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_lab grown

_lab grown means mutated kick and snare design for Ableton. If you're tired of injecting the same tired, generic drums samples from 2012 into your song's DNA, then this is for you.


Watch a demo of what's inside here:


What's the formula? We sampled multiple acoustic kicks, toms, snares, paint cans, plastic bowls, metal ting-tings, cardboard boxes, paper, and glasses (+ a whole lot of other things we can't remember). We filled all these things with random objects sometimes, and then hit them with sticks, mallets, brushes, shoes, hands, and whatever else was laying around the lab. We also just straight-up dropped things from a height in a warehouse space and sampled away.


We tried to keep our recording chains for capture pretty different, so we changed things up a lot as we sampled different things. Ribbons, condensers, tube mics, vintage mic preamps, LA-2As, 1176s, Pultec, MAAG, and API EQs were all harmed in the making of this release.


We figured we'd do some more mutating, so we processed all of the samples and added blend-able FX layers using many different outboard and pedal effects boxes. Our software plug-ins were lonely, but the effects we captured were alive!


The 3 Ableton rack instruments give you a kick, snare, and ambient/room snare. Turn the macro knobs and choose your favourite samples. Blend all the out-of-the-box layers and FX for each sound together to create the perfect Frankenstein one-shot drum sample. These racks are the perfect antidote for gentrified drum tracks.


New drum sounds are always the best medicine. 


• 655 one-shot drum samples. (260MB)

• 1 Ableton Live 11 Project (Intro, Lite, Standard or Suite)

• 3 Ableton 11 drum designer instruments. (Intro, Lite, Standard or Suite)

• 96k/24bit .wav sources.

• 100% Royalty-Free.

• Designed in Vancouver, Canada by Subsocial Studios.



For best results, we recommend updating to the latest version of Ableton Live for patch/preset compatibility.


Ableton error messages such as, "Only audio effects can be placed in this kind of track." or, "Preset can not be loaded. It's probably broken." - usually indicate that our presets were made in a version of Ableton that is newer than yours. If you run into issues, please contact us for help!


Important: Ableton Live files are not backwards compatible. We generally create new releases in the current version of Ableton Live. Currently, all of our Ableton releases are for version 11.0 or greater. Using older versions of Ableton Live will most likely not allow you to use our newest releases. Consider updating your version of Ableton to the latest version to ensure good compatibility.


Some of our Ableton releases are for specific editions of Ableton only (Intro, Standard, Suite). Please ensure you have the correct version before purchasing.


_lab grown

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    The audio files contained in our sample packs are compatible with any audio software or hardware.

    Some of our releases contain presets or software instruments and effects that are specific to particular software or hardware.

    If you have any questions before buying, please ask us!

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