From the psychedelic rock of the 60s to traditional hymns in churches across the world – the organ has had a wide-ranging influence on music and its shifting landscape through the decades and centuries.
When you need it to be more aggressive, such as in hard rock, it can meet the challenge head-on. And when you need it to sound softer, smoother, and pad-like, it can provide a rich musical bed for ballads, R&B, and soul tunes too.
In this guide, we look at the best free organ sample packs and loops.
SampleRadar: 335 free soulful keys samples by MusicRadar
MusicRadar’s SampleRadar: 335 free soulful keys samples pack will set you up with – not just organ sounds – but an array of keys, chord hits, loops, and multi-samples you can use in your hip-hop beats, R&B tunes, soul projects, and beyond.
In fact, in creating this entry, MusicRadar used four drawbar organs, five electric pianos, and three digital / FM pianos. So, you’re offered a good variety of sounds.
While the keys were crafted and programmed specifically for modern R&B and soul productions, there are plenty of chords suitable to blues, jazz, and more complex genres.
Once the instruments were captured, the developers treated them with reverb / delay, compression, modulation, and the occasional amp sim. That makes the WAV files largely mix-ready.
All the included sounds were slotted into three folders. Loops sit between 85 and 140 bpm, and they are all two bars long. The chords have also been labeled according to voicing.
The multi-samples have a range of C1 to C6, and if the loops required sustain points, they’ve been embedded in the included WAV files (mostly organs). Just in case, you also get SFZ files.
MusicRadar is good with you using these samples in any way you want. The only thing they urge you not to do is redistribute them, and that goes for other SampleRadar packs in this guide as well (if not all of them).
Free MPC Samplepack: Vintage Organ Loops & Riffs by MPC-Tutor.com
Free MPC Samplepack: Vintage Organ Loops & Riffs is not a large collection, but sometimes you’ve got to take what you can get.
With 16 organ hooks and riffs created using the Vintage Organ multi-sampled organ expansion, this library should keep you amused, even if only for a bit.
Melodic Keys Sample Pack by Biochron
Biochron’s Melodic Keys Sample Pack features just over 30 tempo- and key-labeled piano and organ samples and loops.
With just a bit of grit and dust, these key sounds should prove useful for hip-hop, R&B, lo-fi, and more.
Smooth Keys – Free Sample Pack With Chord Loops by Oversampled
The Smooth Keys – Free Sample Pack With Chord Loops is a heaping helping of piano, synth, Rhodes, and organ sounds. In total, there’s over 1 GB of content and 320 files included.
The files are provided in WAV and MIDI for maximum flexibility. This is a generous offer, and not one you should turn down lightly.
FKA Twigs by Modern.fm
Modern.fm’s FKA Twigs collection was inspired by her CAPRISONGS mixtape. Within this pack, you’ll find six 24-bit WAV and MIDI loops – piano, organ, and harp sounds suited to hyper-pop, trap, and R&B projects. It’s not a big collection, but hey, it’s free.
Kanye West: Donda by Modern.fm
The Kanye West: Donda collection, of course, takes after his 2021 studio album, Donda. Download this pack and you’ll get access to six grand piano and organ hip-hop gospel loops. You get 24-bit WAV files along with matching MIDI files too. Again, a small one, but an interesting one.
Tyler, The Creator by Modern.fm
This Modern.fm mini pack takes after Tyler, The Creator’s 2021 release, Call Me If You Get Lost. Download it for six Wurlitzer, organ, and synth loops, along with three extra baby grand piano loops.
SampleRadar: 347 free prog rock samples by MusicRadar
Rush, Yes, King Crimson, and Dream Theater are among the most prolific and well-known progressive rock bands of all time. And they deserve an expansive sample pack inspired by their expertly crafted music.
Once again, MusicRadar has done it with the SampleRadar: 347 free prog rock samples collection. Three construction kits in 132, 138, and 150 bpm have been supplied, and inside you’ll find organ, Rhodes, guitar, drum, and bass sounds alongside single hits and multi-samples.
As with all MusicRadar sample packs, this one comes loaded with 24-bit drag-and-drop-ready WAV files. Simply load them into your DAW or sampler and you’ll be off to the races.
You obviously get more than just organ sounds with a pack like this but given that organ loops can be a little harder to find, it’s not a bad idea to stock up on a collection like it. There are several more entries like this in this guide.
SampleRadar: 170 free psych-rock synth samples by MusicRadar
The SampleRadar: 170 free psycho-rock synth samples pack nods to the psychedelic rock of the mid to late 60s. With hits, lines, and loops offering a vintage fuzzy, crunchy, wobbly, and springy quality, your room is sure to fill with “purple haze” in no time.
For this creation, MusicRadar carefully chose emulations of the most used keyboards of the 60s, including the Mellotron, Hammond organ, Farfisa, Solina String Machine, Buchla Easel, EMS Synthi, and other electric pianos.
The 24-bit WAV files have been organized into three main folders and into relevant subfolders for ease of use.
SampleRadar: 307 free loved-up samples by MusicRadar
Inspired by the likes of Isaac Hayes, Teddy Pendergrass, and Barry White, the SampleRadar: 307 free loved-up samples collection is sure to get those creative juices flowing with sexy, smooth, sultry beats.
The samples have been organized into six folders, each with a construction kit at a specific tempo. All kits come with guitar, keys, bass, and drum loops. You also get drum hits, just for good measure.
And yes, don’t worry – you will find some loving organ loops included, along with some Rhodes and Clavinet loops too.
Chillout Organ Samples Vol 1 by Hymov Loops
Chillout Organ Samples Vol. 1 comes with 15 16-bit quality organ samples using five presets. The samples were created using digital synths and were processed using EQ, compression, and limiting.
In addition to new age, you can use these samples for rock, world, easy listening, ambient, lounge, chillout, and more.
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SampleRadar: 352 free chillout samples by MusicRadar
Should it come as any surprise that a chillout sample pack would come with organ sounds? The organ is a fantastic instrument for creating calming, soothing pads.
The SampleRadar: 352 free chillout samples kit was set to a laid-back 90 bpm, with drums, bass, keys, and pads – loops and multi-samples inclusive.
There’s only one thing to do with this – grab these samples now to start shaping your own chillout projects.
SampleRadar: 275 free downtempo dreams samples by MusicRadar
The SampleRadar: 275 free downtempo dreams samples library exudes summery vibes, with sounds stemming from synths, keys, and guitar, with plenty of processing to satisfy the dreamer in every producer.
Inside the ZIP kit resides five tempo-labeled folders complete with drag-and-drop ready WAV files.
SampleRadar: 242 free feelgood samples by MusicRadar
Amp up those happy feelings with SampleRadar: 242 free feelgood samples. This upbeat sample pack is sure to turn your frown upside down. The three-folder collection includes Loops, Harp, and Chords (organ and synth choir).
Everybody likes a happy ending. Give them what they expect with the 242 free feelgood samples ZIP.
SampleRadar: 393 free soul and funk samples by MusicRadar
In terms of genres, soul and funk are cousins, if not brothers. To the point where one isn’t necessarily distinguishable from the other.
SampleRadar: 393 free soul and funk samples provides the goods necessary for building out infectious grooves that get the crowd up and dancing.
This expansive kit comes with five construction kits at different tempos (90, 100, 110, 112, and 120 bpm). You get drums, bass, guitars, organs, and Rhodes WAV loops to set you up for success.
SampleRadar: 296 free sugarcoated samples by MusicRadar
Hit songs are as elusive as a needle in a haystack, if not more so. But one thing’s for sure – if you’ve got the tools necessary to bring a song to life, your job is going to prove much easier, and your chances of making it big, higher.
The SampleRadar: 296 free sugarcoated samples ZIP comes with all the assets you need to craft your next pop and hip-hop chart-topper.
The pack has been organized into six construction kits, all of which have been tempo-labeled. You get drums, bass, keyboards, and other sweet, sugary goods.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, you might need to sequence custom organ parts or turn to premium sample packs and loops to get the job done. But that’s not the worst thing in the world, is it?
At least there are some decent free sample packs available. Check them out, experiment with them, and see what you can come up with.