Drum Tree

Super high resolution drums

Delightfully hip and funky essence in 96kHz/24bit.

Drum Tree
Player included. No extra software required! (Powered by Kontakt)
My name is Ichiro, and I am an experienced sound engineer. Over the years, I have spent the majority of my everyday life mixing and mastering hundreds of songs, and I always struggle to repair the effects caused by the drum libraries that many clients use in their tracks.
Some areas that I feel current drum libraries on the market are lacking in:
Almost all are under 48kHz
First impression is good, but lack of energy in the mix
High center of gravity, unstable sound balance
Poor recordings (strange peaks and drops, undesired low frequency waves etc.)
Amateurish, unnatural sounds due to intense overuse of EQ
Too much room reverb


Drum Tree is crafted and mastered to resolve all of the above and therefore meets the standards of any professional.
Behind its cute and colorful design, Drum Tree packs a serious punch and is the heaviest hitting, energy filled software on the market. It makes itself stand up clearly in crowded tracks without pushing faders.


Install that “Greatest Hits” flavor to your song

The great tracks of tomorrow originate here 

Recording, performing or choosing an instrument, the technical approach is very different between each music category. But now you won’t need advanced knowledge to create the sound you are looking for.
Rather than choosing between drum kits, Drum Tree is divided into genre categories, which allow you to quickly access the type of sound you want and give your music some of that “Greatest Hits” flavor.
At just the click of a button, the typical drum sounds of 26 music categories are available in your studio. There is also plenty of creative freedom when it comes to swapping between 41 snares, 27 hi-hats, and 67 cymbals.
The sound provided is mastered and finished, leaving no work for a mixing engineer. It also means the user won’t need to worry about any EQ or compressors.

Good drums make your music even better

It’s like getting a qualified engineer to mix your songs everyday.

Drum Tree is a product that, through tremendous cost, effort and dedication has pursued and captured the techniques of the legendary songs, genre by genre and with the utmost respect.
Drums are at the core of mixing, the range of your music will not only increase, but you will get an insight into the wider campus and be encouraged to increase the range of vocals and other instruments.
You will be amazed at how well the sound stands up under the limiter during mastering. If you compare our specially produced 96kHz sound with any other software, you will be able to hear a clear difference, even on iPhone earphones.
What Drum Tree offers is the thrill of finding that perfect sound you are looking for.
Drum Tree can of course be used in 44.1kHz or 48kHz, but we recommend playing it in 96kHz. It's much better without the sampler's automatic sample rate converter.
Mastered @ PREMIER Mastering Studio. Let the sun shine inspiration down on you, as you devote yourself to creating that great song.
Everything was treated with analog gear by a dedicated sound engineer with over 15 years of experience in the business. Therefore, unless you have some very particular sound, you are better off not using plugins.
Lavry Gold AD122-96
I didn’t want to intentionally create poor quality sound just to mimic the recordings of old, rather I mixed the classic recording method with the 21st century and digital era of 2016, using the newest and best equipment. I used multiple Lavry AD122-96 for recording, not just for mastering.
Western Electric Tubes
One example of a method I implemented to add sweet and smooth flavor to the recording, was the use of an original custom box of Western Electric tubes for some of the vintage kits, one of my favourite pieces of gear.
Cymbal on Snare
Not only simple snares, plenty of brush work and multiple effect snares with cymbals and tambourine are available.

Simple, Easy, Fast

The Various options to help you produce rich sounds, full of human expression with simple midi.


Click Genre

Load a legendary typical drum taste from 26 Genres + "User", including 41 snares and 67 cymbals, 185 piece of variation with a total of 8,000 samples. (17GB)


Cycle Round Robin

Each key has plenty of sample layers (max 54 layers). Every key has 2 cycle round robins alternating between right and left hand.


Cute humanizing option

The velocity randomizer is intelligently distributed and expands into a maximum of 8 round robins in the direction the creator wants.

Therefore, usually the snare and kick maintain perfect results, even if the velocity always stays at 100. No Joke.



Roll Activation Switch

Using the piano pedal allows you to hold a sextuplet note. Sextuplet notes and 32nd note rolls can also be achieved through A0 and B0 key switches.

This is a very useful feature that gives you great creativity, such as introducing snare ghost notes, cymbal rolls and double kick which can be difficult to do manually. 
 Tempo, accent, and humanity are all adjustable. It will follow the tempo of your host while it is running.



Checking Results Easily with "Play Demo"

Playing the MIDI demo feature helps you to see the difference of your edit in real time. You can also register your own midi preset for demo by simply putting it in the "Patterns folder."


Other options

Sustain pedal kick mode allows you to hit kicks velocity at 100 (C1) using your foot, like a drummer. 

The Cymbal Mute option allows you to mute all cymbals with the G0 key.


Create your own original kit

Learn from the past and create the future sound


Save and load your own kit at any time. Your files are saved in a simple midi format which allows you to take your own personal drum kit, on USB stick, to any other studio that has Drum Tree installed.


Drum Tree Mixer


Automation and midi control are available by right clicking knobs.

"Tree" represents the past, present and future. Our product incorporates the history of music culture, not in an attempt to mimic it, but to utilise it in making the next generation of music. This why so much sound editing freedom is included in Drum Tree.
Individually adjust the output, level, pan, gate, tuning and low cut features of each elements in the specialized Drum Tree mixer.
Individually swap snare, hat, cymbals and kit, in and out freely. You’re welcome to try any crazy combination! You can set 4 cymbals at the same time.
Room ambience comes built in. If we had included all of the ambient mic samples, the file size for these alone would have been over 30GB. So instead of ambient mics, we have recorded two impulse responses in the studio. You will get Ast and Bst real room reverb, controlled through one knob.


Drum Tree will be compatible with NKS


We will have free update in very near future.


Drum Tree Users

I play on electronic drums for years on live gigs and I've been using on board sounds from Roland Octapad. From the last two years I've been trying to apply vst sound instead of that. I've tried so many vst plugins but all of them are lacking energy and thickness. I can play sounds even with 192kHz sample rate, but... I need good samples for that:)
I've just tested Drumtree and it's just amazing!
This is exactly what I was looking for. Big, fat sounding drums:) Not over compressed or over eq. Just row samples with energy of real drums.
It's far more better than any other drum library that I've been playing. So even that it's a big library, it's working great for live gigs!
I'm a music producer, drummer and live stage sound engineer too, so I can really appreciate Drumtree in every aspect of making music, in a studio, on the stage(as a musician) and in front of the stage(as a sound engineer).
Tomasz Paśko

Drum Tree - Program list

 Kit NameReference ArtistsReference SongsDrummer 


60’s Detroit PopGladys Knight & the PipsI Heard It Through the GrapevineRoger Hawkins



UK Psychedelic RockThe BeatlesStrawberry Fields ForeverRingo Starr



King of SoulJames BrownSex MachineJohn "Jabo" Starks



60's R&BDonny HathawayWhat's Going On 



70's UK Hard RockLed ZeppelinBlack DogJohn Bonham



70's Funk FusionHerbie HancockChameleonHarvey Mason



King of ReggaeBob MarleyI Shot the SherrifCarlton Barrett



70’s Detroit PopStevie WonderSir DukeStevie Wonder



70's Free SoulDeniece WilliamsFreeMaurice White or Freddie White



King of PopMichael JacksonRock With YouJohn Robinson



Grunge RockNirvanaSmells Like Teen SpiritDave Grohl



Punk RockGreen DayBasket CaseTré Cool



90's R&BElisha La’verneYour Love Sends Me 



Neo SoulErykah BaduOrange MoonAhmir "Questlove" Thompson




30’s Big BandBenny GoodmanSing Sing SingGene Krupa



Be Bop “bird”Charlie ParkerBebop & BirdMax Roach



50's Hard BopMiles Davis QuintetRelaxin’Philly Joe Jones



“Blue”JazzArt Blakey & the Jazz MessengersFree for AllArt Blakey



60's Jazz    


60's Free Jazz    


NY Contemporary    


Jazz FunkMaceo ParkerShake Everything You've GotKenwood Dennard



Modern Jazz    


Dark & DryJack Dejohnette   


Brooklyn JazzGretchen ParlatoWeakKendrick Scott



Hiphop Jazz    
Other Snares     


Piccolo SN    








Ludwig LM400    






Yamaha 60s    


Yamaha 60s HiPitch    


Gretsch 60s Wood    


BlackBeauty 20s Mute    


BlackBeauty 20s    


Slingerland 50s    


Slingerland HiPitch    


Heavy SN (Pearl Sensitone Brass)Limp BizkitTake a look aroundJohn Otto



Tamb SN    
Drum Tree Keymap

Credit where credit is due 


We are extremely grateful to our wonderful drummers Akihito Yoshikawa, Shun Ishikawa and Kazuaki Yokoyama for their wonderful performances.


To be able to include all the features we were hoping to, we collaborated with AIKE (of international space station fame) for our GUI programming. We wish to express our thanks to them for working with us on all of our various requests.


We would like to thank Satoshi Matsuzawa, Sosuke Hirai and Mamiko Nishi for their fantastic work in creating the design of Drum Tree.


We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Akihito Yoshikawa and Studio Dede in Tokyo, for so freely allowing us the use of their drum kits and bearing with us through all the long nights and countless hours spent trying to capture that perfect sound. And also would like to thank Nobuyoshi Nakazawa, Hiroshi Sasabuchi for giving nice drum kits.

Sound Engineer

engineer ichiro
The engineer and producer of Drum Tree, Ichiro. 
Ease of use and GUI may be important but our motto at PREMIER SOUND FACTORY is, “All I need is excellent sound.”



We would also like to thank You for taking the time to read all the way down through this page. It brings great joy to us at the PREMIER team to think that users will be producing wonderful music throughout the world with the advantages of Drum Tree.



Drum Tree



Player included. No extra software required!


Drum Tree Jacket

Drum Tree - Specification

Instrument type:KONTAKT Instrument
For use with:FREE KONTAKT 5 PLAYER (included in free KOMPLETE PLAYERS), or KONTAKT 5(version 5.5.2 or higher)
Sound category:Acoustic Drums
Number of sounds:Limitless patterns organized in 26 music categories
Download size (Mac/PC):17 GB
System requirements:Mac OSX 10.9 or higher (64bit only) Windows7 or higher (64bit only) 4GB RAM, 17GB free disk spacePlease also see the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT 5 PLAYER FAQ
Supported Interfaces:Stand-alone Audio Units VST ASIO Core Audio WASAPI AAX Native (Win: Pro Tools 10 or higher, Mac: Pro Tools11 or higher)
DAW:Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Studio One, Pro Tools, Ableton-Live, Digital Performer, Reaper, Sonar etc...
Sample Rate:96kHz / 24bit
Number of Samples:8,000 Samples
Number of Drums:Kicks & Toms: 25 variations from 8 kits
Snares: 41 variations from 13 snares
Hihats: 27 variations
Rides & Crash cymbals: 67 variations from 25 cymbals
Total: 185 piece
Number of Sample Layers:Max 54 layers (Max 27 Velocities)
Cycle round-robin2 (Max 8 with Cute humanizing option)
Channels:Mono and Stereo
Ludwig LM400 & 402 Steal Snare
Ludwig LM400 & 402 Steal Snare
Ludwig Black Beauty 20's Brass Snare
Ludwig Black Beauty 20's Brass Snare
Ludwig Acrolite Aluminium Snare
Ludwig Acrolite Aluminium Snare
Ludwig 70's Wood Snare
Ludwig 70's Wood Snare
Lauper Vintage Wood Snare
Lauper Vintage Wood Snare
Gretsch 60's Wood Snare
Gretsch 60's Wood Snare
Yamaha 60's Wood Snare
Yamaha 60's Wood Snare
Slingerland 50's Snare
Slingerland 50's Snare
Pearl Piccolo Snare
Pearl Piccolo Snare
Pearl Brass Snare
Pearl Brass Snare
Ludwig Wood Snare
Ludwig Wood Snare
Ludwig Universal 20's Brass Snare
Ludwig Universal 20's Brass Snare
Ludwig LM400 & 402 Steal Snare
Ludwig LM400 & 402 Steal Snare
Ludwig Black Beauty 20's Brass Snare
Ludwig Black Beauty 20's Brass Snare
Ludwig Acrolite Aluminium Snare
Ludwig Acrolite Aluminium Snare
Ludwig 70's Wood Snare
Ludwig 70's Wood Snare
Lauper Vintage Wood Snare
Lauper Vintage Wood Snare
Gretsch 60's Wood Snare
Gretsch 60's Wood Snare
Yamaha 60's Wood Snare
Yamaha 60's Wood Snare
Slingerland 50's Snare
Slingerland 50's Snare
Pearl Piccolo Snare
Pearl Piccolo Snare
Pearl Brass Snare
Pearl Brass Snare
Ludwig Wood Snare
Ludwig Wood Snare
Ludwig Universal 20's Brass Snare
Ludwig Universal 20's Brass Snare


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