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SampleRadar: 358 free dark dub samples

It's dark and dubby... it's dark dub.
It's dark and dubby... it's dark dub. (Image credit: Twins/fstop/Corbis)

The sound of dark dub blends hard electronica and dub reggae rhythms/production techniques into one sinister whole, and you can experience it for yourself in this week's SampleRadar.

We've got the loops you need to create your own grooves - get ready to step out of the light and into the darkness.

What you need to know

Beats, bass, keys 'n' synths and percussion folders are all on offer, with the sounds being supplied at three tempi (125, 130 and 135bpm).

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

Example sounds

Beat 125bpm

Bass 130bpm

Synth chops 135bpm

Percussion 125bpm

Dark dub samples: click to download

Dark dub samples (379MB)

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


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