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Nah, jk. Just wanted to see if you were reading this post before you started spamming the links with your mouse ._.
Think of the poor mouse guys. #MouseLivesMatter
Anyways, hi, I'm BlueAlpha14 and there's a chance you may know me from my music. I have received some wonderful recognitions, including biggest troll on the audio portal. Thank you fans, I'm very honored.
But I'm not here to talk about my music, I'm here to talk about sample packs. More specifically sample packs that you would use for bass music. I'm talking Bass House, Dubstep, Drumstep, Glitch Hop, Drum and Bass, Neurofunk, Trap, Hybrid, Electro etc. Not that you couldn't use these for more chill, mid-tempo stuff but it'd be a lot harder. This is mostly for basshead musicians.
So yeah, sample packs. They are quite amazing actually. You don't need a specific DAW or VST to use them, and they're great assets for those who are a beginner or expert in music production. Today I am going to share with you guys not 1, not 2, but 9 free sample packs that you can use for your music production. Yes, all of these are copyright-free. That's why they're sample packs lol. I am going to also give my opinion on these because I've listened/used all of them.
This will hopefully be a regularly updated resource post. I'm starting out with 9, but in the meantime I hope to add more as I find them. If you want to donate your own sounds or you found a sample pack that is not listed, let me know and I'll add it to this list with credit that you found it.
All of these links are safe to download them from. I wouldn't give you guys links that would infect your computer.
One last thing, if you're a moderator and you find a sample pack that I shouldn’t be advertising, please let me know. I am not an expert on what's allowed and what's not allowed, so I apologize if I posted any wrong ones.
Alright, enough waiting, let's get started.
As it advertises, 2.5 GB of free samples for all kinds of genres. I've used BOS free stuff before and they're not too bad. They're more of a fanatic on drums, but that's okay because it's good to have an extensive library on drums instead of just reusing the same ones.
I know this isn't like bass samples or kicks and snares but I thought I would put this in there because 102 DnB drum loops is a lot, and they're all pretty unique in sound as well as tempo. It's a really good back-up if you're like me who can't make drum and bass patterns to save his life.
Yep, 50 free dubstep growls. You read it correct. These aren't lame ones, either. I like how they sound and these samples are even better than RPS' sound design tutorials (I'm also kinda obsessed with growls yeah). On his website, rocketpoweredsound.com, there's also a couple sample packs by other artists as well as some free Serum presets (though, again, his samples are better than his presets in my opinion).
80 bass samples by a person on YouTube named Nottich. Don't be tricked by the term "Monster Growls", because a lot of them are kinda weak and most certainly not growls. There a few cool and unique samples though, and I've used them for some experiments.
Surprisingly, these samples are not by Skrillex. But they're pretty close, aren't they? I haven't really found an excuse to use them, but for any super heavy dubstep producer out there these might be cool to play around with. There's also an FL Studio 12 written tutorial in this pack on how you can make your own Skrillex-type basses.
Here is 20 GB of free SFX and they're all royalty free to use. These are meant more for flash games, but if you like using SFX in your music there's tons of stuff you might use. The 2016 bundle is also still up. Just remove the 7 in the url and replace it with a 6. There is also a 2015 bundle that is no longer up anymore, but I'm sure the author wouldn't mind sending you the bundle if you asked for it.
With the creation of an account, you can have access to 500 MB of free samples that have genres such as Future Bass, DnB, Dubstep, Drumstep, and Electro. I'm going to be honest and say these are not very good samples because 90% of them are loops. Ok, I get it. It's by primeLOOPS, but they should be one-shots because you can't do much with loops without being totally uncreative. With an audio editor such as Audacity or if you have FL Studio 12 there's an audio editor you can turn the loops into one-shots. Aside from that, I found a few drum samples and risers that sound cool.
Some samples that were made by a user on YouTube named Spider Factory. These were made with Massive and Serum, so you can have access to cool bass sounds without shelling out $300 (sometimes less if you're willing to wait for Massive to go on sale). What's cool is there's also some sub bass loops in here, something that I haven't found before in a sample pack.
A very small sample pack. Most of the samples are loops, but if you're one of those expert samplers out there you could make a lot from a loop.
And finally, I have one more site to share with you.
Last year I found this site called www.theartistunion.com. It's basically where you can get free tracks by artists who offer a free download and exchange for a follower on SoundCloud and occasionally a comment. The database is pretty wide, but there's a cool thing that they have. There's a search filter that is just samples and presets. There is a whole bunch of free samples on there, even for genres that weren't centered in this post. I have found many packs that are certainly useful, and hopefully you will too.
Thank you guys for reading this post, and I hope I helped you find some stuff. There were a couple of packs I wanted to post here but unfortunately they are not allowed for use on Newgrounds. Gotta make sure this place doesn't get sued.
I might do a few other resource posts, so if you want, let me know in the comments if you would like to see more stuff like this and I'll consider doing it.
Lastly, thanks to @ADR3-N for helping me with this post. Their guidance is what helped me to choose which packs I could include and which packs I had to exclude.