Alien Drum

Rare. Ethereal. Melodic. Timeless.

Take off on a tonal journey that's truly out of this world with the Alien Drum, also known as the Hand Pan. This exceptional percussion instrument is a rarity, with only one maker worldwide and fewer than 1,000 drums in existence. It boasts a unique, hauntingly melancholic tone, making it the perfect companion for crafting emotional and ambient tracks that transport you to distant galaxies.

With custom microphone setups to capture the delicate resonances both inside and outside the drum, we explored a myriad of techniques, from gentle finger taps to dynamic palm strikes, rhythmic slaps, and even the mysterious backside of the drum (reminiscent of the Udu). By blending and morphing these unearthly sounds in Soundpaint, you can conjure up a symphony of alien tones like never before.

But that's not all! We've fused the Hand Pan Drum with an array of acoustic instruments, including modified pianos, tonal percussion, stringed marvels, synths, and more, creating unique hybrids and otherworldly ambiences that will take your music to the far reaches of the cosmos. Are you ready to unearth your inner cosmic composer? Dive into the Alien Drum experience today!


Alien Drum

Alien Drum

Alien Drum
Alien Drum
Alien Drum


Main Articulations: 

  • Brush
  • Hole Thump
  • Master Patch
  • Mute
  • Palm
  • Ping
  • Slap

FX Articulations: 

  • 20 Ambiences
  • FX Finger
  • FX Hang Synth 1
  • FX Hang Synth 2
  • FX Hang Synth 3
  • FX Metal Bowl
  • FX Overtones
  • FX Perc Shimmer
  • FX Piccolo
  • FX Picked
  • FX Pluck
  • FX Plucked Synth
  • FX Rubber Mallet
  • FX Soft Mallet
  • FX Virus Test 1
  • FX Virus Test 2


Alien Drum

  • Programs: 59 (with 5 additional Hidden Gems Programs)
  • P(arts): 42
  • Size: 7.63 GB
  • 8.7K Real-Time Samples™
  • Sample Resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit Stereo, .RTS (Real Time Sample) format

Hidden Gems Libraries:


  • Compatible with Windows (Version 10 and above) and Mac (OS X 10.14 and above) on both Intel and Apple ARM (M Chip) architectures. Supported plug-in formats include Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, and AAX. Soundpaint engine is optimized for high-efficiency performance across all major Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and hyper optimized for SSD.
  • Minimum System Requirements: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 16 GB of RAM or more recommended. SSD recommended.

“It's so unique and beautiful, everyone should have the chance to experience it.”

—Troels Folmann
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Alien Drum