Samples From Mars has launched its Black Friday Sale, offering 50% off its sample packs for a limited time. During the sale, the Drumtrax From Mars sample pack is a free download.

Drumtrax From Mars is a collection of high end, tape saturated 24bit drum sounds inspired by the funky 8 bit drum machines of the 1980s. The sounds are reminiscent of Prince / Human League / mid 80s boogie, but with more bite.

Though reminiscent of a Linn, the clap and hi-hats are dirtier (I prefer them) and the rimshot is closer to a TR-707. Classic cabasa, meaty snare, proto-house cowbell, and a warm kick created with the help of an SP-1200 sampler.

The sale ends November 30th, 2015, 12pm EST.

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