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Free techno kick sample pack

Here’s a free techno kick sample pack we made in the studio. Inspired by the like of Dax J, Kobosil, 999999999, etc. Tough saturated kicks.

We made five loops at 135bpm, four bars in length each. Plus we’ve include the one-shot kick samples so you can do what you want with them. Also, we’re giving away the Ableton Rack we made when making this pack, which you can use it for processing your own kicks.

Here’s one of the kicks from the pack….

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See also: Studio Brootle 909 Sample Pack

Techno Kick Samples……..

Included in the pack are 2×909 samples, and 808, a modular kick drum. All processed and filter driven for distorted, punchy, tough kicks.

Download the pack here…

How To Make A Techno Kick….

Here’s how we processed the first kick in the pack….

  • select a good kick to start with like a 909
  • pitch it down a semitone or 2
  • drive it at the filter
  • then add more drive, crunch and bass boost with a Drum Buss unit
  • EQ it to shape it at this stage
  • then saturate and overdrive it again all to add different subtle distortion characteristics to the kick drum.
  • then we add a Drum Buss unit to add drive, crunch, and boost aswell as Transients to make the kick punchy
  • then we EQ it again.

You can get these settings from our Rack that is include in this pack (the download link is above).

free techno kick sample pack
free techno kick sample pack

Techno Kick Ableton Rack…

We’ve included the Ableton Rack we used for processing most of these, so you can tweak and process it, or add your own samples and process them in the same way.

The rack’s macros control:

  • Pitch – for pitching down a kick, which can sound really good for techno
  • Filter Drive – drive added on the Simpler filter to mimic overdriving an analogue filter.
  • Boom Amt – In the rack there are 2 Drum Bus Units – the Boom knob is a great way to add Sub Bass to the kick. This unit is before the Saturation and OverDrive units so any bass boom added will be distorted again after.
  • Over Drive – the wet dry of the Overdrive unit.
  • Boom Amt – add more sub-bass weight to the kit.
  • Transient – this emphasises the transient of the kick (the short loud punch of the start of the kick)
  • Dry/Wet – controls the amount of the second Drum Buss unit that adds the transient and the second Boom.
  • Bass Boost – this controls the frequency of the EQ Eight bass boost.

There are plenty of controls not mapped to a macro, this is just a starting point for our kick processing. The first EQ unit can be very effective in shaping the sound before the main distortion unit, also the settings on the Saturator – especially the Drive and distortion type, as well as the Overdrive frequency band will all have a big effect on the sound of the kick.

Hope you found this useful….

You might like these other articles we wrote…. Dub Techno Tutorial Ableton, EBM Bassline Tutorial: Ableton, Dance Mania Influenced Beat and Rolling Techno Bassline Ableton

Let us know if you make any thing good with these or have any feedback on these samples or the rack….

We offer online Ableton lessons, get in contact to get the most out of your studio time: Ableton Lessons.

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