Hardware and software instruments share some common traits. Here, Joe Albano explains how samplers and ROMplers differ, as well as what they have in common.
Berlin is a world leader in producing great techno music. But what if you're not nearby and still want those signature sounds? Wave Alchemy's Berlin Techno collection could be just the ticket.
If you're after a collection of classic analog synths, ready racked up for Ableton Live, check out Analog Rack Attack. You even get the raw samples to use in your software of choice.
If you need a bunch of construction kits to help you jump start your live Deep Tech set, Function Loops' latest could be well worth a look. Joshua Casper finds out whether it is one for the future...
We unzipped this collection of Chillwave samples and loops and went on a blissful musical journey...
If you've been lusting longingly after the Ableton Live 9, Ableton Push 2, Max for Live, or any of the packs, but your wallet has held you back then now might be the time to push the buy button.
Flintpope is back with another free (donations accepted) soundset. Using samples from Ableton's Simpler he's created atmospheric pads for Kontakt. Or just download the samples and use in any DAW.
Getting inspiration from old school producers for contemporary music is what Irrupt's Flashback: Forward sample and loop pack is all about. There's musical riffs, FX, beats, percussion and more.
You might steer clear of rotten food, but we'd recommend you check out the Live pack made using a rotten piano. Some atmospheric, haunting, beautiful. Whatever you create with it, it's unique.
Do you find your music making flow is interrupted by not being able to find the right sample you need from your sample library collection? Here's how some maintenance tips will help your workflow.
Soulful House straight from the Detroit in your DAW. ModeAudio's Detroit Chords brings the best chord patches to Reason, Ableton, Logic and audio samples. GW Childs checks out this 1.3 GB pack.
If you want professionally recrorded sound samples suitable for any musical genre or sound design then you've come to the right place.
Analog Candy is fairly new to the market with sample packs for musicians and producers. Sara Simms take a closer look and listen to Ice Choir and TR-LAX (6 classic processed TR drum machines).
The good folks at Biome Digital have created a FREE collection of EDM samples and Acid synth loops. All you need to do is signup on their website. Full details below.
These two FREE Ableton Live packs, Snow Day Prophet and ADM and SympleSound Pro 2 were made by AfroDJMac using the DSI Prophet 6 and the Pro 2 analog synthesizers respectively. And they're free!