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SampleRadar: 318 free old-school rave samples

A man, raving.
A man, raving. (Image credit: Scott Houston/Sygma/Corbis)

For most people, the party season has just come to an abrupt end, but for SampleRadar, it never stops.

In fact, we're starting 2011 by getting our old-school rave on, with a collection of sounds that hark back to the early '90s. So, grab your whistle and dive in.

What you need to know

The samples are split into five folders: Beats, Drum hits, FX, Loops and Construction Kits (127, 135 and 140bpm).

All the samples are supplied as 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 old-school rave samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!

Example sounds

Beat 140bpm



Bass 135bpm

Old-school rave samples: click to download

Old-School rave samples (108MB)

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


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