The Best Free Drum Loops and Samples

Here are the best links to royalty free drum and percussion loops and samples on the Web. Use them for practice or on the gig. For loop creation software, check out our links under Software.

Tiger Bill's Pick of the Best Free Drum Loops and Samples


This site contains a small collection of Free Drum Beats and Loops.

cc Mixter

ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.
Remixers: If you’re into sampling, remixing and mash-ups grab the sample packs and a cappellas for download and you can upload your version back into ccMixter, for others to enjoy and re-sample. All legal.


There are over 400 CD quality free wavs recorded by great inspiring musicians, from FX sounds to hip hop samples and this in many different instruments. You can review all the Artists that form part of this project and are currently contributing to it. All offered sound files are copyright free.

The Freesound Project

The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs.


You may download these royalty-free loops and legally use them in any commercial production, whether it be music production, video, game or flash music tracks. Free! These free music loops are 44.1khz 16bit WAV files, which have been Zipped to save bandwidth & download times.

KVR Audio

KVR Audio is the Internet's number one news and information resource for open standard audio plugins. Site contains many free downloadable Banks, Patches, Samples, and Drum Kits.


Large archive of free drum and percussion loops created by Mambo Del Gardo and copyright free. All in WAV format.


Looperman is a Free pro audio community for musicians, film and video producers, djs and multi media designers. Members can upload and download royalty free music loops, acapellas and vocals, beats and samples to use in any music software such as steinberg cubase, propellerheads reason, sony acid pro, fruity loops studio, Magix, ableton live, apple garageband etc or macromedia flash projects, video game design or movie soundtracks. All files have mp3 previews. You'll also find help and advice in our creative multi media tutorials and members discussion forums and a selection of Free Vsti plugins and fx and FREE audio software.


For a free up-front registration, this site offers you access to hundreds of free loops on Drums, Bass, Guitar, Sound FX, and more. You can also sign-up to get a free weekly loop emailed to you.

Phat Drum Loops

Hundreds of high-quality Funky drum loops here, all for the price of a download - in other words, free! This is the internet's largest and oldest free library of classic drum breaks. And all this neat stuff is courtesy of Mhat Bernstein.

Philharmonia Orchestra Samples

If you're looking for free orchestral samples, check this out! The Philharmonia Orchestra has recorded every note on every instrument within the orchestra and made them searchable and downloadable for free! They also have a Phrases, Articulations and Percussion Samples section, containing thouands of orchestral instruments samples, which are also searchable. Full orchestra samples recorded by the entire Philharmonia Orchestra are also available to download.


SampleNet is the world's first free sample search engine. There are thousands of CD-quality samples here for you to search and download. All of SampleNet's samples are copyright free.


This 100% free AIFF/WAV collection contains 5.5 GB of sounds -- including 2,198 techno, hiphop, trance, and drum 'n' bass drum loops / breakbeats, 1,254 drum hits, 77 drum kits, 2,198 sound FX, 1,207 instrument sounds, 1,200 vocal samples, 1,047 melodic parts, fruity loops and more.


This site contains Free Drum Samples for all types of drum machines. If that it what you're looking for - look here!

Smart Loops

Free loops and samples just for subscribing to the Smart Loops Email Newsletter where you will also get exclusive discount offers on Smart Loops products, production tips and even more free loops and samples each month. Hundreds of free loops in ACID, REX2 and Apple Loops formats are available for free download now. Drum loops, guitar loops, bass loops, and more! Many loops from unreleased products ranging from Big Rock 6/8, Pop Rock, Funk, and more. Free Drum & Percussion Sample Sets in SoundFont, SFZ, and DR-008 formats.


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Have fun, stay loose, and I'll see you online!

Tiger Bill


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