HD Retro Custom
release date: 23.03.2023

HD Retro Custom

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AAX Native, AU, Mac, VST2, VST3, Win

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$ 3560

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Album-Ready Retro Drums

Handy Drums Retro Custom is an award-winning sampled drum virtual instrument for music production. Meticulously sampled Retro drums are easy to use, affordable and sound great right out of the box. The self-contained plugin has a built-in sampler (no 3rd party samplers needed). Included drums are "album ready", pre-mixed in a Retro/dry 70's style, and come with up to 10 dynamic levels and 12 round robins (samples per dynamic level).

Equipped with a clean, simple, intuitive GUI that offers essential functionalities such as volume control of individual components, drum mapping, routing, audition buttons, MIDI and driver settings, and a CC4 curve editor for e-drummers. Retro Custom drumset sound is dry, warm, punchy, deep with short sustain, and dry room ambiance.

The toms are clearly defined with no ringing or overtones. In the center of the kit is an ultra-deep 10" custom-made maple snare drum, dry and deep-sounding. Providing punch and warmth in the low end is the 18" kick. The toms are all single-headed with napkins gaff-taped to them for that familiar pillow-like sound made famous in the ’70s. This custom-made, one-of-a-kind, beech drumset was sampled in a retro fashion to make your beats sound warm and cozy. This style of drum sound was utilized on countless hits of yesterday (Earth, Wind & Fire, Fleetwood Mac, Bill Withers, etc.) as well as contemporary hits by artists such as John Mayer.

Retro Custom Gui


  • Practical, Intuitive, Easy-To-Use Interface - Handy Drums do not require a complicated manual to use. An elaborate design of over 50 samplers and smart algorithms power your seamless experience behind the simple user interface. Access all of the essential functions intuitively.

  • Multiple Dynamic Levels - Each drum and cymbal was sampled at multiple dynamic levels to ensure the instrument’s fullest dynamic range is coming through when played back. Handy Drums Vintage Ludwig contains up to 10 dynamic levels.

  • Round Robin - Up to 12 samples per dynamic level - When a drummer strikes a drum, each subsequential stroke is ever so slightly different from the one preceding, no matter how consistently they are played. That’s why our ear can instantly tell the difference between a roll played by a real drummer and a single sample being looped. Each drum and cymbal has been sampled numerous times at every dynamic level. During a playback, no sample is repeated sequentially, but a different sample is triggered.

  • 24bit Sample Depth - All Handy Drums were sampled as 24bit wav files for the best resolution and sound quality.

  • Immaculately-Sampled Acoustic Drums - To achieve larger-than-life yet completely natural-sounding drums, every step of the sampling process is critical. Starting with the drum tuning, drums were carefully treated before even a single note was played.  They are captured using the highest-quality mics, preamps, and converters to preserve every minute detail.

  • Unparalleled Realism From Virtual Drums - Sound so natural; you can almost touch them. The Retro Custom sounds like an actual drum set being played right in front of you in a room instead of a bunch of individual drums sounding in their own isolated spaces. They achieved realism by recording the full width of acoustic drums and their natural room ambiance, then meticulously editing and mixing them in post-production.

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