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Drum Samples

Where do you all find your drum samples? Or do you create your own? I’m hoping to start working on creating kits instead of using prefab ones in Slate and EG Pulse. Trying to find a jumping off point.

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  • wimwim
    edited August 1

    Not specifically about drums, but a lot of good drum sample sources here:
    https://forum.audiob.us/discussion/7614/the-free-sample-fodder-thread

    I got most of the classic drum machine samples I regularly use here:
    https://bedroomproducersblog.com/free-samples/
    The 909 set is particularly nice.

  • edited August 1

    Maschine Expansions and Factory, Wave Alchemy, Samples from Mars, etc.

    I used Kit Maker to convert my Maschine kits for use with EG Pulse. Highly recommended.

  • @auxmux said:
    Maschine Expansions and Factory, Wave Alchemy, Samples from Mars, etc.

    I used Kit Maker to convert my Maschine kits for use with EG Pulse. Highly recommended.

    Samples from Mars has sales on their full library for like $40 US. 1000’s of samples. Not sure but it might only be around Xmas though.

  • Thanks! I’ll check these out.

  • Id make some volca drum samples but Drambo is the same, obviously way better. Volca drum would sound lo-fi in comparison.

  • There’s a DRM-1 sample pack attached to this video:

  • @anickt said:

    @auxmux said:
    Maschine Expansions and Factory, Wave Alchemy, Samples from Mars, etc.

    I used Kit Maker to convert my Maschine kits for use with EG Pulse. Highly recommended.

    Samples from Mars has sales on their full library for like $40 US. 1000’s of samples. Not sure but it might only be around Xmas though.

    They do this a few times a year. I did it a while ago, but definitely during holidays.

  • I have a few collections from MSXII and Boom Bap Labs that I like to use, there’s a few other packs but those two are what I mainly use for drums and bass. I like to use them as a base and then resample and layer then with other stuff to create my own kits out of. I’d probably do more of my own though if I had a decent mic and room to record in

  • wimwim
    edited August 2

    oops wrong thread.

  • If you want classic drum machines (808, 909, LinnDrum, etc) with few frills (faithful reproductions in many different tunings, and then usually included options for subtle studio colored/compressed kits), Samples From Mars is the way to go. You can get all the drums right now for $99 (still a steal), but come every Black Friday through Christmas, they get SUPER cheap...like $39 for everything in the store (which includes their synth samples as well).

    If you want those fancy pre-compressed, super-produced and drenched in effects,and quadruple layered and shiny fancy modern age samples for ecstasy dance music, probably better to look elsewhere.

  • Reverb - Has had the Drum Machine Complete Collection Bundle for FREE for awhile now.. 50+ drum machines. No real drum sounds all drum machines but a great free bundle.

    https://reverb.com/uk/software/samples-and-loops/reverb/3514-reverb-drum-machines-the-complete-collection

  • All have some good free Drum samples, they also have some paid ones too

    Cymatics
    Landr
    Goldbaby
    SampleRadar
    Snacks From Mars
    Alesis Sample and Loop Library - is real good. Last download link in left column. https://www.alesis.com/products/view2/samplepad-pro

  • Good article shared in another thread on this forum.... it’s an article All about drum programming but at the bottom they have a good list of some of the best sites for paid drum samples and a list for some of the best free drum samples.

    https://www.edmprod.com/drums-guide/

  • Awesome resources, thanks everyone!

    I’m curious, there anyone on here that makes their own samples?

  • @DukeWonder said:
    Awesome resources, thanks everyone!

    I’m curious, there anyone on here that makes their own samples?

    The internet is full of free drum samples and breakbeats, more than I would have time to listen to.
    I'm rarely creating my own samples except for layering different drum sounds, that can get you a long way.
    Just re-pitch, EQ and layer them to get your own sounds easily.

  • Most People here don’t like them but loopmasters has some nice packs for rap and hip hop and some times during the year some great great sales (Easter sale, Black Friday and some more).

    Beside that the loopcloud feature they have is really iOS compatible and a breeze to download for iPad and iPhone. I like it and think they are cool.

  • edited August 2

    Tonebuilder samples sound really good. Heaven for layering.

    https://www.drivenmachinedrums.com/

    Sample from Mars samples are also amazing. These are on sale now, but not the best bargain. Many times a year, to can get the whole drum samples bundle for less than 40€. ridiculously cheap for what you get.

  • @gusgranite said:
    Donate and grab the bundle https://samples.kb6.de/downloads.php#att

    +1

    @Poppadocrock said:
    Alesis Sample and Loop Library - is real good. Last download link in left column. https://www.alesis.com/products/view2/samplepad-pro

    Hadn't seen this one before, thank you :)

    There was nice tip in an old thread by @johnfromberkeley (I think) which is to google search for: ?intitle:index.of? *.wav "kick"
    (or "snare" or "agogo" or whatever) - it's a sneaky way of finding folders and even entire sample libraries online.

    Of course, there are so many free samples out there that the real challenge is sifting through and deciding what's useful to you, and what's taking up too much of your time and storage space.
    https://www.goldbaby.co.nz/freestuff.html
    https://www.elektronauts.com/files
    http://next.warbeats.com/file-area/drumkits/
    http://legowelt.org/samples/
    http://depositfiles.com/files/20w0rs494 [Mixer P & Friends SEGA Genesis Pack]
    http://hem.rocks/sound-library

    Between creation and downloading, there is resampling. I like to take cheesy 32k drum sounds from iWAVESTATION/M1/Sound Canvas etc. and run them through outboard gear, but you can use any sample/app/source through any fx/processor. You don't always have to start from scratch is my point, unless you want to for reasons. We're spoilt for tone-shaping apps and sound manglers.

    SeekBeats would be a fine app to sample and make kits from, I reckon. I keep coming back to this thought and then immediately not following through on it. Or just generally, dusting off ageing IAA apps before they suddenly age really quickly like that creepy dude who drinks from the wrong cup in Indiana Jones. Elastic Drums into ToneStack into Master Record could make a few nice kits.

    Whatever you do - it can get unwieldy, quickly. Develop a system if you can. And have fun (important!).

  • @DukeWonder hey mate inspired by jogging house‘s latest release on Bandcamp (a nice free or pwyw sample pack) I was inspired to give bandcamp a go as a sample source and lo and behold I found for instance this one here

    https://samplepack.bandcamp.com/album/hip-hop-sample-pack-drum-kit

    You get some nice classic 40+ samples for 1.30€ which is not too bad I think. Many of these are released with „name your price“ which means you can get them for free if you like (you get an email with download link in your inbox)

    Hope that s useful for you-

  • @colonel_mustard said:

    @gusgranite said:
    Donate and grab the bundle https://samples.kb6.de/downloads.php#att

    +1

    @Poppadocrock said:
    Alesis Sample and Loop Library - is real good. Last download link in left column. https://www.alesis.com/products/view2/samplepad-pro

    Hadn't seen this one before, thank you :)

    There was nice tip in an old thread by @johnfromberkeley (I think) which is to google search for: ?intitle:index.of? *.wav "kick"
    (or "snare" or "agogo" or whatever) - it's a sneaky way of finding folders and even entire sample libraries online.

    Of course, there are so many free samples out there that the real challenge is sifting through and deciding what's useful to you, and what's taking up too much of your time and storage space.
    https://www.goldbaby.co.nz/freestuff.html
    https://www.elektronauts.com/files
    http://next.warbeats.com/file-area/drumkits/
    http://legowelt.org/samples/
    http://depositfiles.com/files/20w0rs494 [Mixer P & Friends SEGA Genesis Pack]
    http://hem.rocks/sound-library

    Between creation and downloading, there is resampling. I like to take cheesy 32k drum sounds from iWAVESTATION/M1/Sound Canvas etc. and run them through outboard gear, but you can use any sample/app/source through any fx/processor. You don't always have to start from scratch is my point, unless you want to for reasons. We're spoilt for tone-shaping apps and sound manglers.

    SeekBeats would be a fine app to sample and make kits from, I reckon. I keep coming back to this thought and then immediately not following through on it. Or just generally, dusting off ageing IAA apps before they suddenly age really quickly like that creepy dude who drinks from the wrong cup in Indiana Jones. Elastic Drums into ToneStack into Master Record could make a few nice kits.

    Whatever you do - it can get unwieldy, quickly. Develop a system if you can. And have fun (important!).

    Yea actually I believe @Samu shared the Alesis samples link on another thread. Very good quality sounds.

  • I have so many samples it’s crazy. I’m sure many people are in the same boat that’s why I was so happy when they added external hard drive support for devices. I moved a bunch of my lesser used samples to my external hard drive and keep my favorites on my iPad

  • I check this link a few times a week to try to catch good packs cheap or free. Save it as a favorite.

    https://www.audiopluginguy.com/deals/

  • @colonel_mustard said:
    There was nice tip in an old thread by @johnfromberkeley (I think) which is to google search for: ?intitle:index.of? *.wav "kick"
    (or "snare" or "agogo" or whatever) - it's a sneaky way of finding folders and even entire sample libraries online

    Hey, thanks. Try queries like this:

    ?intitle:index.of? loopmasters

    To find larger sample libraries. Substitute other brands for "loopmasters." That is your treat for the day.

  • What are you using to play your drum samples. Anything Auv3 that can used with Cubasis? Is Digistix usuable?

  • @johnfromberkeley said:

    @colonel_mustard said:
    There was nice tip in an old thread by @johnfromberkeley (I think) which is to google search for: ?intitle:index.of? *.wav "kick"
    (or "snare" or "agogo" or whatever) - it's a sneaky way of finding folders and even entire sample libraries online

    Hey, thanks. Try queries like this:

    ?intitle:index.of? loopmasters

    To find larger sample libraries. Substitute other brands for "loopmasters." That is your treat for the day.

    Ask not what you can do for your search engine...

    Hey, that's a nice tip! Right now I'm in the middle of a fairly major digital declutter (striving to be a well-informed and well-organised minimalist, rather than a sprawling hoarder) but the next time I go out hunter-gathering, I'll take her for a spin :)

  • @gusgranite said:
    Donate and grab the bundle https://samples.kb6.de/downloads.php#att

    +2. I donated to him getting on a decade ago and I still ain't heard all of these samples. Never mind all of the updates.

    Indeed, trying to organize and create kits from that fire hose of drum samples is was what inspired the TRG Maker :). Started as a Python script which created a package.trg file in every folder of that massive download. Worked fine but quickly realized I wanted to be able to arrange the samples on the pads in order befitting a shody drum programmer such as me. So, gajillions of lines later... web app with a UI.

    Not sure if it still works in modern browsers — hasn't been updated in years. As of a couple of years ago, it can still be used to create kits for Slate/NS2 (because Matt added TRG Import to Slate). It generates fairly clean XML to describe the kit/samples. With judicious find-and-replace, should be easy enough to convert the package.trg into other text based kit formats. I created a few BM kits this way.

    Would love to update it someday to work solidly in modern browsers and specifically to support other common export formats (and maybe related UIs). I love collecting drum samples. I do not love the process of creating kits with those samples, especially when you do it over and over again for each app/machine.

  • Just saying: the drum sample world would be a much better place if the SFZ format had wider adoption. Perfect format to describe drum kits. Easy for humans to read if needed. Create your perfect 606 kit once, export as SFZ, import everywhere.

    It's such a simple/expressive format, I'm ever curious why makers don't use it as a default.

  • @Poppadocrock said:
    Reverb - Has had the Drum Machine Complete Collection Bundle for FREE for awhile now.. 50+ drum machines. No real drum sounds all drum machines but a great free bundle.

    https://reverb.com/uk/software/samples-and-loops/reverb/3514-reverb-drum-machines-the-complete-collection


    @gusgranite said:
    Donate and grab the bundle https://samples.kb6.de/downloads.php#att

    I wonder how many of these are the exact same source samples? Hard to know the origins of drum machine samples on the 2020 Internet.

  • @Trentsongs said:
    What are you using to play your drum samples. Anything Auv3 that can used with Cubasis? Is Digistix usuable?

    I don't know about Cubasis, but I'm struggling hard to make Digistix work in Auria Pro. It often brake the audio engine ; particularly when I have Safari running in background.

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