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Free sounds and samples in Ableton Live, powered by commons and community

Freesound4live brings the incredible and eclectic open sound community freesound.org right into your Ableton Live session – so you can access sounds and new inspiration quickly, for free. The Max for Live device is the work of Alessandro Aylesim Miracapillo. And this is both convenient and unlike any other sample tool. You can browse, search, … Continue reading Free sounds and samples in Ableton Live, powered by commons and community

Hard Truths: Music Has a Samples Problem

Sampling revolutionized music production. It’s a powerful technique that helped create modern music’s most vital genres. But today, samples are everywhere. They’re one of the most popular ways to create music. Along the way, sampling workflows have changed a lot. What used to be a simple production technique is now a huge industry bogged down … Continue reading Hard Truths: Music Has a Samples Problem

How Songwriting With Samples Can Spark Inspiration

Inspiration isn’t always there when you need it. Sometimes you sit in front of a piano and stare at a blank piece of paper for hours.  Other times you might try to make a beat from scratch and struggle to come up with a concrete idea. Hip-hop producers have been making sample-based beats for decades. … Continue reading How Songwriting With Samples Can Spark Inspiration

How Samples Charts Will Keep You Up On Beatmaking Trends

Music changes fast. To keep up with changing trends you need to stay up on what’s hot right now. But knowing where to look in a library of over a million samples isn’t easy. Here’s how LANDR’s new Samples Charts will help you find all the trending samples no matter what kind of music you’re … Continue reading How Samples Charts Will Keep You Up On Beatmaking Trends

Get an entire catalogue of samples worth $1460 for just $39 from Samples From Mars

Samples From Mars’ packs are all built around vintage and rare gear, meticulously recorded through even more analogue equipment to give it an edge. Until Friday 7 February, Samples From Mars is offering its entire library of sample packs for a small price of $39; to purchase all packs individually would normally set you back … Continue reading Get an entire catalogue of samples worth $1460 for just $39 from Samples From Mars

Try before you buy your samples with Tracklib Loops

Tracklib, an online library of pre-cleared tracks for sample use, has revealed Loops, its new tool for finding great samples. All of the tracks available on Tracklib can be looped at any point, allowing you to hunt for a sample before you download it and load it into a DAW. The tool lets you select … Continue reading Try before you buy your samples with Tracklib Loops

Ear Training: Theory Tips for Using Samples Better

Sample-based music might seem as far away from traditional music theory as it gets. But understanding the basics of theory can help you make better music no matter what tools you use. Theory can be hard, but the payoff for applying it to your workflow with samples is worth it. Here are five ear training … Continue reading Ear Training: Theory Tips for Using Samples Better

26 Samples Tips: The A-Z of Using Samples in Your Music Production

Samples are some of the most powerful tools in your music production arsenal. They’re bits of sound that you can chop, loop, stack on top of each other, and manipulate any way you want. In this article we’re breaking down the A-Z of tips, tricks and techniques to help you work better with samples. A. … Continue reading 26 Samples Tips: The A-Z of Using Samples in Your Music Production