…the range of sounds it can produce is superb … for anyone involved in dance music it is a must …
Sound On Sound review, August 2014.
As powerful a kick drum instrument as you’re likely to find”
MusicTech Magazine, giving it 9 out of 10

Big Kick: the professional’s kick drum synthesiser for electronic and pop.

Never before have I jumped out of my seat whilst demoing a plug-in! Within 2 days it was on every track we’re working on.
James Wiltshire, the Freemasons


  • Great bottom-end: design a drum that fits perfectly with your bass.
  • Quick and frustration-free: cut out hours of hunting through samples.
  • Reuse your existing drum sample library.
  • Incredibly useful instant drag-and-drop sample export.
  • No complex envelopes to set, just sensible knobs for instant results.


Amazing, super-intuitive
Gareth Emery
  • Kick drum synthesis – can replicate the majority of today’s and yesterday’s kick sounds*
  • Factory library includes >300 attack types and 110 presets
  • Tuned kick drums
  • Easily integrates with your existing sample libraries
  • Easier to use than any previous kick drum design tool
  • Drag-and-drop sample creation
  • Auto-play mode for instant start and jamming
  • Overdrive
  • Multiple outputs
  • High pass filter (again, phase shift free): avoid nasty surprises in the bottom end.

* If you find a common style of kick drum it can’t replicate, send us a sample. We will fix it in the next version.

Have a listen to a short demo, or download some free example kick drums from BigKick here

Preset Designers

Audialize, Cutline, Daniel Daly, D-Product, Freemasons, Jamie Anderson, Jim Credland, John Lead, Kris O’Neil, Niche Audio, Rasmus Faber and Timo Garcia.  With some extra input from Nick Sentience (Nick – preset 75 is for you!). Thank you all!


Apple Mac

Mega Time Saver
Roland Klinkenberg
  • Audio Unit 32-bit and 64-bit
  • VST 2.4 32-bit and 64-bit
  • AAX Protools 10.3.6 and later.
  • OS X 10.6 or later


  • VST 2.4 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP SP3, Windows 7, Windows 8.
  • AAX Protools 10.3.6 and later.

The plugin is 750 pixels high.  As a result it may have minor issues in some sequencers on some netbooks and very low resolution monitors.

The ability to use your own top end kick samples to add flavour as you tweak the body punch and tune the low bass while mixing in some drive and crunch is exceptionally rewarding. Highly recommended!
Jamie Anderson
Big Kick became an essential tool in my daily studiowork. fast and easy editing. there is almost no faster way to get the perfect kick for your track
Jerome Isma-ae

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