Hi-Hats and Cymbals

Hats Synthetizer Drum Module Plugin - GUI

Hi-Hats and Cymbals Synthesizer

Hats is a drum synthesizer plugin dedicated to hi hats and cymbals sounds.
It features two independent sources: synthesized noise and sample section. Instead of generic white or pink noise, the noise section features 6 square wave oscillators with different pitches and phases, like the famous TR808. The result is a noise sound with a controllable metallic character.

The factory bank comes with more than 50 samples, ranging from rare analog drum machines to real acoustic hi hats and cymbals. Some of the samples were also processed with a classic Aphex Aural Exciter and recorded to tape with a vintage Revox B77 MkII.

Both sources can then be processed with 4 effects: Ring Modulator, Bit Crusher, Filter, and Reverb. The effects can also be arranged in any order with a simple drag and drop. The filter section features a HighPass and BandPass in series; both filters are 12dB/oct.

Hats Gear (Drum Machines, Modular Synth, Tape Reel to Reel Revox)
Hats Springs Custom Samples
AudioThing Drum Machines Collection


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“A powerful option for electronic hi-hats, cymbals and FX. Dedicated to the creation of hi-hat and cymbal sounds, AudioThing’s new instrument combines a synthesised noise generator with a sample layer, each offering its own set of parameters, and a bank of four effects for processing their mixed output.
– 9/10”

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Hats Demo

Try Hats for free with some limitations: silence for 3 seconds every 45 seconds, saving disabled.
If you like it, you can purchase a license and then authorize the demo version.


Requires macOS 10.9 or higher
AU, VST2, VST3, AAX (64bit only)


Requires Windows 7 or higher
VST2, VST3, AAX (64bit only)




  • Two Sources: synthesized noise and custom sample
  • 55 Samples / 80 Presets
  • Ring Modulator, Bit Crusher, Reverb, Filter (SVF/ZDF)
  • Preset system with randomizer

System Requirements

 Windows 7, 8, 10
VST2, VST3, or AAX (64-bit)

 OS X 10.9 – macOS 12
VST2, VST3, AU, or AAX (64-bit)
Universal 2 Binary

Copy Protection

To activate your plugin you can choose between Online and Offline authorization.
Create an account, log in through the plugin to activate, or download your license file for offline activation.


1 license up to 3 computers

No iLok

We don’t like dongles

No Internet

No connection required to activate

2022/01/18: v1.5.1

  • Added: 3 new presets and 3 new samples
  • Added: macOS 12 Monterey (Universal 2 Binary)
  • Added: Apply button in Settings Window
  • Added: Global option – Resizable Window
  • Added: Option to enable Accelerated GUI
  • Improved: Envelope Retriggering
  • Removed: Legacy feature “Bounce to file”
  • Fixed: Parameter locks not recalling properly when loading saved projects
  • Fixed: Issue loading custom samples when 1+2 is selected

2020/07/02: v1.5

  • Added: New Presets / Samples
  • Added: macOS 10.15 Catalina support
  • Added: VST3 plugin format
  • Added: Parameter Lock
  • Added: Edit Value option for Knobs
  • Added: Notification System
  • Added: Online Authorization Form
  • Added: Internal support for left-hand mouse users
  • Improved: New GUI with support for Retina/HiDPI displays
  • Improved: CPU and memory usage
  • Fixed: Minor graphic issues in some automations

2016/05/04: v1.1

  • Added second sample slot
  • Added Autoplay feature
  • Added new LFO destination: Ring Mod Depth

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