SoundCloud :: Free Original Sample Packs Drums, Synths, Vocals

SoundCloud recently launched a new initiative which encourages sound designers, field recordists, vocalists, beat creators, and producers to contribute, share, and in certain cases, sell their original or exclusive samples. The samples are available for download and free use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, and you can join the community simply by uploading your sounds using the Scup app. This is a wonderful initiative, which creates exciting possibilities for collaboration between artists and producers of all styles.

Since their original post Sample Time! last month, they recently updated us with a bunch of new, exciting libraries of sounds. Here are a few highlights this week. First from the OLPC Sound Sample Project – a bundle of 6372 samples, collected from students, colleagues, and friends of Dr. Richard Boulanger, who also edited all the pieces. Check out a set of 22 samples from Andrew Sorkin, as part of the OLPC initiative, or One Laptop per Child, creates and distributes low-cost, low-power, rugged laptops for the world’s poorest children, creating educational opportunities for poor children around the world. Check out the OLPC Sound Sample Archive for more.

Andrew Sorkin by OLPC Samples

Check out this pack of modular synth loops titled “Total Harmonic Distortion” from Stretta – a project by musician Matthew Davidson of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Total Harmonic Distortion 92BPM by stretta samples

Mat Coes from New Bedford, Massachusetts also contributes an awesome awesome vocal samples and atmospheric sounds to play around with:

Ranters-samples by madtho

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