Best Rock Sample Packs & Loops

12,504 Best Rock Sample Packs & Loops 2024

Last Updated on January 1, 2024

Rock was the dominant genre of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and even 90s. While electronic music succeeded in a takeover, rock still plays an important role in modern productions, from heavy, distorted power chords to delayed and atmospheric melodics on the higher registers.

Rock sample packs and loops can offer some intriguing possibilities in your productions, especially combined with your favorite electronic audio material.

In this guide, we look at the best rock sample packs and loops.

5Mentarios – New Wave by Blind Audio

5Mentarios – New Wave by Blind Audio

Created in collaboration with Stefan Binkele, Blind Audio’s 5Mentarios – New Wave showcases Binkele’s industrial rock and new post-punk-influenced style.

I don’t know if it has any connection to 80s new wave or even rock in the strictest sense, but one thing’s for sure – the audio material is emotionally evocative.

The pack takes inspiration from Nine Inch Nails, Crystal Castles, Molchat Doma, and others. Both loops and one-shots are included, with guitars, basses, drums, vocal hooks, and more – processed with distortion and tape saturations.

The entire pack is in the key of C#m, and the loops are set to a plodding 89 bpm. The upside is that all the materials should work very nicely together, no matter how you combine them.

One thing we can say for sure is that 5Mentarios – New Wave is unique and stimulating.

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High Fusion Indie Rock by Frontline Producer

High Fusion Indie Rock by Frontline Producer

Inspired by the likes of Sonic Youth, Pixies, Oasis, and Arctic Monkeys, High Fusion Indie Rock sets the foundations for guitar-oriented indie rock (not fusion rock), with an array of elements to bring the sizzling guitar sounds to life.

That includes weighty live drums, pumping basslines, vintage synth and organ sounds, and more. The hits and loops were made available in 44.1 kHz fidelity and are perfect for crafting grunge, post-punk, hipster rock, indie pop, cinematic, and more.

In total, you’ll get over 200 MB of rock assets set between 80 and 182 bpm for a variety of applications.

High Fusion Indie Rock is also available on Loopcloud.

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Stomping Ground – Anthemic Rock by Blind Audio

Stomping Ground – Anthemic Rock by Blind Audio

If you love the sports arena rock, the “pump up before a podcast” clap-along, or the dad rock you hear in every hardware store ad, you will probably love Stomping Ground – Anthemic Rock.

Anthemic? I beg to differ. This pack is sloppier and more soulless than Fred Durst attempting to play a guitar solo. But it’s undeniably perfect for the applications just mentioned.

The Stomping Ground – Anthemic Rock pack comes with 15 construction loop kits, with an array of guitar riffs and leads, bass, and drums. The sounds were created specifically to mesh and blend so there’s no guesswork involved.

All the material has been set to the key of Em and 80 bpm. That makes it easy to mix and match or blend with other samples and loops.

While I don’t think there’s anything “hard-driving” about this pack, it can convey a sense of artificial excitement for whatever product you might be shilling.

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Vibes 17 – 60's Psychedelia by Loopmasters

Vibes 17 – 60's Psychedelia by Loopmasters

In the 60s, psychedelic rock ruled the airwaves. The Beatles, the Yardbirds, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly, Jimi Hendrix, and more.

The Vibes 17 – 60's Psychedelia pack brings together the psychedelic sitars of Ravi Shankar, the organ-driven rock of The Doors, and even era-specific spy or soundtrack music.

Get engrossed once more in the “purple haze” of reverse effects, trippy vibes, and mellowed out melodies.

Peeking inside the library, you get access to drums, basses, guitars, keys, organs, percs, sitars, strings, brass, drones, FX, and much more.

Vibes 17 – 60s Psychedelia is also available on Loopcloud.

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Pro Drums 60s by Image Sounds

Pro Drums 60s by Image Sounds

Image Sounds offers an insanely expansive drum pack in the form of Pro Drums 60s, featuring over 10 GB of content in the form of 8,000+ acoustic drum loops.

This collection effectively covers the entirety of the 60s with an array of grooves and fills to give your tracks the backbone they need. You will find loops in a wide variety of styles, tempos, and time signatures to meet every need.

The loops were professionally recorded using state of the art studio gear and have been made available in 24-bit 44.1 kHz fidelity. All tracks are available dry, should you desire to process them yourself.

If you want to make 60s pop and rock, Pro Drums 60s may be the only drum pack you need.

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50s Guitar by Image Sounds

50s Guitar by Image Sounds

The 50s were an exciting time for music and guitar alike. In many ways, the players of the time were still “figuring out” the new array of possibilities electric guitars offered, taking influence from jazz, blues, country, and others that came before it.

The entire genre of rock and roll stems from the 50s, and it set the foundation for countless acts and bands to come.

You’ll find the influence of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and many others all over this library.

50s Guitar, of course, focuses exclusively on the art of guitar. And it’s a substantial kit, with nearly 1.5 GB of content. There are 1,187 key- and tempo-labeled guitar loops in total, all provided as 24-bit / 44.1 kHz WAVs.

The kit comes with an array of loop variations – solos, DI recordings, amped recordings, and so on.

The loops were recorded using high-quality equipment. They are quite pristine as result, and you might need to apply your favorite lo-fi effects if you want them to sound more vintage.

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No War – Indie Rock by Mask Movement Samples

No War – Indie Rock by Mask Movement Samples

Created in collaboration with Histibe, Mask Movement Samples’ No War – Indie Rock lands somewhere between Bon Iver and The Beatles. Imagine the two groups came together to create a cinematic score. Well, it would probably sound something like this!

This kit, weighing in at nearly 2 GB, includes 37 original mini songs / construction kits, with guitars, basses, keys, pianos, strings, effects, and other loops and hits, all in 24-bit / 44.1 kHz WAV format.

The pack gets its name from the bacchanalian culture of the 60s and 70s, as well as its enduring catchphrase, “Make love not war.” Ukrainian artist Histibe produced this kit in collaboration with composer Arman Mkhitarian, with most of it being created in Ukraine during the 2022 war.

I’m not sure I’m hearing The Beatles or Bon Iver as the product description suggests, but Mask Movement adds that it was also inspired by Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Nirvana, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, among others, and that seems more on point.

The pack largely consists of guitars (stabs, chord one-shots, lead loops, strummed loops, rhythm loops, acoustic guitar loops), but there is enough material to support the axe work as well. Inside the ZIP, you’ll find loops in the 55 to 130 bpm range.

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Tarantino Guitars 2 – Hollywood Rockstar by Mask Movement Samples

Tarantino Guitars 2 – Hollywood Rockstar by Mask Movement Samples

Tarantino Guitars 2 – Hollywood Rockstar maybe doesn’t require much of an explanation, but we’ll summarize the key points for you anyway.

So, you want to score an ultra-violent Tarantino style film. What do you need? Guitars. Lots of guitars! Preferably covering rock, blues, and country. Better yet, material that can be used to create instrumentals, electronic music, or even hip-hop.

Well, that’s what’s available in this pack. Once again, created in collaboration with Histibe, Tarantino Guitars 2 – Hollywood Rockstar takes influence from the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, and Guy Ritchie’s film scores.

I’ve got to be honest with you, though. This pack, at least to me, sounds more like the lazy, over-hyped sports arena dad rock we talked about earlier. I would have expected more Spaghetti Western influence.

The pack is primarily made up of guitars, with 37 construction kits, inspired by various films, and even bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, and others. Again, I’m not sure if I’m hearing that, but I also haven’t listened to the entire kit. And it is a big one, at 1.3 GB.

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Waiting Line – Alternative Rock by Blind Audio

Waiting Line – Alternative Rock by Blind Audio

Alternative rock – metal, progressive, shoegaze, lo-fi rock, and more – found its footing in the mainstream arena in the 80s and 90s.

Teaming up with Stefan Binkele, Blind Audio’s Waiting Line – Alternative Rock wears its influences on its sleeve – Thom Yorke, Deftones, Portishead, Juana Molina, and others.

The library is made of the stuff you need to take your audience on an auditory journey through angst, pain, fear, and more – guitars, synths, drums, basses, percussion, and effects.

Loops have been set to the key of Cm at 120 bpm. That makes mixing, matching, and combining a cinch!

If it’s time to bring those alt-rock vibes to your productions, you should check out Waiting Line – Alternative Rock.

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Tarantino Guitars – Wild West by Mask Movement Samples

Tarantino Guitars – Wild West by Mask Movement Samples

We’ve already looked at Tarantino Guitars 2. Tarantino Guitars – Wild West was obviously good enough to spawn a sequel, so maybe this is where we’ll find the Spaghetti Western influenced material we’ve been looking for.

And I can verify that’s the case. While the sounds occur to me as a little dry, and DI is rarely a good flavor for guitar, you should not have any trouble with that if you’re good at creating effects chains.

Histibe and Mask Movement Samples features 37 construction kits with rock, blues, and country influenced loops. You’ll hear tinges of Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, Federale, and others across this kit.

If you love experimentation, then of course you can use the material to create house, trance, drum and bass, breakbeat, techno, hip-hop, and more.

In addition to the expected guitars, basses, and drums, you'll find an array of instruments – trumpets, strings, mandolins, choirs, whistles, pianos, and more – to augment your productions.

Tarantino Guitars – Wild West furnishes you with the loops and one-hits you need to create over-the-top cinematic scores.

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Final Thoughts

Do you feel like head banging yet? We sure hope so!

With all the above at your fingertips, you shouldn’t run out of great audio material to work with any time soon. Combine loops, combine packs, add your own processing, call upon session musicians to add layers, or even try adding layers yourself. Experiment widely and see what you come up with. Importantly, have fun!

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