On this page, I have recommended my favorite products I use.
Let’s get into this!
Must Have Drum Kit Bundles
Bundles mean extra savings, and a lot of my favorite sound kits are in these bundles:
Cream of the Crop – Featuring 3 of my personal favorite kits, reaching into all genres you are wanting to create.
Drum Bundle TRIO – It’d be hard to find higher quality sounds than Xclusive-Audio’s Drum Bundle TRIO!
P.S. – If you use the coupon CREAMYTRIO you can save 25% if you purchase both Cream of the Crop + Drum Bundle TRIO at the same time.
Be careful when you buy sound kits – some companies sell construction kits which contain loops created by other people. I prefer one-hit sample kits to create beats from scratch.
Anno Domini Drum Collection Vol. 1 – Hip-Hop drums do not get better than this!
808 Drums by SoundsinHD – 808’s with hand-crafted quality by SoundsinHD. (Organized by note!)
Survival Drum Kit – JAM-PACKED with over 140 kick drums alone – Xclusive-Audio always hits home in their sound kits.
High Impact – This kit took my production career to the next level. These kicks mean business and the percussion has the right amount of reverb!
SoundsinHD Vol. 1 – SHD’s first release, and a CLASSIC! This is still used in my productions (writing this as of March. 1, 2014!).
Recommended Sound Kit Companies
Here’s a quick list of sound pack companies I recommend:
SoundPackFlyer.com – Lowest price on the internet by 20% OFF! – SoundPackFlyer.com stresses quality within all of its products.
TheProducersChoice.com – TheProducersChoice is a trusted source of high quality products.
SoundsinHD.com – Amazing hand-crafted drums, and have been in the game for over 8+ years!
Xclusive-Audio.com – Xclusive-Audio ALWAYS HITS HOME with their sound kits. Always jam packed with variety and quantity, and priced to sell.
KicksandSnares.com – Cool store with a unique approach on selling their products – Just want drums? Buy just the drums folder. Just want snares? – You get the point.
I’ve said it before, don’t suffer from gear lust! – Purchase your set of high quality sounds once, and work with it!
Anyways, here’s a quick list of VSTs that I personally use and recommend:
Nexus 2 – Nexus 2 has been a phenomenal plugin since I purchased it. The makers of Nexus 2 are reFX.com
Harmor – Harmor really impressed me with its sound quality in compared to Image-Line’s other VSTs. It’s definitely a competitor in this industry.
Sylenth1 – Although the plugin feels outdated when using it, it’s an industry standard.
Along the journey of Beatstruggles, I’ve released a few free sounds:
GratuiTous Nexus 2 Expansion Vol. 1 – Here’s a bunch of Nexus 2 expansions I’ve tweaked/modified to my liking while beatmaking.
GratuiTous Harmor Presets Vol. 1 – 25 FREE Harmor presets to use royalty free! – Enjoy!
GratuiTous FREE Risers + Transitions Vol. 1 – A bunch of SFX and Transitions to give your song structure!
GratuiTous’ Reverb Layers Vol. 1 – I was tinkering with a pre-amp and an audio cable and discovered some real cool sounds. Get 59 Reverb Layers free!
Audacity – A free tool to record and edit audio. Very helpful when FL Studio just isn’t cutting it!
Alright, so that is it for now! – I will be updating this page upon new favorites and recommendations of mine.
Remember, don’t suffer from gear lust. Invest in quality the first time, and work with what you got!
If you have any questions, just comment below!