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The 10 Best Trap Sample Packs

The 10 Best Trap Sample Packs

Today, using trap sample packs is a key part of your workflow when you’re a trap beat maker.

You need those haunting chimes, playful flutes, and chilled out synth lines to make a beat that truly slaps.

And that doesn’t take into account how hard it is to find an 808 kick drum that’ll crush your car trunk’s subs.

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Trap music calls for some pretty specific sounds, but sometimes finding cleared samples you can actually use on streaming platforms is pretty difficult.

Sure, it might be fun to spend a few hours tinkering with that tinny 808 sub kick that came stock with your DAW.

But at some point, to start beat making faster you need to find a sound that really works for what you’re going for. A cool sample really can be enough to spur on all the inspiration you need to finish a track.

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So to get your studio lit up and thumping faster we’ve compiled the best trap sample packs, so you can find that perfect sample to make a fire beat.

Here’s the 10 best sample packs we’ve come across yet:

1. King Chop Kit by Young Chop

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A cool sample really can be enough to spur on all the inspiration you need to finish a track.

Young Chop is the legendary producer who’s credited with pioneering drill, a popular subgenre of trap.

This wide-ranging pack comes with over 200 samples made by Young Chop himself.

Make drill inspired tracks with hard-hitting hi-hats, kicks, 808s, snares, claps, piano, synths, pads, and more.

Don’t sleep on your chance to use samples from one of the industry’s hottest producers.

Our favorite sample from the pack: InYourFeelings

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2. Emotive Trap & Hip Hop

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If you want to add low key elements to your trap beats, it’s worth your while to sift through this Emotive Trap & Hip Hop collection.

Adding wistful melodic lines that evoke sadness and longing is a pretty big trend in trap music right now.

There’s plenty of trap artists that are drawing influence from the emo pop-punk bands of the early 2000s.

If that’s something you’re interested in you might want to at least try some of the free starter samples included with the pack.

Our favorite sample from the pack: UGL DERE

3. 808 Bass

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Alright, now we’re getting into the meaty stuff.

808s are a staple in the trap style of beat making. You hear them on pretty much every hot trap track ever made.

The thing is, 808s are so heavily used it’s pretty hard to create ones that stand out.

The thing is, 808s are so heavily used it’s pretty hard to create ones that stand out.

Getting an 808 sample that was made by someone with a ton experience in sound design can really help with getting that gut-punching sub-bass you want for your track.

This list of 808s is a great place to start with finding the perfect kick.

Our favorite sample from the pack: 808-01

4. Trap Top 50

top 50 trap sample pack

Trap beats are constantly evolving, so why shouldn’t your trap beats evolve too?

To know what sounds are popping off right now, check out the Trap Top 50 sample pack.

To know what sounds are popping off right now, check out the Trap Top 50 sample pack.

You can see which trap samples get downloaded the most to get an idea of where beatmakers are going with their new tracks.

It’s always useful to get inspiration from what other beatmakers are doing, so you can re-invent their ideas to make something fresh and cool.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Pixel Terror – Flume Chords

5. How to Build a Pyramid

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Go straight to the beat making boutique with How to Build a Pyramid.

This highly curated sample pack represents the past and present of trap beat making rolled into one.

This highly curated sample pack represents the past and present of trap beat making rolled into one.

Get crispy drums, hard-hitting 808s, and dusty melodies all crafted by 4th Pyramid, a legendary Toronto based producer who’s worked with everyone from Wu-Tang Clan to Jazz Cartier.

It’s my personal favorite because there’s nothing cheesy about this trap sample pack.

You’ll find only lush digital soundscapes that pair nicely that gritty analog sound from decades past.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Toronto Blues Pt 3

6. The Trap Kit

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Looking for a one-stop-shop to make a trap beat that’s uniquely yours?

The Trap Kit sample pack is your completely free go-to. You’ll find everything you need to get started with making a trap beat.

It even goes along perfectly with this mixing trap tutorial.

Find everything from rap vocal hooks, fat 808 kicks, and bouncy melodic lines.

This sample is perfect for when you’re looking for fast inspiration.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Vocals – Full Acapella – Mavo – Angls

7. Syrup – New Wave Trap from Apex Audio

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In Syrup, Apex Audio takes your sample palette down south to the nexus of modern trap music.

This sample pack really draws on the sounds developed by Atlanta, Houston, and Memphis producers wrapped into one juicy sample pack.

Lean into those chopped and slowed vocal hooks, melodic 808 kicks, and verbed out synth lines that southern trap music pioneered.

With Syrup your studio is guaranteed to become the next party hotspot in your neighborhood.

Our favorite sample from the pack: AASR Vocal 08

8. Stellar from OCTVE

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Stellar sparkles and shines with its huge collection of more than 1500 samples from 50+ artists.

Stellar sparkles and shines with its huge collection of more than 1500 samples from 50+ artists.

It took nearly two years to put this incredibly diverse sample pack together, and the results are a breathtaking experience for any music creator.

Find anything you need from vocal hooks, vocal chants, percussion samples, rap verses, and four complete beat construction kits!

You’re pretty much guaranteed to find something awesome for your next track with Stellar.

Our favorite sample from the pack:  Vocals – She Can Tell When I’m Not Sober

9. ATL Kartel from Kits Kreme

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Atlanta is easily home to the hottest scene in trap right now. Its night clubs are where the genre first took hold.

With ATL Kartel, Kits Kreme draws on the sounds that come from the trap studios of legendary producers like MikeWillMadeIt, Metro Boomin’, and more.

Sparkly synth lines, trendy drum sounds, and speaker ratling 808s are mainstays in this excellent sample pack.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Drum Loop

10. Drill Trap Beatstarters

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Sporty and hard-hitting is the best way to describe the LANDR exclusive Drill Trap collection.

This high-intensity pack is perfect for putting together some speaker punishing, sub-heavy drill style trap music.

If your beat wants to go hard in the paint, this trap pack is perfect for you.

Our favorite sample from the pack: LANDR_DTB_Keys_Reverse Melody_keyAmin_140bpm

Get in the trap and make a beat!

Who doesn’t love finding that perfect sample and making some pure fire in the studio?

To get started faster, it’s a pretty useful tool to find a cleared sample someone made and turn into your own sound.

That’s why sifting through the best trap sample packs is worth it.

You’ll definitely find something great, especially with the help of a smart recommendation tool.

Get some inspiration from the pros and so you can fire up that DAW and make something lit!

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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