They capture all the analogue goodness without the price tag. No more choosing between buying food or saving up for that TR-808. Free sample packs make you a better producer—because a musician is only as good as their tools right? Here’s our favorite insider spots to get the sample packs you need.
The Legowelt Sample Kits
Danny Wolfers (aka Legowelt) is a production genius. After watching him produce it’s hard to believe that he thinks about anything else. Fortunately for us, Wolfers offers free samples from some of the most iconic (and expensive) instruments. Incredible. Our favorite: The Yamaha DX-Files. Download them HERE for free.
Wavy.Audio Free Sample Packs
Wavy.audio offers a new and diverse sample pack every week. Completely free. Their subscription service allows you to subscribe to their mailing list and get every new sample pack to your inbox as soon as it’s released. You can even submit your own pack and get it featured on the front page with a link to your site. Grab all the packs HEREfor free
For over 3 years, LANDR Instant Mastering has been listening to feedback from their 1 million users and crushing over 3.6 million tracks worth of big data. Throughout it all, LANDR’s A.I. has learnt a lot from the diversity of user creations.Now, it’s ready to give you something back. Their new Lydian engine has some massive improvements and is better than ever at taking on the delicate details for acoustic instruments for film score composers, classical, jazz and folk creators. Here’s the tech: better transients, all processors are upgraded, stereo imaging improvements, major upgrades to signal path integrity, better stereo imaging, phase and general imaging, in-depth research into acoustic/classical handling.
Ground Your Sound
If you wanna ground your sound in some seriously superb samples then the free Ground Your Sound sample pack from Cristofer Odqvist and The Pro Audio Files is a must-have. There’s all sorts of useful tools in it—from “Destroyed Drum Machines” to a collection of reverb tails that are perfect for layering. Grab the pack HERE and file it under Pro.
Liveschool Drum Samples & Racks For Ableton
Liveschool offers some great resources for artists including a huge amount of free samples. You have to give a bit of info. But once you’re in, there’s tons to choose from. Grab them HERE. Our Favourite: Vermona DRM1 Drum Rack