Fabla is an open-source LV2 drum sampler plugin instrument. It is ideal for loading up your favorite sampled sounds and bashing away on a MIDI controller. Or if it’s crafty beat programming your after that’s cool too! The ADSR envelope allows the shaping of hi-hats and kicks while the compressor beefs up the sound for thumping kicks!

Fabla Sampler

Video and Demos

Laid-back drums and some nice groove, using Savage Drums preset:

Four-to-the-floor with some Ambient Guitar:


The acoustic drum sample pack “Savage Drums” is now included with Fabla! The sample pack was recorded at “The Music Hub” studio, in Limerick, Ireland with drummer is Stephen Savage. Also included is HardElectro, Classic-808 and EasternHop, based on samples from Hydrogen drumkits.

Release Status: Released!

1.3 Released ( 7-1-14 ):

  • Lv2 State restore bugfix

1.2 Released ( 3-10-13):

  • Classic 808 preset
  • Hard Electro preset
  • Eastern Hop preset
  • UI issues fixed

1.1 Released (13-09-13):

  • Bugs fixed
  • Savage Drums preset added

1.0 Released (19-07-13):

12 donations in 8 days, thanks so much!

  • Jeremy Jongepier (#irc AutoStatic)
  • Rui Nuno Capela (#irc rncbc)
  • Burkhard Ritter
  • nbpetersen
  • dednikko
  • Egor Sanin
  • Brendan Jones (#irc bsjones)
  • Alexander Sashanov
  • Amos Przekaza
  • Others

Code available at github.com/harryhaaren/openAV-Fabla.