We wanted new drum sounds for our own projects. They
turned out more interesting than we expected. So we
decided to share them with you. Please meet Fake
Acoustic Drum Kit, conventional to you, unusual for
FM. Fake Acoustic Drum Kit is the pack of
pseudo-acoustic drum one-shot sounds made completely
in NI FM8 synth. In a single pack you get more than
500 original high quality quasi-convincing drum
sounds, meticulously recorded and sorted by
instruments. For free.
There are folders with too many samples, some of the
sounds are similar across folders — this is because
no two hits sound the same, you may want to use
subtly different sounds to achieve more realism
In the zip you can find kicks, snares, rimshots,
hats, rides, toms, shakers, other perc instruments.
And there is a bonus folder with Weird samples. They
are unsorted wavs of unrealistic-sounding one-shots
gathered during the development of the pack.
We’ve added sampler instruments for Ableton Live’s
Drum Kit, NI Maschine (group), NI Kontakt, Logic’s
EXS. For these samplers we’ve shortlisted our
subjective top hits from all of the 500+ samples
We are not saying you can now get rid of your
drummer or real drum sample libraries. The samples
are not 100% sounding like real instruments. They
can rather be reviewed as a purposeful experimental
exploration of FM synthesis.