d-lusion Drumstation.
d-lusion Drumstation screenshot

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Based on the concept of the legendary Roland drum synthesizers TR-909, TR-808 and TR-606 whose throbbing bassdrums and crashing hihats sent generations of dance-music enthusiasts into extasy, Drumstation combines cool old drum machine features with cutting-edge software synthesis technology. Drumstation is a drum software synthesizer and features 8 channels of drums (either samples or synthesized drum sounds), programmable via an easy-to-use step sequencer, effects (realtime reverb, delay, flanger, filter, distortion) for each channel, loops could be sliced and stretched.

All this in the year 1998!

This free downloadable version also contains - beside the standalone software synthesizer - a complete set of free drum samples and effects to get you started (Roland TR-606, TR-808, TR-909, Real Drums, Sound Effects, DR-101, DPM-48, and additional Yamaha/etc. sampled sounds).
Potential interesting 3rd party stuff.
BHV Drumstation.
BHV Drumstation screenshot The bhv OEM-Version of Drumstation. The scary package design is getting even worse. This dude definitely doesn't know how to play drums!
AIM Drumstation.
AIM Drumstation screenshot The AIM-Version of Drumstation
Dance Collection.
AIM Drumstation screenshot Contains RubberDuck and Drumstation amongst others.