Where To Find Free Phonk Drumkits and Samples in 2022
The phonk sound was birthed in 90s Memphis by underground hip hop artists in DIY home studios.
Using whatever cheap drum machine they could find, 4-track cassette recorders, and samplers that would give you limited sampling time, these artists were creating music way ahead of its time, and its influence is still strong in modern hip hop.
The lofi recording capabilities combined with the dark & eerie beats came to form the underground phonk sound.
Below I'm going to list some phonk drum kits, sample packs, and plugins that will help you get that dark lofi phonk sound in your production.
Origin Vintage Plugin
The first step to emulating classic phonk beats is finding a way to make your samples sound like they are being played on the same hardware they were using in the 90's.
That's where Origin comes in. Origin is a free vintage tape emulation/resampler plugin that gives your sounds an authentic lofi tape sound with a ton of great presets and parameters for fine tuning the sound.
Using Origin in tandem with the phonk drumkits in this list is all you need to start making memphis style beats.
Trap Starter Pack
The Trap Starter Kit takes samples from across some of Cymatics most popular trap packs, and packages them into one easy to use phonk drumkit.
There are drum loops, melody loops, vocals, drum one shots, phonk 808s, and a ton of other great samples that will work great with phonk style beats
- 173 Samples
Cobra Hip Hop And Phonk Sample Pack
Early phonk producers used vinyl, cassette and even radios to find samples to use in their beats.
Today it is difficult to do the same without running into issues with licensing.
Thats where cobra comes in, with the royalty free melodies it provides, you can spend all day chopping away and making your own phonk style chops.
There are also a ton of great drums and 808s.
- 19 Phonk 808s
- 17 Phonk Drum Loops
- 50+ Melody Loops
Oracle Sample Pack
- 103 Dark Trap & Phonk Melodies
- 100 MIDI Files
- 34 Phonk 808s
Ultimate Hip Hop Bundle
The Cymatics Ultimate Hip Hop Bundle gives you 12 of our best sample packs and drumkits for making phonk and dark trap beats - a $372 value, for only $50.
Go to the link to see everything the packs in this bundle have to offer!
- 12 Cymatics Trap and Phonk Sample Packs
If you liked the samples and drumkits you found here, you can find more free samples in our free download vault HERE.
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