Ultimate List of Free Percussion Sample Packs
You probably know that feeling you get when you’ve been working on a track for days and that you can’t figure out why it “doesn’t stand out”. You know the song lacks something, but you’re not quite sure what it is.
This is where percussion samples can be a lifesaver. Not only can you spice up your productions with the right percussion samples, but you can create whole new layers of sound textures that add that unique twist to your tracks.
For this reason, we’ve put together a list of the best percussion sample packs so you can give your new track that little extra it needs!
The Infinity 2.0 Beta Pack is 3.8 GB of samples for hip hop, r&b, dancehall, and more. Inside you will find a bunch of folders containing different types of samples - melodies, vocals, drums, fx, and a folder of 96 percussion samples we recorded in a symphony concert hall.
- 96 Stereo Percussion Samples
The Percussion Toolkit is one of the our best free percussion libraries available. Over 100 high quality stereo recordings of world percussion instruments including things like african djembes, congos, bells, etc.
- 110 Percussion Samples
This sample pack contains a couple of high quality percussion samples to make your beats stand out a little more, all designed by the legendary S1 (producer for Kanye West, Jay Z, Beyonce).
- 10 Percussion One Shots
- 15 Drum Loops
- 13 Kicks
- 10 Melody Loops
- 20 Hihats
- 6 Bass Samples
- 15 Snares
I think this is one of our best free sample packs to date, and one of the most downloaded too!
When you hear the percussion samples in this pack, you’ll probably stick to Cobra for a while because you can create TONS of interesting textures and percussion loops with just the samples from this pack.
- 26 Free Percussion One Shots
- 17 Free Percussion Loops
- 29 Melody Loops
- 24 Guitar & Flute Melodic Loops
- 14 Hihat MIDI Patterns
- 24 MIDI Melodies
- 100+ Drum One Shots
- 38 Drum Loops
The Eternity Vintage Collection contains so many good samples, you’ll spend days working out all kinds of new song ideas for sure! Try combining the foley samples that are recorded using analog gear to create interesting textures. Imagine what you could do with switches, buttons, and, tape noise.
- 13 Free Percussion Samples
- 30+ Instrumental Samples
- 48 Vocal Samples
- 22 Tape Loops
- 22 MIDI files
- 19 Melody Loops + Stems
- 9 Hihat MIDI Files
- 89 Drum One Shots
- 62 Drum Loops
For Toy Shop Vol 1, our production team went to a thrift store to find the most unique toys to record samples with. This resulted in a free percussion sample pack that will instantly give your productions an extra layer of interesting sounds.
- 320+ Free Percussion Samples
Here’s one more percussion sample pack for you that consists of purely percussion loops and percussion one shots. Listen to a couple of these sounds and start using these carefully recorded percussion samples and loops.
- 50 Percussion Loops
- 75 Percussion One Shots
This premium sample pack contains one of the best selections of percussion loops that will give your beat or song an interesting feeling.
Try it out for yourself and discover the surprising things you can do with just percussion samples.
- 13 Percussion Loops
- 98 Drum One Shots
- 36 Full Drum Loops
- 67 Melodic Loops (e-piano, guitar, synth, piano)
- 91 MIDI Files
- 36 Top Drum Loops
- 15 Vocal Chops
Packed with over 1200 live recordings of us smashing glass, banging on trash cans, splashing water, and so much more, Zephyr is one of the biggest foley packs we’ve ever created.
- 1200+ Foley Live Recordings
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