Kicksandsnares - Professional Hip Hop Drum Sounds


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How do I download my sounds?

A: When you purchase a kit, after the payment is cleared you will receive an email containing a direct download link for your sounds. The email will come from the name "" with the subject "Downloads for Order" and the email address
If for some reason you lose this link, please email us (Contact form in the top menu.) and let us know the email you used to place the order.  We will immediately send a new download link your way.

Q: I placed an order, but have not received my sounds

A: Note: We haven't gotten this question since we opened the new site, but we put it here just in case.  If you have not received your sounds within a minute or two of ordering, it's possible the email has ended up in your spam folder. If for some reason, you cannot find it in your spam folder either. Contact us immediately & we will fix whatever the problem may be.

Q: What happened to the old owner of Kicksandsnares PJ?

A: PJ is off working on new ventures. Although he is no longer part of the Kicksandsnares family, we still wish him the best. Send any praise and/or complaints for the new Kicksandsnares to Jim Bond!

Q: I like your demos. Which sounds came from this demo?

A: In the demos labelled as "Southern Comfort", "Monster" or "Foundation", all of the drum sounds within that demo are from that particular series. In the "Mixed" demos, Jim used sounds from all 3 series (Southern Comfort, Monster & Foundation).

Q: What sort of set up do you use to create your sounds?

A: We would like to stress up front that we truly believe that the #1 thing you need to make good music & create good sounds is a good ear.  We feel a lot of companies touting how expensive & rare the gear they use is, are compensating for a lack of confidence in the quality of their ears...  That being said, our sounds come from a multitude of sources. We have built a huge library of source sounds purchased from outside studios, producer & engineer personal collections, master tapes & recording sessions of our own.   Most of our sounds end up being touched up and/or finished in Jim Bond's project studio which currently consists of (We'll include everything for those wondering what he makes his beats with too)...
Universal Audio Apollo Quad(+ all the good UAD plugins)
Universal Audio 710 TwinFinity Preamp
Neve 1073LB Preamps (x2)
Akai S950 Sampler
Ensoniq ASR-10 Keyboard
API 5500 Equalizer
Empirical Labs EL7 Fatso
Samson S-Patch Plus
Beyerdynamic M-160, AKG- C414, Shure SM57 (x2), Shure SM58
Lots of no name mics.
Teac A-3440 Reel to Reel
Stanton ST 150 Turntable
Pro-Ject Tube Box S Phono Preamp & Ortofon 2M Bronze Phono Cartridge
LOT'S of vinyl...
Focal CMS 65 & Yamaha NS-10m Monitors
Sennheiser HD600 & Sony MDR 7506 Headphones
Akai MPD-32 & Alesis Q25 Controller
Casio P-155 Digital Piano (used as a controller only)
Microkorg Synthesizer
Virus TI Snow
Korg Volca Bass & Korg Volca Beats
Roland Aira TR-8
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Fender P-Bass & Fender J-Bass
Fender Deluxe Nashville Power Telecaster
Tons of percussion instruments & drums.
Note: Dropbox is our choice for cloud backup of sounds & files. 

Q: Can you load your drum sounds into Logic Pro?

A: The short answer for this is YES.  For a more detailed answer on how to load drums into Logic Pro, click here.

Q: What the heck is the deal with Jim Bond's face? Does he actually look like that in real life?

A: Yes.

Q: Are the sounds on this site royalty free?

A: All of the individual sound kits (Monster Drums, Foundation Drums, Southern Comfort Drums, etc) are 100% royalty free.  Samples from our drum break compilation A Million Ways To Break, are not royalty free and would have to have the samples cleared per usage.


Any unanswered questions? Feel free to ask us through the contact form found in the top menu!