SampleRadar: 328 free drum 'n' bass samples

Roni Size's drum 'n' bass opus New Forms won the Mercury Prize in 1997.
Roni Size's drum 'n' bass opus New Forms won the Mercury Prize in 1997. (Image credit: David Murphy/Sygma/Corbis)

Welcome back to SampleRadar, the place to come if you're looking for a regular supply of pro-quality, royalty-free samples. What's more, MusicRadar's sounds are exclusive: you won't find these sounds anywhere else on the internet.

For our sixth instalment, our musical microscope has fallen on drum 'n' bass. This may be a genre that had its big moment in the mainstream more than a decade ago, but it continues to thrive and its influence is felt on the likes of grime, dubstep and ghettotech.

What you need to know

The samples are split across two construction kits, each of which contains - appropriately enough - drum and bass sounds. As well as loops, there are single hits and multisamples.

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 drum 'n' bass kits are supplied as separate zip files, so you'll need to extract them before you can see the samples. Enjoy!

Example loops

Beat 170bpm

Bassline 170bpm

Breakbeat 175bpm

Bassline 175bpm

Drum 'n' bass kits: click to download

Drum 'n' bass kit 170bpm

Drum 'n' bass kit 175bpm

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

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