FREE: Ghosthack Dubstep Samples

Attention all you dubsteppers. Ghosthack has released a HUGE collection of dubstep samples for you to chop, crop and smash. They’re preprocessed and sound awesome. There are loops included (all at the standard 140 BPM), but there are one-shot samples as well, so if you want to put together your own beats from scratch, you’re…

FREE: Tapeotronic Mellotron VST

Mellotrons are cool and this emulation is one of the coolest I’ve come across. Here’s how it works. You’ve got a flute sound, strings sound and a chorus (the singers not the effect). There’s a big knob on the right hand side that you use to blend them together. Sounds simple right? It is, but…

FREE: Wilkinson Audio CC Drum Samples

Get some free drum samples here. These samples, from Wilkinson Audio, are some great Creative Commons drum sounds, unprocessed (apart from some selective EQ), that you can use to build your tracks into fully-fledged compositions quickly and easily. Included here are two sets of toms, various kicks and snares (and you’ll need to source your…

FREE SAMPLES: The FreePats Project

Here’s a cool initiative: The FreePats Project. “FreePats is a project to create a free and open collection of digital instruments for music production. We would like to collect sound samples that can be used to build sound banks for free software synthesizers.” “In the same spirit as free software, sound samples in the FreePats…

FREE: Orchestral Strings One VST

Orchestral String One is a great little VST that can produce lively string arrangements in moments. Recorded in the legendary Berliner Hall, this full string orchestra includes 14 violins, 10 Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses. These are presented as a single ensemble making this a convenient, CPU-friendly (yet essentially limited) go-to orchestra. Tweak…

FREE: Multi-sampled Bass SFZs

If you’re on the look-out for good-sounding bass samples, free ones are hard to find and paid-for versions are so expensive they’ll make you hair curl. The kind chap at TurtleSounds has gone to the trouble of making some and they’re yours, absolutely free of charge. I haven’t tried them out but I have listened…