10 iconic synths

Ten Vintage synthesizers expertly programmed to create a ground-breaking, one of a kind Drum Library. Incorporating all-time classic analogue instruments with modern High-End processing hardware and production techniques…

Introducing Synth Drums – over 5900 cutting edge, totally unique drum samples and percussive hits, each carefully crafted by hand, on a sound-by-sound basis.

Synths Sampled

Explore the ten iconic synths we programmed and sampled for Synth Drums…











Flexible & Characterful

We’ve designed this library to be as flexible as possible: as well as the extensive processed section, the unprocessed source samples are also included as they were originally recorded – straight-from-the-synth. A third section includes selected samples bounced through special processes to add character, tone, warmth and punch, using Vinyl and Reel-to-Reel ¼ inch Tape with multiple saturation levels.

We feel that this attention to detail will translate into a unique, creative and useful addition to any electronic music producer’s toolkit.

As well as the well organised WAV sample pack, you also get a feature-rich, comprehensive Ableton Live Pack, with extensive Macro controls, modular drum racks and Push integration.

Creative Sound Design

Each drum sound in the collection has been designed and synthesized from the ground up, using he most sought-after analogue synths in existence. We enhanced every drum individually on a sound-by-sound basis using our extensive collection of high-end hardware processors and sound shaping tools.

The results? A completely unique collection of powerful analogue drums sounds that you will find nowhere else.

Tape & Vinyl

Going a step further, we additionally carefully recorded and re-processed a large collection of the drums through ¼ inch analogue tape, and 12-inch Vinyl; recorded via a classic Neumann VMS 70 vinyl mastering lathe.

What’s Included?

5930 24-bit, 100% royalty-free drum hits arranged into the following sections:

Processed Drums

  • 2714 processed drum and percussive hits – enhanced individually on a sound by sound basis using our extensive collection of high end hardware gear

  • 444 kick drums arranged by type across 9 sub folders: almost real, classic, deep, fat & punchy, knocks, clicks & pulses, thumping, ultra heavy and unusual

  • 336 snare drums arranged by type across 6 sub folders: ‘classic’, ‘low & mid-frequency’, ‘noise’, ‘smacks’, ‘synth’ and ‘tight’

  • 450 cymbals arranged by type across 5 sub folders: ‘closed hat’, ‘open hat’, ‘crash & splash’, ‘ride’ and ‘effect cymbals’

  • 408 percussion sounds arranged by type across 7 sub folders: ‘blocks & cowbells’, ‘dissonant hits’, ‘plucks’, ‘pop snaps & rim shots’, ‘shakers’, ‘soft & dark hits’ and ‘tubes’

  • 271 imaginary (synthetic) percussive sounds/drums arranged by type into 3 sub folders: ‘hand’, ‘mallet’ and ‘stick’

  • 246 toms arranged by type across 5 sub folders: ‘fat & punchy’, ‘huge’, ‘pulse & laser’, ‘short’ and ‘unusual’

  • 129 claps & stacks

  • 34 bongo sounds

  • 59 conga sounds

  • 83 exotic percussion hits and sound effects

  • 73 percussive strikes

  • 71 swells and sweeps

  • 65 bass hits and sub bombs

  • 45 synth stabs

Tape & Vinyl Drums

  • 1398 24-bit ‘special processed’ drum and percussive hits
  • 723 Tape processed drum samples with multiple saturation levels, recorded via a classic Studer A80 MK1 tape machine
  • 675 Vinyl processed drum samples recorded via a classic Neumann VMS 70 vinyl mastering lathe

Raw Drums

  • 1818 24-bit unprocessed drum and percussive hits
  • Identical in folder structure to the processed drum section, the unprocessed section includes all of the raw unprocessed source samples as they were recorded, straight from the synth…

In the Press

What people are saying about Synth Drums…

“An epic trove of colourful drum and percussion sounds. The variety and quality throughout reflects the amount of effort that’s clearly gone into their production! 10/10.”

Computer Music Magazine

“These aren’t your stock analogue drum machine kits at all. What we have here are 100% synthesized drum hits generated by a veritable all-star roster of venerable analogue gear…”


“A massive pack of organic-sounding synth drum and percussion sounds with exceptional attention to detail and variety!”

MusicTech Magazine


As well as the included 5,930 drum samples, Synth Drums also boasts a feature-rich, custom built Ableton Live Pack (for Live 9 and above)…

  • 51 pre-mapped drum racks for Ableton live 9 & 10, carefully mapped with full Push integration!.
  • 46 ‘modular’ drum racks – Quickly select and scan through thousands of drum sounds from within drum racks or Ableton’s Push controller
  • Each drum sound has 8 pre-assigned macros for quick editing and tone shaping – tune/pitch, gate/decay, tone, multiple distortion parameters and volume.
  • Each pre-mapped drum rack has a global effects section with editable reverb and delay.
  • Fully compatible with Ableton’s Push Controller
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture Mastering Edition
  • Ampex ATR-102 Analogue Tape Machine
  • Overstayer Saturator NT-02A
  • Overstayer M-A-S
  • Studer A80 Analogue Tape Machine
  • Vintage Neumann VMS 70 vinyl mastering lathe
  • Manley Massive Passive
  • Universal Audio 1176
  • Overstayer M-A-S
  • ADR Compex
  • Neve 1073 EQ
  • API 5500
  • API 550b
  • API 527 & 525
  • API 512C
  • API 2500
  • Pultec EQ
  • Elysia Karacter
  • Elysia Xpressor 500
  • Elysia Nvelope
  • Eventide H8000
  • A-Designs EMPEQ
  • SSL E Series EQs & Compressors
  • Empirical Labs Distressor
  • Empirical Labs Fatso
  • Oto Machines Biscuit
  • Schippmann Ebbe und Flut
  • Spectra Sonics 610
  • Valley People 610

Synth Drums contains a number of ready-to-play drum kits, conveniently mapped to the following software sampler formats:

  • Battery 3 – 102 kits
  • Halion – 105 kits
  • Kong – 51 kits
  • Kontakt – 105 kits
  • NN-XT – 105 kits
  • SFZ – 105 kits