Music Gear Nuts has released a collection of 36 free kick drum samples captured from the legendary Roland Jupiter 6 analogue synthesizer.
Soundform Recordings artist, sound designer and electronic music production engineer Gregory S, shares a sample selection of raw and unprocessed kick drum sounds from his 80′s vintage Roland Jupiter 6 polyphonic synthesizer.
The samples are available for free download via Music Gear Nuts (1.9 MB download size, contains 36 kick samples in 16-bit WAV format).
According to the author, the samples sound similar to those of the Roland TR-909 drum machine. They were recorded dry, with no external processing whatsoever.
I haven’t heard the samples myself yet, so I can’t say how close they are to the 909 sounds. It’s always good to have some original drum sounds though, so I’m actually hoping that they’re not too reminiscent of those classic 909 drum machine kicks.
Unfortunately there are no audio or video demos available, but here’s a nice YouTube video which shows off some classic sounds of the Jupiter 6: