The purpose of this sample library is to eliminate the time required for re-creating your own bass drop sample, and to provide a quick and easy way to grab an excellent sounding bass drop sample, at the length and pitch / key you desire.
The bass drop sample has been used as an integral part of many musical genres – from Hip Hop and Techno to Metal – and is loosely defined as a sub bass note that drops in pitch and/or volume across the duration of the sample. Often this means you can’t hear the naked result on laptop speakers, but on headphones, decent studio monitors, or in a club, these bass drop samples are earthquaking, and perfect for layering beneath a punchy kick, or assigning to a keyboard and playing a bassline.
Many people assume that the original bass drop sample came from a Roland TR-808, but in reality, the 808 drum machine does not have pitch modulation (or even the ability to pitch the kick drum at all). In some cases, a bass drop may have come from a digitally altered 808 kick drum, but in our experience this results in too much distortion / artifacts for our taste.
For this reason, we’ve turned to raw analog and digital oscillators and pitch modulation (both exponential and linear, digital and analog) to offer a cleaner and more useful approach than solely the manipulation of a single 808 bass drum. But, for good measure, we’ve thrown in an 808 kick.