original_99-1349952347 (1)In the eight years since Sample Magic have been producing world-leading sounds, a dedicated drum hits collection has been the most popular release request ever.

With that in mind, when we did it, we wanted to do it bigger and better than anyone else – with ease of use at its heart and soul.  Enter SM34 Drum Hits.

Packed with more than 1,300 painstakingly crafted kicks, snares, claps, hats, crashes, percussion hits, slams, vintage live kit hits and cymbal FX designed for use in almost every genre of dance music production, we’ve enlisted seven of Sample Magic’s leading sound designers working onintheir respective genres to cover every conceivable dance genre and sub-genre.

Of course, the quality of the samples is paramount. And we’ve left no stone unturned in our quest to bring you the finest. We’ve hired rare mics into top studios to record a plethora of original material. Then we’ve taken these raw beauties to the next level using painstaking sound design and – importantly – the highest end all-analogue equipment.

But it’s not just about the sounds; it’s also about getting the most from them. And ease of use is at the core of this collection. We’ve painstakingly divided the hits not only by type (kicks, claps, snares, hats, percussion) but also with further sub-divided folders to make it ultra easy to find the hit/s you need as quickly as possible. Need a full-fat kick? Head to the ‘subby’ sub-folder to find all kicks with resounding bottom end. Want a clap with an organic feel? Head to the ‘live’ sub-folder for (literally!) the human touch.

And there’s more.  One of our core values at SM is inspiration and we strive to make getting inspired as easy as possible.  That’s why we’ve bundled 28 genre-based instant-load drum kits for a range of samplers to get you building beats in minutes rather than hours.

Here’s to more banging beats, rolling rhythms and laid back grooves…