Heavy Metal and Rock Drum Samples

Heavy Metal and Rock Drum Samples - WAV Files
Electrify your metal drum tracks today and download these killer drum samples for your sampler. This loud and brash Yamaha Stage Custom Nouveau drum kit with mahogany shells and a Pearl Free-Floating steel snare drum can elevate your drum tracks to a whole new level of power.

We found these mahogany drum shells produced a lovely 'boxy' tone that gives works well in the mid range of your mix. That means these drum samples can hold their own against massive guitar tracks and screamo vocals.

You'll find the big blue download buttons below where you can download each instrument from this drum kit.

Here's a video from the recording session after we'd finished tuning the drums and placing all the mics.

Heavy Metal Yamaha Mahogany Kick Drum Samples

Boasting the ideal amount of 'click' and 'sub', this 20" mahogany kick drum from Yamaha is ready to become the solid foundation that your metal and rock tracks need.

We made sure to keep the natural sound of the kick drum by using minimal processing so that you can further enhance the sound in your mix using your own EQ and compression. At Drumsamples.ca our goal is give you the best place to start with natural sound drum samples that you can shape to your needs.
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Heavy Metal Yamaha Mahogany Tom Tom Drum Samples

Is you'll hear from the demo above and the video of this drum kit in action, these toms have some serious power while still retaining that gorgeous acoustic tone. Download this ZIP file containing the 10" Rack Tom and the floor shaking 14" Floor Tom.
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Pearl Free Floating Steel Snare Drum Samples

Over the years we've recorded more snare drums than we could possibly recall but this 'free floating' steel snare drum from Pearl has a distinctive voice that we could never forget. This loud and characteristic snare drum works brilliantly for rock and metal music.

These samples include multi-velocity hits from different positions of the drum so you get straight hits, rimshots and side stick hits for a full range of expressive drum tones.
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14" Zildjian K MasterSound Hi-Hat Samples

These 14" hi-hats from Zildjian deliver a very bright, clean sound that wouldn't be out of place even in pop or dance music. For Metal music, these hats give your drum tracks a very highly polished sound and when paired with these drum samples you've got the perfect combination for that 'produced' sound.

We recorded multi-velocity hits of these hats from different playing positions so you get straight hat, foot pedal and fully open samples from quiet to loud. Download this instrument set and make your own expressive drum tracks today.
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20″ Istanbul Sultan Ride Cymbal Samples

Oh you're going to love these ride cymbal samples. This ride is so hard and brash it's almost as if it was made specifically to match with this heavy metal drum kit. This download includes recorded hits of both the outer cymbal and the bell for variety.
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16″ Sabian AAX-Plosion Crash Cymbal Samples

Need a big crash for some big impact? These are the crash cymbal samples that you need. Infinitely classy yet powerful and compatible with pretty much any musical style.
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17″ Sabian HHX-Plosion Crash Cymbal Samples

With it's larger size of 17", this is one fat sounding crash with some lovely warm bass tones. It's ideal for when you want that warm 'washy' sound that adds atmosphere to your drum tracks.
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16″ Sabian AA Chinese Cymbal Samples

Who would have thought that this little cymbal would produce such a massive sound. This is the crash cymbal that you want to use for those really important accents in your drum track that require major emphasis to stand out.
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12″ Sabian AAX O-Zone Splash Cymbal Samples

Finally, this little beauty is the kind of Splash cymbal that really gives a lift to those quieter, atmospheric parts of your songs. When you go into the mid section of your drum tracks and start to break down the groove this splash can take things to a new level by adding a drama with it's exotic tone.
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Multi Velocity Drum Samples

These multi-velocity drum samples give you everything you need to create your own totally realistic sounding virtual drum kit. All of our samples are 24-bit WAV files recorded at 44.1 kHz so you can load them into any software or hardware sampler that supports 24-bit WAVS.

We recorded the drums using the epic Shure SM57 dynamic mics and we used a matched pair of high quality stereo condensor mics from the cymbals and hats.

Each instrument in the kit has multiple samples that cover the different power and velocity that our drummer used when hitting the drums. These range from barely audible to outright 'ear splitting' in order give you the full range of tones you need to create ultra real drum sets for your drum tracks.

About the Demos

The audio demos above give you an example of how you can use these drum samples. When you choose to download one of the ZIP files it contains only the samples that are labeled on the download button. That means that if you're downloading the hit-hat ZIP file but you heard the kick drum in the background of the demo for the hi-hats your download will only contain hi-hats. If you want the kick drum samples (for example) you'll need to download those separately.

About Our Drum Samples

When we mix and master our drum samples we use only enough processing to give the drums a natural tone. It's essential that we don't over process the samples so that you still have plenty of headroom to add your own EQ, compression and FX. The drum samples that you download are completely dry and have no FX. This allows you to shape the drum sounds to suite your songs.

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