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Review: $2 Samplified Royalty-Free Sample Packs
Not all sample packs, loops and MIDI files need to cost you an arm and a leg. With most of Samplified's sample packs just $2 we were tempted to explore further and were surprised by what's on offer.
Aug. 10, 2020
SampleScience Releases New VHS Waves, A Plugin For 80s Style Soundtracks
Apr. 7, 2020
Drum Depot Releases SiNTH DRoMS
SiNTH DRoMS includes 25 synthetic drum kits for Battery, Kontakt, Live, Maschine, Geist, Akai MPCs, Force and all other SFZ- & WAV-samplers.
Mar. 5, 2020
Intimate Noise Is A New Sample Pack Creator, Free Pack Available
Grab yourself a free sample pack, which Intimate Noise is giving away to celebrate its launch. Here's how to get it.
Aug. 3, 2019
Best of 2018: Max For Live Packs
2018 was a banner year for Max for Live development, with innovation manifesting in a variety of unusual Packs spanning many categories. It wasn't easy to narrow down, but here's our favourites.
Dec. 24, 2018
Isotonik Studios Free Ableton Live Pack Noiss Coko Is Based On 1977 Crumar Multiman Keyboard
So, you want a free sample pack for Ableton Live? But not your run-of-the-mill sampled 808 sounds... how about something truly different, like samples from the 1977 Crumar Multiman-S keyboard...
Sep. 3, 2018
How To Make And Market Your Own Sample Packs
Whether you want to make money selling sample packs or simply create your own unique instrument and loop library, this course tells you everything you need to know about the process.
Aug. 10, 2018
Umlaut Audio ARCUS Turns Acoustic Instruments Into Complex Textures
This latest soundpack and Kontakt instrument collection from Umlaut Audio, ARCUS, is hard to define. The atmospheres sound organic and are evolved from acoustic instrument performances.
May. 22, 2018
LANDR Launches FREE Curated Audio Samples Service
The new FREE samples service from LANDR includes content from Blue Hawaii, Dirty Projectors, Pan Pot, Mike & Keys and many other emerging talent perfect to shake off that music producer block!
May. 10, 2018
How To Avoid Bad Contracts: Advice For Musicians, Producers & Sound Designers
It can be a minefield out there when trying to negotiate the best deal for your work. Here's some invaluable advice from a producer who's seen all the tricks...
Mar. 27, 2018
Review: ModeAudio Dark Mass Ambient Drone Samples
Layer, loop and be terrified by these dark ambient samples from ModeAudio, perfect for atmospheres, movie and game scoring.
Mar. 9, 2018
Do You Know A Sampler From A ROMpler? Here's The Difference.
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.
Jan. 6, 2018
Review: Wave Alchemy Berlin Techno
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.
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 7, 2017
Review: Synthology: Analog Rack Attack
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.
Sep. 6, 2017
Review: Function Loops '" Future Deep Tech Sample Pack
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...
Mar. 4, 2017
Review: ModeAudio Glide
We unzipped this collection of Chillwave samples and loops and went on a blissful musical journey...
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 17, 2017
20% Discount On Live 9, Push & Packs. Never Been a Better Time To Go Ableton.
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.
Nov. 16, 2016
Free 16 Pads for Kontakt / Any Sampler For Cinematic Atmospheres
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.
Nov. 9, 2016
Review: Irrupt Flashback Forward
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.
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 17, 2016
Detunized Make Ableton Live Pack 'Rolfing 3' From Rotten Piano
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.
Synths & Sound Design
Aug. 21, 2016
Spend More Time Making Music With These Sample Libraries Maintenance Tips
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.
Aug. 4, 2016
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