Find creative inspiration every month as multiplatinum artist and Avid sound designer Matt Lange brings you a whole world of exclusive sounds with Pro Tools | Sonic Drop. This program delivers free samples and loops, as well as instrument presets, to all Pro Tools monthly and annual subscribers, and perpetual license holders on an active plan, at no additional cost. See how to download sound content. Learn how to use Sonic Drop loops and samples in Pro Tools.
FREE SAMPLES AND LOOPS + INSTRUMENT PRESETSCheck out and hear samples of all the Sonic Drop content available to download, explore, and spark your creativity—with more drops coming every month.
A collection of PlayCell instruments designed exclusively for cats
Because our pathetic human hearing pales in comparison to that of our feline overlords, they in turn have different needs. Bestowed upon us from the great claw in the sky comes PurrCell. Nine instruments for nine lives. Purr Harder. Read the blog to learn more about this unique Sonic Drop.
Find inspiration in a world of sound effects
Cinematic Selects is a library of 100 FX created by Pro Sound Effects, a company renowned for their massive library of sound effects constantly used in film, TV, video games, and more. Cinematic Selects provides a sampling of their library consisting of everything from high quality impacts and stingers to ambiences and foley. Read the blog to learn more.
Add percussive loops and cinematic FX to your productions
While known throughout history as an instrument of melody and harmony, the piano is actually classified as a percussive instrument due to its sound being generated by hammers hitting strings. Pummeled Piano takes a more literal interpretation of percussion, offering a collection percussive loops and cinematic sound FX generated by literally striking a piano in numerous and often cacophonous ways. Read the blog to learn more about the how this Sonic Drop was created.
Discover beauty hidden in modular mayhem
Noise Engineering have established themselves as a unicorn in the world of modular synthesizers with their forward-thinking vision of sound creation. No strangers to distortion and chaos, yet also capable of utter beauty, Noise Engineering create unique modules that beg to be explored.
Add retro beats to your music and sound productions
Mike Avenaim Burnin’ Breaks is a collection of vintage-sounding drum grooves from multiplatinum drummer, producer, and music director Mike Avenaim. Not only has he worked with such top artists as Lil Nas X, Bebe Rexha, and Scott Weiland, he’s produced and composed music for a variety of TV shows, feature films, and movie trailers too. These Burnin’ Breaks give you direct access to Mike’s in-demand sound to incorporate into your productions.
Experience epic sounds from the past and future
Elektron Syntakt is a true powerhouse of a drum machine, featuring 35 digital and analog synthesis algorithms—or, as Elektron calls them, “machines.” Its intricate sequencing and programming engine offers endless possibilities, and Elektron Syntakt Beats is a comprehensive library of loops and one-shots created with the instrument and has received the official stamp of approval from the team at Elektron.
Create boomin’ beatsUltra 808s is a collection of Roland TR-808*-style kicks and subs designed to shake a room. Instead of sampling the classic drum machine, Ultra 808s was created using modular synthesizers, analog synths, and modern drum machines processed through a collection of high-end outboard gear to give these 808s a unique and earthshaking flavor.
Carve out some smashing pumpkinsOn a brisk October night, a crime was committed. Six pumpkins were later found to have been carved, torn apart, and brutally beaten with a sledgehammer and a baseball bat. (Un)Fortunately, the sounds of these horrific actions were recorded and now exist as a collection of loops and one-shots, enabling you to add some uncommon textures and unique percussive sounds to your productions.
Cook up something uniqueYour mother may not have been so thrilled when you banged on pots and pans as a child, but you can’t deny it sounded great. Aside from pots and pans, you’ll find the sounds of other common kitchen objects, including a garlic press and a vegetable peeler, which were all sampled to create this one-of-a-kind library of metallic percussion.
Meet your new virtual drummerRob’s Basement Beats is a collection of loops, fills, and one-shots recorded in the basement of Avid’s own Rob D’Amico. If you’re looking for the truly authentic sounds of a drummer playing in your band but with way better sound quality than the recordings you got on that 1984 boombox in the middle of the room—or are currently getting on your mobile phone—start here.
Make some truly unique beats
The Eventide H90 Harmonizer* is an incredible multi-effects processor with the highly respected signature sound Eventide is known for. While often used for guitar, here we used the H90 to process a ton of drums and loops—and we promise you nothing else out there sounds like these.
Get inspired with a set of hand-crafted soundsThis collection of drum loops and one-shots are from Matt Lange’s personal homegrown library. As Matt puts it:
“I’ve always been obsessed with sound design and always created my own drums with whatever I could get my hands on. This is a collection of some of my personal library, which has been used in so much of my own work. The sources vary from field recordings and modular synths to drum machines and more—always with a large amount of DSP after the fact to enhance the sound further. Enjoy!”
Please note: All Pro Tools | Sonic Drop content is available to monthly and annual Pro Tools Artist, Pro Tools Studio, Pro Tools Ultimate, Pro Tools Studio for Education, and Pro Tools Ultimate for Education subscribers, as well as Pro Tools perpetual license holders with an active Software Updates + Support Plan. All content to date can be downloaded through your Avid Account or Avid Link—as long as you are still eligible to do so—and is yours to keep in perpetuity. Please note that Pro Tools Intro users are not eligible to receive monthly Sonic Drop content.