If you’re a music producer, then you know that having a strong arsenal of drum samples is a must for making hot beats. No matter what music production software you use to make instrumentals, using high quality drum sounds gives you a competitive advantage over other beat makers.
Often times you will find that many producers are using bland, boring, stock sounds from piano keyboards such as the Roland Fantom, Korg Triton, or Yamaha Motif. The result is usually an un-original instrumental that sounds the same as every other producers’.
The drums in an instrumental act kind of like its skeleton. If you’re using wack drum samples, kits, or loops, then it will ultimately result in a weak skeleton–a weak skeleton means a “weak” instrumental.
The remedy to wack drum sounds in a producer’s beats is obviously hot drum samples, but finding them is often easier said than done. Thankfully, 3 extremely talented producers have come to the aid of beat makers around the world.
Epik is widely regarded as one of the most talented producers both online and offline. His beats on the popular music website Soundclick have spread far and wide. Recently, he put together a collection of drum samples entitled No Poopy Drums Vol. 1. He describes the collection of drum samples as “300+Drums that I MYSELF personally use on production that i’ve made in the past 2 years…” He’s made the kit available free of charge to the music production community. Download them via the link below.
Adam Ivy is no stranger to composing music or the internet. Racking up 1 million+ views via his Youtube account, Ivy brings humor, positive energy, and dope beats to the music community. He’s also made his own drum kit and loops available. Dubbed the Ivy League Drum Kit Vol. 1, Ivy sought to help out upcoming beat makers and producers by giving away this collection of drum sounds.
Although a relative newcomer to the online music production scene, Traumah is definitely not an amateur when it comes to beat making. Studying under the wings of legendary west coast producer Dj Battlecat, Traumah has a wide selection of free drum loops and samples that simply “KNOCK”. Check out samples of the Traumah Drums Library below.