Creating a unique EDM sample pack

Creating a sample pack with your own ideas, instruments, studio, and DJ skills can be a great way to stand out as a producer and offer something new to your audience. Whether you’re a young or professional producer, this guide will walk you through the process of creating a sample pack that is truly your own and ready to sell on a marketplace. 

  1. Gather a variety of sounds: To make a sample pack that is useful for a wide range of EDM genres, you’ll want to gather a diverse collection of sounds. Some examples of sounds you might include are drums, basslines, synths, vocal samples, and FX. You can find these sounds by recording them yourself, purchasing sample packs, or even creating your own sounds with software synthesizers. 
  1. Organize your sounds: Once you have a collection of sounds, you’ll want to organize them in a way that makes them easy to find and use. You can do this by creating folders or categorizing them by type (e.g. drums, basslines, synths, etc.). You can also use metadata tagging to make it easy for users to search for specific sounds in your pack. 
  1. Edit and process your sounds: Before you include a sound in your sample pack, you’ll want to edit and process it to make it as useful as possible. This might involve cutting out unwanted parts of a sound, EQing it to make it sit well in a mix, or adding effects like reverb or delay. Additionally, you may want to consider mastering your samples to give them a polished and professional sound. 
  1. Create demos: A great way to showcase the sounds in your sample pack is to create demos that use them. These demos can be short tracks that highlight the sounds in your pack, or they can be loops that demonstrate how the sounds can be used. Creating demos with different styles of EDM can help potential buyers to understand the versatility of your sample pack. 
  1. Package and distribute your sample pack: Once you have your sounds organized, edited, and demoed, you’ll want to package them in a format that is easy to use and distribute. This might be as a .zip file that contains all of the sounds and demos, or it might be as a plugin that can be used in a digital audio workstation. It’s important to include a license agreement, outlining how the samples can be used, and make sure that you’re legally allowed to distribute the samples you’ve included in the pack. 
  1. Promote and distribute your sample pack: Once your sample pack is ready, you’ll want to promote it to potential buyers. This can be done through distributors, online marketplaces, social media or by reaching out to music producers directly. Additionally, you can distribute your sample pack through online marketplaces such as Sounds.com, Producer Loops, ADSR, BPM Create, Landr as well as through your own website. (For inquiries: info@smokeyloops.com) 

Creating a professional and high-quality sample pack for EDM takes a lot of time and effort, but the end result can be a valuable tool for music producers looking for new sounds and inspiration. By following these steps, you can create a sample pack that is both useful, versatile, and unique. 


Step  Description 
1  Gather a variety of sounds 
2  Organize your sounds 
3  Edit and process your sounds 
4  Create demos 
5  Package and distribute your sample pack 
6  Promote and distribute your sample pack