AVL Drumkits

Fantastic kits from AVLinux and son


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

The AVLdrums comes as four separate drumkits: Black Pearl, Red Zeppelin, the Blonde Bop kit played with regular sticks and Blonde Bop Hot Rods played with rute sticks. 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:

Red Zeppelin Kit
Black Pearl Kit Blonde Bop Kit Blonde Bop Kit played with Hot Rods

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 through 61. The five velocity layers are mapped to 1-26, 27-52, 53-77, 78-102, 103-127. Cymbal-hits are exclusive: a new hit stops the any active samples of the same cymbal.

Key#(Note)Drum SampleExclusive Group
35(B1)Stick Click (Blonde Bop kit only)
36(C2)Kick Drum
37(C#2)Snare SideStick
38(D2)Snare Ctr.
39(D#2)Hand Clap
40(E2)Snare Edge
41(F2)Floor Tom Ctr.
42(F#2)Closed HiHatA
43(G2)Floor Tom Edge
44(G#2)Pedal HiHatA
45(A2)Tom Ctr.
46(Bb2)Semi-Open HiHatA
47(B2)Tom Edge
48(C3)Swish HiHatA
49(C#3)Crash Cymbal 1 (left)B
50(D3)Crash Cymbal 1 Choked*B
51(D#3)Ride Cymbal TipC
52(E3)Ride Cymbal Choked*C
53(F3)Ride Cymbal BellC
55(G3)Splash Cymbal
57(A3)Crash Cymbal 2 (right)D
58(Bb3)Crash Cymbal 2 Choked*D
59(B3)Ride Cymbal ShankC
60(C4)Crash Cymbal 3 (large Paiste)

* Cymbal hit with only one velocity layer in Black Pearl, and Red Zeppelin (the Blonde Bop kits have layered chokes).