Download Binary Windows

Download and execute this file to install the freeware ordrumbox desktop application on windows. There is no installation, just click on the file to launch. You can uninstall just by deleting the file.

Download Binary Others (Mac OSX)

On Mac OS X 10.3 and superior from apple:
First try to double click on the downloaded ordrumbox jar file. If it does not works, you should upgrade to the latest java version for OSX.
orDrumbox for OSX is listed on softpedia

Dowload Binary Linux

You have to type "java -jar ordrumbox-0.9.35.jar" in the terminal. You have to do that in the directory you have downloaded the jar file.

You can also try the version for openjdk8

download ordrumbox jar file ordrumbox-V0.9.35.openjdk8.jar

Sources Files

It's a GPL2 licence, so sources files are available. You have to be a java developer to use it. A Ant make file (build.xml) is included in the root directory.

download ordrumbox sources file


Tanks to xucker Japanese documentation of the orDrumbox is available.

Necessary preconditions

You need at least a JRE 1.6 from Oracle (but further version of jdk/jre will work fine). See java.

If java is not yet installed on your computer, Install latest version of java or automatic installation of java from Oracle. Be sure your Java works on your system and uninstall any previous Java version

For Mac users the orDrumbox-06.02 was tested on Mac OS X 10.3, other versions should work just upgrade java if needed.

For Windows users, the orDrumbox was tested with jre 1.6 from Windows XP to WIN 10.

For Linux users, the openjdk8 version of the orDrumbox is recommended if your os is running openjdk8.


If you cannot launch orDrumbox Test java version on your computer

If you experience a bad sound rendering (such as lags or scratch) , you can try to optimize the rendering. So go to the sound settings : settings is the last right button on the main toolbar window and try to activate the 'slow cpu' buttons (see user guide).


The orDrumbox desktop drum machine and the orDrumbox applet are distributed as freeware.

Source code is open source. The license for the packages is GPL2. See details: