Studio Sampled Sounds - Hitsville by Ian Ballard

Studio Sampled Sounds: Hitsville by Ian Ballard

The debut sample pack in the Reverb Studio Sampled Sounds – Drum Series.

Vol. 1 | Hitsville, USA – Detroit, MI is an eclectic collection of drum hits, loops, grooves, in mono and stereo formats, produced by Ian Ballard at Ohm Studios.

Trick out any production with these high-quality drum sounds to create that timeless Motown flavor on any track.

Why it’s cool:

Samples are recorded in mono and stereo for use in a myriad of ways in productions to get classic or contemporary sounds.

Studio Sampled Sounds – Drum Series Vol. 1 | Hitsville, USA – Detroit, MI

This collection recreates the famous Motown Sound, inspired by Benny Benjamin’s solid, 4-beat grooves, Uriel Jones, “Pistol” Allen, James Gadson, and Earl Palmer , Jack Ashford’s energetic tambourine style.

These drum sounds featured in this first volume can be heard on famous recordings from “Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas, “Shotgun” by Junior Walker, to “Let’s Get it On” by Marvin Gaye, “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5, and many more.

The kits of Motown were always a mix of various brands, so a mixture of Gretsch, Tama and vintage Ludwig drums are carefully tuned and muffled to get the sounds needed in this collection. Cymbals are vintage and modern Zildjian A’s and K’s.

Featuring Snare, Kick, Tom, Cymbal and Tambourine one-hits, Stereo and Mono file, Dozens of groove loops and drum fills from Motown hits, Groove loops with and without tambourine parts, all emulated to be historically accurate.

Drums Only Loops:

  • 15 Motor City Funk
  • 13 Real Thing
  • 11 My Girl
  • 8 Grapevine
  • 13 Ain’t Too Proud
  • 11 Reach Out
  • 16 Shotgun
  • 9 Postman
  • 12 Sugar Pie
  • 20 Tears Of A Clown
  • 13 Outta Sight

Drums and Percussion Loops:

  • 17 Motor City Funk
  • 13 Real Thing
  • 11 My Girl
  • 10 Grapevine
  • 15 Ain’t Too Proud
  • 16 Hitsville 4 Beat
  • 4 Hitsville Benjamin Fill
  • 12 Reach Out
  • 23 Shotgun
  • 9 Postman
  • 18 Tears Of A Clown
  • 13 Outta Sight

Mono and Stereo One-Hits:

  • 40 Kicks
  • 52 Snares
  • 41 Hi Hats
  • 69 Floor Toms
  • 67 Rack Toms
  • 23 Rides
  • 20 Crashes


  • All samples are WAV files