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.
Here’s an audio preview:

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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.

Here’s what he has to say about the free sample library:  Continue reading

Wham! Bam! Slap! Free Sample Library Features ‘Punching Percussion’

punching-percussion99Sounds has released Punching Percussion – a free collection of punches, impacts and fight sound effects.

The sound library was created bysound designer and cinematic composer Joshua Crispin, aka Generdyn.

The samples can work great as fighting sound effects for movies or video and audio production, as well as straight-up percussive hits and impact sounds for music production purposes.

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