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Best Techno Samples

EDM is one of the most popular forms of electronic music with festivals and concerts like the Electric Daisy Carnival scheduled to take place in Las Vegas in May of 2021 and Miami Music Week in March 2021. Techno is one of those subgenres of EDM that actually influenced other forms of EDM. Techno samples are easy to use in other settings but samples from other genres are hard to use in Techno and still be able to call it the base Techno sound. 

What To Look For When Choosing a Techno Sample

It can be hard to correctly identify Techno samples. Usually they’re characterized by a basic four on the floor beat around 120-150 bpm, easy to follow and create. The difficult part is making sure you are using sounds that stick with Techno and are not branching into other genres. Techno usually is all based around low frequencies. Something that can rattle the subwoofers and make you bounce. The main melody is done by a bass or even the percussion sounds, with some synths mixed in for taste. We aren’t going to be too picky when it comes to Techno samples, as long as they meet the general sound.

Pricing

These Techno samples will be fairly easy to afford, especially if you have a subscription to Splice or Loopcloud. Just remember that even if you only have your subscription for a month, any samples you purchase are yours to use forever. 

Frequency of Use

Like I mentioned earlier, Techno can be used in other genres easily but if you bring sounds from other genres into Techno it is no longer Techno. That being said, you can use Techno samples in other genres over and over again so you’ll have no problem getting your money’s worth out of each sample pack. 

Skill Level

To properly layer and line everything up for Techno, it will take more practice and knowledge of the genre. There is a certain ear to creating Techno that has to be there even when just working with Techno samples themselves.

1. Dark Techno – Audentity Records

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Dark Techno is Audentity Records’ first Techno sample pack release, and it sounds incredible. It brought all of the best aspects of the darker sounds of Techno together for users to choose from and enjoy. 

What is included? 308 Loops and 59 One Shots including

  • Grooves
  • FX
  • Claps
  • Synth
  • Bass

2. Total Berlin Techno – UNDRGRND Sounds

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

This entire pack is based around the sounds of Techno in Berlin with huge atmospheric sounds. UNDRGRND Sounds made the bass lower than ever and the overall quality is of the highest level. 

  • Price: Available with Loopcloud Subscription
  • Available on Loopmaster – $39.41

What is included? 258 Loops and 405 One Shots including

  • Noise
  • Kick
  • Hi Hat
  • Synth
  • Chords

3. Raw Techno – Sample Magic

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Sample Magic was all about creating experimental sound with this pack and the aesthetic is absolutely insane. If this pack in particular doesn’t quite fit your style you have 3 other Techno packs to choose from by Sample magic that are all equally amazing.

What is included? 360 Loops and 337 One Shots including

  • Sub
  • Grooves
  • Nass
  • Pads
  • Snares

4. Techno Animals – ZTekno

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Not only are these sounds all booming and ready to use, but you have the option of wet or dry loops. This will make it easier to match them up with a pre existing session and add your own reverbs and effects. 

  • Price: Available with Loopcloud Subscription
  • Available on Loopmaster – $32.83

What is included? 539 Loops and 242 One Shots including

  • Arpeggios
  • 303
  • Vocals
  • Synth Bass
  • FX

5. Boys Noize – Sounds of Mayday

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Every sound you hear in this pack was recorded through analog drum machines and synthesizers. If you have ever wondered if an artist would use their own sample packs, wonder no more. All of the sounds on their album “Mayday” is in this pack.

What is included? 3 Loops and 207 One Shots including

  • Claps
  • Organ
  • Vocals
  • Breath
  • Percussion

6. Hard Techno Loops – Industrial Strength

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

For the amount of samples you receive in this pack, the price is insanely low. You get some of the best quality 24 Bit Techno samples and each and every one of them hits harder than the last.

  • Price: Available with Loopcloud Subscription
  • Available on Loopmaster – $20.99

What is included? 190 Loops and 45 One Shots including

  • Percussion
  • Ambience
  • FX
  • Synth
  • Bass

7. The Sound of Tom Hades

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

With the help of Splice, Tom Hades released this sample pack full of Techno goodness. With all of these amazing sounds, we had to include one of the more influential sound designers from the Techno world.

What is included? 227 Loops and 488 One Shots including

  • Claps
  • Snares
  • Synths
  • Leads
  • Atmospheres

8. Techno Dominator – ZTEKNO

Who’s it for? Intermediate and above

Every synth you hear in this pack was made in Serum and the presets were saved for ease of use! There are multiple artists who have used ZTEKNO samples including Enrico Sangiuliano, Adam Beyer, UMEK, and more. There is no doubt of the professional and high level of quality that Techno Dominator brings to the table.

  • Price: Available with Loopcloud Subscription
  • Available on Loopmaster – $20.99

What is included? 432 Loops and 762 One Shots including

  • Hi Hats
  • Leads
  • Kick
  • Claps
  • Bass

Technical Techno

I talked in the beginning about how intricate creating techno can be. Everything needs to line up in ways that other music does not. I have listened to my share of Techno but these sample packs have given me a new respect for producers who create Techno and Techno sample packs. There is so much music in the world to enjoy, open your mind to new possibilities in the world of Techno and beyond.

If you like to work with samples and are wanting to learn about other genres and instruments, we have a plethora of articles that look at many different genres and styles of samples here.

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