SampleRadar: 100 free drum'n'bass atmosphere samples

If that's not atmospheric, we don't know what is.
If that's not atmospheric, we don't know what is. (Image credit: Ashley Cooper/Corbis)

Our research tells us that drum 'n' bass is one of the most popular genres covered by SampleRadar, so over the next few weeks we're going take a more in-depth look at the genre, bringing you some specific DnB elements.

First up, atmospheres: if you're looking for eerie and futuristic soundscapes that will help you to create great intros, you've come to the right place.

What you need to know

The samples are supplied in a single folder, so just dive in and explore them.

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

Example sounds

Atmosphere 6

Atmosphere 15

Atmosphere 37

Atmosphere 60

Drum 'n' bass atmosphere samples: click to download

Drum 'n' bass atmosphere samples (523MB)

These samples originally appeared on Computer Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.


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