Drum Samples

Drums are the foundation of almost every genre out there, which is why we've made it our mission to create only the punchiest, most heavyweight drum sample packs & kits available, sourced from vintage drum machines, analog synths & more!
Replica

Serum Synthwave Presets

$19.24
Enter a shadowy world of looming architecture, synthesis & dark dreams with 50 dystopian Synthwave presets for Serum!
Airflow

Sci-Fi Cinematic Loops

$24.74
Shroud your soundtrack in dystopian mystery with 632MB of shadowy synth ambiences, Sci-Fi textures & pulsating drums!
Smokestack

Industrial Ambient Loops

$24.74
Run a smoky, mesmeric gauntlet of 255 dystopian drones, Industrial beats & Ambient textures within your next track!
Broadcast

Dub Techno Loops

$24.74
Voyage to the submerged heart of Dub Techno with 178 delay-drenched synth loops, bass & thudding beats!
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Downtempo Bundle 3

Loops & Samples

$98.96 $54.98
Drift through a haze of sun-soaked guitars, synths & beats with this vast collection of Downtempo loops & samples!
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Drum Bundle 2

Analog Drum Samples

$96.22 $54.98
Unleash a torrent of analog drum machine punch within your DAW with this colossal choice of 1,618 drum samples!
Cassette 808 Drums

Mini Pack 0013

$8.25
Wash your next booming 808 beat in the retro crunch & hiss of a vintage tape machine with 112 driven, punchy drum samples!
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Visions

Ambient Techno Loops

$24.74 $20.62
Cloak thumping Techno beats & pulsating bass in layers of rustling Ambient texture with this set of 200 hallucinatory music loops!

Visions

"...prioritising musicality alongside that all-important low-frequency energy"
- Computer Music / Music Radar

Loose Breaks

Drum Loops

$24.74
Break free from the grid & put the rhythm & soul back into your music with 101 organic Dance & Hip Hop drum breaks!
Symmetry

Ambient Loops & Rhythms

$24.74
Build layers of deeply atmospheric texture & tone like the Music of the Spheres with 583MB of Ambient drones, synths & rhythms!

Symmetry

"Celestial ambiences & sci-fi textures...one of Mode’s finest to date"
- Computer Music / Music Radar

Foundation

Drum Machine Samples

$21.99
Take home a crate of 433 genuine, vintage drum machine samples, bursting with retro grit, punch & classic character!
Particulate

Ambient Loops & SFX

$24.74
Send your music swirling round a bottomless Ambient vortex with 1GB+ of dark synth drones, glitch textures & Downtempo rhythms!
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Cinematic Bundle

Loops & Samples

$123.71 $68.73
Pour a 3GB ocean of deep, swirling texture & submerged Ambient rhythm over your next track!
Cartography

Trip Hop Loops

$24.74
Explore the secrets of a hidden musical landscape with 692MB of analog-drenched Trip Hop rhythms, vintage synths & more!

Cartography

"...hypnotic electronic trip-hop kits with some especially characterful pads & synths"
- MusicTech Mag

Amber

Ambient Loops

$24.74
Immerse your music in the golden embrace of 1GB of Ambient synth textures, drones, drum rhythms & beyond!
Outrun

Synthwave Loops

$24.74
Turbocharge your next retro synth production with 528MB of hyperdriven, neon-lit Synthwave loops, drum samples & MIDI!

Outrun

"A nostalgic collection...packed with inspiring riffs & satisfying progressions"
- MusicTech Mag

Tide

Serum Ambient Presets

$19.24
Carry your next Ambient production off on an ocean of 50 rolling, sweeping synth & texture presets for Xfer Serum!
Vintage Keys Loops

Mini Pack 0006

$8.25
Cloak your next beat in layers of dusty analog warmth with 74 jazzy electric keys & toasty drum loops!
Atlas

Chillwave Loops

$24.74
Unfurl 563MB of lush Guitars, shimmering Synths & driving Acoustic Drums within your next production!
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Vapour

Drum Samples

$21.99 $19.24
Cloak your beats in deep, smoky atmosphere with 340 punchy, layered drum samples!

Explosive Drum Samples For Your Next Beat

Drum samples are a vital element of virtually every electronic music production, so every last grain of our effort, skill and knowledge goes into crafting drum sample packs that sound punchy, full and fit perfectly into an extensive range of genres - all ModeAudio drum libraries are designed to lay the strongest foundations for your beats!

From huge, speaker-shaking kick samples and crisp, snappy snare sounds to bright hi hats, booming toms, fizzing shakers, rims, cymbals, percussion and beyond, our WAV drum samples collection spans thousands of pristine sounds ready to light up your projects whether you're making Hip HopHouseEDM and far beyond.

Carefully blending drum machine samples, drum soft synth and analog drum synth sounds with professional signal chain effects and channel strip plugins for added warmth and saturation, introduce a whole new type of percussive punch to your music now!

Drum Samples FAQ

Q: What is a drum sample?

A: A drum sample is short audio file consisting of a single strike of a drum sound, such as a bass drum. So, a bass drum or kick sample contains a single strike, 'thump' or 'hit', of a bass or kick drum.

Q: What are the different types of drum samples?

A: Broadly, there are two types of drum sample - acoustic and electronic. Acoustic drum samples are sourced and recorded from real drums and live drumming, whereas electronic drum sounds are generated using synthesizers and software.

Both types have many different sub types, which relate to the various parts of an acoustic drum kit - bass or kick drum, snare drum, tom, hi hat, crash cymbal, ride cymbal and so on.

Q: How can I use drum samples in my music?

A: You can use drum samples by recording or creating your own, or by downloading drum sample packs such as those we offer here on ModeAudio. These packs contain ready-made sounds that can be used directly in the arrangement section of your DAW, or within a sampler such as Ableton Live's Sampler device.

Q: What's the difference between drum samples, hits, one-shots, kits & loops?

A: The terminology can be confusing, but a drum sample, hit and one-shot are all the same thing - a short audio file consisting of a single strike of a given drum. Drum loops are patterns of a number of different drum sounds organised into a percussive rhythm, whereas a drum kit is a preset consisting of a set of related drum sounds that can be played together using a sampler such as Reason's Kong device. 

All ModeAudio drum sample packs contain drum kit presets for various software samplers, allowing you to start programming beats and rhythms as soon as you open up your DAW.