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SampleRadar: 204 free percussion samples

Do the conga.
Do the conga. (Image credit: Lawrence Manning/Corbis)

Nothing can spice up a drum track quite like a bit of percussion, so SampleRadar thought it was high time it paid a second visit to the world of supplementary rhythm sounds.

There are loops, fills, and single hits; everything you need, in other words, to give your beats some bounce.

What you need to know

The drum breaks are split into three folders: Cajon, Conga and Djembe. Each of these contains loops, fills and hits played on that instrument.

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

Example sounds

Cajon loop

Conga loop

Djembe loop

Percussion samples: click to download

Percussion samples (39.2MB)

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

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