux site here.