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 1.0 — Released February 1, 2021:

Editable sample start and end points

With automatic silence detection, playback starts where the sound actually starts, not at the beginning of the file.

Beat slicing

Individual hits are automatically detected, and can be sliced out to a series of Sitala pads.

AAX for Pro Tools

This is the first release with an AAX version for both Windows and macOS.

Automatic Multi-Out in Reaper

Setting Reaper to multi-out mode automatically puts Sitala into multi-out mode and channel names are kept in sync with Sitala's pad names.

Sitala‘s Features Include:

16 Assignable Pads

Use our built-in 808 kit 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.

Easily rearrange kits

Move samples around, copy and swap pads with ease.

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


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.

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.

Preview All Samples in a Folder

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

Free 808 Kit

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

VST, AudioUnit, AAX and Standalone

Available in the two most popular plugin formats, as well as AAX for Pro Tools and a standalone application. Multi-out is supported with one stereo channel per pad for all plugin formats.


Version 1.0 Build 1.0.9 February 1, 2021

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.