Free Live Racks From Livid Instruments

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Livid Instruments, best known for their line of MIDI controllers, has released two free Racks for Ableton Live users.

The first Rack features the classic 8-bit sounds of the Commodore 64/Mode Machines SID:

Livid’s KC Harvey-Taylor sat down with one recently to break out some sounds for some drums and samplers that are perfect for retro-game effects or just punching through a mix with the characteristic edgy sounds of low-bit, lo-fi, old-school computers.

This free set of samples are conveniently wrapped up in an Ableton Live Pack and includes a 23-sound Drum Rack, a multi-sample Bass, a couple nice lead synths with effects, and some MIDI clips to get you started. If you don’t have live, you can just download the WAV files.

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Free Ableton Live Pack – SX-1001

sx-1001-325x136Cluster Sound has released SX-1001, a free multi-sample Live Pack based on the vintage Jen SX1000 synthesizer.

Here are the details:

  • THE SOURCE Released in the 1978 by the Italian Jen Elettronica, the SX-1000 is a cheerful mono-synth. Used by artists like used by Future Sound of London, LFO and Prodigy, it has been the first synthesizer implementing an hybrid oscillator (four years before the Juno 6).
  • THE PACK The SX-1001 is based on 16 multi-sample recordings created by sampling the SAW, SQU and PWM waveforms with different settings. The SX-1001 delivers 33 Live Presets (with dedicated macro controls) each of which consists of 37 perfectly-looped samples (each note of the 3-octave keyboard).

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Free Sample Library Features Roland TR-505 Rhythm Composer

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Spunkface Samplers has released a new free sample library, 505 Drum Hits.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

The hits pack is great for deep house, tech house, minimal or disco, adding body and warmth to your productions.

Everything in the 505 Drum Hits sample pack is processed through the Universal Audio plug ins and 710 pre amp, then for even more warmth the hits are run through the Neve 8816.

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Free Percussions Samples

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Ghosthack has released a new free sample pack, Abstract Percussions:

This free sample pack consists of 25 different abstract percussion samples and 3 percussion loops. They are all recorded as 24bit high quality .wav files, 140BPM. They could be used for dubstep, trap, drum and bass, IDM, glitch hop, moombahcore, aquacrunk, minimal and many other kinds of electronical music productions.

It’s a free download at the ghosthack site.

Free Rave Drum Sample Library

free-rave-drum-sample-libraryXclusive-Audio has released a free drum sample library, Rave Drum Kit.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Need drums to drive the dance floor crazy? The rave drum kit has the sounds you need, that cut threw your mix and deliver sweaty fist pumping beats!

This kit comes with over 150 drum sounds and can be used in your music royalty free.

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Free Sound Effect Sound Library – GlitchMachines Spore

Free Soundpack - Glitchmachines SporeGlitchMachines has another holiday freebie for you: Spore - a free download of 50 royalty free sound effects by sound designer Ivo Ivanov.

Here’s what Ipanov has to say about Spore:

This Nanopack features an exclusive collection of hyper-stylized sub bass impacts, massive cinematic drones, and eerie mutated atmospheres suitable for game, multimedia, or music projects in need of fresh audio assets with a modern, high tech aesthetic.

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