FREE: Total Composure Orchestra Sample Library

Everyone wants an orchestra at their fingertips, but the prices of paid-forversions are enough to turn your hair grey. Enter Total Composure, a big, fat sample library that puts all those great classical instruments at your fingertips. The spiel: “The Total Composure orchestra(TCO) is a full orchestral sample library created using only samples that are…

FREE: KickMaker VST

The KickMaker from Teragon Audio is a synthesizer designed specifically to create good kick drum sounds. It uses four independent oscillators and a wide range of effects, allowing you to create perfectly customized beats. You’re not going to get an Andy Sneap-type kick out of this, but if you want to come up with your…

Sampleswap.org

Looking for free samples? Quit your Googling and go straight to the source: Sampleswap.org is the home of professional-quality free audio samples all for free. “This 100% free AIFF/WAV collection contains 7.5 GB of sounds — including 2,430 techno, hiphop, rap, trance, and drum and bass drum beats / loops, 1,265 drum hits, 95 drum…

FREE: The Pain Pack Sample Collection

Here’s a strange and wonderful sample pack from internet phenomenon, Ze Frank: The Pain Pack—Tear it apart and put it back together. Here’s the deal in Ze Frank’s own words: “I posted a phone number and asked that anyone experiencing emotional pain leave a message describing their pain.” “I received a total of 53 messages…

Ambience Collection Samples 1.3GB

Here’s a big-ass (1.3GB) collection of ambient samples from Airborne Sound. Cool, unique stuff here: A bundle of crowd, sports, hall crowd, and weather sound effects. Includes stations, construction, and other evocative atmospheres. Perfect for that rock opera in waiting. The dirt: 15 sound clips 96 kHz 24-bit stereo WAV files 1.36 gigabytes “Professionally recorded, expertly…

FREE: 75 MB of Free Samples from Wave Academy

Here’s a huge bunch of primo-sounding samples from the lovable lads Attack Magazine and Wave Alchemy. “Attack has teamed up with some of the world’s best sound design companies and sample vendors to offer a series of free sample packs. The latest of our exclusive collections comes courtesy of Wave Alchemy.” “From one-shot drum hit…

Stone Age Percussion Sample Pack

Okay, weird free thing of the day here. Looking for 9MB of stone-hitting-each-other samples? Of course you’re not. No-one is. That doesn’t mean, however, that this isn’t pretty cool. “This is the real rock percussion kit. One holidays I happened to stroll a mountain road into area filled with piles of stones and rock pieces.…