In second part of Best of 2013 series we’ll present the best free sample packs in 2013, broken down by months. Simply browse each month’s tab and find out our choice for the best free sample packs released this year. Enjoy!
For the Best 12 free VST instruments, click here.
Free Taiko drum samples by Subaqueous
Subaqueous’ free collection of one shot taiko drum samples is available as Ableton instrument (drum rack), but you can use the samples attached in your FL Studio. Taiko is a Japanese drum percussion instrument used in folk and classical musical traditions.
Really stoked to share this new Drum Rack I made. I have been inspired by the Taiko drum and built this with multi sample one shots of the drum. It was a big undertaking and I am glad to share. The Download also has the samples so even if you don;t have Live you can get some amazing drum samples. Here is a video on the instrument and download below.
More info: Free Taiko drum samples by Subaqueous
Free Brazilian Lounge House Loops by DJ Puzzle
Free Brazilian Lounge House Loops by DJ Puzzle is a collection of house loops with the authentic latino feel that only a brazilian can achieve. The collection consists of 38 loops, mainly pianos, rhodes and basses. All loops are in 24 Bit WAV format, tempo is 116 BPM and 118 BPM.
Here is a short documentary I produced last night. It shows you the process I go through when I produce a new set of loops. This time it’s Brazilian Lounge AND I have a free download pack for you to enjoy as well. Thanks for watching!
Hip-Hop Elements 3 by DJ Pain 1
Hip-Hop Elements 3 by DJ Pain 1 contains 20 WAV loops created exclusively for FLStudiomusic.com. From dark urban club melodies to driving hip-hop drums and melodic piano loops, Hip-Hop Elements 3 has it all. This royalty free sound collection is in 16 bit wav format and is compatible with all software and hardware DAW’s.
DJ Pain 1- record producer and DJ from Madison, Wisconsin. He has produced for artists such as Young Jeezy, 50 Cent, Schoolboy Q, Kállay Saunders, Mavado, Gucci Mane, Jim Jones and more.
Download: Hip-Hop Elements 3 by DJ Pain 1
Free Rave Drum Kit by Xclusive-Audio
Need new drums to drive the dance floor crazy? The Rave Drum Kit has the sounds you need, that cut through your mix and deliver sweaty fist pumping beats! This kit comes with over 150 one-shot drum sounds and can be used in your music royalty free. Once you hear these sounds you will know we mean business!
More info: Free Rave Drum Kit by Xclusive-Audio
549 free Roland TR-909 samples by Tonebuilder
This is a new capture/take on the ever popular TR-909, this time combining outboard vintage NOS tubes and body compression in parallel.
Those signals are then combined and fed into a high-end mastering equalizer to further glue, shape, and focus the sound.
The entire 549 sound collection in 16-bit, 44.1kHz WAV format is available here, complimentary.
Crunkstep Pack #1 by DJ Ghostfader
This killer collection brings you over 350 MB of dirty & crunky drum, bass a synth hits and includes bonus loops & much more.
It comes with energetic bass hits, super punchy drums, sublime synths & textures, which is most universal for many a genre be it Dubstep, EDM to Dirty South. Also some great extra FX shots & loops which any sound junkie will find a delight!
More info: Crunkstep Pack #1 by DJ Ghostfader
140 free Doumbek samples by Subtersonic
The doumbek is a goblet shaped hand drum. This membranophone is known by many names (such as darabukka, tonbak, tablah, darbuka, etc.) and comes in numerous variations in shape and size. It is a traditional instrument in many countries, ranging from Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, to India. It is commonly associated with belly dancing. Traditional construction materials can include metal or ceramic for the body, and a fish skin head. The unique goblet shape of the body allows for a lower tone that would normally be achieved by a small drum. The head may be glued on, or may be tunable with a curved rim. It also utilizes a variety of playing techniques and has become a popular “world music” instrument.
More info: 140 free Doumbek samples by Subtersonic
Studio Collection Vol. 2 by Black Octopus
Studio Collection Vol. 2 is a free pack featuring a selection of samples by Black Octopus Sound. The pack consists of bass stabs/ sustains, drum loops and one shots, FX, melody loops, vocals and much more. The size is 532 MB zipped. All samples are royalty free.
It’s here! We’re proud to present Studio Collection Vol. 2, brought to you in partnership with our friends at Black Octopus Sound.
To launch Vol. 2, we’re holding a contest for all of you producers out there! Check out this link for details: http://bit.ly/StudioContest
Snare Sample Pack 1 by Audio Animals
Our facebook page ( Audio Animals Label ) has been steadily growing at a rapid rate over the last few months, so we have decided to start releasing some of our sample packs for free, as a thank you to all of our followers for their continues support and contributions that help make the page the community it is.
So today we hit 8000 followers, and this unlocks the ‘100 Snare Samples Pack 1” which retails at £2.49 in our sample shop. You can download it for free using the banner below, all you need to do is like the page in order to unlock this download, as well as a number of other free sample packs.
More info: Snare Sample Pack 1 by Audio Animals
Shadows – free sample pack by Glitchedmachines
Shadows is the fourth installment in our FREE Nanopack series. The goal with this series of sample packs is to bring you exclusive, high quality sound effects with the same uncompromising production values as our paid products.
Shadows features an exclusive collection of composite sound effects with a dark, sinister aesthetic. You will find a unique hybrid of psychological horror and dark sci-fi, comprised of highly technical drones, articulations and textures.
Bonus Beatz Free Pack by beatZ
The sounds in this package are NOT included in our Beatmaker´s Sample Pack. Instead they are an expansion for it.
Made with analog and digital synths, drum machines, vintage samplers, microphones, old home computers, classic videogame consoles, analog filters, fx-units, dusty vinyl records, and high quality converters.
All samples are 24 bit 44.1 kHz mono WAV-files.
All files will work in your favorite music program like Logic, Live, Reason, Cubase, GarageBand or FL Studio. You can also use these sounds with Maschine or the Elektron Octatrack.
Because these samples are in mono you get great flexibility. Pan them in the stereo field and apply your own effects on them.
More info: Bonus Beatz Free Pack by beatZ
String Theory by Dark Side of the Tune
Many string patches were made by various means including FM , Wavetable , and analog synthesis. Various high end time based effecString Theory is a 37 sound library containing synthetic string samples. They are offered in 44.1kHz 16 and 24 Bit resolution.
More info: String Theory by Dark Side of the Tune