One of the most important tasks while making beats is picking the right drum samples. Fortunately there are countless free drum kits available on the internet. I spent hours finding + downloading them and finally came up with this list of the best picks.
Most of these packs are particularly made for Trap or Hip Hop, but they can definitely be used for some other styles as well (like Pop or LoFi for example).
Let’s get right into it!
Free Trap Drum Kits
The following kits are suitable for Trap. No matter if you’re searching for classic 808 drum kits or packs that fit modern productions. You’ll definitely find something cool in here!
The Drillers Kit is our take on UK Drill. It’s filled with dark melodies, MIDI files, drum shots and sliding 808s, suitable for all kinds of Drill music.
Metro Boomin is without any doubt one of the greatest beat makers of our time. The Drip Kit contains 100 one shots and tuned 808s inspired by his most successful productions.
If you’re looking for dirty 808s, oversaturated claps or crispy hi hats the Bad Kit is probably the right choice for you. It’s inspired by Wheezy’s best known productions, including “Yes Indeed” or “Going Bad”.
For fans of Pierre Bourne or Playboi Carti the Born Kit is the right choice. You’ll get 100 royalty-free drum one shots, key-labeled 808s and a bunch of cymbals.
Chaos is our biggest free trap pack. It’s literally filled with everything you need to produce beats, including drum samples, drum loops, melody loops and matching MIDI files.
According to The Kit Plug this pack has been made by Multi-Platinum Music Producers. All samples are in .WAV format, which means that it works with every DAW.
Kyle Beats is one of the biggest YouTubers in the whole beat making game. Andromeda is filled with a total of 95 high-quality sounds including 808s, drums, real guitar loops & vocal chants.
DrumStart Volume 3 comes with over 300+ loops and one shots that can be used for Trap or R&B. If you want to learn more about this one click on the link and watch the demo on YouTube.
Another free drum kit filled with 15 808s, 10 claps, 5 crashes, 20 FX, 5 open hats, 20 hihats, 10 kicks, 10 percs, 10 snares and 10 loops.
The cool part about this kit is that it not only contains drum sounds. It further comes with 6 reese bass samples, vocal chants and some really cool sound effects.
The Blue Diamond Drum Kit has everything you need, including crispy drums, one shots and melodies in wave format, that can be dragged right into your DAW.
This kit contains more than 130 sounds and is the perfect pick for every trapsoul or R&B producer. In addition to the drum sounds this one also comes with some cool ambiences.
This Trap drum kit by Hipstrumentals contains 300+ drum shots and has been released in August 2020. As a bonus they included some pretty interesting bonus drums.
This is probably the biggest collection in this list. 50+ downloads inspired by artists including Murda Beatz, Blvnt$, JetsonMade, Zaytoven, Young Chop & Wiz Khalifa.
Plenty of free sound kits, loop kits and preset banks by The Producer’s Plug. They also offer some interesting artist packs you might want to take a closer look at.
This freebie from Samplephonics comes with a bunch of samples taken from their premium library “Deep Trap”. The full version contains 198 lush beat loops and samples in 24 bit.
24 kicks, 16 snares, 12 claps, 22 hats, 18 percs, 13 808s & 10 original vox loops by TopSounds – all in the style of OvO and Toronto Artists.
Download the Car Drum kit and instantly access 50 unique drum samples, including snares, snaps, hi hats, effect sounds, kicks + mixed percussion.
24 one shot samples inspired by world famous Trap producer or beat maker Lex Luger.
This one is definitely one of my favorite packs. I already downloaded it years ago when it initially came out and I’ve been using it on a regular basis since this day.
Just like Volume 1, this is one is without any doubt a great freebie. The download has a size of 162.9 MG and it contains more than 400 files in total.
Desiigner’s “Panda” was a huge hit when it came out a few years ago. This pack includes over 20 free trap drum loops, drums, synths and Desiigner type vocal samples.
The Energy Drumkit by The Highest Producers comes with 39 free to download drum sounds you can pick for your next Trap or Rap beats.
21 essential drum samples inspired by Zone 6 East Atlanta rappers & the producers that have crafted their sounds. You can preview some of the sounds on the pack’s webpage.
“Straight From The Trap” is a freebie by C-Ram beats, which includes heavy 808s, brass stabs, clean & punchy kicks, trap snares, mixing presets, tags, FX and more.
This FREE Warm 808 Bass Samples pack contains 500 royalty-free 808 sounds giving you everything you need to be able to make smooth Hip Hop, Future Bass, Trap, and more.
Free Hip Hop Drum Samples
Although Old School Hip Hop and Boom Bap aren’t as popular as they used to be anymore it can still be cool to play around with some old vinyl loops or vintage drum samples.
Lunar is packed with 100+ royalty-free loops and samples taken from our upcoming project “Afterlife”, which will be filled with over a thousand total files for lo-fi hip hop.
This library has been made by the founder of SoundPacks.com. It’s packed with 316 samples, including drums, 808 kicks and 18 sfx. The zipped size is 37,6 MB.
This pack contains 50 drum loops that have been sampled from real songs. Keep in mind that you may need to get these samples cleared if you want to use them in your commercial productions.
Missing that vintage vinyl crackle vibe in your productions? ProducerSpot supplies 39 MB of vintage claps, snares, kicks, percs and drum loops.
The Free East Coast Drum Kit “Classic Reborn” by JGBeats contains 222 high quality drum sounds including extraordinary vinyl breaks and one hitters. It’s a great choice for old school, east coast or boom bap beats.
The guys from Beats 24-7 are giving away the “1st Aid Kit” for free to say ‘Thank You’ for continued support! It contains one shot samples and presets for 3x Osc & FL Studio.
A collection of 349 sounds inspired by Hip Hop musicians like Drumma Boy, Scott Storch or Timbaland. They’re all licensed as royalty-free.
If you’re searching for some old school sound kits, inspired by rappers like 2Pac, Big Sean, Dr. Dre, DMX you should check out the website from Just4Beats.
A huge Boom Bap sound kit with almost 200 kicks, snares, hihats and some mixed sounds.
Free Drum Machine Kits
A lot of Pop or Hip Hop artists like Post Malone or The Weeknd started using sounds from classic drum machines again in their songs. Here’s a collection of the best ones I could find.
210 drum shots and loops processed in different ways to fit both lo-fi or modern production styles. All drum loops have been made using the 909’s famous groove. Enjoy!
If you’re lookin’ for something different you might like this pack of samples from the Yamaha DD-8 toy drum machine. Here are 28 files in 16-bit WAV format for you.
60 free drum hits, taken from Samplefino’s premium packs Analogue Drum Samples and Analogue Kick Drum. All 100% royalty-free.
65 free kick drum samples that have been released via Rekkerd. They’re based on the Jomox MBase 01 drum machine and have been recorded with an RME audio card in 24 bit quality.
A bunch of kick samples made with Arturia’s Drum brute and processed through analog equipment, such as the Elysia Karacter, X-Filter or Xpressor to refine the sound.
As you can see, the amount of free drum kits you can find online is insanely high (and there are way more packs than the ones from this list). If you don’t want to miss out on upcoming posts feel free to join my Inner Circle. You’ll get plenty of free sample packs, Serum presets, some helpful PDFs + updates whenever I release another piece of content.