Free EXS24 Instruments – Classic Drum Machines

linndrum LM2

There’s a nice collection of free EXS24 instruments to be found at the Logic Café website, with samples from several classic drum machines and synths.

The EXS24 instruments I’ve tried all had 16-bit samples, sample rates are 44.1 or 48Khz. Find some of my favorites below, but there’s far more to explore on the site! I’ve added a few Youtube videos too of songs made with these machines. The comment section is all yours if you’d like me to add one – not just for the old stuff.

Good times.

Roland TR707

Roland TR707

From the TR-707 manual: The Rhythm Composer TR-707 and TR-727 (below) allowed you to program 4 rhythm tracks (998 bars in total) from up to 64 patterns. Flam and Shuffle could be added for greater realism. Each of its 15 drum voices had a separate output jack for individual mixing of the drum sounds. Memory could be tripled with a memory card, and the rear panel featured a MIDI bus.

SVG Image (below, an illustration of the TR-707’s display) credits: “Four on the Floor”, derived from Roland TR-707 – Pattern Play.svg licensed under the CC Attribution 4.0 International license.


TR-707 Samples included in the EXS24 Instrument:

  • Bassdrum 1
  • Bassdrum 2
  • Snaredrum 1
  • Snaredrum 2
  • Low Tom
  • Mid Tom
  • Rim-shot
  • Cowbell
  • Handclap
  • Tambourine
  • Closed Hihat
  • Open Hihat
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Ride Cymbal


Roland TR727

Roland TR 727 Rhythm Composer

TR-727 Samples included in the EXS24 Instrument:

  • Hi Bongo
  • Low Bongo
  • Mute Hi Conga
  • Open Hi Conga
  • Low Conga
  • Hi Timbale
  • Low Timbale
  • Hi Agogo
  • Low Agogo
  • Cabasa
  • Maracas
  • Short Whistle
  • Long Whistle
  • Quijada
  • Star Chime


Those were cool machines. Here’s both the TR’s at work, in throwback video 1:

Throwback video 2:

LinnDrum LM2

linndrum LM2

Linndrum LM2 Samples included in the EXS24 Instrument:

  • Kick Hard
  • Kick Soft
  • Snare Hard
  • Snare Mid
  • Snare Soft
  • Clap
  • Sidestick
  • Cowbell
  • Closed Hihat
  • Open Hihat
  • Medium Hat
  • Crash
  • Ride Hard
  • Ride Soft
  • Tambourine Hard
  • Tambourine Soft
  • 3 Toms
  • Cabasa Hard
  • Cabasa Soft
  • Hi Conga
  • Low Conga


Hard to pick a video for this one, I can’t find any Prince record on Youtube. Too many records featured the Linndrum. I’ll leave you with some fun facts for now: The TR-707 and TR-727 currently each sell for about $450-$500 on Ebay.

The Linndrum: $2500-$3500.

So Happy downloading.

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