SampleRadar: 162 free world percussion samples

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This set of samples is made up of 162 percussive loops recorded using a variety of non-standard percussion instruments, including a guiro, hand drum and shekere. 

Perfect for spicing up your drum patterns, just drag-and-drop these into a beat for added rhythmic flavour.

What you need to know

The samples are split into five tempo-labelled folders.

All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

The samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!

Example sounds

World percussion samples: click to download

World percussion samples (58MB)

These samples were originally distributed by Future Music Magazine. Check out the latest issue for many more.


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