Drum Samples by 99Sounds!

99 Drum Samples is a free collection of electronic and acoustic drum hits which have been built from scratch and processed with enternal and external audio gear. I’ve been building this personal collection of drum samples for years and it’s being released now as a free bonus sample pack for the first music making contest on 99Sounds!

The sounds were recorded from various analogue and digital sources and processed with various on-board effects and external gear. My favorite part of the pack are the drum machine sounds and acoustic drum hits which I’ve recorded to a cassette tape in order to enhance them with a bit of punch and grit. Some of the included drum hits were also passed through an old tape delay unit, resulting in a warm organic sound.

The pack also includes a selection of modern electronic drum samples, some acoustic drums (captured with my trusty Edirol R-09 recorder) and a set of drums which were synthesized with various analogue and digital instruments (including the Korg Electribe ER-1 drum machine and the Lell UDS analogue drum generator). I’ve also included a small set of lo-fi drums which were recorded from various toy instruments such as the Yamaha DD-5.

The library contains 99 individual drum samples in 24-bit WAV format. The samples have been carefully edited, trimmed and normalized to -0.1 dB (expect for some of the cymbal hits which are peaking around -3 dB).

LICENSE

The included samples are provided free of charge. You can use them for free in your music, as well as audio and video projects. The drum samples included in the 99 Drum Samples pack may not be re-distributed. You are not allowed to use these drum samples as the source material for another sound library or virtual instrument.

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62 thoughts on “99 Drum Samples

    • October 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm
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      Thanks for the kind words and have fun with the samples! :)

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    • October 16, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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      Thanks for your all…

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  • October 10, 2014 at 6:46 pm
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    I’m looking forward to use these samples. Thanks a lot! And keep up the good work!

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  • October 10, 2014 at 10:17 pm
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    Merci beaucoup pour le partage

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  • October 11, 2014 at 1:41 am
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    First off, I am an amateur. I have been making music with a pirated copy of Ableton Live, a measly M-Audio Profire 610, and cheap midi controllers for a couple of years in my free time. My progress has been so slow because don’t do this full time. So take what I say with a grain of salt. If a studio engineer wants to tell me I’m full of s*** and not appreciating gold, please do.

    These too processed for my taste. I am not saying every drum pack should be completely raw, because Vengeance has some very cool processed sounds for example, but this collection is just a bit much. There are better ways to get “grit” and “punch” than by putting them on a cassette tape and ripping them back off. Some of the more gimmicky sounds are cute though, I guess.

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    • October 11, 2014 at 1:55 am
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      Well, we all have different tastes! I’ve made these sounds so that they’re punchy and tight, according to my taste. I needed them to cut well through a mix without muddying up to the low end and they’ve been processed with these qualities in mind.

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    • October 11, 2014 at 3:22 am
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      You’re full of s*** and not appreciating gold.

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    • October 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm
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      Bro…are you kidding me lol.that was the most arrogant, ignorant…garbage i have ever read. You literally talk yourself down and then give negative feedback on a FREE sound pack. Lol people like you should just say nothing.please and thankyou

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    • November 30, 2014 at 1:53 am
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      “I’m an amateur”. Exactly. Next.

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    • December 22, 2014 at 5:49 pm
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      so basically..
      “Hey, I suck at producing and don’t take it seriously. I don’t have anything to add to this but I’m going to talk anyway.”

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  • October 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm
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    not seeing the file. just seeing a dmg with an installer.

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    • October 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm
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      Click the black DOWNLOAD button (located at the bottom of the article).

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      • October 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm
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        perfect !! you guys rock :)

        I’m easily confused, as you might have noticed

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        • October 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm
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          Oh, that can happen to anyone. Enjoy the samples! :)

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  • October 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm
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    Thanks so much for all the free stuff you guys have been giving out

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  • October 18, 2014 at 11:43 am
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    thank u z great stuff

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  • October 23, 2014 at 3:51 pm
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    does anyone know how to get these sounds into logic pro x? help please!

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  • October 31, 2014 at 2:29 pm
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    LOVE thank you free is wonderful… and to the nay sayer; just don’t; , you catch more bees with honey,,, you know?
    I believe the point here was QUALITY sound design,

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  • November 13, 2014 at 12:31 am
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    Thank you for the free samples! You guys really help out alot of people.

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  • November 17, 2014 at 10:17 am
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    Awesome!! These are awesome for future music projects AND THEY ARE FREE. Thanks guys for a free giveaway on some quality stuff!

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  • November 21, 2014 at 11:17 pm
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    Can I use these in beats which I plan to put on a mixtape?

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  • November 21, 2014 at 11:19 pm
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    These are fire, btw.

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  • December 4, 2014 at 5:04 pm
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    Thanks! I’ve only heard a few of the samples so far (SO MANY SAMPLES), and there are some real winners here! Good job!

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  • December 15, 2014 at 3:54 pm
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    Thank you so much for this amazing pack!
    I’ll will remember you!

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  • December 17, 2014 at 10:57 am
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    awesome..it’s free.. thanks..love it

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  • December 23, 2014 at 3:54 am
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    Downloading based off the soundcloud demo. Damn, those are fine!

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  • January 9, 2015 at 8:08 pm
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    Exelente todo Me gusto

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  • January 12, 2015 at 5:21 pm
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    I’m having trouble figuring out how to install these. I get a .zip file and when I extract it, I get a .rar file. I’ve never installed anything like this, I usually just use what’s natively inside Logic so sorry if it’s a stupid question!

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    • January 14, 2015 at 8:20 pm
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      Hi Joy, you should download a file labeled “[99Sounds] 99 Drum Samples.zip”. After extracting the ZIP archive (there’s no RAR archive inside it) either load the provided WAV files in your DAW or use a sampler instrument such as NI Kontakt to play them via MIDI.

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  • January 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm
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    Insanely good!
    Thanks a lot 99,
    Cheers!

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  • February 4, 2015 at 4:11 am
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    First of all, thank you so very much for the clap machine and the free sounds! I really, really appreciate them. I just wanted to get your attention to a typo, you wrote “enternal” where I think you must have meant “internal”.

    Thanks a million, again!

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  • March 16, 2015 at 2:44 am
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    Was looking for drum samples, and I found this. Just what I wanted, and it sounds great! Just what I needed! Especially since my Nektar Impact LX25 has 8 little pads on it.

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  • April 29, 2015 at 3:01 am
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    Can’t believe I found this, thanks so much for this beauty omg.

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  • July 12, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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    Cheers guys! I’ve just started making electronic music ( I play instruments mostly) and these samples have been a great help, I can’t believe they’re free. Again cheers you guys rock!

    KUBE :)

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  • November 14, 2015 at 8:52 pm
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    Thank you for the drum kit sounds

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  • December 3, 2015 at 1:07 pm
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    thank you very much for this sample pack it exactly what i need to expand my dtxpress kit
    keep up the good work

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  • December 6, 2015 at 2:26 pm
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    thanks alot for the pack

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  • December 7, 2015 at 4:53 pm
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    thanks you

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  • January 9, 2016 at 9:22 am
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    I was just reading the comment from Austin. You offer him something for free, and he still manages to complain about it.
    I think he is crying for help. He doesn’t want drum sounds. He wants somebody to teach him to make those drum sounds. If we do that for free, do you think then he will say thank you? Probably not.

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  • February 14, 2016 at 11:32 am
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    Probably good for pop, RnB and hiphop.. but there’s nothing in the sample pack for replicating acoustic kit for indie, rock or alt.

    Thanks for the free try though.

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  • March 22, 2016 at 1:21 am
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    Awesome sauce, thanks!

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  • April 21, 2016 at 8:06 am
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    I download this samples! Sounds good and i want to used. Thanks very much for this samples!
    Cheers!

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  • July 18, 2016 at 11:52 pm
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    Will these samples work on a Alesis Sample Pad using an SD card and Audicity ??? Cheers

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  • July 28, 2016 at 10:57 pm
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    greatt. one question how can i make a rythm using this samples i mean how can i record a mix of these samples.
    thanks

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    • August 5, 2016 at 12:28 am
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      A good way to get started would be to download a freeware digital audio workstation such as Tracktion 5, MuLab Free or Podium Free and use their built-in sampler instruments to load these sounds and start sequencing beats. Search YouTube for “drum sequencing tutorial” and I’m sure you’ll find some decent videos to get you started.

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  • August 8, 2016 at 1:39 am
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    great stuff, i was using the built-in modules in sunvox almost exclusively, and i like building my own thing with their basic building blocks, but i can only go so far with their signal processing, so i was happy to find this sample pack, i found some sounds that fit what i had in mind pretty quickly.

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  • August 29, 2016 at 4:19 am
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    Hi, how do i install these sample in garageband?

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