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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 Hop, House, EDM 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.