Free Drum Samples

iBeat has a massive collection of drum samples that are free. Since 2007 we been gathering, recording and tweaking drum loops, shot collections and a variety of diversely themed drum samples. Check out and download these drum packages now.

Drum Sample licenses

Each and every uploaded drum sample on iBeat is tagged with a distinct Creative Commons license. Most are licensed under Attribution, som Attribution Non-Commercial and then some as public domain. If in doubt, check out Creative Commons write up here.

In essence, attribution means, you can use the drum recordings for any thing, as long as you make sure to attribute (link back for instance) to the original sampling – thereby anyone can find, and make use the samples.

Attribution-Non-Commercial means, just like the above, that people should be able to track down the original drum sample – and that reuse of this should not make you any money. If you find a drum sample with this license, and you need to clear it for commercial use, then get in contact.

What to expect

We’ve spent a great deal of time recording, producing and uploading these samples. Over the years, the collection has been diversified to include single shots aka hits, loopable drum samples and actual instrumentals, with cuttable drums here and there. So, in the below, you may have to spend some time browsing through and finding exactly what you are looking for. You could dive directly into our actual audio archive, where it’s possible to do actual tag-browsing and narrow down the type of samples and instrumentals you are in search of – main entry to our free beats is still our front page.

Please note: 95% of our drum samples are uploaded as both wave and mp3. So download lossless drum loops if in need. The stream option often consists of a complete recording of all sounds in the package. The actual download would then be zipped with all the cut samples ready for music creation.

List of free drum samples

Below you’ll find a date based selection of our last 100 free drum samples:

List of drum shot samples


Below we are focusing on actual shots. The preveiws will give you an idea of what an actual package contains of free drum shot samples.

More Drum Samples

You can find loads more in the actual archive. Have fun and enjoy. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter (in the right sidebar). Once every while we post exclusive commercial grade royalty free drum loops and samples to our subscribers. These are not posted on iBeat.

Peter Jones

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