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SampleRadar: 293 free trance samples

DJ Tiesto works the crowd into a trance frenzy at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
DJ Tiesto works the crowd into a trance frenzy at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. (Image credit: RD/Kabik/Retna Ltd./Corbis)

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Continuing our run through some of today's most popular genres, this week, we're stepping into the euphoric world of trance. Born in the 1990s, this anthemic form of dance music has been a fixture in clubs ever since.

Its signature synth sounds are currently being used in hip-hop, too, while Calvin Harris's number 1 hit I'm Not Alone also features a classic trance riff.

What you need to know

The samples are split intro instrumental categories: Basslines, Drums, Explosions, Leads, Pads and Trance Piano. The Drums folder features both loops and single hits.

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

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

Example loops



Drum loop




Trance samples: click to download

Trance samples (510MB)

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

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