Free Sample Sites

Excellent sample pack:-
DOA Old Samplepack

I just found The University of Iowa Musical Instrument Samples. There are several classical instrument samples in aiff format with several samples per instrument.

I was exactly going to ask where to get some samples from
Thank you so much (:

Any chance of Wiki-izing that massive list to allow for updates?

That way, we can also add some categerization (pay/free, sound quality, instrument type, single/multi-sample, etc.).

Choosing instruments is a big part of creating any new music, and hence deserves lots of attention. :D

For the best free VST’s, download and Steal them from Fruityloops.
Stylus is an amazing VST, it just needs to be transfered to Renoise.
Renoise rocks the fudging foundations.

You can always try KVR-Audio, here plugs are neatly ordered into type of plugin, free/shareware/commercial etc.

Excellent tip and excellent site. Thanks!

hi everyone i am starting my own sample site just because i need to organise my stuff and i though i would share it, do you think my method is to much? i wouldnt mind providing rars for renoisers but i dont want just anyone being able to batch download all my precious samples :)

anyway like i say im only just starting out making it at mike smith - free music samples i have about 50 drum samples on there so far if anyone is interested.

That’s a big list, it’s gonna take a while going through. Some of them are dead links/parked links.
You can’t download them, but I imagine you guys know how to capture audio from your PC.

Here’s a huge list of sites with free samples and vsts to browse through.
Iblit is a monophonic VST 2.3 compatible software synthesizer for PC.…ftware/Crystal#
Crystal is a semi-modular software synthesizer featuring both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis

145 drumkits:

An old response i know…
Yet still…

Also tried a google wave topic, here you can edit all stuff on-the-fly…w%252BxPtnZE15A

Haven’t tried the other stuff, but the snare is amazing.
Seriously, really fucking amazing.

Several mic positions and velocity layers, different hit positions, round robin etc.

Here are a few links which I’ve managed to dig out:
Chiptune drums (150 kicks, 70 snares, 20 hats, 25 fx/perc) - reason fill packs as well as wav files
10GB of samples (Loops, Grooves, Licks, Stings, Hits, Pads, Melodic Motives/Themes/Phrases, Sound-Effects, City and Country Soundscapes, Motors, Machines, Toys, Guns, Explosions, Swords, Armor, Cars, Jets, Pot & Pans, Acoustic and Synthetic Noises, Acoustic and Electronic)

Kicks, snares, Hats, Percussion, Breaks and Loops

i’m confused… i thought i had posted something here

well i have 2 links for 2 websites with a huge amount of samples and vst’s but can only give them by PM because… well you can imagine why

A maybe obvious tip. Crawl the web with Google for samples:

This will of course also find a lot of crap but as usual there are some gems hidden ;)

Also you have to digg deeper to find out if you are allowed to resuse such material.

Also try to be a bit more specific:

if someone needs single cylce waves, and missed my “renoise synth experiment” topic, here are nearly 10k of them !



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A little self promotion, if you’d allow. I am occasionally releasing some more-or-less experimental drum sample packs over here:

I suppose they can be of most use for those of you who are inclined to delve into more experimental and glitchy sonic territories. They are all free and under a CC Sampling+ licence so you can use them in commercial projects as well.

A free drum set :