Drum sample packs - there are so many out there, it reminds me of a Sticky Fingaz line from the underrated and slept on track Shut Em Down (remix) by Onyx:
With so many wack rappers out here I don’t no where to aim at!
With so many drum sample packs out there you might not even no where to start downloading.
But don’t worry, I created a list of ten banger drum sample packs that’ll fuel up your arsenal.
Let’s get into it:
It almost doesn’t get any more pure than this. Create your own drum sample pack with these guides. Whether it’s Hip Hop, Drill, Trap, Boom Bap, Reggaeton, LoFi, R&B, or Pop. Each guide will give you the inspiration and guidance needed to create amazing drum patterns.
Oh and add in the Fills guide to make your drum patterns truly stand out
This one’s been around for a bit but 808s aren’t going anywhere. Young chop is an ill producer credited with making the Drill sound of trap. Check out his 808 pack for a variety of 808s with a range of tone, depth, and feel.
As a bonus, here’s a video of Young Chop making a beat with one of his sample packs.
If you’re looking for 808’s this drum sample pack is a good place to start. Producer’s Choice puts together a nice drum sample packs and here is one of them with nothing but 808 sounds.
An exclusive to Serato Studio this kit includes 8 drum kits and 30 samples. The drums are amazing in this pack and have a wide range of styles all created by Just Blaze himself.
If you haven’t checked out Serato Studio, I recommend it especially if you’re a sample based producer.
LoFi is not a fad, it's here to stay. And if you're looking to create lofi beats, the LoFi HipHop Volume 4 sample pack is a great place to start.
Tons of samples ranging from acoustic guitars to retro synths all with a vintage vibe.
When we think about drum sample packs we usually think about kicks, snares, one-shots, and riffs. And oh yeah some hats.
Too often we overlook hats and their importance. So this is pretty dope that Illmind created a whole kit dedicated to the hats. Hats do a lot to dictate the groove, feel, and bounce. Now here’s a whole drum sample pack dedicated to the hats.
If you're looking for great sounding drums, check out Circle Drums. The Lo pack is a great one to start with. Though it leans a little more rock, a lot of the loops can be chopped and used for any other genre. Plus you get the individual sounds. Well worth checking out.
Another Serato Studio pack, this one is packed with vintage drums and melodic loops to make lofi beats and boom bap beats. Made from a variety of producers including Decap, MSXII Sound Design, Goldbaby, and Komorebi Audio.
Now this list is in no particular order. So it only makes sense to put a 9th Wonder kit at number 9. An older one but 9th Wonder’s beats and drums are timeless. Best of all, this drum sample pack is free.
It’s a great sample pack to start with. 9th is an elite producer with range, a coveted snare sound, and responsible for some of the best hip hop tracks out there.
We’re suckers for island sounds so when you mix that with trap, we’re all in. Filled with midi loops, one shots, and music loops, this is a unique twist on the trap subgenre.
Make Your Best Drum Loops With The Hip Hop Drum Pattern Guide and MIDI
Now that you have drum sample packs to boost your production, check out the Hip Hop Drum Pattern Guide. 50 drum patterns for modern hip hop. MIDI files included in stem format for maximum control.
If you're looking for more MIDI and more genres, check out any of our other drum guides in various genres.