In case you didn’t know, IDM stands for Intelligent Dance Music and, if you’re really smart, you’ll soon have access to a whole swathe of samples that will help you to create it.
The download link below is your gateway to a wide selection of sounds that are inspired by the likes of Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and Mouse On Mars.
What you need to know
The IDM samples are split into five key- and tempo-labelled construction kits. Each of these contains the Base kit – which contains beats, drum hits, bass loops, atmospheric sounds and two or three other instruments – and an Alternate folder that features a collection of loops made from the raw materials of the Base Kit
All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice. Because they’re royalty-free, you’re welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like