Samples From Mars is celebrating 808 Day by offering its 808 From Mars sample pack as a free download for the next few days.

Happy 8/08 day! Last year we celebrated this holy holiday by re-building the 808 From Mars from the ground up. And this year, we’re celebrating by giving it away for free!

I know, I know – you probably already have 808 samples. But. We built this library with one of the best sounding 808s I’ve ever heard. It’s been multi-sampled through an API console, cleanly and with tons of different hardware processing. Anyways, decide for yourself :)

808 From Mars features

  • 1,500 24bit WAV 808 Samples organized into folders for easy navigation.
  • Clean (digital and tape) and color versions for all hits.
  • Extensively Multi-sampled for every voice (tone, snappy, decay); includes Accent & No Accent.
  • Tuned Toms & Congas.
  • (12) 16x hit Kits for instant jamming.
  • Recorded through an API 1608 console, mastering reel to reel, and more.
  • 100% hardware processing – no plugin processing whatsoever.
  • MPC60 & SP1200 Tuned Kicks.
  • Includes the old 808 From Mars (Legacy).
  • Ableton Rack: Macros for all multi-samples give you knobs just like on the 808 itself (tone, snappy, decay, etc).
  • Kontakt, Logic EXS, Reason & SFZ: 85 Individual Hits instruments + 12 Kit Instruments.
  • Maschine, Battery & MPC1000, MPC2500: (12) 16x Hit Kits mapped for instant use.

The 808 From Mars pack is regularly sold for $39 USD. You can grab it for free until Monday, August 12th, 11:59am EST.

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