Konturi has announced the launch of two sample packs.

Its debut release Modular Drums delivers a collection of noisy, gritty, machine-sourced patterns and rambling techno rhythms.

You can expect 60 carefully designed loops, tempo-synced at 124bpm and individually processed through a wide selection of analogue gear: vintage Moog EQ, Roland space echo, BBD and granular delays, Sherman filterbank and Moogerfooger pedals. Along with the library centerpieces being the Soma Pulsar-23 and Moog DFAM modular drum machines to wrap it up.

In addition, you get an expertly crafted selection of 120 drum hits. 180 samples in total: all of them ready to breathe depth, warmth and grit into your beat.

The Exploration series brings the sounds of some of the most sought-after vintage and modern analog synthesizers. The first edition features the Juno-60 from Roland.

Exploration 01 is packed with 50 Juno-60 loops and 20 one-shot samples inspired by the likes of Mind Against, Tale of Us, Patrice Baumel and Stephan Bodzin, primed for deep melodic techno, ambient house, leftfield electronica and beyond.

Upgrade your sonic palette with this ethereal collection of deep basses, eerie melodics and cinematic pads and soundscapes, tastefully processed with Roland Space Echo, Chase Bliss Dark World, Empress Reverb and Moog Matriarch’s BBD delay.

The sample packs are available at Sample Market, starting from £7.50 GBP.

Flintpope £10 Kontakt Range

Flintpope has announced the first release in a new series of affordable sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Violet & Green is a two-layer sound texture instrument designed to deliver nice pads, atmospheric spaces, and lead sounds.

I have had the feeling for ages that Kontakt developers take themselves far too seriously and that the only instruments worth doing are beautifully recorded models of expensive instruments that the common person can’t afford for real. Hence the ridiculous price tags on their releases.

As an antidote to all that I have started a range of cheap and cheerful instruments that may enjoy a garish look occasionally and hopefully inspire the user to have some fun with them.

Violet & Green for the full version of Kontakt 6 is available for £10 GBP.

400MB Free Sample Pack

Function Loops has announced a free collection of samples, loops and MIDI files for various genres. The sounds are curated from bestseller packs as well as from unreleased material.

Function Loops Freebie

The pack covers Trap, Pop, Drill, Techno, Tech House, EDM & Slap House, Psytrance, and some live recorded Latin acoustic guitars.

We would like to thank you for the support, we’re getting from our community… Thank you for buying our products, sending us your opinions and ideas about future releases, and overall supporting our brands!

To give back, we compiled a sample pack of over 150 sounds (including unreleased stuff, too). Total 400MB of top samples, loops & MIDI files. We’re giving it away, completely free. It’s royalty-free too, so you have the license to use these sounds in your commercial projects, no strings attached.

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