Finding websites that allow you to download royalty free samples, effects and loops is not hard at all. Yet you still find people who are struggling to get, not just any samples, but pro studio quality ones. So on this post I’m going to share 30 websites that offer top quality stuff.
You will be familiar with most of the websites I’m about to share, and some may be new to you. These sites offer different formats including wav, rex2 loops, aiff, midi, software based samples, vst presets, sampler instruments, patches, vocals and a whole lot more…
Everything is royalty free and that means you’re free to use the samples on commercial music or even for movies and games. Most of the stuff, especially the vocals, effects and loops can also be of great use as DJ Tools or for a live performance.
It doesn’t matter what music software you’re using, it could be FL Studio, Ableton, Cubase, Logic, Maschine etc. Some of the websites allow you to download the samples for free and some you’ll have to buy. If you’re on a tight budget then don’t worry most of the stuff is free and it’s good quality.
Most of these websites provide samples from a variety of genres including folk, jazz, rock, garage, glitch, ambient, reggae, house, rap, dubstep and more…
OK, here are the 30 resources where you can download royalty free samples. Simply click the name of the website to visit the download page.
Note: Websites are not listed in any particular order.
- Loopmasters – The most popular resource aimed at releasing flexible sample libraries for producers and musicians who need top quality samples to integrate into and inspire their music. The website is not all about loops, there’s lots of stuff to be found there.
- Prime Loops – Passionate about providing award winning sample packs, loops libraries & preset banks, fresh in tune with the evolving music scene.
- Groove Bits – Find great Sound Effects and samples for any production type: Multimedia, TV, Film, Gaming, Advertising, you name it!
- SampleRadar – This is MusicRadar’s weekly giveaway of professional quality, royalty free samples. You will find a collection of loops, one-hits and multi-samples for various genres.
- DL Sounds – The website caters for musicians, film/video producers, djs as well as multi-media designers searching for samples to use on their own production. There’s exclusive royalty free music, samples as well as loops you won’t find anywhere.
- Dance MIDI Samples – Also known as DMS, download the ultimate professional midi, wav samples, vst instruments, synth patches and reason refills for all dance music genres.
- Loopgalaxy – Has been operating since 2001 to offer 100% legal free loops and samples to the global community of musicians, producers as well as DJs.
- Reason Refills – Another great website for properllerhead users to find refills for reason, the latest news and updates.
- Smash Up The Studio – This is where you’ll find well designed MIDI loops, riffs, chord progressions and audio samples for your music production.
- Platinumloops – Celebrating their 12 Years providing musicians, songwriters and artists with inspirational sounds. With a wide range of genres, they’re able to offer a massive library of ideas to boost your creativity.
- ModernBeats – Download hip hop samples and loops for modern music production. You’ll find drum loops, one-hits, reason refills, acid loops, fruity loops, reason sounds, apple and more.
- Looperman – Is the ultimate pro audio resource community where royalty free loops, acapellas and samples are added daily.
- Future Loops – Instant download for premium audio samples, loops, acid loops, rex loops, apple loops, sample CD’s, sample Libraries and it’s all royalty free.
- Rekkerd – Another great resource that is frequently updated with the latest free samples, loops, effects and more.
- Big Fish Audio – They distribute one of the largest selection of drum kits, sample packs, royalty free loops and virtual instruments.
- Samplerbanks.com – A good source of inspiration for your music! Find great sample libraries, royalty free loops, reason reFills, sound samples and more.
- Black Octopus Sound – Download high quality sample packs, drum hits, loops, vocal samples, FLP downloads and other great music production tools.
- Producers Choice – Inspiring music producers to make better music. Get pro quality Hip Hop sounds, drum kits, samples and loops.
- Diginoiz – Tom Teka Kucharski’s label offers sample packs and presets for beat makers as well as DJ’s.
- Producer Loops – One of the largest distributors of sample packs, MIDI files, loop packs, virtual instruments and audio plugins.
- bpb – Bedroom producer blog also offers a great range of sample packs, libraries, vst instruments, reviews and more.
- Bluezone Corporation – Their designers manufacture good sounding libraries for computer-based music production and DJing.
- Vocal Downloads – They are the leading vocal sample provider for downloadable clearance free & royalty free acapellas.
- Soungle – A sound library search engine for users to easily search royalty free sound effects, musical instruments, music and samples.
- Free SFx – Is one of the leading online distributors of royalty free music and sound effects.
- Sound Bible – Has thousands of free sound effects and sound clips that can be used in various sound projects such as Video/Movie Scoring, Game Design, Production, Presentations and more…
- Soundsnap – A free online sound library which allows users to download and share samples.
- Sound Dogs – An online commercial sound effects and production music library with a vast, easily accessible sound library for immediate download.
- iBeat – This is where you’ll find free beats, loops and breaks for background music, radio jingles and music production.
- WaaSoundLab – Find Professional sample libraries, music loops and software based templates (Logic Pro).
- Wave Alchemy – They offer a unique selection of free wav samples and sample packs suitable for electronic music.
- VIP Zone – With a wide range of successful and talented singers they produce top quality acapellas and various vocal samples.
- Soundtrack Loops – Download royalty free music loops and synth patches designed to work on all DAWs including logic, pro tools, iOS, garageband, NI, fl studio, cubase, ableton…
- KVR Audio – Another great resource to find audio samples, patches, libraries, effects and instruments.