99Sounds has launched 99 Drum Samples, a free collection of electronic and acoustic drum hits which have been built from scratch and processed with enternal and external audio gear.
I’ve been building this personal collection of drum samples for years and it’s being released now as a free bonus sample pack for the first music making contest on 99Sounds!
The sounds were recorded from various analogue and digital sources and processed with various on-board effects and external gear. My favorite part of the pack are the drum machine sounds and acoustic drum hits which I’ve recorded to a cassette tape in order to enhance them with a bit of punch and grit. Some of the included drum hits were also passed through an old tape delay unit, resulting in a warm organic sound.
The pack also includes a selection of modern electronic drum samples, some acoustic drums (captured with my trusty Edirol R-09 recorder) and a set of drums which were synthesized with various analogue and digital instruments (including the Korg Electribe ER-1 drum machine and the Lell UDS analogue drum generator). I’ve also included a small set of lo-fi drums which were recorded from various toy instruments such as the Yamaha DD-5.
The sample pack is a free download at 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / 99 Drum Samples
99Sounds has launched a Music Making Contest, a contest in which you can only use the loops and samples available for download on 99Sounds to create a track.
Welcome to the first ever music making contest on 99Sounds! Since our launch in June 2014, we’ve released twelve amazing sample libraries, crafted by a group of generous and extremely talented sound designers from around the world.
Your response has been fantastic so far and we’d like to thank you for that! Join our music contest to put your creativity to test and for a chance to win some AMAZING prizes in the process!
The deadline for submitting a track is November 15th, 2014. Prizes include Propellerhead Reason 8, AAS Ultra Analog VA-2, Cableguys Bundle, and more.
More information: 99Sounds / Music Making Contest
99Sounds has launched Interspace, a free collection of sci-fi sound effects by Introspectral.
InterSpace is a free sample library inspired by space travel and distant worlds, crafted by Johan Ekelove aka Introspectral. The library features a wide range of sci-fi sound effects, abstract sonic textures and futuristic noises.
This is the second sample pack by Introspectral, who is also the author of the brilliant The Weird Sound Samples sound collection which was based on various bits and pieces from his album The Weird Side Of The Mundane.
- 89 sci-fi sound effects.
- SFZ patch.
- 24-bit/44.1 kHz Stereo WAV format.
- 167 MB size on disk, 144 MB download size (ZIP archive).
The pack is a free download at 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / Interspace
99Sounds has launched Sound Design Tools, a free sample library featuring a collection of 360 foley sounds, futuristic sound effects, glitch samples and drum loops created by Gavin Thibodeau aka Embra.
From the mechanical sounds of hydraulic engines and percussive ice crackles to noisy dubstep loops and abstract sonic textures, this free sound collection features 360 high quality samples for your sound design and music production endeavors.
Gavin Thibodeau is a sound designer based in Stafford, USA. He worked on this sample library for more than six months, using Ableton Live and a range of 3rd party sound design tools. You can take look at his SoundCloud page to check out some of his recent music releases and read the interview below for more info about the Sound Design Tools creation process.
The sample pack is a free download at 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / Sound Design Tools
99Sounds has announced the release of White Noise SFX, a free collection of white noise sound effects by Elias Pettersen aka Ammicuz.
The library features a wide range of risers, tension builders, drop noises, sweeps and various other transition SFX which have been designed for use in different styles of electronic dance music.
Elias Pettersen aka Ammicuz is a young producer from Norway, with a passion for sound design and composing. If you appreciate this free white noise sample collection, you should definitely check him out on SoundCloud or like his page on Facebook to stay informed about future updates. He also has a nice YouTube tutorial about making white noise such as these in FL Studio.
This free sample collection provides a handy toolbox of sound effects suitable for use in various music genres such as techno, house, dubstep, etc. The samples are clearly labeled by type, so picking the right type of transition sound effect for the project you’re working is almost too easy. Ammicuz has done a terrific job at providing a neat and tidy collection of white noise sounds, ranging from simple noise sweeps to some rather unique sounding gated sequences.
White Noise SFX features
- 62 white noise samples, 24-bit/44.1kHz WAV format.
- Includes SFZ instrument and NKI instrument (Kontakt 5) patches.
- 264 MB size on disk, 199 MB download size (RAR archive).
The pack is a free download from 99Sounds.
More information: 99Sounds / White Noise SFX
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