AREX 2011 VSTi
AREX 2011 VSTi
AREX 2011 VSTi
AREX 2011 VSTi

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AREX 2011

VSTi drum module based on a hardware drum machine from the early 80's

(drum-module means no sequencer)


16 pads
29 embedded drum samples of RX11
12 individual/group outputs
individual volume, pan, accent
assignable MIDI note within 36 - 99 range
VST automation
MIDI automation of essential controls
assignable MIDI CC#
16 part multitimbral MIDI Out flow
can be used as a MIDI control surface of sorts
bundled with RX11 MIDI swing templates and 55 demonstrational patterns

version updated on Apr 3d 2011

OS compatibility: Windows XP SP2 and higher
(thanks to
eidenk over at for the heads up)

Hear its voice

AREX 2011 - Monkee Drummer

the demo uses slightly modified and expanded
'Monkee Drummer' MIDI loop from
free MIDI drum loops collection

Major thanks go out to Robb Neumann for tireless and exhaustive consultation and samples,
but more importantly for his good will to lend a helping hand in this plugin creation.
To him I owe this plugin mere existence.
check out his blog

Making allowances for what can be done in a VST,
the programming of the VST pretty much follows the original hardware.
Pressing buttons in sequence was a necessary evil.
So setting up the AREX 2011 requires some retro thinking.
Especially you have to imagine that the only way to record
was to a Tape recorder or Cassette deck.
Gary Thompson

if you find any bugs in the plugin
check back here once in a while to redownload the file,
it might be updated by then