Our subject this time is dub, the throbbing drum- and bass-heavy genre that grew out of reggae. Thanks in no small part to its influence on the 'so hot right now' dubstep sound, it's a style that's recently come back into sharp focus.
In fact, even if you're not a dub producer, you'll probably find that you can pilfer something from the genre, so make sure you take these sounds for a spin.
What you need to know
The samples are split across four construction kits, each of which contains drum, bass, guitar, keyboard and other loops, plus a selection of drum hits.
All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use them in your music in any way you like – all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.
The dub kits are supplied as separate zip files, so you'll need to extract them before you can see the samples. Enjoy!
Dub kits: click to download
Dub kit 126bpm
Dub kit 130bpm
Dub kit 133bpm
Dub kit 140bpm
These samples originally appeared on Computer Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.
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