Drumtraks | 80s Drums


Drumtraks is a sampled recreation of the Sequential Circuits Drumtraks drum machine for Ableton Live. The original SCI Drumtraks was released in 1984, had thirteen fully programmable sounds, and was the very first drum machine to feature MIDI. This pack samples every drum sound in every possibly tuning, and offers more flexibility than the original unit. You can use the full drum kit or layer single hits with other drum machines and real drum recordings.

Drumtraks is now available for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Native Instruments Kontakt & Battery.



Drumtraks has tons of sound-sculpting capabilities, containing the original hardware's Volume and Tuning knobs, and expanding that functionality. Some of the drums have extra tuning ranges, there is Panning control, not available on the original hardware, and Decay, allowing you to tame some of the longer samples length, such as the detuned cymbals. Velocity control allows you to control the instruments volume via MIDI velocity, just as the original hardware responds to velocity when hooked up to a MIDI input. Lastly, the three effects, DriveComp and Verb allow you to shape the sounds to add shine or grit to the drum sounds.



Here's a brief overview of the range of sounds available on Drumtraks.


Synthwave Demo

Here's a synthwave demo using Drumtraks kit, having some fun automating the tunings and pretty much everything else too! The other instruments are a Roland Juno-106 and a Moog Sub 37 feed through a ton of delay and reverb.



Available Formats

Ableton Live 9.7 or later
Logic Pro X EXS24
Native Instruments Battery
Native Instruments Kontakt
208 24bit WAV Samples

Drumtraks is included in the Ableton Bundle and the Complete Bundle.