Orange Tree Samples has launched OTS Timbales, a completely free collection of timbales percussion samples for use with NI Kontakt or any WAV compatible sampler.
The download pack contains 81 individual timbales one shot samples in 24-bit WAV format (most of these are actually multiple velocity variations of the same articulation), along with eight instrument patches for Native Instruments Kontakt. Apart from the one shot samples, the freebie pack also contains six short timbales fills which will come in handy if you prefer using live performed percussion tracks instead of programming them yourself in a piano roll editor. Read the entire BPB review here.
OTS Timbales is available for free download via KVR Audio (20.3 MB download size, RAR archive, contains 81 audio samples in 24-bit WAV format, 8 instrument patches in NKI format for Native Instruments Kontakt).