Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library Unleashes 11,000+ Samples

converse-rubber-tracks-sample-libraryConverse has launched its free online collection of high-quality audio samples, the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library, with over 11,000 free & royalty-free audio samples.

The library is massive, featuring over 10 days of one-shots, stems, and loops recorded at Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studio.

The library includes samples from Vernon Reid, James Poyser, Adam Blackstone, Daru Jones, Matrixxman, and other artists. Continue reading

Free Ableton Live Pack – Christmas Bells

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AfroDJMac sends his holiday wishes – and has a special Christmas-themed free download for Ableton Live for you:

The Christmas Bells Instrument is the 114th Free Ableton Live Pack I’ve released. It is made up of samples of church bells, as well as a Yamaha DX7 bells preset.

You can mix between the two layers of sound and sculpt them with effects and filters to fit your Holiday Music Making Needs.

Here’s the official demo video: Continue reading

Analog Drum Synthesis With The Korg MS-20 Mini (Plus Free Sample Library)

In this series of videos from Wave Alchemy, sound designer Matt Urmenyi offers tips and advice on how to synthesize drum sounds with an analog synthesizer.  using a Korg MS-20 Mini.

In the 5-part series, Urmenyi demonstrates how to use the MS-20 Mini to create kick drum, snare drum, cymbal, tom and conga sounds.

To accompany this video series, Wave Alchemy has released a free sample library of analog drum sounds, synthesized using the Korg MS-20 Mini. MS-20 Mini Drums offers 483 drum samples and can be downloaded for free.  Continue reading

Free Ableton Live Drum Pack

free-ableton-live-drum-packModeAudio, in collaboration with AfroDJMac, has released a free Ableton Live pack – ModeAudio Drums.

The pack contains 32 drum samples from ModeAudio’s drum library, 2 Drum Racks, 2 custom drum clips, AfroDJMac’s additional track of 12 automated FX clips, plus an Ableton Live 9 template project to contain them.

Here’s AfroDJMac taking the pack through its paces: Continue reading