September Third Party Sample Pack Round-Up

0 Sep 23 2014 in Reviews
September Third Party Sample Pack Round-Up

Here at Freshly Squeezed Samples we do our best to maintain a high standard of quality, only releasing products when we’re 100% happy with them.

However, there are many sample packs from other artists and companies that continue to impress us. We know that you’re always on the lookout for the best production resources, but sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s good and what isn’t.

Which is why we’ve put together the Third Party Sample Pack Round-Up. Every month we’ll publish a post containing 5 of our favorite third party sample packs. In future installments, the sample packs will be new releases, but for this one we wanted to feature 5 of our all-time favorite packs.

NOTE: For each pack we have rating criteria, here’s what each of them mean:

  • Quality – How good the pack sounds in terms of composition and engineering.
  • Uniqueness – How well the pack stands out among the rest of its kind.
  • Versatility – How well the pack can be applied to other genres.
  • Price: Value for money.

#1 - Wave Alchemy Deep House & Garage

Deep House & Garage

It’s the sound that’s hot right now, and for good reason. The UK-influenced sound is incredibly fun to make regardless of what genre you produce.

Wave Alchemy’s Deep House & Garage pack (aff. Link) contains 850MB of groovy drum loops, warm basses, memorable vocal lines, and much more.

What we think:

  • Quality: 9/10
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Versatility: 7/10
  • Price: 9/10

Whether you’re an experienced producer in the deep house and garage scene, or just looking to break into it – this is the perfect sample pack for you.

Learn more about Wave Alchemy’s Deep House & Garage sample pack and purchase it here.

Purchase Deep House & Garage

#2 – Freaky Loops EDM Snares & Claps 2

Freaky Loops EDM Snares & Claps 2

Whether you want to build festival level tension or arrange a nice, clean drum groove, a good selection of claps and snares is invaluable.

Freaky Loops have done a fantastic job of putting together 315 high quality EDM orientated claps. From high energy impact snare FX and live recorded claps to multi-layered snare claps and short, snappy snares – this sample pack is a great resource for all modern EDM producers.

What we think:

  • Quality: 8/10
  • Uniqueness: 7/10
  • Versatility: 10/10
  • Price: 8/10

We recommend this pack for anyone looking for a fresh collection of claps and snares. These sounds can easily be applied to almost any dance music genre.

Learn more about Freaky Loop’s EDM Snares & Claps 2 sample pack and purchase it here.

Purchase EDM Snares & Claps 2

#3 – Loopmasters Steve Lawler Dark Percussive House & Techno

Loopmasters Steve Lawler Dark Percussive House & Techno

We frequently get messages from producers asking what the best minimal and techno sample packs are. Well, the Steve Lawler Dark Percussive House & Techno sample pack is one of our absolute favorites.

With a massive range of over 500 drum one shots, dark techno-orientated loops, and musical loops (bass and synth), this pack is the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to produce rhythmic underground music.

What we think:

  • Quality: 10/10
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Versatility: 5/10
  • Price: 10/10

High quality techno and house sample packs are hard to come across. This is truly a diamond in the rough. We highly recommend it to any techno, tech-house, or minimal house producer.

Learn more about the Steve Lawler Dark Percussive House & Techno sample pack and purchase it here.

Purchase Steve Lawler Dark Percussive House & Techno

#4 – Inspire Audio FX Pearls 2.0

FX Pearls 2.0

Sometimes adding a few FX sounds can be exactly what your production needs, and Inspire Audio makes it easier than ever with their FX Pearls 2.0 sample pack.

The sample pack contains over 500 professionally made effects that we absolutely love - everything from looped sounds to impacts and subtle atmospheric effects. Yeah, it’s big, but do you know what the best thing about this pack is? It can be applied to any genre. When it comes to versatility, we can’t give any less than 10/10.

What we think:

  • Quality: 8/10
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Versatility: 10/10
  • Price: 8/10

FX can make or break a track. If you’re looking for a high quality pack that’ll last you for years to come, this is it.

Learn more about Inspire Audio’s FX Pearls 2.0 sample pack and purchase it here.

Purchase FX Pearls 2.0

#5 – Black Octopus Sound Leviathan

Leviathan

Black Octopus Sound is notorious among bass music producers for its wide range of sample packs and presets. The Leviathan pack is one of their standout packs praised and used by popular producers around the world.

With over 5000 sounds, this pack will last you a lifetime. We’re a huge fan of the drums and glitch effects, but there’s so much more to experiment with!

What we think:

  • Quality: 10/10
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Versatility: 10/10
  • Price: 8/10

If you’re into the heavier side of dance music, whether it be glitch hop, dubstep, electro house, or anything related – we highly recommend this sample pack.

Learn more about Black Octopus Sound’s Leviathan sample pack and purchase it here.

Purchase Black Octopus Sound Leviathan

What would you add to this list? Comment below with your favorite sample packs.

Last Modified: 2014-09-23 23:26:57

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