Sonus Instruments has announced the release of a free Kontakt instrument library featuring the sounds of the LinnDrum drum machine.

SinnDrum comes with over 60 samples, processed with a Studer A820 tape machine.

Simple. Intuitive. Music creation has to be. The LinnDrum was an iconic piece of Kit. Manufactured by Linn Electronics from 1982 through to ’85 it was the first drum machine to feature actual recorded samples.

We took our go-to LinnDrum samples, which were collected many moons ago from an old LinnDrum found in cardboard box in a mates shed, then we passed them through a Studer A820 2inch tape machine at both 30 and 7.5 inches per second.

We then recorded the samples back into Pro Tools and carefully edited them. The edited samples were loaded into Kontakt and scripted to ensure the interface is simple and easy to use. If it requires a manual to get started, it’s too complex.

SinnDrum features

  • 61 mono samples at 24bit 44.1kHz.
  • Including: Kick, snare, 5 toms (from very high to very low), 3 hats, congas, cabasa, other percussion and of course, the clap.
  • Each high quality sample has also been recorded at 30 and 7.5 inches per second on 2-inch analog Studer A820 vintage tape machine.
  • Under 4MB download size.

SinnDrum is available as a free download for Kontakt 5.8 or higher, full version.

While you’re over at Sonus Instruments, make sure to check out the Concertmate 300 and Toy Piano freebies, as well as the Pure, Pure.One and The Factory series of inexpensive Kontakt libraries.

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