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.
Let’s get into it:
1. 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.
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.
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.
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.
5. LoFi HipHop Volume 4
LoFi is not a fad, it's here to stay. And if you're looking to create lofi beats, the LoFi HipHop Volume 4 sample pack is a great place to start.
Tons of samples ranging from acoustic guitars to retro synths all with a vintage vibe.
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.
7. LO by Circle Drums]
If you're looking for great sounding drums, check out Circle Drums. The Lo pack is a great one to start with. Though it leans a little more rock, a lot of the loops can be chopped and used for any other genre. Plus you get the individual sounds. Well worth checking out.
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.
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.
10. Cardio Sample Pack
If you familiar with the sample pack game you come across 2Deep before. Packed with 808 loops, keys, plucks, crashes, kicks, all in the style of Cardi B. this is a great kit if you're looking for that sound.
BOOM BAP Drum Guide
If you're going to download drum samples you need to know how to put them together. This boom bap drum guide will help you create amazing drum loops in seconds. Inspired some of the best Boom Bap drum producers and to capture the essence of Hip Hop.
50 drum patters covering 9 bars a piece gives you a ton of drum patterns and loops to make. The next best sample you find could be the one you make in seconds with this guide
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 Boom Bap Drum Pattern Guide.