BPB Cassette 909 (Free 909 Drum Sample Pack)


Expanding our collection of free tape processed drum machine samples, I am proud to announce the release of the Cassette 909 drum sample library. Based on an extensive set of clean 909 drum machine recordings created by Edgar Maguyon, this free sample pack adds a touch of that lo-fi audio cassette crunch to the iconic 909 drum sound.

A while ago, Edgar Maguyon (aka Edgar M) has released an epic collection of 909 drum machine recordings. His goal was to capture all the possible settings of the 909, resulting in over 8,000 individual drum hits in digital format. It is perhaps the most versatile collection of 909 sounds out there, and you can purchase the entire pack in Edgar Maguyon’s online shop.

See also: Cassette 606 (FREE 606 Drum Machine Sample Pack)!

In agreement with Edgar, I took these long 909 recordings and trimmed them down to individual one-shots. The best drum hits were then recorded to CrO2 cassette tape using my trusty cassette deck pictured below. I recorded the samples to a cassette at two different gain settings, in order to get two different cassette saturation flavors for this kit.

Finally, the samples were re-sampled back to the DAW and trimmed down to individual hits. The result is a collection of 155 carefully edited one-shot samples of the 909 drum machine, with 71 clean samples and 84 tape processed hits (these are organized into two separate folders, according to the gain setting).

The cassette samples are available in two flavors. The Cassette 1 folder contains slightly distorted samples, while the Cassette 2 folder contains fully distorted drum shots that have been recorded to an audio cassette at full gain. The third folder labeled Clean contains the original clean sounds of the 909 drum machine.

If you’re interested in collaborating on a project similar to this one, get in touch! If happen to you use these drum samples in a tune, please feel free to post the SoundCloud link in the comments section below and I will include your track in the article.

Also, if you happen to create the mappings for Cassette 909 in your favorite sampler, feel free to send them over and I will include them in the download pack (you will be credited, of course).

UPDATE: Frederik Krautwald (check out his SoundCloud page) has kindly provided a custom Reason ReFill featuring the Cassette 909 sounds. It is now included in the download.

A special thank you goes to Edgar Maguyon (aka Edgar M) for providing the source material for this sample pack!

Audio Demo


The Cassette 909 download pack contains:

  • 155 audio samples in 24-bit WAV format
  • 71 clean 909 drum samples
  • 84 tape processed 909 drum samples
  • Reason Refill
  • Demo track (320 kbps MP3)


The samples contained in this sample pack are free to use in both free and commercial audio projects, video projects, etc. Re-distributing any part of this drum sample library or claiming the included recordings as your own is strictly prohibited.

Want More 909?

You can purchase the original 909 drum sample pack recorded by Edgar M in his online shop. The free samples which you can download below are a small portion of tape-processed versions of his original 909 samples.


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BPB Cassette 909 (8.9 MB download size, ZIP archive, 156 audio samples in 24-bit WAV format)

DISCLAIMER: This sample pack is in no way affiliated or endorsed by the Roland Corporation.

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Tomislav is a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Bedroom Producers Blog.


    • Hey guys after extracting the files and placing it in the “User Plugins” folder of Reaper the “rfl”files don’t seem to work? Why so?
      After a little research I found out that I needed something called as a ” Reason Refill” application to make them work?
      I am not aware of how to go any further ?
      Please if anyone could help?
      Cheers to the sounds though …I have a chunk of these in “.wav” format and they are excellent and nostalgic at the same time?
      This has happened with me even for the “.nki” files(Game Boy drum kit) ? How do I make them work folks?
      These is my Instagram handle if you wish to connect or DM me :-

    • Bedroom Producers Blog


      At the bottom of the article, you should see a form with three buttons. Either click one of the buttons or the close icon to get the download link.

      If it still doesn’t work, let me know and i’ll send you the link via email.

  1. Download doesn’t work :(
    This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

    Could you email it to me please?

  2. Am I the only who sees this “This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!”
    I get that on ever mirror. =(

  3. Hi. I’ve looked up and down this article 3 times and still can’t find the download link. Can you please email it to me? Thanks.

  4. AtticCritter


    Can you find the the mistake? I actually read the article and the share box. That’s why these guys looking for freebies no can readies.

  5. I’m not getting any download links. Firefox may not like something here? This seems to be exactly what I am looking for. Can I have a link via e-mail too? Thanks a ton!

  6. Thank you so much! At first I also didn’t find the “download button”. But it’s OK, now! I downloaded both “sample pack” and Reason Refill!

  7. Hi, I would love to download this and the 606 as well, however, I’m not seeing a download link. I downloaded the 808 alright. Would you be able to send it to my email?


  8. “Access to ‘BPB Cassette 909.zip’ was limited due to high download traffic.”

    Is there any other link available or could you please send it to my e-mail? Would love to use these!

  9. thanks
    been looking for some (decent)909 sounds all day then come across the site
    have just used the clean samples in Reason via the Redrum…sounds vgood
    will use the cassette processed sample variations for sure, have had a scan thru them an some nice sounds in there.
    keep up the good work.
    (just subscribed to your youtube channel)

    • Tomislav Zlatic


      Have fun using the samples and thanks for subscribing to BPB. You can also follow our RSS feed and subscribe to our email newsletter. The links are available in the footer.

  10. Hi! The download link for the 606 and 909 kit go to a website that is attempting to force users to sign up and pay for your files due to the “high download traffic”
    Could you email me an alternative download link? I could donate a couple bucks to your email rather than this other website :) Thanks.

  11. michael smith


    Thanks for the great free software. I didn’t have a clue how to install it (it can be a bit tricky on a mac–especially for dummies like me) so i found some install instructions from Sampleson Push app which show the correct path. Here they are in case you want to copy them for you own macos install text:


    1. Unzip the downloaded file
    2. Place VST plugin into /Users/[username]/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/
    3. Place AU Plugin into /Users/[username]/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/

  12. Hello! I was able to download the files but none of them play for some reason. Is there any reason for that? I’m super late to the party haha

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