Let’s face it, the 808 has been taking over bass frequencies in music for a while now, ever since the original Roland TR-808 came out in 1980 it quickly grew in popularity and has become one of the most recognisable sounds in music.
Fast forward to the present day and 808 drums show no sign of slowing down, whether that’s 808 kicks or synthesised samples, if it takes over the sub-frequencies of your beat, these days it’s commonly referred to as an 808.
In modern times, the 808 is no longer just a kick, it’s the entire bass section of our beats, and having hard-hitting samples ready to go is vital for improving your workflow and finishing projects.
So if you’re looking for quality 808 sample packs filled with sounds worthy of being in your collection, this list will not only help you find them, but you’ll also never need another 808 pack again.
It doesn’t matter what DAW you use, Ableton Live, FL Studio or indeed anything else, with this collection of samples, we’re certain you will be able to source your new favourite sample.
1. Warm 808’s by Your Local Musician
FREE 808 Bass Samples for Hip-Hop & Trap Production
This free download Warm 808 Bass Samples pack contains 500 royalty-free music production ready 808 sounds giving you everything you need to be able to make smooth Hip Hop, Future Bass, Trap, and more.
Get creative and go beyond by adding your favorite synths such as Nexus, Sylenth, Massive & Alchemy.
Warm 808’s is influenced by the likes of OVO, Dreamville, and many other modern artists such as Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, Lil Wayne and many more.
Finding the perfect 808 can be a difficult task for any musician or producer, with our pack of 500 premium quality 808 bass samples the right 808 is right here right now!
- 100% royalty-free,
- 24-bit High Definition clarity.
- 1.5 GB download, production-ready.
Number 500 is without a doubt my favorite sample.
2. Serum 808 by Glitchedtones (Paid)
25 versatile 808 presets for Serum ranging from smooth subtones to hard, distorted floor-shakers.
Each preset fully utilises Serum’s macro controls for further tweaking and sound sculpting, giving the potential to go way beyond the 25 presets into hundreds of variations.
Also included are loops, drum kits, one-shots and MIDI patterns to serve as inspiration, whether using them as they are or further shaping them to suit your needs.
3. 808 TrapStep Vol. 1 by Trisamples
Everything you need to get started making 808 heavy trap, hip hop & future bass. Just add your favorite synths, Nexus, and sound fonts. Get creative and go beyond. All samples are free to use in your Productions.
4. Drum Machine: Deep Impact by Kyrptic (Paid)
‘Drum Machine: Deep Impact’ from Aetheric Samples by Kryptic is an exclusive drum sample collection in his first-class ‘Drum Machine’ series and contains some brilliant 808 sounds.
Inside you’ll get 694 drum samples including 808s, cowbells, claps, phat kicks, snares, hi-hats and much more.
This drum collection is a must-have in your music library for your own music production.
5. BPB Cassette 808 by Bedroom Producer Blog
Lo-fi cassette goodness from Bedroom Producer Blog, this pack comes as a free Kontakt instrument with controls for extra FX like reverb and delay, as well as the sounds themselves.
6. Midi Box (Vol. 2) – Paid
This collection features 135 MIDI Melodies and 100 808 MIDI Patterns for use in your productions. Creating inspiring and professional drum patterns has never been this easy.
7. 15 Free 808 Samples by Angelic Vibes
This sample pack has 15 custom-made 808s that you can use in all your beats. We’ve also included the corresponding key for each 808 for easier use. Each 808 has been EQ’d and compressed giving it a really high-quality and trendy sound. Now you can give your beats that hard low-end you’ve been looking for.
- 15 808 samples
- EQ’d and compressed
- Key-labeled for easy use
- 100% original royalty-free
8. 808 by Abletunes
“808” features 50 key-labeled 808 bass samples produced with the Roland TR 808, Jomox MBase 01, Elektron Analog Rytm, and then processed with Elektron Analog Heat – analog distortion, filter and EQ.
Whether you’re making Hip Hop, Trap, Pop, Future Bass or EDM, these 808s will help you to add extra low-end to your mixes!
9. Lit 808 by Echo Sound Works
Lit comes with 20 production-ready 808’s. These have been processed and made with you, the producer in mind.
That means you’re not going to have to spend a bunch of time processing these to get them to hit right in your music.
10. FREE 808s by Samples from Mars
16x hit 808 kits – recorded through an API console to tape, with a variety of high-end hardware processing along the way. These are our best-sounding 808s yet. The kits feature clean, coloured, and supersaturated 808 samples.
If your DAW system accepts, WAV files, you’ll be able to run with these samples, Ableton Live Users, FL users, and Logic users will be in for a treat.