Hip Hop Drums Live

Premium Quality, Royalty-Free Hip Hop Drum Samples

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Hip Hop Drums Live

A collection of high quality, professionally recorded and processed hip hop drum sounds.  These samples can add a flavor and texture to your beats and productions that synthesized drum machines just can not create.  These hip hop samples are unlike anything you have heard before.  Each sound was meticulously processed and tweaked to inspire maximum creativity.

Studio Grand Lodge No. 24
Recording Vintage Calrec M Series Console, API, Neve, Shure, Manley, RCA, Telefunken, Coles, AKG
Mixing API, Dangerous, Some Plugins
File Type 24 bit, 44.1 kHz / .WAV
Contains 414 one shots (Kicks, Snares, Sticks, Stomps, Hits, Hats, Toms + more)
License 100% Royalty-Free. Use them in your tracks without having to worry.

For indepth details on Hip Hop Drums Live, please see below…

Hip Hop Samples that Challenge the Status Quo

We’re calling out all hip hop industry leaders, the game changers,  the ones who look to innovate, the ones who tired of the same old boring and recycled sounds in every hip hop drum kit.

Hip Hop Drums Live stays true to the genre of hip hop but at the same time gives you high quality drum sounds you’ve never heard before.

We invite you to hear why HHDL is different from all other hip hop drum kits and explore the unlimited creative possibilities!

The Recording Process

The HHDL sample pack was recorded at Grand Lodge No. 24, located in Quebec Canada.

Situated on a quite street is a 130 year old “red bricked” church that was converted into a studio back in 2005 when Grammy Award winning band Arcade Fire first purchased it.

Complete with massive vaulted ceilings, a vintage Calrec Mixing desk and a whole suite of analog recording gear, Grand Lodge Studio’s open/airy sound was captured perfectly and can be heard in the recordings of Hip Hip Drums Live.


You’ll notice right away that the open space truly adds a unique and 3 dimensional quality to each sample.

Multiple Setups and Kits

In total, we recorded two different drum kits and a third kit that contained miscellaneous drum pieces.  We set up the drums in two different location of the live room, with and without gobos, to get the maximum amount of variation into the recordings.

The result is some truly magnificent colors and textures that will add some character and depth to your hip hop beats.

Equipment List

We went out of our way to ensure that a variety of high quality Class A vintage and modern gear was used.  From a vintage recording console, to modern EQ’s and compressors, tube microphones and even vintage ribbon mics.

The finished product resulted in an eclectic variation of tones and colors unlike anything you’ve heard before.

Different is good!

Ribbon Mics
Coles 4038
Sontronics Apollo (Stereo)
Condensor Mics
Telefunken ELAM260 (tube)
Telefunken M80
Manley Reference Gold (tube)
Avantone cv-12 (tube)
AKG 451
Dynamic Mics
AKG D112
AKG 421
Shure sm57
Vintage Calrec M Series Console
API 312
Neve 1073
Valley People Dynamite
Imperical Labs Distressor
Teletronix LA2A
Urei 1176LN
Calrec PQ1785 & 1740
Dangerous BAX

Hear for Yourself

We’re confident that you’re going to love our hip hop drum samples for their unique and inspiring texture, but don’t take our word for it, listen for yourself.


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Ambient Claps 8 Samples
Clack Claps 9 Samples
Dark Claps 10 Samples
Layered Claps 11 Samples
Bell 16 Samples
Crash Long 24 Samples
Crash Short 9 Samples
Mallet Long 3 Samples
Mallet Short 3 Samples
Muted 18 Samples
Pedal Stomp 4 Samples
Loose (Hard) 16 Samples
Loose (Soft) 18 Samples
Closed (Hard) 16 Samples
Closed (Soft) 12 Samples
Screech 6 Samples
Smack 9 Samples
Thud 20 Samples
Hits (Big) 13 Samples
Hits (Huge) 11 Samples
Hits (Trashy) 4 Samples
Stomps 20 Samples
Sticks (Mono) 9 Samples
Sticks (Ambient) 11 Samples
Boing 10 Samples
Clack 8 Samples
Just the Tip 9 Samples
Layered 15 Samples
Splat 20 Samples
Thud 4 Samples
Tight 8 Samples
Floor 3 Samples
Rack (Long) 14 Samples
Rack (Short) 7 Samples

Why Choose Hip Hop Drums Live?

What do the  Professionals Have to Say?

“The quality is very good.  They are all very usable.  I really liked the variety of claps because that’s always a frustrating thing for me.”

Chris Carter (Mix Engineer/Producer)

“Very impressive my friend.  When I started going through the sounds I was instantly inspired to start producing a track.”

Ghislain Brind’Amour (Mix Engineer/Producer)

“Honestly, quality wise it’s amazing.  Sonically it’s better than any kit I have.  My favorite section was actually “Misc” – the hits and stomps sound amazing!”

am1r (Producer, Singer, Songwriter)

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