The 10 Best Drum Sample Packs for Head Turning Beats

There’s nothing more fun than piecing together a drum part over top of some cool samples you chopped up and put together.

But there’s so many drum samples out there, it’s pretty hard to find a collection of sounds that’s unique and inspiring.

To help you on your way to finding the perfect drum samples for your track we’ve put together this list of the best drum sample packs.

1. Young Chop 808s

Young Chop is the legendary producer who’s credited with inventing the drill style of trap beat.

Young Chop is the legendary producer who’s credited with inventing the drill style of trap beat.

In this sample pack, Young Chop opens up his library of huge 808 bass sounds.

You’ll find expertly designed 808 hits in a variety of tones and pitches that are sure to make the walls shake.

Our favorite sample from the pack: El Chopo 808 1 (8) A

2. Cassius Jay Drum Kit

cassius jay drum samples

Cassius Jay has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry from Migos to Cardi B and Young Thug.

If you want platinum hip-hop and trap drum sounds, this pack should be number one on your list.

If you want platinum hip-hop and trap drum sounds, this pack should be number one on your list.

You’ll find pristine claps, hats, snares, kicks, 808s and more. All designed by one of the industry’s best producers.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Z.T.G Clp (4)

3. Trap Drums

trap drum samples

Trap Drums is a hand-curated collection of the best samples from all the top tier trap sample packs available right now.

You’ll find everything you need to create the perfect trap drum kit with samples from many of the world’s best producers.

Get claps, snares, huge 808s, kicks, drum loops and more to start building your drum track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: AAAU Full Drum 08

4. Crafted Drums

Whether you need punchy drums for your techno track, or something crispy for an EDM jam, you’re sure to find the right sound in Crafted Drums from Engineering Samples.

The sample pack has a whopping 450 samples to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that works for any genre.

Get any drum sound imaginable from sustained kicks, claps, bells, sound FX and more.

Our favorite sample from the pack: ES CRFDR Percussion 93

5. Tropical Drums

tropical drum samples

Bouncing tropical drums are hard to come by, that’s why you might want to take a look at this Tropical Drums sample pack from Kits Kreme.

Perfect for tropical sounding EDM, house, and techno you’ll find all the right samples from punchy kicks to rolled timbales.

Perfect for tropical sounding EDM, house, and techno you’ll find all the right samples from punchy kicks to rolled timbales.

With eight different construction kit loops, you’ll find all the pieces to put together the perfect tropical-inspired drum track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Islands Fill

6. Synthwave Drums

synthwave drum samples

Synthwave styles of music draw heavily on the gated drum sounds that defined 80s rock and pop music.

This massive 694 sample pack simulates classic sounds with modern sound design to offer a wide selection of synth-wave ready sounds.

For classic drum samples from vintage drum machines, gated snares, toms and more this sample pack is a go-to.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Drum Machine Synthwave Gated Crush Drums 111 Bmp 38

7. Designer Drums

Combining live drums with electronic drums is always a great way to add a human feel and a roomy sound to any track.

Designer Drums is exactly what you need to piece together a drum track that combines both live and electronic elements.

With nearly 700 samples and loops, you’ll find what you need to create anything from a high energy drum and bass loop to a downtempo R&B groove.

Our favorite sample from the pack: ISSD Fill 130 Confus

8. Techno Drums Vol 1

techno drum samples

Techno always calls for some specific drum sounds.

Techno always calls for some specific drum sounds.

Depending on the genre of techno you’re making you’ll gravitate to everything from subtle minimal sounds to high octane speaker crushing samples.

If you’re producing techno the Techno Drums Vol 1 sample pack is definitely something to check out, you’ll find over 400 techno-inspired drum samples for your track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: PL TCHDR 006 Hats

9. Cinematic Traditional Drums Vol 3

tribal drum samples

Epic traditional drumming isn’t easy to record because it uses so many different kinds of drums and usually requires an entire percussion section.

To find that cinematic drum sound you might be better off sifting through the Cinematic Traditional Drums collection.

You’ll find everything you need for your epic drum loop including syncopated hand percussion, taiko playing, bells, gongs and more.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Cinematic Traditional Drums 3-47

10. Chilled Drums Vol 1

live drum samples

Recording live drums is pretty challenging. You need a good drummer and an expensive studio to get a great recording.

Recording live drums is pretty challenging. You need a good drummer and an expensive studio to get a great recording.

Sometimes it makes a lot more sense to turn to a sample pack of pre-recorded drum loops to piece together into the perfect custom loop for your track.

Chilled Drums Vol 1 comes with over 100 professionally recorded live drum loops that can easily be layered on top of one another into the perfect drum track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: 68 BPM Simple Snare Beat

 

 

 

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