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

2. 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 are having issues downloading the large files, please connect to a secure high-speed wifi connection. Please try alternate browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, ect... if you are having issues fully downloading. We have had some users experience issues using Safari.

***If you receive an Error after downloading and trying to extract files from the Zip, please refer to the instructions below or reach out for support if necessary. Your file is not damaged, broken, or corrupt - it is simply too large for your stock unzipping software!!! It may take multiple attempts to extract the files. It took one user 15 attempts and then it just worked on the 15th attempt.

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

First, double-check to make sure the file has fully downloaded. We have experienced issues with larger Zip files over 2GB for some users. You will need an alternative unzipping software to extract the files. You can find some free alternative Unzipping/Unarchival software below.

Windows Users 

To solve this problem, install this free unzip software from here: WinRar

If you are still having an issue - WinRar offers a "repair" option. So repair the zip file and then try unzipping again.

Another free unzip Software for Windows users that works when WinRar is still giving an error is 7-Zip

Mac Users

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

Or use Keka or Archiver 4 to extract the files.


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, Kontakt, Logic EXS24 / Logic 10.5 Sampler, Ableton 11, 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.

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Please make sure you visit our FAQ for more info about the products and instructions on how to open kit presets. Look above for info on unzipping file issues and downloading issues before messaging us. Lots of answers can be found instantly. Thank you!

Supraphonic Snare Drum in the studio with Cult Drum Sounds
Supraphonic Snare Drum in the studio with Cult Drum Sounds