99 Free Drum Kit Samples

 99 Drum Samples

99Sounds is proud to release 99 Drum Samples, a multi-genre collection of free drum samples in 24-bit WAV format.


99 Drum Samples is a free collection of electronic and acoustic drum hits that were built from scratch and processed using internal and external audio gear. I’ve been making this personal collection of drum samples for years, and it is now released as a free bonus sample pack for the first music-making contest on 99Sounds!

The sounds were recorded from various analog and digital sources and processed with multiple onboard effects and external gear. My favorite parts of the pack are the drum machine sounds and acoustic drum hits, which I’ve recorded to a cassette tape to enhance them with a bit of punch and grit. Some of the included drum hits were also passed through an old tape delay unit, resulting in a warm organic sound.

The pack also includes a selection of modern electronic drum samples, as well as some acoustic drums (captured with my trusty Edirol R-09 recorder. You will also find a set of fat analog and digital drum samples that were synthesized using various hardware instruments (including the Korg Electribe ER-1 drum machine and the Lell UDS analog drum generator). I’ve also included a small set of lo-fi drums that were recorded from various toy instruments, such as the Yamaha DD-5.


The library includes 99 individual drum samples in 24-bit WAV format. The samples have been carefully edited, trimmed, and normalized to -0.1 dB (except for some of the cymbal hits which are peaking around -3 dB).


99 Drum Samples contains 99 freely downloadable drum hits, including six clap samples, one cowbell sample, four crash cymbal samples, 11 closed hi-hat samples, 26 kick drum samples, five open hi-hat samples, ten percussion samples, two ride cymbal samples, three shaker samples, 22 snare drum samples, and nine tom samples.