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KSHMR Essentials

Run your bass, drums, kicks, synths, and vocals through KSHMR Essentials – a one panel plug-in to help your instruments feel bigger, punchier, brighter, and sit better in the mix.

Exclusive Offer: $39.96 (and $31.96 for Dharma Studio Pro members).


This bank gives you the parameters to create a bassline that’s punchy, deep, and tight. Use harmonics to give your bass extra bite or the Pressure module for some smooth, multi-band compression.


Make your drums or percussion pop out of the speakers. The Air and Body modules give sheen and weight to your sound. Make your drums hit harder by increasing the Transient level before applying a pinch of Tape saturation to smooth and warm things up.


An entire bank dedicated solely to kick processing shows you how much effort goes into KSHMR’s individual drum tracks. Add extra low end to your kick with the Sub module. Next, take control of the kick’s tone, adding upper frequencies with the Mid and Air modules. Finish off your kick with multiband compression using the Pressure module before applying a touch of subtle saturation with the Tape module.


Give your synths sheen, air, and sparkle with this bank. Use the Presence module to apply a “magic” EQ curve to minimize muddiness, Air for adding top-end sparkle, and the Exciter for saturated top-end harmonics. Generous use of the Expand module will push your audio around the stereo field and gel it all together with the Glue compressor.


Processing vocals can be time-consuming. The vocal bank simplifies the process, making it easier to master. The gate dial helps eliminate rogue breaths and room noises. The Body module adds weight, Clarity adds definition, and Air adds some high-frequency sparkle to your vocals. Let your vocal cut through the mix with the Comp and Pressure modules. Finish it off by adding width and subtle drive with the Spread and Glue modules.

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- KSHMR-designed module routing
- Factory presets made by KSHMR
- Processing chains for bass, drums, kick, synths, and vocals
- Auto-gain and clipping controls
- CPU friendly processing
- Easy one-knob operation
- Flexible visual feedback with L/R M/S auditioning

System Requirements

- macOS 10.15 and later (32 or 64 bit only)
- Windows 8 and later (32 or 64 bit only)
- AAX - ProTools 11 or higher

KSHMR Essentials Kick

Want to try before you buy?

Download the free lite version of KSHMR Essentials which specifically focuses on your kicks.