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The best places to download samples, presets & loops

Thanks to the incredible technological progress and the increasing popularity of electronic music, we are witnessing the development not only of new musical careers but also of everything connected with the music industry. Nowadays, anyone can become a self-proclaimed producer – you just need to have a computer, internet access, and a fund to purchase a professional DAW. As a result, various sample packs, loops, sounds, and plug-in presets – both free and paid, used by professionals – are available on the Internet which can be readily included in your productions. Today we decided to gather a list of the 10 best places to download 100% royalty-free samples, presets, & loops for music production in 2020. Also, don’t forget to check out our Plugins & Sample Pack Charts where we list the best alternatives in each category.


 The 10 best places to download samples, presets, & loops:

1. Splice

Splice is everything that a modern-day producer needs. Millions of high-quality royalty-free samples from well-known artists & audio engineers, a back-up cloud for projects with unlimited storage, a community where, among other things, you can exchange projects with other producers, and a place which is giving you the opportunity to try for free plugins like Serum, Ozone, or PORTAL, thanks to Rent-to-Own feature.

Finally a way to buy plugins that works. By paying a little at a time, producers can get legit access to the top VSTs. – KSHMR

Price: $7.99/month for 100 credits


2. Loopmasters

Without a doubt, this is the most famous and the biggest sample boutique ever operating. Loopmasters has the best samples for Techno, House, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, EDM, and loads more, with live music sample packs and instrument sample libraries for music production. It is probably the first place of its kind to be ever created because it has been functioning for more than 17 years. Each of the best-pack lists you’ll find on the web contains at least one of their sample packs.

Price: No subscription, purchase option for individual sample packs available.


3. Loopcloud

Loopcloud is a fully-featured sample manager launched by Loopmasters, thanks to which you can preview over 4+ million samples on your computer, and searching new sounds while creating music. The software organizes all of your samples, creating the largest palette imaginable and giving you access to a massive collection of millions of royalty-free samples ready for you to download and use it in your music.

Price: $7.99(Artist)/$11.99(Studio)/$21.99(Professional) per month


4. Producer Loops

Producer Loops is the world’s largest distributor of legal downloads for musicians, producers, DJs, recording studios, film and soundtrack producers, advertising executives, cooperating with over 290 labels. They have sounds, vocal samples, MIDI, kits, loops & sound effects for over 60 music genres, and 90+ sample packs as free download!

Price: No subscription, purchase option for individual sample packs available.


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5. Looperman

Looperman is a community/ blog for producers, musicians, and DJs with the biggest amount of available free sounds, samples, loops, and acapellas for music production. For now, they have more than 160.000 free samples and loops. Every day there are novelties here uploading by thousands of Looperman’s users.

Price: Free


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6. Production Music Live

Samples, templates, bundles, presets, amazing courses, MIDI packs, & freebies. Production Music Live has everything you need to start a journey with electronic music production. You will surely find something for yourself here, no matter what sub-genre of electronic music you create.

Price: No subscription, purchase option for individual sample packs available.


7. Cymatics

Cymatics is a second, after Splice, place that probably every bass music producer know and visited minimum once in life. Famous mainly for its great sample packs recommended by the greatest bass artists like Dillon Francis, Getter & NGHTMRE, and artists-inspired free downloads. They also run a YouTube channel with all kinds of production tips, tutorials, and ‘how to make’ videos. Cymatics has sample packs for every sub-genre of music but primarily focused on genres like dubstep/trap/future bass.

Price: No subscription, purchase option for individual sample packs available.


8. Tracklib [We Rave You Recommendation]

Tracklib is the world’s only service for sampling music where you get access to thousands of tracks from all over the world. It makes sampling and sample clearance fast, easy, legal, and affordable for every music producer in the world. Used by producers of the biggest artist on all kinds of genres – Zaytoven (Nicki Minaj, Migos, Future), Vic Mensa, Ludacris, Major Seven (Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross).

Price: $5.99/month


9. Prime Loops

Prime Loops is a sample store & music studio based in London, born in 2007, with over 650+ sample packs. They specialize in Hip Hop, Trap, Boom Bap & RnB, but have regular support from electronic dance music artists like Slushii, graves, Grandtheft, UZ, & Slander. Apart from samples, they have a really interesting number of different kinds of presets for all well-known plugins.


10. Samplesound

Samplesound is probably the best place to download high-quality sample packs for techno & house music production. In addition to a huge amount of samples (free too), on their website, you will find cool production tutorials, mixing & mastering service, and a lot of collaborative projects with music labels.

Read Next:  The best melodic techno sample packs.

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22-year-old electronic dance music enthusiast born & raised in Poznan, Poland. Bass music and event management fiend, sincerely in love with trap music from the 2012-2015 era.

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