Seeking quality sounds from music’s most coveted drum machines? Look no longer. Thanks to the good folks at Autodafe, an expansive archive of 150 rare vintage drum machines is here for the taking. And it won’t cost you a dime (though donations are suggested, and we certainly encourage them.)
Historic Korg, Casio and Roland drums are all accounted for here, but there are rarities galore stashed in this 200MB catalog of era-defining snares, kicks, hi-hats and whatnots. All of the sounds have been collected and mapped for Native Instruments’ Kontakt, but are also easily transferred to your interface of preference. So save some space on the shelves and tabletops, dear producer. Follow the link below to stock up on drum machines of all textures and eras. For a proper discourse on the history of the Roland’s TR-808 — you know, the one that’s synonymous with the advent of hip-hop — refer to the recently-released 808 documentary on Apple Music featuring Questlove, Pharrell, Arthur Baker, Jellybean Benitez, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and so many more pioneers.