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Best Hardstyle Samples

Want to jump straight to the answer? Our choice for the Best Hardstyle Samples is We Like Hard Sounds Vol. 1 from Junkie Kid!

When I first heard of hardstyle I was thinking of the hardstyle pose where you and one other person each kneel down and stare straight at the camera. That always was associated with hardcore and punk music in my mind, but I quickly realized I was wrong. Once I started listening to more hardstyle, I could see exactly why it was called that. Everything about it was hitting hard. The kick and snare are so in your face and drown out everything else around them. It is all about a beat that makes you move coupled with a crazy melody and insane bass drops. Finding hardstyle samples was a lot of fun for this and I got to find a couple of new artists to enjoy along the way. 

Quick Look: The Best Hardstyle Samples

What To Look For When Choosing a Hardstyle Sample

In our list, we just looked for the heaviest sounds out there. Hardstyle is all about the saw wave synthesizers and distorted percussion. I personally started liking it when horns were added in these songs and found a couple of hardstyle sample packs that had horns and orchestral sounds included. But there are some factors to keep in mind when looking for hardstyle samples and here are some factors to keep in mind for yourself. 

Pricing

Sample packs are an easy way to widen your sound, but it can break the bank if you are not careful. Buying specific sample packs can make everything a lot easier on yourself but there are times it would be cheaper and more efficient to just get a single sample. Loopcloud and Splice are 2 of the best sample subscriptions that you can get to purchase single samples or the whole pack. 

Frequency of Use

The great thing about hardstyle is you can use these percussion sounds over and over again with no issue. That gives you so many uses out of just a few samples. 

Skill Level

To work with hardstyle samples and sounds, I would suggest a bit of practice but what better way to practice making beats than with samples from the best? While this genre of electronic music is super compressed and distorted, there are a lot of dynamics built into the songs themselves. 

7 Best Hardstyle Samples

Here are our choices for the best hardstyle sample packs, make sure you check out any of the artists and their work to get an even more in-depth feel of their samples. 

1. We Like Hard Sounds Vol. 1 and We Like Hard Sounds Vol. 2 – Junkie Kid

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Best for: Old and New Hardstyle Sounds

Junkie Kid has created a sick sample pack with Splice that is a whole other level of Hardstyle. In both packs, he has created some fantastic sounds primarily like horns and orchestral sounds. All of the kicks hit just right with the music and leave your heart pounding.

  • What is included? 45 Loops and 493 One-Shots including
    • Claps
    • Risers and Downers
    • Brass
    • Orchestral
    • Vocals

2. Gancher and Ruin- Radical Hardstyle Construction Kits – Industrial Strength

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Best for: Percussion and Drums

The Radical Hardstyle Construction Kit is perfect to build your own tracks with professional sounds. These samples are great for the dancefloor or just blasting in the car. Gancher and Ruin were ready to provide you with only the best sounds to start you off with this pack.

  • Price: 
  • What is included? 46 Loops and 17 One-Shots including
    • Cymbals
    • Synths
    • Effects
    • Claps

3. Sounds of Texcore – Lil Texas

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Best for: Aggressive Samples

Just listening to the demo of Lil Texas’ sample pack, I almost jumped out of my chair. The energy he pushed through these samples was insane. If you listen to any of his songs, you can hear some of these samples in his tracks. There are so many distorted hits and sound effects that this will boost your Hardstyle sound to the max.

  • What is included? 13 Loops and 176 One-Shots including
    • Lasers
    • Stabs
    • Synths
    • Drums
    • Screams

4. Newbreed Hardstyle – Production Master

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Best for: Horn Sounds

This is a new twist on the sounds of Hardstyle. There is still plenty of distortion and compression to go around, but there are a lot of melodies and fx that bring the overall sound into the present rather than the classic Hardstyle sound.

  • Price: Available on Loopmasters – $42.65
  • What is included? 101 Xfer Serum Presets and 647 Samples including
    • Drums
    • FX 
    • Bass
    • Midi Loops

5. Hardstyle Euphoria – Audentity Records

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Best for: Melody Loops

While this is the smallest pack in the list, it is the perfect mix of uplifting and heavy-hitting sounds. This pack is perfect for remixing pop songs or making video game tracks, but do keep in mind the individual samples themselves are longer and almost every single one is a loop of some sort. The electronic Hardstyle sounds in this pack are perfect for hitting all of your synth and drum needs whether it is for an original or a remix.

  • Price: Available with Splice subscription
  • What is included? 71 Samples including
    • Kicks
    • Atmospheres
    • Synths
    • Bass
    • FX

6. Gancher & Ruin: Hardstyle Riot – Industrial Strength

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Best for: Industrial Hardstyle Vibes

Gancher and Ruin bring yet another fantastic Hardstyle sample pack to this list. Calling this pack the “Hardstyle Riot” is the perfect name. Listening to these sounds I can only imagine the sheer pandemonium that would break out listening to this in a crowd. The energy you can pull out of these tracks is electrifying.

  • Price: Available on Loopmasters – $23.96
  • What is included? NI Kontakt Patches, NI Battery Kits, and over 250 Samples including
    • Synth Loops
    • Kick (with and without FX)
    • Snare
    • Melodies
    • Cymbals

7. Spectre- Leaders of Hardstyle – Production Master

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Best for: Sounds for Every Piece of a Hardstyle Song

The creative minds of Production Master were in the zone when they were making this sample pack. These Hardstyle sounds are a detailed mixture of analog and software sounds to give you the eBay combinations possible. They took their inspiration from many skilled artists and put it together into one all you can eat buffet of Hardstyle.

  • What is included? 231 Loops and 323 One-Shots including
    • Claps
    • Sweeps
    • Noise
    • Kicks
    • FX

Hardstyle Creativity

Hardstyle is a fun genre because there is so much possibility with it. You can easily take a song in a genre like pop or rock and mix it with hardstyle for a whole new awesome sound. Da Tweekaz did a sick remix of “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana in the style of hardstyle and it sounds incredible. You don’t have to reinvent the entire genre, just look to have fun and make music. 


If you like learning about the best sample packs out there for different genres check out all of our lists for many different genres here.

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