In this article, I’ll share you with 11 free drum kit resources which help you in producing your next project. So, read this article till the end.
All of us love free resources and stuff. Especially in music when the cost of audio recording gear and software is out of budget for indie music producers we always look for free alternatives.
Although, there are tons of free stuff available online for music enthusiasts not all of them are useful. Most of them are crap and you can’t use them to produce quality music.
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In Recording Base I always come up with good free resources and stuff for those indie music producers who can’t afford to buy paid ones. Today, I’m here with 11 free drum KIt resources that you can use to create quality music on your DAW.
So, let’s start…
11 Free Drum Kit Resources
Drum kits are a very useful tool for modern music producers as you can use them to create beats assigning them as a MIDI instrument and playing by your MIDI keyboard or directly importing and editing them in the DAW.
Here is the list of 11 free drum kit resources that you can use to create beats and grooves in your DAW.
1. Cymatics – Free Drum Kit Resource
Cymatics is one of the largest websites in the music production field. They provide valuable content related to music production stuff via their blogs and tools. With educating people, they also provide tons of free stuff including drum kit samples, music courses, etc.
Some of them are free of cost and some of them are chargeable. However, paid ones are great but free drum samples are not bad. You can effectively use them in your projects.
Here is the resource from where you can download free drum kits offered by Cymatics.
2. HipHop Makers
These guys especially deal with hip-hop beats and samples. They have a huge library of hip-hop beats and drum kits. If you are a hip-hop artist then this is the right destination for you.
They sell beats and samples online though there is a huge list of free stuff too.
One of those resources is
3. Wave Alchemy
Wave Alchemy is one of the biggest drum and sample seller on the internet. They have a wide range of drum and melody samples for music makers. Most of them are paid but they also have some free stuff. I’ve researched and found a 707 drum kit library offered by Wave alchemy for free.
Here you can see this resource.
They have a section for free stuff including DRM drums, JP8 SFX etc that you can check out here.
4. Free Drum Kits
The other one is Free Drum Kits. As you can see in the name. they provide free drum kit samples for music makers. However, to download their free kits you need to provide them with your email address.
After signup, you will be provided with the link to download your desired drum samples kit.
You can check out the whole list here
5. The Kit Plug
Another free drum kit resource is The Kit Plug. They have a mixture of free and paid drum kits. However, just like Free Drum Kits, they have a huge library of free ones.
You can download any or all of them by providing your Facebook details to them.
They have a system in that you need to send a message about their product on Facebook messenger. By doing this you can download their free stuff.
Here is the link to their free drum kits
6. The Highest Producers
This website has not much free stuff but they have 5 resources that you can download for free. However, they have a huge library of paid drum kits but for free they have limited resources.
In their 5 resources, they provide,
- The Minotaur Destiny – 13 Free Hot Modern Hi Hat Patterns
- 808 Serum Pills – 9 Free 808 Bass Presets For Serum
- Travis Scott Free Drum Kit – Astro Love
- The Maleficent Pumpkin – 15 Free Haunting Melodies
- The Rose – 16 Free R&B Chord Progressions [MIDI Kit]
You can download all of them by this link
7. The Producers Plug
The producer’s plug is my favourite resource for free drum kits. They have a huge library of free loops and samples including drum kits and 808 loops.
However, for free you just get the sample of the full library you can use them on your production.
Here is the link where you can download all of them.
8. Beats 24-7
Beats 24-7 is a great resource for those seeking free drum kits as well as melody samples. They have a total of 8 sample packs in their free library. Here is the list of those sample packs.
- Knights of Trap [Drum Kit]
- NXT LVL V1 [Drum Kit]
- NXT LVL V2 [Drum Kit]
- Sounds From The Streets [Drum Kit]
- Grand Hall Piano [Kontakt Preset Bank]
- 1st Aid Kit [Drum Kit]
- Trap Loop Pack
- Trap Gods Kontakt Library
You can download all of them from here
8. Freakquincy – Free Drum Kit Resource
Freakquincy has a large list of paid products but doesn’t have much free stuff. But they have a great sample pack ie; Dark Matter. Dark Matter is an all-new free sample pack containing 10 multi-stem samples created exclusively by @CJBeatzNYC for freakquincy.com.
Inspired by Rich The Kid, Lil Uzi Vert, SmokePurpp and many more artists dark matter is one of the best drumkits samples for free.
You can download it here
9. Beat Prodcution
Beat production is a great resource for sound kits, software, VST etc. They sell all of these stuff on their website. Along with them, they have a huge list of free stuff like free drum kits, free presets etc.
They have uploaded all of their free stuff to Mediafire for better download speed and linked that to their product pages.
Here is the link where you can download free stuff from Beat Production.
Soundpacks.com is the place where you don’t just download free loops and samples but also upload your own for the public.
As its a place where users upload the loops and sample. It has a wide range of Drum kits and samples to download.
11. Music Radar
Last but not the least, Music Radar is one of the popular music production blog in the world. However, they also provide free music resources such as drum kits.
You can checkout their 1000 free drum sample page to download some good quality drum kits.
These samples are split into 3 folders: Assorted Hits, Drum Kits and Rex Loops.
Most of them are available in WAV format so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice.
Some of the samples are in REX format which is only loaded into any software that supports REX format. Don’t worry most of the DAWs support REX format.
Conclusion: Free Drum Kit Resources
Well, here was the list of 11 great drum kit resources for music producers. Now it’s your time to download some of them from here and use them on your projects.
After using them let me know how useful those are for you. Your comments inspire me to write more on music and help other music makers.
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Gautam Roy is a recording engineer and a blogger from India. He loves music, writing and travelling. He is also an active investor and a successful entrepreneur.