The Best Freeware Beats

Software and hardware beat makers are all well and good, but free software is too good to pass up. So, here’s our list of the best freeware beats out now…

Distocore Bazz::Murda

best freeware beats

Platform Mac and PC
Okay, this might ‘just’ do kick drums… but what kick drums. It’s a synth drum-sound creator in name and produces some excellent kicks with attitude for dubstep, gabber, and drum ’n’ bass heads. Or headz.
www.distocore.net

Melda MDrummer Small

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Platform Mac and PC
It’s a cut-down version of Melda’s MDrummer, but still comes with 500MB of sounds and data, including over 30 drum sets, 400 components, 200 samples, 50 multisamples, 60 rhythms, and 2,500 loops. For free!
www.meldaproduction.com

DSK Synthdrums

Platform PC
A synth-drum plug-in with a focus on electronic-sounding hits, but with plenty of effects (including filters, stutter, distortion and EQ), there’s a wide range of sounds that you can produce, all very easily, too.
www.dskmusic.com

MiniSpillage

Platform Mac
A free, pro-quality drum synth which features three fully editable drum pads that can create a range of drum and percussion sounds.It also features 64-bit processing and has more features than you might expect from a freebie.
www.audiospillage.com

Hahaha DS-01

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Platform Mac and PC
A drum synth that the developer claims is straight out of 1983. You get eight synth sections, one for each drum type, from kick and snare to hi-hats and toms. And yes, the results are indeed very 80s.
www.pethu.se

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