Monade Sounds just launched their 909 emulator as a free plugin with a brilliant, expanded version available for cheap.

Pure909 is a fantastic new plugin from the talented people at Monade Sounds. It emulates the famous Roland TR-909 drum machine through a combination of analog and sample-based sounds.

Monade Sounds are offering Mini909 as a free version with the complete standard kit of the TR-909, alongside the full version, Pure909, packed with more sounds & kits, settings, and customisability for just $12 as an introductory offer.

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Monade Sounds are offering the stripped down Mini909 for free

Here’s what Monade Sounds say:

Pure909 is a sample-based emulation of the legendary Roland TR-909. The 909 is an analog & partially sample based drum machine released in 1984 that was used by artists from different genres such as Aphex Twin, Boys Noize, Kanye West, Radiohead, Skinny Puppy, Underworld, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz, Plastikman, The Prodigy, Jeff Mills, Moby, Daft Punk and many more!

At its core, Pure909 use a pristine set of TR-909 samples recorded at 24 bit, 44.1 khz (DVD audio quality). The samples have been compressed to FLAC and embedded in a VST/AU instrument plugin. We resampled the 909 through vintage samplers, computers and machines. Among them the Akai MPC60, an old PC computer, the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) & Sega Master System soundchips, various tube amplifiers and more!


  • The original TR-909 drum kit
  • 19 additional 909 drum kits processed through vintage gear
  • Compressor
  • Stereo out and multi-outputs TR-909 drum kits
  • Sub effect for the bass drum
  • Build-in high quality reverb for the hi-hats
  • 32 bit/64 bit VST plugin for Windows
  • Universal VST/AU plugin for Mac OSX

Kits included:

  • Standard 909 Drum Kit
  • Produced 909 Drum Kit
  • Tube 909 Drum Kit
  • Cassette 909 Drum Kit
  • MPC60 909 Drum Kit
  • C64 909 Drum Kit
  • SP1200 909 Drum Kit
  • Dirty 909 Drum Kit
  • Tape Sat 909 Drum Kit
  • NES 909 Drum Kit
  • SNES 909 Drum Kit
  • SMS 909 Drum Kit (Sega Master System)
  • MegaDrive 909 Drum Kit
  • Amiga 909 Drum Kit
  • 4-Bit CPU 909 Drum Kit
  • Distorted 909 Drum Kit
  • 8-Bit CPU 909 Drum Kit
  • Valve 909 Drum Kit
  • Hardcore 909 Drum Kit
  • Destroyed 909 Drum Kit

Pure909 and Mini909 should work with most major DAWs and requires Windows XP or higher and Mac OS X 10 or higher.

You can get Pure909 at an intro price of $12 or get the free Mini909 with optional donations from Monade Sounds website here.