Take a listen to these truly rare vintage rock drum samples. This right here is a fiberglass drum set from the legendary Canadian drum makers 'Milestone'. Getting our hands on this kit was a major find because 'Milestone' drums are no longer in production and these beauties date back to the 1980's. Matched with the stunning Ludwig Acrolite aluminum snare drum and hand made cymbals from 'Turkish' and you've got yourself an absolutely killer drum set. You'll find the big blue download buttons below where you can download each instrument from this drum kit.
Fiberglass Kick Drum Samples
This kick drum SLAMS! The fiberglass shell produces a really warm, boomy tone that's just perfect for rock music. Here's a little demo of a MIDI groove we programmed using these kick drum samples to give you an idea of the realism your drum tracks can achieve. As you can hear, this kick drum has a really natural, warm tone with plenty of room left for you to tweak your EQ and compression. Download these kick drum samples below.
The 'Milestone' Fiberglass Tom Toms
When you need some truly thunderous tom toms, these two fiberglass shells deliver the power and tone to make your tracks ROCK! Take a listen to this demo we put together just to demonstrate how good these toms could sound in your own tracks. This drum groove is entirely programmed using these multi-velocity drum samples. With just a mid tom and a floor tom you can really make some thunderous tribal beats. We also recorded multi-velocity hits using steel brushes and these are included in this download.
Ludwig Acrolite Aluminum Snare Drum Samples
This aluminum snare drum from the drum masters at Ludwig sound absolutely gorgeous. These samples include multi-velocity hits from different positions of the drum so you get straight hits, rimshots, side stick and even brushes for a full range of expressive drum tones. Take a listen to this preview to hear these drum samples in action. We also recorded multi-velocity hits using steel brushes and sidestick. These are included in this download.
Turkish 'Rock Beat' Series Hi-Hat Samples
We love the trashy sound of Turkish hi-hats and these 'Rock Beat' series are absolutely ideal for rock and funk music. Here's a little demo of these hi-hat samples in action. We recorded multi-velocity hits of these hats from different playing positions so you get straight hat, bell, semi-open and fully open samples from quiet to loud. Download this instrument set and make your own expressive drum tracks today.
Turkish 'Rock Beat' Series Ride Cymbal Samples
When you want a ride cymbal that offers both a soft sizzle and cutting bell tone, the 'Rock Series' ride from Turkish Cymbals is the daddy. Take a listen to this demo where you'll hear both of those tones being put to use with our multi-velocity hits from different parts of the ride cymbal for a totally realistic performance. This groove was programmed entirely from the drum samples on this page.
Turkish 'Rock Beat' Crash Cymbal Samples
With rock music, you want a crash cymbal that gives your listeners a rude awakening and the 'Rock Beat' series crash from Turkish Cymbals delivers the goods. We recorded multiple velocities of this brash crash which range from delicate to destructive. Load these into your sampler and make your rock drum tracks come to life. Here's a little demo of this crash doing it's thing.
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.