Will Vance released Natural Cadence Volume 1 and Sounds of the Heart Volume 1, two free drum sample packs (a Spotify follow is required to unlock the download).
My drum sample folder has swollen to intense sizes, although I generally just boot up BFD3 and layer things as needed. If you’re into dance music production, this might not be the best fit for your workflow.
That said, if you don’t mind tossing a pair of Spotify follows, then you’ve got a bevy of samples to choose from. Both Natural Cadence Volume 1 and Sounds of the Heart Volume 1 are very much geared toward a little dance and trance music, with a twist of sorts on the sounds.
Both of these sample packs are pretty substantial in size, so forgive me if I haven’t combed over everything in detail.
At their core, both of these sample packs are more organic in terms of sound sources than your typical electronic samples. I could very happily use a 909 kick drum on any house or trance productions I do for the rest of my life, but layering is always fun.
Both Natural Cadence and Sounds of the Heart are commercial-grade sample packs to augment your productions.
As far as the sound quality goes, they sound good to me. I’m probably not the best judge of things, but I could use these in deep house or dub techno easily. The kicks themselves would need a little work to fit my love of psytrance, but there’s a bit too much low-end on the snares to fit along with liquid DnB.
The Spotify follow is an interesting way of getting the downloads and one that might make itself more known in the coming months. I’ve seen sample packs in the past that need a SoundCloud follow to get things downloaded. I suppose that’s operating on the same method.
With each download being over a gigabyte in size, there are plenty of things to explore with each sample pack.
Whether they’re worth the follow on Spotify is going to be up to your own personal preferences. It took me a few moments to follow and unfollow accordingly, but that might not work if you eschew using Spotify.