Best Dancehall Sample Packs for 2022
The past few years the music industry has seen an explosion in the popularity of dancehall, latin trap, and reggaeton influence.
Some of the biggest artists in the world like Drake, Rihanna, and Bad Bunny all have contributed to the modern dancehall sound making a comeback.
It’s no surprise, dancehall and latin inspired beats naturally make people want to dance and have a good time.
We’ve put together a short list of some of the best sample packs with drums, live instrument samples, guitars, and more that work perfectly to get that latin vibe in your beats.
For dancehall style samples the Orchid Sample Collection is one of the best resources with a wide variety of different sounds and latin inspired loops.
Our sample makers meticulously studied the production of the top dancehall songs of the past few years and used them as inspiration to create many of the drum loops and melodies in this pack.
There are tons of latin style percussion instruments, drum loops, melody loops and guitar loops to choose from.
- 15 808s and basses
- 15 Drum Loops
- 55 Drum One Shots
- 17 FX
- 6 Guitar Loops
- 8 Hi Hat Loops
- 20 Melody Loops
- 13 Instrument/Synth One Shots
- 14 Percussion Loops
- 12 Vocal Loops
Dancehall beats have utilized unique vocals in it's productions for a long time, some might say its one of the defining characteristics of dancehall and afrobeat styles.
Infinity is our largest vocal project of all time, and when creating this pack the island vibe ended up coming out of many of the vocal performances.
- 2 Full Acapellas With Stems
- 10 Distorted Vocals
- 8 Vocal Chops
- 17 Vocal FX
- 10 Vocal Loops
- 5 Reverse Vocal Loops
- 11 Vocal One Shots
Dancehall drum loops with latin influence are often the defining characteristic of dancehall and reggaeton music. Having access to high quality recordings of latin percussion sounds is key to making authentic sounding dancehall riddims.
Inside, you’ll find 100+ stereo percussion one shots, from instruments such as bongos, gongs, djembes, jingle bells, and many more. All of the drum samples in this pack were recorded using the legendary Sony C800G Microphone and 2 Earthworks QC50 Microphones.
Percussion Toolkit Specs:
- 110 World Percussion Samples
Using hi hat midi is a quick hack to get a beat started by giving you a rhythm to build on without being too distracting - so you can focus on creating chord progressions or melody lines.
Nitro has a ton of different style hi hat loops, many which use common dancehall bpm and patterns. The r&b loops especially work great for this.
Every hi hat loop also comes with corresponding MIDI patterns so you can edit and use your own sounds if you want.
- 49 Hi Hat Loops
- 49 Hi Hat MIDI
Apex is an amazing free collection of one shots from vintage analog and hard-to-find synthesizers. Dancehall music is known for its use of electronic instruments to create catchy melodies.
Many of the different keys, pads, leads, plucks, and other synth sounds work with the dancehall sound. This pack is great for using to build chord progressions quickly.
Apex Vol. 3 Specs:
- 100 One Shot Samples
If you’re looking for more melody loops that will fit in with afrobeat style drums, this GEMS Collection is the one for you.
RNB has always been one of the most successful genres of music in general, and with it slowly meshing into other genres like dancehall and hip hop, we are moving into a new generation of RNB itself.
That is why we created this collection, to give you all of the future sounding melodies you need to pair with dancehall rhythms.
Gems Vol. 6 Future RNB Melodies specs:
- 40 samples
- 340 MB
- .WAV (works in any music software)
- 100% royalty free
If you are a fan of the Orchid Sample Pack mentioned earlier on this list, then VIBES is going to feel like a 20x bigger version of that on steroids. If you’re trying to get that dancehall and RnB fusion sound - this pack is probably the ultimate collection of samples in that style.
From the afrobeat drum and percussion loops to the melodies and vocal samples, there is everything you need to make dancehall beats, and a lot of it.
VIBES also includes 9 free bonus sample packs that aren’t available anywhere else on our site, and they are all designed with the dancehall sound in mind.
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With these free dancehall loops and drums you should have everything you need to get started making dancehall beats that will get listeners on the dance floor.
If you’re interested in samples from other similar genres you can check out some of these lists: