Does anybody pay for drum samples? Do you recommend any libraries?

3ternal

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I was listening to samples and loops from Ghosthack last night on youtube. I wasn't impressed. The drums just sounded like a bunch of techno crap, the vocal loops sounded cheesy, melodic loops sounded pretty generic, and the drum loops sounded like I could make any one of them in 30 minutes or less. Definitely not paying for that.
 
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I feel you bro. I just want nice good samples that thump.

So many sample packs are like one shots with artefacts in them, or really wet signals. Quite annoying. I don't even want drum loops or melody samples.

Just clean nice good one shots. Seems too much to ask a lot of the time.
 

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I feel you bro. I just want nice good samples that thump.

So many sample packs are like one shots with artefacts in them, or really wet signals. Quite annoying. I don't even want drum loops or melody samples.

Just clean nice good one shots. Seems too much to ask a lot of the time.
And this makes me mega hesitant to buy packs.

I get some free ones and they don't often inspire me to buy paid ones.

I got a Cymatics free stuff. Sounded fairly decent at first. But been resorting to a lot of stock samples in my daw.
 

3ternal

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I feel you bro. I just want nice good samples that thump.

So many sample packs are like one shots with artefacts in them, or really wet signals. Quite annoying. I don't even want drum loops or melody samples.

Just clean nice good one shots. Seems too much to ask a lot of the time.
Kind of off topic (but on topic) I know exactly what you're saying. Back in the day I used to download free samples and they were just stock FL samples, very basically layered at best. I was just acquiring tons of sounds I never used. I also get what you're saying about wet samples, I hate that too because they're difficult to mix into a song. None of the samples I was hearing sounded amazing, or out of my grasp to design. I guess they'd come in handy to save time.
 

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I was listening to samples and loops from Ghosthack last night on youtube. I wasn't impressed. The drums just sounded like a bunch of techno crap, the vocal loops sounded cheesy, melodic loops sounded pretty generic, and the drum loops sounded like I could make any one of them in 30 minutes or less. Definitely not paying for that.
I think the issue is there's just so much out there and there's so many people making beats that you're bound to use something some else is using. If I do use kits then I definitely chop them up or at least manipulate them somewhat.
Even if the samples are "wet" they're still useful because it's like sampling any song; it's what you do with it. I like to :guillotine:

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I found a mother-load of acoustic drums back when we did the "Rock" beat this and could share those if anyone is interested. Got recordings from floor, room, over on toms -- dry, ambience, average, wet Gretsch Birch snares -- Crack, hard/med/soft/super soft snares, rimshots, and various kicks etc etc. Most of this stuff sounds like it came right out of a Tool album. WAS VERY HARD TO FIND... I was up like 2 nights in a row trying to find this, but yeah... Ill post a sample.

anyhow... yeah, it sounds really good... but obviously not rappy enough to get any votes in a contest :mad:

 
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3ternal

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I found a mother-load of acoustic drums back when we did the "Rock" beat this and could share those if anyone is interested. Got recordings from floor, room, over on toms -- dry, ambience, average, wet Gretsch Birch snares -- Crack, hard/med/soft/super soft snares, rimshots, and various kicks etc etc. Most of this stuff sounds like it came right out of a Tool album. WAS VERY HARD TO FIND... I was up like 2 nights in a row trying to find this, but yeah... Ill post a sample.

anyhow... yeah, it sounds really good... but obviously not rappy enough to get any votes in a contest :mad:

LOL not even gonna lie that was going pretty hard. The only rock drums that don't go good in rap IMO are super dry snares.
 

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I bought the ghosthack drums and used em a little they are ok but the free stuff on this site is equal or better but then a mysterious stranger on this site sent me their drum samples for free and i have never used anything else since, to be fair to ghosthack the vocals can be cool if you slice em or resynth em with harmor
 

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I feel you bro. I just want nice good samples that thump.

So many sample packs are like one shots with artefacts in them, or really wet signals. Quite annoying. I don't even want drum loops or melody samples.

Just clean nice good one shots. Seems too much to ask a lot of the time.
You got any of the kits I posted?
 

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I came across these drum kits a few months ago. Haven't been through all of it because it's so massive but it's bound to have something there where you can make some bangers.

 

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