SampleRadar: 193 free trance basics samples

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Trance is the electronic music genre that just won't lie down, with its sound continuing to pop up all over the place.

If you're a would-be trance producer this week's SampleRadar collection will give you the basic project elements you need to get started.

What you need to know

The trance basics samples are divided into five folders: Beats, DrumHits, FX, Loops and Rolls.

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

Example sounds

Beat 140bpm


Loop 135bpm

Roll 140bpm

Trance basics samples: click to download

Trance basics samples (128MB)

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

For more than 50,000 more samples, head to our SampleRadar hub

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.