News - April 13th, 2020

A Free Gift for Musicians Stuck Inside Due to the Pandemic: the Waveformless Sample Library. 

Many moons ago, I used to write a blog for electronic musicians called Waveformless. One of the more popular features there was something called Free Sample Friday, where every Friday I'd upload a bunch of free samples fitting a specific theme for other musicians to use freely. It might be anything from a multisampled synth sound to lofi drum sounds to field recordings of a Glasgow elevator. 

These samples haven't been available online for a long time, so I thought the current pandemic having everyone stuck inside would be a good time to make them available here. And in the spirit of the original, they are yours to use free. I've made these pay what you want, so you can throw me some ducats if you wish, but you don't need to pay a thing. 

Most samples are 24-bit, but Ive also included some older samples I never uploaded that are in 16-bit. I've only included the samples that I personally made and not the guest submissions, and there are a handful that were on the website that I don't have here, but it's mostly the complete collection plus a bunch of bonus material. About 750MB unzipped. 

Included folders: Chords and Hits (Ambient chords, Tech Hits), Drums (Snares sculpted in Alchemy, Analog Snares, Bit-reduced drums, Detergent container drums, Distorted Claps, Electronic Drum Sounds on Tape, Synth Drums from Microtonic, Phat 909 Kicks, Pre-processed drums, Reaktor Drums, Yamaha CS1x Drums), Field Recordings, FX, and Foley (Birds in Leipzig, Cars in the rain, Police scanner chatter, The wind in Reno, High tension wires, and lots more), Multi-sampled hardware synths (Access Virus, ARP Odyssey, Arturia Minibrute, Cheetah MS-6, Creamware Prodyssey, DSI Mopho, Ensoniq SQ-80, Roland Juno 60, Roland Jupiter 8, a Kawasaki toy keyboard, Korg Poly Six, Oberheim Matrix 6, Roland SH-101 w. Novamod), Sequential Circuits Pro One, Waldorf Microwave, Yamaha DX7 and TX81Z), Percussion (bottles, DIVA percussion, metal hits, etc.), and Software synths (DIVA, FM8, Sculpture, Strobe, Massive, Dune, etc.) About 1,400 samples in all.