Samples From Mars 80s Drum Machines From Mars WAV

Samples From Mars 80s Drum Machines From Mars WAV

80s drums! You know ‘em, you love ‘em. Nothing else quite packs the smack of those sweet low bit early digital drum machines. We compiled the highlights from our favorite 80s drum machines we’ve sampled, so you can have the sound of the 80s right at your fingertips. Hold onto your mullets!

Introducing the cast:
It took us years to track down the LM1 – one of the rarest and most sought-after drum machines on earth (only 550 ever built)! Not many sample packs exist of this elusive beast, and because of its obscurity, many are either low quality or don’t have the original samples. Favored by Prince and Michael Jackson, among countless others, this is the crown jewel of rare 80s drum machines.

The Lindrum (or LM2) is the successor and companion to the LM1. Much more ubiquitous, these drums are all over the biggest songs of the 80s and have seen quite a resurgence in the last decade. Along with these, we’ve included Lindrum’s attempted competitor, the Drumulator. While it doesn’t sound much like the Lin, its punchy low-bit sound also made its way into the annals of pop music history.

Rounding out the bunch, the 8-bit DMX drum machine sounds like an acoustic drum kit frozen in time. Punchy, crunchy, and tune-able, with an analog filter – this is classic 80s hip hop and boogie in a box!

Like all of our drum samples, we’ve included both the pristine clean versions of the samples (recorded through our API 1608 console into the Apogee Symphony MKII) and analog color processed versions through tube saturators, tape, samplers, and the like. Whether you want to dip your toes into nostalgia or use these samples for a more modern sound, 80s Drums From Mars has the tools you need.

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