10 Of The Best Drum Sample Packs You'll Find In 2021 [Updated 2021]

by Cole rudemuzik

With so many drum sample packs out there, it reminds me of a Sticky Fingaz line from the underrated and slept on track Shut Em Down (remix) by Onyx:

With so many wack rappers out here I don’t no where to aim at!

With so many drum sample packs out there you might not even no where to start downloading.

But don’t worry, I created a list of ten banger drum sample packs that’ll fuel up your arsenal.

Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer - Load up Your Drum Sample Pack
Photographer: Steve Harvey | Source: Unsplash

Let’s get into it:

1. Hip Hop Drum Guide Bundle [Drum Kits and Drum Pattern Guides]

This is the best way to get your drum kit fix and making beats. Two reasons why the Hip Hop Drum Guide Bundle is the best in the game:

1. The bundle has 150 drum patterns you can program in your DAW. Never get caught with beat block again.

2. This guide includes 4 drum kits as well.

 

Hip Hop Drum Guide Bundle

 

2. Young Chop 808’s

Young chop is a an ill producer credited with making the Drill sound of trap. Check out his 808 pack for a variet of 808s with a range of tone, depth, and feel.

As a bonus, here’s a video of Young Chop making a beat with one of his sample packs.

And if you’re looking for 808’s check out the Vibes Sample Pack. It’s has rich multi layered samples along with plenty of drums and 808’s.

Young Chop Kit

3. 808 Warfare

If you’re looking for 808’s this drum sample pack is a good place to start. Producer’s Choice puts together nice drum sample packs and here is one of them with nothing but 808 sounds.

808 Drum Kit

4. JUST BLAZE DRUM SAMPLE PACK FOR SERATO STUDIO

An exclusive to Serato Studio this kit includes 8 drum kits and 30 samples. The drums are amazing in this pack and have a wide range of styles all created by Just Blaze himself.

If you haven’t checked out Serato Studio, I recommend it especially if you’re a sample based producer.

Just Blaze Sound Pack

5. Ill Strings & Things

Strings are notoriously hard to get right that's why when you have a sample pack full of string sounds it'll  be a no brainer

Ill Strings & Things has 15 samples with stems. Each sample has at least on string sound in it and comes with other sounds as well (& Things).

 

6. Hats Off (Hi-Hat Loops & One Shots) by Illmind

When we think about drum sample packs we usually think about kicks, snares, one-shots, and riffs. And oh yeah some hats.

Too often we overlook hats and their importance. So this is pretty dope that Illmind created a whole kit dedicated to the hats. Hats do a lot to dictate the groove, feel, and bounce. Now here’s a whole drum sample pack dedicated to the hats.

Hats Off Hi -Hats Only Pack by Illmind

7. Boom Bap Drum Guide Vol. 01 [Drum Guide And Drum Kit]

Inspired some of the best Boom Bap drum producers and to capture the essence of Hip Hop. The guide includes 50 Boom Bap drum patterns. The drum kit includes 10 drum kits each engineered together. 

Each kit sounds like it was made together because it was. These aren't random drum sounds thrown together.

For example, Vinyl Heavy all the sounds have vinyl components.

The drums were custom made to fit the vibes feel and aesthetic of Boom Bap. If you’re looking to make hip hop beats and want to make sure you get plenty bang for your buck, this is the one to go with.

8. Dusty Crates Drum Sample Packs

Another Serato Studio pack, this one is packed with vintage drums and melodic loops to make lofi beats and boom bap beats. Made from a variety of producers including Decap, MSXII Sound Design, Goldbaby, and Komorebi Audio.

Dusty Crates Drum Sound Pack

9. The Official 9th Wonder Drum Kit - 9th Wonder Treats

Now this list is in no particular order. So it only makes sense to put a 9th Wonder kit at number 9. An older one but 9th Wonder’s beats and drums are timeless. Best of all, this drum sample pack is free.

It’s a great sample pack to start with. 9th is an elite producer with range, a coveted snare sound, and responsible for some of the best hip hop tracks out there.

9th Wonder Drum Treats

10. Beat Butcha - Dangerous Filth Bundle

Know for working with Griselda and developing that sounds, Beat Butcha has delivered some of the grittiest and grimiest drum kits. Now you can get them all bundled together in the Dangerous Filth Bundle.

Beat Butcha Filth Bundle

Hip Hop Drum Guide Bundle

There you have it, 10 of the best drum sample packs. If you're still looking for which one to start with, you can't go wrong with the Hip Hop Drum Guide Bundle or the Boom Bap Drum Pattern Guide.

 

Cole