Following up on the Drum Series Vol. 1 | Hitsville collection, Reverb has launched the second edition of Studio Sampled Sounds series of sample packs that give you the sounds of iconic studios where remarkable and timeless music emerged.

Drum Series Vol. 2 | Stax Records – Memphis, TN offers more memorable and distinct drum sounds with a compilation of one-hits and loops that emulate the tracking spaces, drum kits, recording practices, and mixing techniques that made the Stax sound famous around the world.

Reverb Studio Sampled Sounds Drums Vol 2 Stax Memphis TN

This collection recreates the famous Stax Records Sound, inspired by Al Jackson Jr.’s solid, 4-beat grooves, and hearty funky drumming.

These drum sounds featured in this second volume can be heard on famous recordings from “Green Onions” by Booker T. & the M.G.’s, “Respect Yourself” by The Staple Singers, to “Who’s Making Love” by Johnnie Taylor, “Knock On Wood” by Eddie Floyd, and many more.

The kits of Stax Records were always a mix of various brands, so a mixture of Gretsch, Tama and vintage Ludwig drums are carefully tuned and muffled to get the sounds needed in this collection. Cymbals are vintage and modern Zildjian A’s and K’s.

Featuring Snare, Kick, Tom, Cymbal and Tom one-hits, including recordings of the infamous wallet dampening trick, Dozens of groove loops and drum fills from Stax Records hits and Groove loops all emulated to be historically accurate.

Drum Series Vol. 2 features

  • Drums Only Loops: 9 Baby, 11 BarBQ, 9 Be My Lady, 8 Bo Time, 14 Bootleg, 11 Can’t Be Still, 14 Green Onions, 19 Hard 2 Handle, 44 Hip Hug Her, 22 Jelly Bread, 14 Knock On Wood, 32 Little Milton Jam, 14 Love Man, 51 Memphis Funk Loops, 6 Mini Skirt Mini, 18 Respect Yourself, 21 Soul Dressing, 23 Soul Man, 16 Soulfinger, 17 Tic-Tac-Toe, 16 Who’s Makin Love?
  • Mono and Stereo One-Hits: 35 Kicks, 77 Snares, 28 Hi Hats, 20 Floor Toms, 12 Rack Toms, 5 Rides.
  • All samples are WAV files.

The sample pack is on sale for only $9.99 USD for a limited time (regular $29.99 USD).

More information: Reverb