ModeAudio has launched its new Mini Pack series sample pack Cassette 808 Drums, a collection of 112 drum samples recorded with a vintage cassette machine.

Featuring 112 royalty-free drum samples lovingly recorded by running our 808 drum machine through a vintage Tascam 4 track cassette machine, we haven’t held back on driving signals into the red to capture all the nostalgic joy of tape hiss and saturation.

The legendary 808 drum machine needs no introduction and from those signature booming kicks to the crisp punch of its celebrated snares, claps, hats and percussion, this delicious slice of analog sampling heaven also delivers all the characterful warmth and tasteful, soft hiss of classic cassette technology.

We’ve even included 12 samples collected from the tape machine itself, spanning pure hits of blissful tape hiss, chunky button pushes as well as the unmistakable sound of tape spooling forwards and in reverse.

Cassette 808 Drums features

  • 33 Kick Samples.
  • 12 Snare Samples.
  • 12 Hi Hat Samples (Open & Closed).
  • 31 Percussion Samples (Clap, Clave, Conga, Cowbell, Maracas, Snare Rim & Cymbal).
  • 12 Tom Samples.
  • 12 Tape Machine Samples (Tape Hiss & Buttons).
  • 6 Drum Kit Sampler Patches (Logic Pro, Reason & Ableton Live).
  • 8 MIDI Loops.

The sample pack costs £6 GBP.

More information: ModeAudio