Every producer needs a decent sample library to make great music. And just like beer, samples simply taste better whenever they’re free. Below, you’ll find the ultimate list of free sample packs, including stuff for a variety of different genres.
Since most packs contain audio (mostly wav) files, they can be used with any DAW, no matter if you’re using Ableton Live, FL Studio, Maschine, or anything else.
Disclaimer: All BVKER sample packs are 100% royalty-free. However, not all of the packs linked in this article are made by us, so make sure to check out the providers’ websites to find out if their packs are royalty-free as well.
Before going to the genre-specific downloads, I want to start off this list with a bunch of freebies that can be used for multiple styles of music. Our Inner Circle, for example, gives you access to all of the free BVKER stuff at once. Just click on the first blue link below, enter your email address, and follow the remaining instructions.
- Inner Circle by BVKER (all our freebies in one place)
- Evolve by Wave Alchemy*
- Survey Sounds 2020 by Loopmasters*
- Free Drum Samples & Sounds by The Producers Choice*
- Free Sample Pack Bundle by Ghosthack*
- Free Stuff by Production Music Live*
Free Trap Sample Packs
For the past years, Trap has been the most prominent genre throughout the charts. And not only do you find Trap beats all across the Hip Hop charts. No, they’re also quite present in the Pop charts and many EDM producers implement Trap elements as well. If you don’t own some decent Trap samples yet, it’s undoubtedly time for a change!
- Chaos Trap Sample Pack by BVKER
- Lex Luger Inspired Sample Pack by BVKER
- Free Murda Beatz Inspired Sample Pack by BVKER
- Ronny J Inspired Sample Pack by BVKER
- Free Metro Boomin Inspired Sample Pack by BVKER
- Free 808 Bass Sample Pack by BVKER
- Nick Mira Type Sample Pack by wavbvkery
- The Stoic by Your Local Musician*
- 808 Trapstep Vol 2 by TriSamples
- Trapstep Drums by Abletunes
Looking for more? Check out this list of the best Trap sample packs.
Free House & EDM Sample Packs
Yes, I know: House & EDM are some very broad terms a lot of subgenres can be categorized under. However, I certainly gave my best to find the best packs for different purposes, including Deep House, EDM, Future House, Bass House, and Tech House.
- Deep House Essentials by Jon Sine
- Free Progressive House Samples by Diode Eins
- Free 909 Drum Samples by BVKER
- Free EDM Sample Pack by Slate Digital
- Future House Sounds by Stickz
- Future House Constructions by Skifonix Sounds
- Free Tech House Tools by W.A. Production*
Free LoFi Sample Packs
The term Low Fidelity (short Lo-Fi or LoFi) describes sounds, which sound like they were recorded with outdated equipment. You’ll often hear artifacts, including pitch variations, noise, vinyl crackles, or distortion. These imperfections often trigger certain emotions, like melancholia or nostalgia, which are hard to achieve using perfectly clean sounds.
- Free LoFi Drum Samples by BVKER
- LoFi Toolkit by Cymatics.fm
- Eternity LoFi Sample Pack by Cymatics.fm
- Life Ambient Recordings by Cymatics.fm
- Organic Drums & Foley Percussion by Hello Samples
- Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Drum Kit by Sample Ocean
- Free Lofi Guitar Sample Pack by Mondo Loops
- Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Drum Kit by SoundPacks.com
Free Vocal Sample Packs
Vocal samples are probably the most essential files from this list. Yes, we can learn how to make our own kicks in Serum, we can even learn how to record our own drum samples and foley sounds. But let’s be honest: most of us can’t sing at all! Therefore, it’s quite cool that some brands are so kind to offer the following freebies below.
- Free Vocal Pack by Ghosthack*
- Free Female Vocal Loops by W.A. Production*
- 1,338 free female vocal samples by SampleRadar
- 327 free vocal ad-lib samples by SampleRadar
- Free Female Vocal Samples by AngelicVibes
- Free Vocals by 91Vocals
- Free Vocal Samples by StayOnBeat
- Euphoria Vocal Sample Pack by Cymatics
Free Future Bass Sample Packs
Invented by Flume and made mainstream by the likes of Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, and David Guetta, Future Bass is defined by lush supersaw chords, weird snares, thumpy kicks, and beautifully interesting sound design. All the downloads below are free to download and contain some really useful loops and one-shots.
- Free Future Bass Pack by BVKER
- Free Future Bass Mega Pack by W.A. Production*
- Future Bass Toolkit by Stickz
- Future RnB Construction Kits by Hypeddit
- Future Bass Starter Pack by Cymatics
- Future Bass Essentials by Skifonix Sounds
- Future Bass Sample Pack by Upstream Squad
- Kawaii Bass Sample Pack by Nodusk
Free Dubstep Sample Packs
Being still my favorite club genre, Dubstep is usually based around 140 – 150 BPM, has a simple drum pattern, and incredibly crazy bass sound design. Below you’ll find some essential, hard-hitting drum shots, metal shouts, and bass shots. Enjoy!
- Free Metal Vocal Samples by DUBFELLAZ
- Free Riddim Sample Pack by DiezelPunk
- Free Deathstep Sample Pack by SHOUTCLOUD
- Dubstep Starter Pack by Cymatics
- Free Dubstep Sample Pack by Zenstep
Free Hip Hop Sample Packs
In this section I put in all the packs, going in an Old School Hip Hop, Boom Bap, or RnB direction. Those drums usually differ quite hard from the modern Trap stuff and are the perfect choice for 90s inspired Hip Hop productions.
- Free Boom Bap Drum Samples by wavbvkery
- J Dilla Drum Kit by The Producer’s Plug
- One For Dilla by STLNDRMS and Soul Surplus
- Free Sound Libraries by Nas Kingston
- Mellow RnB Vibes by Angelic Vibes
Free Techno Sample Packs
Common House doesn’t hit hard enough for your taste? No worries, just grab these Techno sound kits below. They should be enough to get you started cooking up your first Techno tunes. What are you waiting for?
- Cosmic Techno Samples by Diode Eins
- Peak Time Techno Sample Pack by Diode Eins
- FREE Techno Starter Sample Pack 2021 by Riemann Kollektion
Free Synthwave Sample Packs
One of my favorite genres of all time is Synthwave. The best part? Huge pop artists, like The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, or David Guetta are picking this style up again. If you’re looking for old drum machine hits and retro synths, check out the following freebies.
- Aesthetic Vaporwave Sample Pack by BVKER
- Free Synthwave Samples by Ghosthack*
- Free Synthwave Sample Pack my Myloops
- Vaporwave Sample Pack by SoundPacks
Well, in order to make great music you can search for new sounds all day long, but at some point, you have to open up your DAW of choice and put in the hours. Pick some of the mentions from this list, and let’s go. Oh, and if you’re just searching for some fresh drums, you might also like this list of my favorite free drum kits 2021.