They capture all the analogue goodness without the price tag. No more choosing between buying food or saving up for that TR-808.
Free sample packs make you a better producer—because a musician is only as good as their tools right?
Here’s my favourite insider spots to get the sample packs you need.
The Legowelt Sample Kits
Danny Wolfers (aka Legowelt) is a production genius. After watching him produce it’s hard to believe that he thinks about anything else.
Fortunately for us, Wolfers offers free samples from some of the most iconic (and expensive) instruments. Incredible.
Download them HERE for free.
LANDR Samples is the free sample pack service from LANDR.
I know, I know, putting it on this list is a bit biased. But trust me, Samples offers some seriously superb packs (and lots of them).
Get all the high-quality, curated free sample packs full of unique loops, one shots and hits. It’s everything you need to stay inspired and beat that pesky producers block.
Grab all the packs HERE for free
Ground Your Sound
If you wanna ground your sound in some seriously superb samples then the free Ground Your Sound sample pack from Cristofer Odqvist and The Pro Audio Files is a must-have.
There’s all sorts of useful tools in it—from “Destroyed Drum Machines” to a collection of reverb tails that are perfect for layering.
Grab the pack HERE and file it under Pro.
Preview the free top-notch sounds below:
Liveschool Drum Samples & Racks for Ableton
Liveschool offers some great resources for artists including a huge amount of free samples.
You have to give a bit of info. But once you’re in, there’s tons to choose from.
Grab them HERE.
Ableton Free Packs
Of course it makes sense for a DAW to provide some amazing sample packs. Ableton does just that with their Free Packs section.
You can find a whole bunch of great sounds. All completely free.
Browse and download them HERE.
Boxed Ear Free Kit Packs
Although Boxed Ear doesn’t boast as gigantic library, what they do offer is amazing.
Their kits sample some lesser known machines like the Roland CompuRhythm CR-78. They even provide a preview of the sounds before you download.
Grip them for free HERE.
Goldbaby ‘Free Stuff’ Section
This site is packed with valuable sample kits. There’s 19 free packs in total. They even have a sample pack of the first ever drum machine! The Wurlitzer Side Man.
Make them all yours right HERE.
Rhythm Lab Sample Bundles
What sample collection would be complete without the Amen Break? Rhythm Lab offers it and more in their lengthy free sample library.
Just be sure to click the FREE button on the right side of the page.
Get them all HERE.
Now that you’ve fattened up your production tools don’t forget to use them.
Always be producing!