1. Audio on the Grid


This is the first and easiest way to get started using samples in your DAW. Many producers and engineers prefer this method because the timing is rock solid on the grid. If you want to play with the timing, you can easily adjust groove timing in most DAWs.


Create a track for Kick, Snare, High Hats, etc. Paste the sample where you want it on the grid in your DAW. A good example would be to paste a kick sample on Beats 1 and 3, then paste a snare sample on Beats 2 and 4. When using this approach, you can easily copy/paste sections to create choruses, verses, intros, outros, ect.


2. Use a Sampler (Battery, Machine, Logic EXS24 / Logic 10.5 Sampler, Ableton 10, Reason 11, etc.)


You can build presets in samplers using your CULT DRUM SOUNDS sample library. Build kits with your favorite sounds and start programming beats. If the sounds need to change, it is as easy as swapping out samples with other ones from your library. This is the easiest way to change sounds and samples without having to reprogram a whole beat. Our sample libraries come with some basic Reason presets to get you started.


3. Drum Replacement, Triggering, and Stacking


This is a great option if you have recorded drums in a session but want to reinforce or change the drum sound later. Many producers and mix engineers will use plugins, such as Slate Trigger or Drumagog, along with their favorite samples to replace or trigger drum sounds during a mix. The plugin will trigger the sample to play at the same time as your recorded kick and snare tracks, making it easy for you to blend, stack, or replace drums in a session. Our sample libraries come with .TCI Files and .GOG Files for you to easily trigger our drum samples right out of the gate.


  1. After purchasing a drum sample library you will receive an email from us with your order info and download link.

  2. Click the download link and it will direct you to a page where you'll have the choice to download the sample library or save it to your Dropbox.

  3. After downloading the sample library you will have to unzip the file. You unzip the file by double clicking it and unzipping it and then you have access to all the contents and files.

***If you receive an Unzip Error after downloading, please refer to the instructions below or reach out for support if necessary.

Only some users experience this issue, but let us know if you can’t retrieve the files.

If you receive the following error: “folder is invalid” or “Decompression Failed”

Then follow the steps below for alternative unzipping processes.

First, double-check to make sure the file has fully downloaded.


If the file size has fully downloaded then the problem is that your default unzip probably cannot handle certain file names (i.e., too long, containing certain emojis or symbols, etc.)


Windows Users 

To solve this problem, install this Free unzip software from here: Win Rar

Mac Users

To solve this problem, install this Free unzip software from here: The Unarchiver in the App Store


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