For this instalment, our musical microscope has fallen on drum 'n' bass. This may be a genre that had its big moment in the mainstream more than a decade ago, but it continues to thrive and its influence is felt on the likes of grime, dubstep and ghettotech.
What you need to know
The samples are split across two construction kits, each of which contains – appropriately enough – drum and bass sounds. As well as loops, there are single hits and multisamples.
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 drum 'n' bass kits are supplied as separate zip files, so you'll need to extract them before you can see the samples. Enjoy!
Drum 'n' bass kits: click to download
Drum 'n' bass kit 170bpm
Drum 'n' bass kit 175bpm
These samples originally appeared on Computer Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.
Drum 'n' bass tutorials
How to make a drum 'n' bass beat in Ableton Live
23 classic drum 'n' bass tips
How to make Pendulum-style 'live' DnB drums
How to make a Noisia Diplodocus-style old-skool bass sound