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Basic Rock 2 MIDI
ROCK. PLAIN AND SIMPLE More of the classic, timeless drum grooves you can never get too many of! Basic Rock 2 MIDI picks up where the smash-hit, first pack left off. Meaning, it has more of the traditional, down-to-earth rock beats you can never get too many of. The heavy-hitting ballads, the crushing mid tempos, the bluesy shuffles, the mandatory up tempos and of course, an array of those fills that...
$5.00
Toontrack Hip-Hop EZkeys Midi
BEAT IDEAS Three decades worth of hip-hop hooks for you to hone, mold and shape into your own music. Regardless of whether it’s new school, boom bap or trap – strip any hip-hop track of the vocal and you’ll notice that what often plays a central role is a keyboard part. Sampled or not, a basic chord structure with a repetitive and melodic hook is undeniably one of the most significant...
$5.00
Disco EZkeys MIDI
A TREK TO THE DISCOTHEQUE A collection of truly funky playing variations for any classic or modern disco track! The drums and the bass may be the backbone of any typical disco track, but stripped of the funky twang or rhythmic pulse of the keys, something obvious would be missing. This collection of EZkeys MIDI takes you on a disco journey starting in the wake of the 1970s funk movement and stopping right where we are today.
$5.00
Toontrack Singer-Songwriter EZkeys MIDI
INSTANT INSPIRATION Piano playing variations inspired by some of the most iconic singer-songwriters of the past few decades. For decades now, the piano has been a natural vehicle to help songwriters voice their craft. There’s just something about its expressive range that speaks on a fundamental level – it’s the perfect instrument to set a scene. In the right context, a lone piano...
$5.00
1000 Synth
На этом диске собраны лучшие звуки со всемирно известных синтезаторов.Сумасшедшие кислотные соло, рэйвовые басы, космические подклады, танцевальные пианино, органы и пиццикато. Обязан быть у каждого музыканта, пишущего...
$10.00
40 Oz Of Phat Slammin Hip Hop
75-100 BPM hip-hop grooves, mixed and layered by instruments: drums, bass, guitar, fx, keys, scratches, leads. 76-103 BPM drumloops. Drumkits. Bass riffs. Guitar Riffs. Scratches
$10.00
Acoustic Guitar Grooves
Steel 6 and 12-strings acoustic guitars arpegious, chords and strums (70-165 BPM)
$10.00
Akai CD-ROM Sound Library Volume 3 - Drums
Akai CD-Rom CD-ROM Sound Library Volume 3 - Drums [AKAI Format] This CD-ROM includes a new, original collection of drum sounds. Partitions: A. Kick B. Snare C. Tom D. Hi Hat E. Crash Cymbal F. Crash Cymbal G. Ride Cymbal H. Ride Cymbal I. Snare J. Tom K. Drum Kit
$10.00
Bizzare Guitar
If you like Distorted Reality, this is a library you won't want to miss. This unique collaboration between visionary artist Peter Maunu and Sound Designer Eric Persing, was over two years in the making and marks a new milestone in creative sound. Neither a traditional guitar multisample library or a collection of "riffs", Bizarre Guitar blazes a new frontier of Sound Design via guitar. It features...
$10.00
Burning Grooves KITS
Powervolle, aggressive live drum grooves mit variations! riesen auswahl an funky, freaky, slamming shuffles, grumbo marches, grungehead grease, soulful power ballads und solid rock. multi (dynamik) hit kits, tom-tom & sidestick, odd grooves, lo-fi drum loops,... rom-versionen erweitert! bpm 56-218.UK test SOS: “the quality of both the playing and recording is first class... the rhythms are straight ?on the money?.
$10.00
Dream Experience
Отличная основа для написания ambient, goa, trance и experimental. Множество одиночных звуков, подкладов, басов, струнных, хоров, барабанов и перкуссии, атмосферных звуков, синтезаторных и вокодеровских хоров!1 CD 480MB, 3000 samples.The perfect basis for ambient.
$10.00
Flamenco CD 1
Flamenco rhythm guitars on all chords (maj, min, n.c.) 100-133 BPM
$10.00
Hans Zimmer Guitars vol. 1
For the first time, Oscar & Grammy award winning film composer Hans Zimmer releases sounds from his private sample library created by Bob Daspit. These powerful guitar textures are more detailed & expressive than any other Guitar library, with patches containing up to 12-way velocity switching, allowing for such nuances as dynamically-controllable string slides, pops & harmonics. The versatility of...
$10.00
Hans Zimmer Guitars vol. 2 CD 2
Acoustic guitar notes, slides, bends, tremolos; ethnic guitars, chords, flamenco guitar notes, strums, tremolos.
$10.00
Joey Kramer Drums Aerosmith CD 2
Rock drum loops from the famous drummer
$10.00
Peter Siedlaczek's Advanced Orchestra 2 - Solo Strings
Violin, Viola, Cello solo forte, piano, short, spiccato, pizzicato, con sordini, tremolos, runs, chords, arps, tremolos, glissandos
$10.00
Peter Siedlaczek's Advanced Orchestra 3 - WoodWinds
INSTRUMENTS: 3 Flutes, Solo Flute, Alto flute, Piccolo flute, Oboe, English horn, 3 Clarinets**, Bass clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon. PHRASINGS & ARTICULATIONS* :Sustained notes f, Sustained notes p, Staccato 2x, grace notes (ascending/ descending, half tone/whole tone), Half tone trill, Whole tone trill, Crescendo, Runs (major, minor), Mordents (half tone/whole tone, upwards & downwards), Turns (major.
$10.00
ProSamples 27 Dancefloor Bass
This very comprehensive bass sample compilation from Best Service contains bass notes, single bass hits, multisampled basses and quick licks. On this title you will find all the Most Wanted analog synthesizer bass sounds and FM synth bass samples, including sounds from the Moog, Arp, Sequential Circuits, Roland 101, Roland 202, Roland 303, Oberheim, and Yamaha synthesizers. You will also find a wide range of real.
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Pure Guitars
Pure guitars was developed to enable the full range of live played acoustic guitars for use in samplers. Therefore we recorded the guitars of: Ovation®, Martin®, Taylor®, Lakewood®, Hopf® and Lauenhardt und Kobs®. All the guitars are not looped, because a live played guitar is not looped. This library offers you, the user, authentic, realistic and dynamic guitar performances. Pure guitars gives...
$10.00
Quantum Leap Brass CD 1
Solo trumpet - 21 patches (Throughout I've taken the number of patches from the Gigasampler version - for the Akai versions there are actually more programs in a number of cases) - Just about every variety of solo trumpet that you could imagine, multisampled as is the whole collection, multiple velocities and sustains, flutters and wahs. As with the whole collection the presented sounds are single/multi...
$10.00
Quantum Leap Brass CD 5
Tuba & 4 French Horns - 8 Patches - By now I'm seriously wishing I'd invested in a quicker CD-ROM drive before starting ! Excellent Tuba sounds, proper rump-dum-rum sort of sound, as with any sound in the collection, just A-B against what you think is a decent sound from your synthesiser and you realise just what a difference this kind of sound does make. Whilst in isolation the "Tuba"...
$10.00
Quantum Leap Guitar & Bass
Nick Phoenix is a Los Angeles based session musician. Nick recorded and programmed this huge collection himself because he couldn't find any other guitar sample library that enabled him to express himself on a keyboard as a guitarist would on his guitar - the result is a stunning, brilliantly programmed collection that is so realistic you would never know the sounds were coming from a keyboard with your eyes closed.
$10.00
Real Mega Drums 2 CD 2
Biggest collection (2-cds) of natural drums at highest recording standard. the sets are sampled with room and without, in different velocitys. large variety of kicks, snares, toms & cymbals. looking for good sounding drum kits? ...try this.
$10.00
Synclavier Brass & Winds
A complete set featuring Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Flugelhorn, 2 and 4 Trumpet unisons, 2 Trombone unisons, French Horn and Saxes. Plus Clarinet, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, English Horn, Flute and Exotic Winds. Multiple articulations make expressive performances a breeze!
$10.00

Sample types

Sample libraries are the collections of sound files that are usually organized in sets concerning musical instruments or environmental sounds categories used for compilation. They are widely used by composers, DJs, music producers and other people for making musical works. Usually, famous music composers are known for their own sound style they form using blends of various sample libraries and sound effects in their compositions.

Samples can be differentiated from regular sound records by few special features. They are short (length about 10 seconds) and are recorded using one note. That helps to make a qualitative instrument on their basis. High quality samples are usually professionally-cut. In such samples micro-pauses in the beginning and in the end of a sample are deleted and the stops for sound loop are marked. Samples without sound loop are called “one-shot” samples, which are reproduced from the very beginning to the very end of a whole piece. Such samples are ordinary used in making drum sounds, sound effects etc.

Samples with sound loops are called “loops”. E. g, one set of drums for four-eight time can be recorded as a loop. Special software that can work with pre-made loops has become widely-popular among the amateur musicians. These programs include SONY ACID, EJAY and many others. Sample libraries and single samples in WAV format can be reproduced with literally any PC sound playback software.

Sample recording

When it needs to digitize the piano sounds, one can guess, that it will be enough just to record every piano note. This approach was used in 1970-s, when sampling techniques just appeared. But the sound quality made with such a technique is rather poor and too far from the professional sounding.

For recording a full-quality sample it's inevitable to take into consideration all the trifles of sound, e.g, the velocity of key press, using a pedal, sounding with opened and closed piano top etc. Adding to it the sounding dependence from the place where sound is played and even from the furniture of this place we have a great bunch of factors that can notably impact on the sounding. So, the quantity of sounds can reach 100 per one piano note. The more sounds we record, the closer we are to the original sounding, but also the bigger are the recorded files. It enlarges the size of an instrument that is sampled.

Potentially, sounding of an instrument that uses sample libraries come close to original. But considering that there are a lot of peculiarities in the sounding of original instrument, digital instruments can't copy it with an absolute accuracy. That's why original pianos are still in use.

After recording desired sounds, we need to make an integrated instrument, which sounds will be then reproduced by digital or analog sampler. For that, we need to assign (map) the samples from our own sample libraries to each keyboard key. For getting qualitative sounding, we need to spend a lot of time assigning appropriate samples.

Clean and processed sound libraries

The most part of sample libraries present clean («dry») sounds without any sound effects applied. So, the musicians can put necessary effects by themselves choosing the right place for them in any individual composition.

Some sample libraries can have samples with special sound effects for particular purposes, e.g., imitation of cathedral choir reverb or heavy metal distortion. These samples are also called «wet» samples.

Sample libraries and music software for DJs and amateur musicians

Sample libraries are vitally important for a good DJ. If some time earlier Djs used analog devices for making cool sounds, now they can use their own collections of digital sounds to make a musical masterpiece. The quality of a synthesizer for a DJ or other musician's purposes is measured by the quality and quantity of sound samples it can reproduce. The best ones, for example, some Yamaha high-end models, have an impressive sample libraries in combination with perfect sound quality.

Sample libraries can be used not only by professional musicians and producers who buys a lot of expensive equipment. They can also be used by an amateur, who just starts his music experiments. Sample libraries are provided in the digital file-sets that can be easily downloaded from the web. Simple sets are usually free or cost not much. So getting them is not much of a problem.

There are a great variety of computer programs which use sample libraries and can substitute synthesizers. One of good examples is FruityLoops. It has its own collection of software synthesizers. There are more than 20 various synthesizers and 2 samplers available. They can be used for making one's own sample libraries. But it needs a lot of time and experience, so amateur musicians often use already-prepared sound sets, combining and mixing them together, adding some effects and environmental sounds. FruityLoops sample library can be easily expanded with other libraries. The friendly interface will help to make such an expansion easy and fast. FruityLoops is rather professional music production instrument with a lot of different options and possibilities. But there is another program to work with sample libraries that is called SoundForge.

SoundForge, developed by Sony Creative Software, is a suitable platform for an amateur musician. Its restricted version, Sound Forge Audio Studio, is a nice instrument to start with. It's price is pretty good and it has all the functionality to start home experiments with sample libraries. SoundForge has a set of instruments for fast editing and creation of new sound pieces. The program helps to remaster and clean old records, put filters and effects and create master-discs. This program will be a good start to making your own sample libraries.

Great collection of sample libraries for any taste

It's clearly seen that producing samples is not an easy task. Luckily, there is a great variety of special sample libraries available on the contemporary music market and there's no need to make them yourself. One can find practically any sound he or she needs.

Our site provides a solid collection of sample libraries in various formats, including WAV, AKAI, GIGA, SF2, Reason refills etc. They can be used for making industrial, house, trance and other kinds of compositions. Our library is being constantly developed and updated. We are glad to present you a variety of choice for making your own music masterpieces.

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