KICK 2 - Drum Synthesiser
KICK 2 is finally here - The Multi Award Winning KICK gets an extensive upgrade for 2016. Easily sculpt, shape, create, manipulate, mangle your way to the perfect kick drum.
No longer do you need to rely on sampled and resampled low quality kick drums in sample packs. With KICK 2 you can easily create a perfectly synthesised kick attuned to your needs.
3 Fully Featured Click Areas
New to KICK 2 are 3 click areas jam packed with features including start time, length control, Low / High Pass Filters and fine pitch adjustment
No longer do you need to manipulate and adjust your clicks before import, simply load them and get started straight away
Drag & Drop Click Loading
Found an audio click that you like? simply drag and drop it straight onto the plugin window to load it directly into your soundbank
External Sample Folder Browsing
Browse your personal sample collection direct from inside the plugin - allowing you to audition all of your favourite samples without having to manually load them in.
Includes 230+ Factory Kicks
KICK 2 comes bundled with over 230 Factory presets in a wide range of styles including Analog / Bass / Drum & Bass / House / Live / Percussion / Pop / Progressive House / Psy Trance / Snares / Techno / Toms / Trance / Trap
Over 180 Click Samples
The click section contains 180 click samples that can be loaded in to provide your kick its own unique sound and if that still isn't enough you can go ahead and load in your own click samples - KICK will save these to your user bank for later use.
SUB Harmonics Control
As well as being able to use a clean sine wave to create your KICKS, you can now take full control of the waveform by using our Sub Harmonics to add even more depth and character to your sound
Tube, Clip and Wave Distortion Algorithms
As well as our original CLIP distortion from KICK 1 - we have included 2 new High Quality and expertly modelled Analog distortion units to allow you to add a little warmth to the sound, or to simply nail that hard dance kick
Included also is our signature Drive sound from Kick 1 to push everything that little bit more
Quickly Export your KICK
Prefer to work with your KICKs in an external program? No problem. You can you now quickly and easily export your created KICK using our generate function
Simply choose the Velocity and Note you would like to export at - then drag and drop it directly from the plugin into your DAW.
Full Graphical EQ
Too many highs? Too little lows? Simply adjust them with new built-in graphical EQ to do a boost or cut accross the frequency range without ever having to leave the plugin
EQ Quick Controls
Once your EQ's are set up you can control and manipulate them quickly and easily directly from the front of the plugin
High Quality Bezier Curves
Easily sculpt your KICK sound using our advanced Bezier curve algorithm to get smooth transitions from point to point.
You can also adjust the length and overall pitch of the sound using the respective controls on the X-Y pad.
Stay in Key
Use the SNAP and TAG feature to show the HZ and KEY of each node on the X-Y pad. Allowing you to dial in the exact key of your kick drum.
Use the built in compressor to get even more control over your KICK sound - perfectly tuned for kick drums
Keep your levels under control with KICKs built in limiter. Featuring a threshold control as well as 3 release settings. Alternatively you simply disable it if you do not want it interfering with your sound.
Gate, Keytrack & Portamento Control
Take total control of how your MIDI input effects the length and pitch of your kick by making use of the Gate and Keytrack features
If you want to get really creative you can make use of our Portamento control to quickly and easliy create TRAP basses
32/64 BIT AU & VST & AAX
KICK is available in 32 & 64 Bit in both Audio Unit / VST and AAX
KICK 2 comes in 2 formats
VST, AAX - 32/64 Bit
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (32 Bit)
Minimum Spec - Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 512 MB RAM
VST, AU, AAX - 32/64 Bit
Mac OS X 10.7 or later (32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM (No PPC)
KICK 2 Artist Reviews
Armin Van Burren
This really looks great, Glad that there are more presets so you can instantly see what it does
This is absolutely killer! I’ve waited for something like this to make kicks from scratch forever. Amazing plugin, a must have
Sonic Academy Kick provides an amazing way of shaping your own kick drum and makes it very easy to tune it into the right key, adjust the length and tighten the punch!
I love KICK - I'm sick of going through 5000 libraries and never finding what I need and knowing someone else has the exact same sounds.. This way I can always have an opportunity to make a kick that hasn't been made before
Loving the new features! Especially the render, distortion, and limiting controls. So much more control.
This plugin I will use for every track. The Generate, Drag & Drop feature is amazing and a definite must have!
So excited to see this huge update to my most used plugin. The compressor and limiter which sound awesome together with an instant render option opens up new possibilities within a fraction of the time. Love it!
I'm blown away by Kick2, it's my go2 Plugin for all my kicks, it's so editable it's ridiculous! You could create the perfect kick for any genre. Love it!
I love it! Really solid compare to version 1 , I can see more things clearly while adjusting frequencies and the interface is a lot wider and tidy which I love.
Many thanks for the new version of the kick 2 plugin. I've been trying it out in the studio last week and it's pretty much fantastic. I've replaced all of the kicks with this one on my tracks that I'm working on now as it's super easy to get just the right kick sound and no need to go through hundreds of kick samples.
Kick 2 def is a more refined and 2016-ready version of v1.0 - which i bought about 2 years ago. I am not only using it for bassdrums right now, it's also an ace addition to my to-go-to bassline VSTs arsenal
Oh wow this thing is awesome! the harmonics editor is really fun!
KICK v1 Press Reviews
Future Music Magazine
10/10 + Platinum Award Winning
"There are plenty of bass drum sample libraries available, but not many offer the power and simplicity of Sonic Academy's Kick. At this price, and with so much flexibility, KICK is a real gem.”
Future Music Magazine Readers Gear of the year award - Best Synth
Awarded BEST Synth of the 2014 Future Music Readers Gear of the Year award
Music Tech Mag
9/10, Value Award & Editors Choice
"A great-value kick drum plug-in that's well designed and highly versatile, with simple controls that let you fine-tune the perfect drum sounds for your tracks”
Computer Music Magazine
"An excellent tool for building kicks”
KICK v1 Artist Reviews
Benno de Goeij
Definitely a plugin that will get a fixed place in the setup!
Awesome! Love the plug in :D
Really fits in my production environment. Its fun, easy in use and most important end results are super punchy and loud! 5/5
DJ Jazzy Jeff
I will NEVER need another Kick Drum as long as I live…If I can’t fix my already favorite kick drum with KICK…then i can just Make a New one….Amazing!!!
Great plug in using it to the fullest
Really cool. Deep functionalities coupled with an ergonomic layout. Especially useful for tonal kicks
This is a total game changer, I love it!
Kick is the missing plugin I've been looking for. Super punchy and flexible, and much faster than layering samples
I love this plug-in! Was looking for the right kick generator for so long, and it finally does everything I want. The basis for all my techno tracks from now on...In fact it's so good... I wish it had my name on it...
Kick really nails it, easy to use & amazing results. My kick sample library is getting dusty!
Great Job on #KICK - Lovin it!
This helps so much!
Super useful and really easy to use. This could well become our only source of kick drum sounds. We love it.
There is no faster way to find the right kick for your track
This synth really KICKS! The sharpness and clarity of the sounds will just cut through any mix, without even using a compressor - just insane. This may be THE replacement for my entire kick sample library.
I've been messing with this synth for the past week now and I can already see this is going to be my go to plug in for kick drum creation. Super simple, yet super powerful
I was actually blown away by this one. I feel that KICK by Sonic Academy blows the competition away simply by the fact it's so clear and intuitively laid out.
The very first default patch is ALREADY immediately useable with minimal IF ANY tweaks, and the option that you can import your own kick toppers and just really go to town on the exact kick you need for your track
Love this plugin, will definately be making use of this :)
This is great! Nice job! Instantly great results!
Simon Mills - BENT
I may never use anything else again!! So versatile! Works really well with an Ableton Push controller as well!