Best Drum Kits/packs Online?

jt maher
jt maher Member Posts: 80 Newcomer

Some of the best drum packs I have bought online were from 15-17 years ago.

Recently bought Beat Butcha’s vol. 5 drum pack, and I have to admit these volumes are some of the best around content wise. They sound OK, but aren’t spectacular.

What are some other drum packs do you fellow hip-hop/techo beat makers use or have experience with, and can vouch for?

I do not care for NI expansion kits, or Marco Polo Pad thai kits, EA-Ski kits, J-zone drums (played out).

Seems like most drum packs online are a scam, or are copies of old kits, or straight up sound like they were made on a computer from 1995.

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  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,848 Pro

    For me, the best drum kits are from Kontakt Factory Library 2.

    And when you add separate master channel for each drum sound, you can create up to 100+ different sounding kits.

  • AndyF
    AndyF Member Posts: 9 Member

    Goldbaby and wave alchemy are very good quality. Not over processed either.

    Saying that I find most of the NI drum samples included with battery, kontakt, maschine to be really good quality

  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,689 mod
    edited November 2023

    Older packs from 15 years ago mostly all came from sampled drum breaks, if that's your jam than maybe look into people who are still around compiling breaks, Paul Nice maybe?

    Seems like most drum packs online are a scam, or are copies of old kits, or straight up sound like they were made on a computer from 1995.

    95% of everything out there is repackaged content, a more blunt way to say it would be 'stolen', most don't even bother to clear the metadata, certainly everything from BWB for example...

    Can't comment on techo but for hip-hop, the trend now is for people with original good content to eventually blow up and land on Splice, so it's becoming really hard to avoid played-out stuff.

    Everything made by The Kount is amazing, recorded by himself, not stolen stuff... However, the Kenny Beats beat battles really helped him gain a lot of fame so, lots of people have his packs.

    Decap has his Drums That Knock series which is also nice, but again... kind of famous.

    The Drum Broker has tons of good sound designers, Butcha, and the like, but again... that's a pretty well-known store.

    Simon Servida has decent packs but is more textured towards new school IMO, trap, and such, he is not that great at doing classic/boombap.

    Sometimes I go check if some of my fav producers have websites and sell kits, this too sometimes lands you some repacked stuff but also some gems.

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ Member Posts: 826 Guru

    Yurt Rock is worth a look (from the former CEO of The Loop Loft).

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