Ultimate List Of FREE Sample Packs In 2018!

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Samples are at the forefront of electronic music production. Having a diverse library is crucial, and free sample packs are a great way to expand it.

They help you find the exact sounds you’re looking for to complete your track.

But cycling through dozens of different sites to find the perfect samples can take some time.

That’s why we put together this ultimate list of the best free sample packs. This list will save you time and let you focus on the thing you do best: producing.

When you’re searching for packs you want to look at three different factors:

  • Quality
  • Quantity
  • Will This Benefit Me?

With these three factors, you’ll be able to find a collection of samples that are perfectly suited for you.

And the good news is, despite popular opinion, quality samples don’t always come with a price tag. There are tons of free sample packs out there that have incredible quality, and range from many different genres.

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Free Sample Packs by Cymatics.fm


100K Sample Pack

This is one of our best FREE sample packs.

As a token of our appreciation for reaching 100k followers on Soundcloud, we released this pack that includes over 1.2 GB of samples, loops, presets, project files, and more!

Vocoder Vocals Vol 1

With a HUGE collection of vocoded vocals, you’ll find yourself having too much fun with these.

Vocoder Vocals Vol 2

An extension to one of our best free sample packs ever, Vocoder Vocals Vol 1.

Kicks Collection Vol 1

25 perfectly crafted kicks suitable for any EDM genre!

Kicks Collection Vol 2

The second pack of kicks following part one. If you loved the first volume, you NEED to add these to your library.

Snare Collection Vol 1

This is our first collection of free snares. These work great for most heavy bass genres!

Vocal Chants, Phrases, & Buildups

These chants, phrases, and build ups are a MUST-have for your production.

Vocal Chops Vol 1

A collection of vocal chops to bring your track to life.

Vocal Chops Vol 2

The second part of the vocal chop collections. These chops are guaranteed to push your production to the next level.

Vocal Chops Vol 3

The third and final part of our collection of vocal chops. If you loved the other two, these are a must-have!

Buildup Drums Vol 1

Building up in anticipation of your drop can be challenging, use these to give your production a little push.

Pre Drop Vocals Vol 1

Add these FREE pre-drop vocals to your collection to get the ultimate hype going!

NGHTMRE Style Snares

One of our most downloaded free sample packs, and for a good reason.

Multiple crispy, weird snares in the style of NGHTMRE!

Acoustic Guitar Loops Vol 1

Here is a collection of amazing acoustic guitar loops, recorded directly in the studio!

Chants & Phrases Vol 1

An extension to our other chants and phrases pack! This pack is what you need to add flavor to your next track.

Perc Loops Vol 1

A big collection of percussion loops to fill in the gaps of your song. These are guaranteed to add rhythm immediately.

Hybrid Trap Drum Loops

Need those heavy hitting hybrid trap drums? This is one of the few free sample packs that will get you covered.

Hybrid Trap 808s

Push these along with some hybrid trap drum loops and you’re good to go.

Hybrid Trap Synth Fills Vol 1

Having trouble transitioning one lead bass to another? No problem, use these to find inspiration or boost your track!

Hybrid Trap Synth Fills Vol 2

The second part to fill up your empty spaces in your drop. Download these synth fills now to see how the pros do it!

Piano & String Loops Vol 1

Soft and beautiful string instruments can add life to a track. Use these to bring life to yours.

Piano & String Loops Vol 2

The second part to our string collection. These are guaranteed to add a lively vibe to your track.

Synth Loops Vol 1

Need some inspiration? Grab these synth loops to see how the pros are creating these crazy synths!

Synth Loops Vol 2

The second part to our synth loop collection!

Video Game Vocals

We all love video games! Download this collection of free video game vocals!

Halloween FX & Ambience

Time to get spooky…

Add a dark vibe to your track with these halloween themed FX!

Halloween Vocals

Want to make it even more creepy? We made some amazing halloween vocals for the ultimate scare!

Halloween Synth Loops

To top off the halloween collection, here are some synth loops with scary sounding progressions!

Pots and Pans Vol 1

Need some metal dings and dongs? These foley sounds will open up a room of creativity.

Pots and Pans Vol 2

The second part to our pots and pans collection. Make sure you grab these to create crazy foley fills and loops!

Beach Ambience & Foley

Soothe and relax. Add some beach ambience to your track to put your listeners at ease.

Billiards Foley

A collection of sounds of people playing billiards doesn’t get much better than this…

Closet Recordings

Get into the closet with us and hear the different sounds that we made in isolation.

Target Foley Recordings

We went to Target just to get the sounds you know and love!

Walmart Foley Recordings Vol 1

Ever notice the crazy amount of sounds you hear at Walmart? Check these out!

Walmart Foley Recordings Vol 2

The second part to our trip to Walmart! Check out these crazy foley sounds!

Home Depot Foley Recordings

This trip was fun. We went to Home Depot, the land of insane foley sounds!

Sample Packs by Academy.fm (FREE for a Limited Time)

academy-free sample packs

Want a collection of over 10,000+ samples, presets, and more? Sign up with Academy.fm for FREE for a limited time only!

Academy.fm offers a wide collection of samples for virtually any genre. Whether it’s drums, vocals, project files, or even guitars, there is a collection of samples that are guaranteed to benefit you.

Here are a few of them:

Strangers Vintage Samples & Presets

Want some crazy vintage sounding vibes? This is a must-have…

Savage Drums for Trap Gold Edition

Over 1,700+ trap drums that will punch through your speaker.

Anthem Vocal Loops and One Shots

A larger collection of over 400 vocal loops and shots.

Detonate Drums

Dubstep drums that will take your percussion to the next level.

Boombox Drums for Trap

Want that super hybrid trap vibe? That’s this pack in a nutshell.

Moonlight Instrument Loops and MIDI

A collection of amazing brass, piano, and string instrument loops.

Cyclone Drums for Drum and Bass

The perfect addition to your drum and bass sample collection.

Hybrid Trap Essential Samples Vol 1

This pack offers what you need to make a banger hybrid-trap song.

Shockwave Percussion One Shots

A wide variety of groove-ready percussion shots.

Jack You Drums Vol 1

Over 300+ drum samples and loops of the popular duo that changed EDM.

Shuffle Drums for House

The perfect house drums to make that 4/4 bounce harder.

“Ghost” – Trap Beat Project File

In this project file there are a collection of amazing samples that can be used across all trap songs.

Techno Essential Samples Vol 1

Every single sample in this pack is ready to be thrown into your mix and sound stellar.

G House Essential Samples Vol 1

The only G-House sample pack you’ll need.

Aurora Live Drum Recordings

The best sample pack of live acoustic one shots, loops, and fills!

Zephyr Live Percussion and Foley

A follow-up to our Aurora recordings – this pack offers foley as well!

Ultimate Snares Collection Vol 1

Ultimate collection of snares for Future Bass, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Hybrid Trap, and many more!

Rage Heavy Metal Guitar Loops

Make your crowd mosh with these dubstep-metal inspired guitars.

Future Bass Drums Vol. 1

These lush drums for future bass will level your mix with quality.

Terror Drums for Dubstep

Heavy drums for dubstep and other heavy bass genres.

Ultimate Kicks Collection Vol 1

Over 50 kick samples for all genres.

FX Toolkit Vol 1

Part one of the FX Tool kit with 300 samples.

FX Toolkit Vol 2

Part two of the FX Tool kit with 300 samples.

FX Toolkit Vol 3

Part three of the FX Tool kit with 300 samples.

Golden Guitars Funk – Samples and Loops

Get funky with these clean golden guitar loops and samples.

Tension FX – Samples and Loops

Another large selection of FX samples to add to your arsenal.

Grime Drums for Hybrid Trap

Over 380+ drum samples and loops for hybrid trap!

Raptor Drums for Dubstep

Some of the heaviest hitting drums and fills in Dubstep. Nearly 600 samples!

Heater Drums for Future Bass

We went out of the box with these huge drums to stand next to your lush synths.

Pop Essential Samples Vol 1

Drums, guitars, synths, vocals and more to make your pop production…pop.

Scarlet Instrument Loops & MIDI

This pack contains some of the MOST BEAUTIFUL piano, strings, and brass loops we’ve ever heard.

Tropical House Essential Samples Vol 1

High quality tropical synth and drum one shots that work perfectly together, so you can craft your own melodies and drums with ease!

Hip Hop Essential Samples Vol 1

A good melody,quality drum grooves, and a powerful 808 can turn an otherwise boring rap song into a stellar hit.

Boomin’ 808s – Ultimate 808 Kit

Inspired by the bass artists absolutely killing it right now, we wanted to create an 808 pack that would blow your mind.

Drum and Bass Essential Samples Vol 1

The perfect ‘get-started’ pack to give you everything you need to start making drum and bass.

Percussive Toolkit Vol 1

Percussive instruments can make or break a song. This pack is full of stellar percussive samples and loops to revolutionize how you make music.

House Essential Samples Vol 1

A revolutionary sample pack that takes house music to an entirely new level.

Dubstep Essential Samples Vol 1

A huge essential sample pack that brings together all of the elements you need to push your dubstep production to the next level.

Trap Essential Samples Vol 1

If you’re a trap music producer, out of all the free sample packs available, this is one you must have!

Future Bass Essential Samples Vol 1

The perfect bundle of future bass drums, synths, FX, vocals and so much more.

Solace Vocal Loops & One Shots

These vocal loops and shots will make your track memorable with a catchy hook that will be stuck in your listener’s head for days.

Organics – City Ambience

We took our CSS-50 Dual-Field Cardioid Microphone on a journey through Atlanta, Georgia. Hear what we captured!

Organics – Water

Organics Water is one of the most unique packs for a producer who wants to add an organic element to their mix.

Organics – Metal

Over 460+ Premium Foley Samples, including everything from rattling chains, soft wind chimes, and intense aluminium baseball bats. We’ve also included THE FAMOUS METAL WARBLE!

Organics – Wood

Whether you get inspired by crackling rotted wood or hollowed plank clanks, you’re guaranteed to switch up production with this pack.

Golden Guitars Chillwave

Introducing Golden Guitars Chillwave, a pack of guitar loops and 25 melodies that were inspired by the likes of Petit Biscuit, Mogwai, and Odesza themselves.

Golden Guitars House

If you’re an artist that wants to add an unforgettable groove to your track, grab the pack that producers aren’t able to put down!

Golden Guitars Future Bass

We had a professional guitarist record 50 incredible melody and chord loops that are sure to liven up your tracks and help them stand out.

Golden Guitars Reggae

With over 25 chord loops and melody loops, these guitars are guaranteed to fill the gaps in your song.


Do you want to see more free sample packs? Comment below and let us know what kind of pack you’d love to see soon!

We’ll update this list often as we frequently add more packs to our production resources on Academy.fm!

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