Sitala is a free drum plugin and standalone app

Sitala‘s beauty is simplicity. It‘s fast and musical. Six knobs. Sixteen pads. Drag and drop. Playable like instrument.

New in Sitala Beta 2 — Released December 4, 2019:

Drag & Drop Kit Management

Move samples around, copy and swap pads with ease.

Save your creations to the user kits library and quickly access any frequently used kits.

Built-In File Browser

The new file browser is available either via a drop down in the sound preview or by right clicking on the pads.

Brand New 808 Kit

One of Berlin’s top producers sampled their 808 to create a new default kit for Sitala.

Sitala‘s Features Include:

16 Assignable Pads

Use our factory kits or your own sounds. Each sample is analyzed for dynamics and pitch, which makes the controls more intuitive and musical.

You can save the kits you create to your user kits library.

Drag and Drop Sound Management

Drop single samples or groups of samples onto Sitala’s pads.

Preview All Samples in a Folder

Use arrow buttons to cycle through all samples in the current folder.


Adjust the attack, length and sustain of your sounds while the overall volume remains constant.


Make your sounds punchier with more sustain. Automatic gain makeup maintains the overall volume while chainging dynamics.


Pitch sounds up or down by up to one octave while showing you exactly where the current sound falls in the frequency spectrum.


Emphasizes the highs or lows in a sound. Accentuate or scoop the midrange to position the sound in the mix. Adapts based on the pitch content of each sound.

Volume / Pan

Adjust the sound’s overall volume and place it either to the left or right in the stereo mix.

Editable MIDI Map

MIDI learn sets up triggers for each of Sitala’s pads and mappings for each control value.

Default mappings are provided for chromatic pitches, white keys or General MIDI.

VST, AudioUnit and Standalone

Available in the two most popular plugin formats or as a standalone application.

As a plugin supports stereo output or one stereo output per pad (for 16 stereo outputs).


Version 1.0.0 Beta 2 (December 4, 2019)

Note on Linux packages: We may release packages for other Linux distributions in the future, but this package is only tested and intended to work for Ubuntu LTS. Please do not report failure on other distributions to us. It is still considered experimental and has not been run through the same battery of tests as our macOS and Windows packages.