AVL Drumkits

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The avldrums.lv2 plugin is a drum sample player dedicated to Glen McArthur'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:

  • built-in MIDNAM: The plugin informs the host about note-names
  • Semantic grouping of ports: fan-out separate mics to individual tracks
  • Compatible stereo/multi-out variant: Allows to in-place replace the stereo version with multi-out. Start with stereo when sequencing and when moving to the mixing stage use separate outputs to process or customize level and pan of individual drums.


Setup notes. Changing from Red Zepplin to Black Pearl does not affect any of the settings below. Bypass the fader in the midi channel, if you do not, odd results will occur. In the Multi-channel plugin, create either 9 audio or busses, route appropriately. Tracks are as follows: 1. kick 2. snare 3. hihat 4. Tom(s) 5. Tom(s) 6. Cymbals 7. Cymbals 8. Cowbell, Clapper, tambourine 9. Cowbell, Clapper, tambourine If the output does really weird things, you probably forgot to bypass the fader, ask me how I know *wink*wink*.