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The 15 Free Sample Packs Every Producer Needs

The 15 Free Sample Packs Every Producer Needs

Getting started working with free sample packs is exciting.

Nothing feels better than loading something unique and new into your sampler or DAW.

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But finding free samples today isn’t always easy.

If you want to make money from your tracks and distribute them on Spotify or YouTube you have to make sure any samples you use are cleared and royalty-free.

Fortunately, there are generous royalty-free sample libraries that offer excellent cleared samples and loops for free!

Here’s a few free sample packs at the top of our list.

1. PANTONE Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue Sample Pack

Nothing feels better than loading something unique and new into your sampler or DAW.

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This absolutely incredible pack is a collaboration between the color institute PANTONE and Audio UX from New York.

The free sample pack brings 145 samples together to try and answer one question–what does the color Classic Blue 19-4052 sound like?

You’ll find everything you need to make a sweet track from drums, synths, looped parts, one hits, construction kits and more.

When it comes to free sample packs it really doesn’t get better than this. Please, go check it out!

When it comes to free sample packs it really doesn’t get better than this. Please, go check it out!

Our favorite sample from the pack: Droplet Guitar

2. Beat Maker Lo-Fi

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There’s a lo-fi beatmaker in all of us, but to tap into your most chill inner self you’ll need some keys, bass loops, drums, and hi-hats.

The free samples in the Beat Maker Lo-Fi samples collection are the perfect jumping-off point to try your hand at lo-fi beat making.

Get this sweet little lo-fi beat construction kit for free and start making lo-fi beats today!

Our favorite sample from the pack: Chords BuriedAngelAmp

3. Blinded by the Beats

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Inspired by retro-futurism in pop music, this darkwave inspired sample pack is ready to inspire your next pop hit.

The pack reference’s The Weeknd’s major hit Blinded by the Light and pays homage to the synthwave music of the 80s.

You some great synth loops, 80s style gated drum loops and a few melody loops to round out this creator-friendly sample pack.

Our favorite sample from the pack: AATD2_Synthwave_Melody_Loop_104bpm_KeyFmin_Pad_Dirty

4. Polymer

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Sometimes adding a sound effect sample like an airport scanner, door closing, or squeaking polystyrene can add a special layer of ambiance to your track.

In Polymer there’s a handful of interesting SFX samples available for free.

You’ll find a selection of well-recorded foley sounds, sound design effects, and more!

Our favorite sample from the pack: 1-polystyrene

5. 50 Best Free Synth Samples

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Sometimes it takes one special synth pad, lead line, or bass tone to inspire an entire track.

Sometimes it takes one special synth pad, lead line, or bass tone to inspire an entire track.

Whether you need a loop or a one-shot for your track, the 50 Best Free Synth Samples pack is a great place to start.

The pack offers synth sounds for any genre including trap, lo-fi, EDM, dubstep, hip hop and more!

Our favorite sample from the pack: Juno 60 Bass

6. Butter Beats

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EDM fuses with rap to make a palette that’s ready to inspire some buttery smooth pop hip-hop.

The Butter Beats sample comes with handful of EDM inspired loops that somehow fit perfectly with a pretty sweet rap acapella.

Plus the whole pack was made to be used with Creator, so you can easily start trying ideas out and hearing how things sound together.

Our favorite sample from the pack: DIVA_Balaclava_Vocal_08_140BPM_WET

7. 50 Best Free Kick Samples

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Finding the perfect kick can be a challenge. It’s not always easy to find the perfect balance of woof and thump.

If you’re on the hunt for a cool kick drum to add to your track, check out the 50 Best Free Kick Samples sample pack.

The pack is perfect for any genre. It comes with long 808 pulses that work for trap, crunchy acoustic sounds for lo-fi, and thumpy kicks for eletronic music.

Our favorite sample from the pack: LONG TAPE KIK

8. Dusty Lo-Fi

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Making good lo-fi beats comes with a few requirements–dusty hissing vinyl, crunchy basslines, and odd acoustic percussion are a few staples that come to mind.

If you’re getting started making lo-fi tracks, the free samples that come in Dusty Lo-Fi are worth your while.

You’ll find lots of lo-fi inspired options for your drum rack, keys, guitars, bass and more.

The pack also works as a lo-fi beat construction kit so you can get your track started in no time.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Haviitz Get Out GtrBridgeRake

9. 702 Rocker 

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Take a peek behind the production genius of Alan Parsons—he’s worked with many British greats from Paul McCartney to Pink Flloyd.

In this incredible free sample pack, you’ll find recordings of raw drums, guitar, organs, synths and sax—perfect for adding some vintage flare to your tracks.

Don’t miss your chance to play with material from this music production wizard.

Our favorite sample from the pack: GuitarLick2-pt3_keyAmin

10. Nonstop Creator

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Here’s a Trap-inspired sample pack that draws a lot of inspiration from the production style behind Drake’s sound that was invented by Noah “40” Shebib.

You get some chunky high hats, a huge bass synth loop and another great rap acapella to help fill out your arrangement.

As the name suggests, Nonstop Creator was designed to work well with Creator.

So, once you add the loops to Creator it’s easy to keep adding other sounds to hear how your ideas sound together.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Caviar_trap_vocal_loop_90_dance

11. Smooth Rhodes

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The Fender Rhodes has such a distinct, warm, and crunchy sound. It’s no surprise that so many beat makers sample them in their tracks.

In Smooth Rhodes you get a selection of tasty Rhodes samples that are ripe for chopping into a hip hop, trap, or lo-fi track.

Check out this free sample pack for one shot chords, jazzy loops, and chopped up lead lines.

Our favorite sample from the pack: 73 Rhodes01 keyF#min

12. 50 Best Free Vocal Samples

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A quality vocal sample can be all you need to take your track to the next level.

A quality vocal sample can be all you need to take your track to the next level.

Humans have a tendency to latch on to sung vocals, so finding a good hook can do wonders for attracting audience attention.

Finding a vocal take that suits your track can be very hard, fortunately, this free vocal sample pack comes with 50 options to choose from.

Our favorite sample from the pack: 3-part Harm 1b-_keyCmin

13. Say So Disco

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If you’re looking to produce something dancy and fun take a look at this disco-inspired sample pack.

Say So Disco comes with some great funky drum loops, a groovy bass guitar loop and some chunky funk rhythm guitar.

The free sample pack really does a great job of hinting at the common tropes you heard in a lot of disco music!

Our favorite sample from the pack: LANDR_AJB_Bass Guitar_13_keyEmin_115bpm

14. Tech House Melodics

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Straight from the beaches of Ibiza and the nightclubs of Berlin, here’s an excellent tech house-inspired sample pack.

In Tech House Melodics you get some chunky drum loops, really trippy vocal loops, a bassline and some oscillating synths.

If you’re looking to inspire your next club banger, give Tech House Melodics a spin!

Our favorite sample from the pack: ES_KLDCP_Synth_Loop_02_Wet_Cmin_128bpm

15. Cinematic Orchestral

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Orchestral samples are useful in a lot of ways. Perhaps you need something to score your short film or maybe you want an orchestral hit for your hip hop track.

In this free sample pack, you get a selection of great orchestra samples at your fingertips.

From the cinematic, evocative and melancholic get these great orchestral samples that include strings, harp, and woodwinds for free.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Redemption 02

Rory Seydel

Rory Seydel is a musician, writer and father who takes pleasure in touring the world and making records. Creative Director at LANDR.

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