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Drum Samples: The 11 Best Drum Sample Packs for Head Turning Beats

Drum Samples: The 11 Best Drum Sample Packs for Head Turning Beats

There’s nothing more fun than piecing together a drum part over top of some cool samples you chopped up and put together.

But there’s so many drum samples out there, it’s pretty hard to find a collection of sounds that’s unique and inspiring.

To help you on your way to finding the perfect drum samples for your track we’ve put together this list of the best drum sample packs.

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1. Young Chop 808s

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Young Chop is the legendary producer who’s credited with inventing the drill style of trap beat.

Young Chop is the legendary producer who’s credited with inventing the drill style of trap beat.

In this sample pack, Young Chop opens up his library of huge 808 bass sounds.

You’ll find expertly designed 808 hits in a variety of tones and pitches that are sure to make the walls shake.

Our favorite sample from the pack: El Chopo 808 1 (8) A

2. Cassius Jay Drum Kit

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Cassius Jay has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry from Migos to Cardi B and Young Thug.

If you want platinum hip-hop and trap drum sounds, this pack should be number one on your list.

If you want platinum hip-hop and trap drum sounds, this pack should be number one on your list.

You’ll find pristine claps, hats, snares, kicks, 808s and more. All designed by one of the industry’s best producers.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Z.T.G Clp (4)

3. Trap Drums

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Trap Drums is a hand-curated collection of the best samples from all the top tier trap sample packs available right now.

You’ll find everything you need to create the perfect trap drum kit with samples from many of the world’s best producers.

Get claps, snares, huge 808s, kicks, drum loops and more to start building your drum track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: AAAU Full Drum 08

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4. Crafted Drums

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Whether you need punchy drums for your techno track, or something crispy for an EDM jam, you’re sure to find the right sound in Crafted Drums from Engineering Samples.

The sample pack has a whopping 450 samples to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that works for any genre.

Get any drum sound imaginable from sustained kicks, claps, bells, sound FX and more.

Our favorite sample from the pack: ES CRFDR Percussion 93

5. Best TR 606 Samples

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The TR-606 is a legendary drum machine that was a huge part of early techno and house production in the 90s.

There’s a reason why many electronic producers keep a hardware version or at least a sample pack of one in their arsenal.

This sample collection, curated by the experts at LANDR comes with a handful of choice TR 606 samples, loops and one-shots to get you started with your next house, techno or EDM track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: MCT_V-Drum-R_TR-606_07_120

6. Tropical Drums

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Bouncing tropical drums are hard to come by, that’s why you might want to take a look at this Tropical Drums sample pack from Kits Kreme.

Perfect for tropical sounding EDM, house, and techno you’ll find all the right samples from punchy kicks to rolled timbales.

Perfect for tropical sounding EDM, house, and techno you’ll find all the right samples from punchy kicks to rolled timbales.

With eight different construction kit loops, you’ll find all the pieces to put together the perfect tropical-inspired drum track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Islands Fill

7. Synthwave Drums

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Synthwave styles of music draw heavily on the gated drum sounds that defined 80s rock and pop music.

This massive 694 sample pack simulates classic sounds with modern sound design to offer a wide selection of synth-wave ready sounds.

For classic drum samples from vintage drum machines, gated snares, toms and more this sample pack is a go-to.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Drum Machine Synthwave Gated Crush Drums 111 Bmp 38

8. Soul & Hip Hop Drums

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Soul and Hip Hop Drums is an essential sample pack for anyone looking to add groovy break beats and soulful grooves to any track.

This pristinely recorded pack was created by Richard Spaven an incredibly heavy jazz and hip hop drummer.

To add a professional touch to your track, this is the pack for you.

Our favorite sample from the pack: 03_off_beat_ride_70bpm

9.  Analog Modular Beats

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Techno, house and experimental electronic music always call for specific drum sounds.

Experimental electronic always calls for some specific drum sounds.

Depending on the genre of electronic music you’re making you’ll gravitate to everything from subtle minimal sounds to high octane speaker crushing samples.

If electronic music is your bag, Analog Modular Beats is a sample pack you should check out, you’ll find a great selection of modular synth drum samples for your track and much more.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Rings_Synthetic Perc_keyC#min_125bpm

10. Cinematic Traditional Drums Vol 3

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Epic traditional drumming isn’t easy to record because it uses so many different kinds of drums and usually requires an entire percussion section.

To find that cinematic drum sound you might be better off sifting through the Cinematic Traditional Drums collection.

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You’ll find everything you need for your epic drum loop including syncopated hand percussion, taiko playing, bells, gongs and more.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Cinematic Traditional Drums 3-47

11. Chilled Drums Vol 1

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Recording live drums is pretty challenging. You need a good drummer and an expensive studio to get a great recording.

Recording live drums is pretty challenging. You need a good drummer and an expensive studio to get a great recording.

Sometimes it makes a lot more sense to turn to a sample pack of pre-recorded drum loops to piece together into the perfect custom loop for your track.

Chilled Drums Vol 1 comes with over 100 professionally recorded live drum loops that can easily be layered on top of one another into the perfect drum track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: 68 BPM Simple Snare Beat

Alex Lavoie

Alex Lavoie works as a staff writer at LANDR by day and moonlights as a drummer for folk-rock outfit The Painters.

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