Need help finding new audio samples
December 31, 2016 1:47 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for community-created (i.e. free) samples, loop packs, etc. for modern dance music creation. The WAV-ier, less-proprietary the formats, the better. I like Monstercat-style electronica these days but my sample library is feeling pretty outdated. This is a hobby on which I can't spend much money at the moment.
posted by circular to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Forgot to mention, I'm mainly interested in percussion but all sample types or links to resources are welcome. Thanks!
posted by circular at 1:55 PM on December 31, 2016

Are you opposed to "ill-gotten" gains? Memail me.
posted by kuanes at 1:58 PM on December 31, 2016 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: > Are you opposed to "ill-gotten" gains? Memail me.

If that might mean license-breaking, actually yes :-( :-( Sorry, personal reasons, but I appreciate the gesture. Hopefully there's still a resource or two for sounds that are free by...heritage?
posted by circular at 2:04 PM on December 31, 2016

Best answer: this should keep you busy if you're not already familiar.
posted by STFUDonnie at 2:30 PM on December 31, 2016 [2 favorites]

Best answer: Freesound may be what you're looking for. Lots of different types of sounds, a lot of them are drums.

Mind the type of CC license for each sample.
posted by Promethea at 3:05 PM on December 31, 2016 [3 favorites]

Best answer:
posted by burr1545 at 4:24 PM on December 31, 2016 [2 favorites]

Best answer: TB Arthur (previously)
posted by rhizome at 4:44 PM on December 31, 2016 [2 favorites]

Best answer: More at Rekkerd.
KVR is a good place to keep up on and find things.
Most, almost all, of the commercial sample companies have lots of freebies.

There are so many free loops, samples, presets, instruments and software of every kind these days the problem is hard drive space and getting around to looking at it all. It makes it hard to accept rationalizing about taking non-free stuff.
posted by bongo_x at 11:15 AM on January 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks everybody! Really helpful links, already found some great materials.
posted by circular at 12:29 PM on January 3, 2017

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