Make your kick a KICK

Step into the future of electronic kick drum perfection with Dropkick, the ultimate toolkit with 8 processors extensively tested and fine-tuned, especially for kicks. Make your kicks stand out from the crowd. Make them hit hard, loud, with maximum impact. Dropkick is a hack for your kick drums, combining pro producer techniques and processors from analogue emulation to psychoacoustics. Dropkick is an extremely fast and easy way to make weak kicks sound powerful, and those that were good in the first place are turned into super-kicks. 

Dropkick Key Features

Who is Dropkick for?

Dropkick was created for sound designers and producers of electronic-based music. We tested it and tuned it to work well across multiple genres, including EDM, Drum & Bass, Techno, Hip Hop, Trap, House and more. We packed so much into a single plugin to give you the ultimate kick toolkit.

8 in 1

Each of the 8 processors has a lot going on under the hood, more than meets the eye. They have been meticulously crafted and finetuned to the point that each of them could have been a one-knob plugin in their own right, but here you get them all because we like to spoil you!

Power and Focus

Using a high-pass filter to enhance the low end seems counterintuitive. However, this technique has been used by professional sound designers and mixing engineers for many years. Setting the filter's frequency at the fundamental and adding a little resonance not only boosts the bass but also removes unwanted sub-harmonics. Dropkick takes this technique to the next level as its surgical peak can resonate a single frequency. This makes it possible to strengthen and extend the fundamentals.

Phase Warp

Offset the lower frequencies to shape the character of the transient and lower the peak level. This concept is not new. However, Dropkick takes it up a notch by using analogue-modelled filters, creating non-linearities that make for extremely smooth transitions and a little extra warmth, too. Like the other processors in Dropkick, these filters have been fine-tuned to work well on kick drums to get you in the sweetspot faster.

Control the Power

DAMP progressively removes higher frequencies while still allowing the transient to cut through letting you to reshape the frequency content of your kicks. CLEAN dynamically removes boxiness and muddiness freeing up precious headroom and helping the kick to translate better in the mix. TRIM shortens the lenght of the kick tail to keep it tight and prevent boominess. Simply listen in realtime and adjust a single knob until you acheive the perfect balance.

Get More Punch

SNAP enhances the attack and punch of the kick using an advanced transient processor that dynamically shapes the attack stage based on frequency content, fine-tuned for kicks. This technique delivers maximum punch with minimal increase in peak level, helping you kicks cut through the mix.


FIRE uses psychoacoustic techniques to enhance the sound of the kick. The low end is re-synthesized and harmonically enhanced while The mid and high frequencies are processed with analog-modelled saturation adding warmth and brighness. OVER is a dynamics processor based on an "over the top" compression technique, that has been fine-tuned for kicks. It brings out high end detail and tames the mids, while stabalising low end dynamics.

Hassle-free software protection

No iLok, no dongle, or internet access is required for activation. Our software uses license files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Realistic 3D yet flexible GUI

The photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. But it easily adapts to your needs. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size - make it smaller to save valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.

FREE 15-Day unlimited trial

All the descriptions are nothing compared to putting your hands on the plugin. No saving limits. No noises. No boundaries. Engage the plugin in your project for real and fully exploit its powers for two weeks.

64-bit audio quality at ANY sampling rate

The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses internal 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher.

Smart bypass

The intelligent way our plugins manage bypassing ensures that you don't get any clicks or harmful noises when automating the parameter. It also compensates for latency, ensuring that the bypass states are perfectly in sync with each other.

Intelligent sleep on silence

This plugin intelligently detects whether it makes sense to perform processing at all. If not, it temporarily turns on sleep mode. In such a state, it requires virtually no CPU at all to save the computing sources for other processes.

Free-for-life updates

Our plugins never become obsolete. We keep track of the current operating systems and DAWs. You may always update to the most recent version for free, without paying a cent, a penny, or whatever currency you prefer.

Dropkick Samples

  • Mud Clean
  • Psy Zap
  • Transient
  • Brighten
  • Shorten
  • Dampen
  • EDM
  • 606
  • 909
  • Mud Clean
    • WET
    • DRY

Dropkick Powered Artists

Laxx profile photo
LOVE IT!!!! Very unique plugin, and really nice allpass filter for that zappy disperser sound! I make 99% of my own kicks and it immediately brought them to life! I’ll definitely be using this!
Pythius profile photo
Dropkick is a really useful plugin for getting your kick from "aight" to "AIGHT" with all the right tools to make your kick hit just right!
Zardonic profile photo
This is awesome! The difference it makes on kicks is night and day! Dropkick is my new magic sauce.
nuphory profile photo
Dropkick is awesome! It brings out that extra energy and roundness, saves a ton of time tweaking. Perfect for Trance & House. I use it in all my projects now!
Eddie Grey profile photo
It is crazy how easy it is to get a GREAT KICK SOUND by simply using Dropkick. I imported in a normal/whatever kick and ran it through DROPKICK and the results were staggering. I got a complete, robust, and snappy Kick using a couple of easy-to-use and easy-to-hear dials. LOVE THIS PLUG.
Alberto Rizzo Schettino profile photo
It makes low-end transient management effortless. It's faster than other tools I have, and it helps me get kicks and low percussion that are heard and felt, even through some of my busiest, hectic cinematic arrangements.
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Dropkick in reviews

Dropkick Review: The Ultimate Kick Sound Sculptor?

date: February 27, 2024
For musicians and producers constantly striving for the perfect mix, Dropkick offers a specialized solution to one of the most critical elements of a track: the kick drum. Its ease of use means that achieving a high-quality kick sound doesn’t require extensive mixing experience or knowledge.