Free Ableton Live Pack Inspired By Iconic Prince Drum Sounds

symplesound-purple-drumsSymplesound has released PurpleDrums – a free sample library, inspired by iconic Prince drum sounds.

Symplesound’s Francis Preve has developed a free educational Ableton Live 9.5 project, based on a re-creation of his production process. The project includes a drum rack based on sounds samples both the Linn LM-1 and LinnDrum, processed in Prince’s unique style – and 10 royalty-free MIDI loops, inspired by Prince’s approach to groove programming.

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Free Sample Library Features Classic 808 Sounds With Vintage 12-Bit Crunch

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Portland downtempo electronica duo Soquelle has shared a free sample kit, based on a Roland TR-808 drum machine sampled with a vintage E-Mu SP-1200 sampler.
What makes this Roland TR-808 sample kit unique?
The samples were captured first through an E-mu SP-1200. They were then recorded through an Api Channel Strip into an Antelope Orion AD/DA. No effects, eq or processing was applied to the samples other than the natural sound of the TR-808, SP-1200 and Api preamps.
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Free Vinyl Samples Ableton Live Drum Rack From ModeAudio

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ModeAudio is giving away a free drum rack of 32 samples created exclusively from the vinyl crackle, hiss and needle drops of their vintage Technics turntable.

The sounds can be used royalty-free in your productions.

The rack features kicks, snares, claps, hi hats and percussion, all drenched in the warm crunch of record static and crackle. The samples are pre-loaded, mixed, panned and choke-assigned for instant use, Continue reading

Free Yamaha DX-7 Sound Library

dx-7-sample-libraryYamaha Synthesizers Europe has released DX-7 Blaze – a sound library based on the Yamaha DX-7 – as a free download.

Here’s what they have to say about the free sound library:

Depeche Mode, Underworld, Brian Eno, Phil Collins, Front 242, Queen, Beastie Boys, Herbie Hancock & many more adored their DX7 keyboards.

And now it’s up to you! Get your own DX7 pianos, bells & basses for free and ready to play with the included Beat workstation Zampler//RX or other SFZ-compatible samplers.

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Free Sample Library Features Percussive Camera Sounds

 has released a new free sample pack, More Cameras, featuring percussive samples taken from cameras.

The library features samples made with these cameras:

  • A Lomography La Sardina (8 Ball edition).
  • A Lomokino 35mm manual video camera.
  • A FED 3 rangefinder with an Industar N-61 L/D lens.
  • A Zorki C rangefinder with an Industar 22 lens.
  • A Holga 120TLR medium format, twin lens reflex camera.

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