Linn LM-1 Drum Samples and Ableton Drum Rack

LM-1 is a (semi-)faithful* recreation of the classic Linn LM-1 drum machine used by artists such as Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many more. The Ableton Drum Rack takes it one step further by presenting you with simple to use Macro controls to transform the sound well beyond the possibilities of the original hardware.

*See the ‘More Info’ section to learn about the samples used in the pack.

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Released in 1980 the Linn LM-1 was the first-ever drum machine to use recorded samples of real drums and one of the first programmable drum machines. Only about 500 LM-1s were ever built and early adopters include Prince (possibly its most famous user), Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Gary Numan, The Human League and others.

The samples used in this pack are generously provided by Alex Ball. You can hear about the samples from Alex himself, as well as learn some of the history behind the LM-1 in this fantastic video he’s produced.

Unfortunately, the unit that Alex sampled wasn’t in the best condition so he wasn’t able to get good samples of the toms, therefore the toms used in this pack are in fact the toms from Alex’s own Oberheim DX, which has a similar sound to the LM-1.

  • 1 LM-1.adg (Ableton Drum Rack)
  • 12 Single Hit LM-1 Drums (.adg files)
  • 96 LM-1 samples in .wav format (24bit, 44.1kHz)
  • 16 Oberheim DX samples in .wav format (24bit, 44.1kHz)

For the Ableton Drum Rack:

  • Ableton Live 9.7+
  • Ableton Live Lite, Intro Standard or Suite

For the samples:

  • Anything that can read .wav files (most DAWs


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