Smash and Grab 2.0

$99.00 USD

Supports VST, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats.


Stop the guesswork with the powerful 'drum type' knob.


VCA and FET style compression to cover all bases.


Built-in pre and post EQ, and saturation to simplify and speed up workflow.


Compression is an extremely important element to all areas of a modern mix, but none more so than drums. Too little, and your drums will lack attack and weight. Too much, and your drums will sound small and lackluster. Being how passionate we are about drums we wanted to find a solution to help beginners and professionals alike improve their work flow, and get great results every time. We present to you, Smash and Grab.

  • NEW Pro mode giving full access to two world-class compressors
  • 12 specialized styles of compression
  • Use the grab compressor to add attack and impact
  • Use the smash compressor for weight and size
  • Built-in pre and post EQ sections to improve workflow
  • Stop the guesswork with the powerful 'drum type' knob with hundreds of optimizations all happening under the hood
  • Built-in saturation to help shape and add character to your drums

Stop scrolling through your plug-ins endlessly trying to find the right compressor, and let your creativity flow with Smash and Grab.

In this video, Nolly demonstrates how he processes
his snare drum using Smash and Grab.
In this video, Nolly demonstrates how he processes
his kick drum using Smash and Grab.
In this video, Nolly demonstrates how he processes
his toms using Smash and Grab.


  • Smash is based on several FET style compressors. This side of the compressor helps to give your drums length, weight and size. Perfect for snares, rooms, and your parallel bus.
  • Grab is based on several VCA style compressors. This side of the compressor helps to give your drums impact, and attack. Great for shaping kicks, toms and controlling overheads.
  • The drum type knob is a very simple yet powerful control. Each drum is optimized for it's particular style, taking the headache out of finding the right settings, compressor, EQ points and more!
  • The beef control is a pre-compressor EQ, used to add a little more weight to your drums. The EQ points change in relation to the drum type selected.
  • The air control is a post-compressor EQ, used to add clarity and sheen. The EQ points change in relation to the drum type selected.
  • The saturation control is extremely versatile, allowing for soft clipping, to pure distortion. Great for shaping your drums, and helping them cut through the mix.


Jeff Dunne
Producer & Mix Engineer (Crossfaith, Cane Hill, Motionless In White)
Smash and Grab feels a bit like cheating. The `drum type` knob makes it unbelievably fast to dial in the exact type of compression I’d need for a given piece of the kit, and the beef/air controls are fantastic for overall tone shaping at a similarly breakneck pace.
Peter Miles
Producer (We Are The Ocean, Canterbury, Martin Grech)
Within five minutes of installing @getgooddrums smash and grab the latest mix I was working on was sounding better! Smash mode on my parallel drum bus added the perfect amount of hype and dirt whilst still remaining controlled. 5 minutes later I had dialled in a fantastic saturated lead vocal sound using aggressive compression and tape saturation, definitely not just for drums! I love how this plugin can go from the subtle enhancement to complete annihilation. I can see Smash and Grab replacing many of my go to plugins from now on!
Jeremy Reeves
Producer & Mix Engineer (Paloma Faith, Little Mix, Craig David)
GGD has quickly become part of my go to Arsenal for acoustic drums. The detail in these drum samples, as well of the comprehensive easy to use interface, makes for quick and efficient drum tracks in any genre artist that im working with. You would be doing yourself a disservice if these drums were not part of your production.


Drum Mixing Masterclass
Nolly runs through a drum mix utilising Smash and Grab.
Installation Guide
Quick guide on how to install the Smash and Grab!
Speed Run Drum Mix
Nolly shows how quick and easy it is to get a drum mix going with Smash and Grab!


Plug-In Formats
  • Mac OS X (64-bit only)
  • VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit)
    VST3, AAX
CPU Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12 or 10.13 (latest update), Intel Processor or Apple Silicon
  • Windows 7, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack 64-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • iLok License Manager - Authorization available via iLok 2/3 or HD.
Supported Interfaces

Mac OS X

  • OS X 10.11 or higher
  • AU, VST3 host or Pro Tools
  • Intel, M1 or M2


  • 64-bit: Windows 10 or 7
  • VST3 host or Pro Tools             
Required disk space
  • 100MB