Bedroom Producers Blog offers the Analogue Drums Bundle ($29 value) by Samplefino as a free download.
You can now download the Samplefino Analogue Drums Bundle completely free of charge exclusively at Bedroom Producers Blog.
The Analogue Drum Samples sound library is compatible with any digital audio workstation (24-bit WAV format). Analogue Kick Drum requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt.
What is (was) Samplefino?
Samplefino is my discontinued sound design project from 2015. The concept was simple. I wanted to create a drum machine library with multiple round-robins and use a bunch of lo-fi analog gear to make the drum samples more interesting.
And so, Samplefino was born.
Samplefino released a total of two products: Analogue Drums (a drum library with over 1,000 samples) and Analogue Kick Drum (a kick drum generator for Kontakt). These two sample-based instruments used the MFB-522 drum machine as the sound source.
Analogue Drums and Analogue Kick Drum didn’t get many sales, and I didn’t put much effort into marketing. But they received a decent amount of praise from the people who bought the products and used them.
I guess I enjoyed making those two sound libraries a lot more than actually selling them.
Looking back, it’s hard to imagine I made everything on Samplefino myself.
From sampling the MFB-522 and manually editing over 1,000 samples to scripting the Kontakt patches, designing the GUI and the cover artwork, composing the audio demo, editing the demo video (recorded with my trusty Nexus 5 phone), designing the website, even making the logo.
It took me three months to finish the project.
And I’m not saying this to brag – I do my fair share of procrastinating every so often. This is just a reminder that all of us can make cool things happen if we put in the effort.
Samplefino Analogue Drums
The Analogue Drums library is a collection of MFB-522 drum sounds resampled from a TASCAM 244 Portastudio four-track recorder, an old Saba tape deck, a couple of tube preamps, and the DYNACORD Echocord Mini tape delay unit.
Those tape delay samples are still my favorite part of the collection.
I also included some “digitally processed” sounds and, of course, the clean MFB-522 one-shot samples. Each sound comes with at least four round-robin variations (and up to ten round-robins per sample). I edited the sounds manually in Wavosaur to get sample-perfect fade-outs and trim out any silent parts.
Samplefino Analogue Drums includes 1,135 drum samples in WAV format. You’ll also get drum kit presets for Kontakt, SFZ, FXpansion Geist, and One Small Clue Poise.
Samplefino Analogue Kick Drum
Analogue Kick Drum was my attempt at making a sample-based kick drum generator in Native Instruments Kontakt.
It lets you combine different attack transients (sampled from various drum machines) with a clean, chromatically sampled sinewave. It’s certainly not the most versatile bass drum synth out there, but I was pretty happy with the result at the time.
You can use Analogue Kick Drum as a sub-bass instrument by pushing the Decay knob to its maximum value and lowering the transient volume.
It also features some useful effects like saturation, transient shaping, and filtering. Fun fact: I forgot to include a volume knob on the main part of the GUI, so I added a tiny screw on the “hidden panel” along with some additional controls (pictured below).
Turn the screw to control the volume. Intuitive, right?
Thank god I’m not building rockets.
Samplefino is FREE on BPB
Earlier this year, the Samplefino web hosting account expired, and I decided not to renew it. I don’t even keep a backup of the old Samplefino website.
So instead of simply letting Samplefino disappear from the face of the earth, I decided to offer those two libraries for free on Bedroom Producers Blog. I’m sure you’ll get some value out of them.
Re-releasing a discontinued product as freeware is always tricky because you have to respect the people who bought it all those years ago.
If you are one of the few people who previously purchased a Samplefino product (thank you!), please get in touch, and you will receive a special discount for my forthcoming soundware product (which will go live later this year).
A few words about the MFB-522
MFB-522 was my first analog drum machine, and I absolutely love it. It’s an 808 clone packed in a tiny ultra-portable chassis.
Looking at this miniature drum machine, you’d never assume it can deliver such deep analog bass sounds. But it does.
I wholeheartedly recommend getting one if you want to add some 808-style hardware to your studio.
Sadly, its creator Manfred Fricke passed away in 2021. His engineering legacy continues through amazing instruments like the MFB-522, Tanzbär, Dominion, and others.
Download the Samplefino Analogue Drums Bundle below. A valid email address is required to get the download link.
Download: Samplefino Analogue Drums (162 MB)
Jiri aka Riverminton
Thank you very much Tomislav, this is awesome library. BPB is the total.best. I like the instrument, clearly 808 vibe. Very well written article. RIP the visionary originator of the instrument.
Hey Jiri, you’re welcome! I’m glad you liked the instrument. More stuff coming soon on BPB!
You’re welcome, have fun with the samples!
Demo sounds awesome! thnx
Thanks, real proud of that one!
Really nice, thank you
You’re welcome! :)
Per Christian Frankpladson
Excellent effort, and thanks for offering it for free now. Will download and check it out!
Cool, let me know what you think!
De nada! :)
Ooooh, nice to read about something from the life & pursuits of our great BPB leader himself! :P
Haha, oh it’s just one of my many adventures. 😅
This is a true bro movement. Thanks for this amazing gift.
Thanks, you’re the best!
Thanks, have fun with the sounds!
Thank you for sharing!
It’s a pleasure! :)
Thank you very much Tomislav
You are welcome!
Wow, thank you so much for sharing this Tomislav, i love your awesome beat in your video, these drums sound great & this is very inspiring to make a nice beat myself as well, which i will do.
Thanks again, very nice work there & much appreciation.
Keep well sir ☘️❤️😊👍
Thanks for your support, Purefire! :)
Thanks a lot.
I actually reinstalled Poise to try them out, forgot what a neat little sampler that is. The round robins on these kits are cool, genuine variations make for more interesting patterns.
Yeah, that was my main focus when sampling the MFB-522. I wanted to get a bunch of round-robins and try to capture those slight variations. And I agree, Poise still rocks!
Thanks ever so much Tomislav for this top notch MFB-522 Sample pack and Kontakt Instrument. Gonna be one of my Gotos thats for sure.
Hey Drew, thanks for the kind words! Have fun using these samples!
Thanks for the offer, but after applying 3 times I have not received a download link. Should I wait or try again?
Hey Dave, sorry for the incovenience. It’s probably detected as spam or something. Please send me a message with your email and I’ll send you the DL link. https://bedroomproducersblog.com/contact/
Wow, thanks Samplefino & BPB! The MFB samples are great, especially the Echocord variation
Thanks, Bmovie! I love those Echocord samples.
Is this only for Mac? I can see the files but I can’t do anything with them…
No, it should work on Windows and macOS. You should see WAV files (samples) and NKI files (Kontakt patches).
I only see what looks like a piece of paper type of icon and “.rar” files. Also, there are MP4 files in dropbox, but they’re all greyed out, and I can’t click on them individually. Not sure how to get to the files NKI and WAV files you’re talking about. Help would be appreciated.
The RAR file is an archive (same as ZIP). You need to extract the files from it. There are various apps for extracting RAR files, my favorite one being 7-Zip. Just right-click the RAR file and use 7-Zip (or a similar app) to extract it.
Thanks so much! I guess I just don’t have an app for opening rar.’s currently installed. Thanks!
Thanks dyes wonderful plugin cheers