5 Websites That Offer Professional Quality Sample Libraries

Five great websites that offer a variety of professional quality sample libraries and audio tools suited for any type of project or genre.

Sample Libraries

 

Sonic Scenarios

Sonic Scenarios provides premium audio content for use by producers, musicians, and media. Spearheaded by producer, guru sound designer, and audio engineer Mike Kiraly, Sonic Scenarios products are purposefully crafted and curated to excite and inspire artists of every skill level, regardless of their chosen style or genre. Each and every sample is designed with specific intent and with the utmost attention to detail. They are also committed to utilizing only the very best recording equipment and processes. Most importantly, each and every Sonic Scenarios product is 100% royalty-free giving customers the utmost freedom to create without limits or restrictions. In addition, Sonic Scenarios has designed several FREE Dubspot Sounds sample packs available to download on our blog.

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UNDRGRND SOUNDS

UNDRGRND SOUNDS is a team of producers and sound designers inspired by the freshest sounds from the hottest artists and labels in house, techno, electronica and urban genres. The team at UNDRGRND SOUNDS thrive on crafting high-quality audio content for those serious about underground sounds and not uninspiring mainstream trends. They also champion industry-leading music production tools made by people who eat, breathe and sleep electronic music.

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Samples From Mars

Samples From Mars is a drum and synth samples imprint based in Brooklyn, NYC founded by producer/engineer Eddie Mars. This site was created to offer you the most unique instruments at the highest quality. Building software instruments and samples out of rare and vintage gear is an art form, and their goal is to inspire you to make the best music possible. Every sound is hand crafted, and a huge amount of thought, time, care, experimentation, and inspiration goes into each step of the process. Eddie is truly an obsessed perfectionist that spends every day doing a combination of this and music production. If you like sounds from legendary synths and that vintage sounding polish, then you’ll love what Samples From Mars has to offer.

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ModeAudio

ModeAudio aims to deliver audio tools that sound incredible, are available instantly, and that will integrate seamlessly with your favorite music software. The ModeAudio team is passionate and dedicated to delivering a variety of high-quality samples, synth presets, MIDI files, DAW project templates, field recordings, and more. They also curate ModeAudio Magazine, a place for music production tutorials, synth tips, music tech news, DAW tricks, and beyond. ModeAudio’s focus is on quality, usability, and value. Also, check out ModeAudio co-founder Niall McCallum’s tutorial on how to Enliven Your Drum Sound in Logic Pro X on the Dubspot blog.

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Noiiz

Noiiz is a subscription based platform for music producers that offers unlimited access to over 130,000 royalty free sounds, samples and presets from top brands and sound designers. Access sounds in the cloud through their web application or directly from your music project via their drag and drop Noiiz Plugin. Download as much as you like, when you like, without ever having to pay for a single sound again. You can browse, play, change tempo and pitch sounds before dropping them straight on to an audio track in your DAW. Yours free as an Unlimited subscriber. With Noiiz, you can build a custom sample collection that can be accessed anywhere, anytime, from any device.

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Kontour Tutorial

Sound Design Komplete Program

Finding the right sound can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Learn the fundamentals of synthesis and sampling and gain the depth of knowledge to shape sounds the way you want them or make your own sounds from scratch.

About This Program

Become fluent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.

You will learn to create your own sounds with a variety of techniques and add a personal sonic signature to your tracks. We introduce you to the latest synthesis and sampling technologies and show you how to use the world’s largest and most diverse sound library. In the advanced levels, you will acquire total control over all aspects of the Komplete instruments while practicing genre-based sound design.

What’s Included

  • Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete
  • Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
  • Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
  • Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
  • Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Production Techniques
  • Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming and Instrument Building

Additional Information

Visit the Music Foundations course page for detailed information on this program here.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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