3 free Linndrum LM-1 VSTi plugins

The famous Linndrum LM-1 drum machine !
Here’s a selection of 3 free VSTi that try to emulate the sound of the LM-1.


1. JM-1 VST by Jun’s Factory

JM-1 Drum computer VST

JM-1 Drum computer VST

Info & download : http://www.aaa-int.or.jp/jfactory/projects/VST/

A Synthedit creation with good quality samples. It’s Windows only and 32 bit.
There is a volume and a pan control for each element.



2. DJinnDrum VST by SimpleRecorder

DJinnDrum LM-1 VSTi

DJinnDrum LM-1 VSTi

direct download for Windows
direct download for Mac OS X  — UPDATE !!—

This one has a more dry sound, you may need to add EQ + COMP after.
It doesn’t feature the “ride” sound nor the “crash”.
But it have pitch control for some sounds!
It comes in 32 & 64 bit version for Windows
NEW!! and it also have a free VST MAC OS X version !!


3. Linn LM-1 VST by MH Music

LinnDrum VST

LinnDrum VST

info & download : https://web.archive.org/web/20131122002253/http://www.mhmusic.dk/plug-ins

This plugin is freeware and has been released as VST for Windows and AudioUnit for Mac.
It has been made with Maize Sampler.
It’s a multi out VST : each sound is routed on a stereo pair:
bassdrum on channels 1-2, snare on channels 3-4, etc..


4. TheDrumSource VST drum sampler + LM-1 Soundbank

The Drum Source VST

The Drum Source VST

TheDrumSource + Linn LM1 (LM-1) Drum Set by rossf

With many quality sample kit of the LM1 floating around the web, you can also use your favorite drum sampler and load the wav files into it.
You can use the old Linplug RM F VST or the good TX16Wx, or any sampler able to load wav files and trigger the sound with MIDI.



8 thoughts on “3 free Linndrum LM-1 VSTi plugins

  1. Matt

    Just a heads-up, Junn JM-1 unfortunately doesn’t allow you to tune your drums. This is especially detrimental if you’re trying to get a Prince/Minneapolis Funk sound.


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