SampleRadar: 162 free urban rock samples

Public Enemy s Chuck D and Flavor Flav and Anthrax s Scott Ian do the hip hop rock thing on stage in 2007
Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav and Anthrax's Scott Ian do the hip-hop/rock thing on stage in 2007.
(Image: © David Atlas /Retna Ltd./Corbis)

Rock/hip-hop crossovers have been invading the charts since Run-D.M.C and Aerosmith pretty much invented the genre with their reworking of the latter band's hit Walk This Way.

And now said genre - or should that be fusion of genres? - is hitting SampleRadar, as we present a collection of sounds that we're choosing to bill as urban rock.

What you need to know

The samples are supplied in three tempo-labelled construction kits (80, 88 and 95bpm). Each of these contains bass, beats and guitar sounds.

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

Example sounds

Beat 80bpm

Bass 88bpm

Guitar 95bpm

Urban rock samples: click to download

Urban rock samples (188bpm)

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


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