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Kit Creator

(1 customer review)


Generates Sample kits from folders of samples


Transform your Sample collection into Sample kits for your sampler!

Kit Creator is a program for Windows/Mac that automatically generates Sample Kits of 16 samples for MPC, Ableton Live,  Speedrum, TAL-Drum and the free Sitala. You can drag & drop up to 16 Directories that contain samples and assign which Pads they can be used for. If a pad has more than one folder assigned one will be randomly selected. As well as randomizing samples, paramters can also be randomized with definable min/max ranges. currently Volume, Pan and Release Time are supported.


  • SOURCE – Up to 16 recursively scanned Folders can be added via drag & drop and each assigned to any Pads.
  • TEMPLATES –  Add as many existing presets to use as templates for each format as you want. This allows creating complaex presets as a base with effect assignments etc and then the samples and only the samples/selected paramters Kit Creator supports will be changed. You can use a single template, cycle through all, or use a random Template.
  • FOLDER ASSIGN – Folders are added via Drag & Drop and scanned recursivley. There are 2 different views for assigning Folders to Pads, the PADS panel allows clicking a pad and selectiong the folders, whereas the FOLDERS panel shows a Matrix for seeing all assignments at once.
  • PARAMETERS – This panel allows assigning minum and maximum values for the random values per pad.
  • PRESETS – Saving the total state of Kit Creator to a preset is supported, so you can recall different profiles.
  • THEMING – The theming system supports 24 definable colours which can be saved as a theme, a few themes are included.
  • PROCESSING – This panel is where the export settings are located and the preset creation takes place.
    • CREATE – Creates new presets based on the selected settings to all selected formats.
    • EDIT – Edits existing presets for randomizing the selected parameters.
  • RANDOM NAME GENERATOR – A database of 30,000 words can be used to generate random names which can produce some amusing names. A 3 digit numeric name can also used in conjuction or instead.
  • REQUIREMENTS – 64-bit Windows or 64-bit Apple M1/Intel.


Here’s  a  brief video showing how it works, the video is a bit out of date but the creation  is basically the same.

Pads Panel

You can drop folders here, click on a Pad and tick the folders you want assigned to it. Hovering over a Folder will highlight all pads it is assigned to.

Params Panel

You can select the minimum and maximum ranges for the parameters on this page that will be used by the randomizer when creating presets.

Processing Panel

When you’ve added folders and assigned them, you decide which formats you want to export for and click Start and Kit creator will create the presets.

Supported Formats

Akai MPC

Support for all Modern MPCs (Live, ONE, Keys & X) as well as Beats and MPC Software.

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Ableton Live Drum Rack

Exports directly to the Ableton User folder so the Presets (and optionally samples) are instantly browsable.

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Apisonic Labs Speedrum

An affordable and full featured plug-in.

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TAL’s take on the Pad based sampler is as good as you would expect.

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Decomposer Sitala

Completely Free Pad based Sampler, which means anyone can make use of Kit creator if they don’t own one of the others.  It has a simple interface yet is a powerful 16 pad sampler with 16 individual outputs.

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There is a forum thread for development details, discussion & support:

Kit Creator Forum Thread

1 review for Kit Creator

  1. davejh76 (verified owner)

    The value here may not be immediately apparent to everyone, but all users of Ableton should give this a try. Kit Creator is extremely useful for those of us who have accumulated many gigs worth of samples and want to generate a large number of drum kits easily. With a push of a button, you can instantly have 1 or 5 or 100 or 1000 or more new drum kits (.adg files) using your existing sample collections. Once you link each pad to large folders of the corresponding drum hit types (kick, snare, etc.), you can generate 50 or 200 new kits. Within Ableton Live, you can set a midi loop running and flip through your new kits rapidly, allowing you to audition which one you want to work with. The kit may not perfectly suit your tastes, but each one can be a starting point to refine. It’s really a no-brainer for anyone who owns Ableton (and, I assume, an MPC) — for a relatively low price you are multiplying the value of your existing sample collections exponentially. I don’t think I’ll ever pay for pre-made drum kits again — why pay $20 or $50 for 10-50 new kits when I can have thousands for free?

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