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SamplesMay 7, 2022
Rubicon Leftfield House & Analog Ambience

Rubicon Leftfield House & Analog Ambience

Exploring a hybrid of analog ambience and leftfield rhythms, this collection draws upon the utopian spirit of pioneering ambient club music of the early 90s with one foot firmly placed in the future. Floating pads, interstellar textures, slinky bass lines and tape-saturated breaks, Kaazi & Melati offer up a new palette of sounds designed using a small cluster of analog hardware including the [...]
SamplesMay 5, 2022
Billegal Sounds Killsam Blackflag

Billegal Sounds Killsam Blackflag

Billegal Sounds is proud to present their 23rd entry in their featured "artist series": "Blackflag" by Killsam! "Alien" doesn't even begin to describe how other-worldly these sounds rest on the ears. Load these into your DAW to create gnarly, glitched-out songs that will make people's hair stand on end. This pack is definitely a unique collection of noises for the aspiring left-field / half-time [...]
SamplesApril 24, 2022
Samples From Mars Minipops From Mars

Samples From Mars Minipops From Mars

What happens when you combine the Minipops SR-120 analog drum machine with an H3000, Space Echo, and tape machine? We aren’t entirely sure either... but it sounds otherworldly! [...]
SamplesApril 7, 2022
Splice Explores Carbon Piano

Splice Explores Carbon Piano

Most of us know carbon fiber as the modern super-metal that is lightweight, strong, and used in all sorts of applications such as high-end bikes, cars, and aeronautics. But on the top floor of a dusty piano factory outside of New York City there sits one of the world's only piano's made out of carbon fiber. Traditional pianos have struggled with the tradeoff of either being sensitive but too [...]
SamplesApril 1, 2022
Rubicon Liquid Metals and Polyrhythms

Rubicon Liquid Metals and Polyrhythms

This pack was crafted with modern dancefloor music in mind, yet it explores a wide palette of genres to accommodate the contemporary producer. It does not adhere to BPM boundaries, increasing its versatility. While embracing minimal dance aesthetics at its core, we wanted these sounds to have an organic feel, so we added complexity and textures with details, glitches, liquid textures, and more. [...]
SamplesFebruary 11, 2022
Renraku ALEPH SYNTHETIC MATERIALS

Renraku ALEPH SYNTHETIC MATERIALS

ALEPH makes his return to Renraku with SYNTHETIC MATERIALS, the latest research and development driven sample pack for painstakingly modeled, realistic sounds. Starting from the perspective to model natural percussive and melodic instruments, ALEPH has forged a new direction by injecting his signature approach to sound design on each sound; creating both immediately usable elements for producers [...]
SamplesFebruary 10, 2022
RARE Percussion Brain Tan Dream Analysis Vol 1

RARE Percussion Brain Tan Dream Analysis Vol 1

Brain Tan: Dream Analysis Volume 1 is an ergonomically designed collection of false memories, half-forgotten melodies, and granular tools for self-hypnosis. Vocal fragments drip and morph into guitar loops melting in and out of existence, while undulating synth textures aid you in the realization of your most buried subconscious yearnings. Construct your own personal reality before you awaken [...]
SamplesJanuary 28, 2022
Billegal Sounds Knoir Phat Pack

Billegal Sounds Knoir Phat Pack

Billegal Sounds are proud to present their 21st entry in their featured "artist series": "Phat Pack" by Knoir. Ever wanted to make your track sound like a ferret in a blender? No, ok then this isn't for you. However, if you want to make your song sound like Diplo on a bender - this pack is 100% for you. Download this pack, but please buckle your seatbelt beforehand. [...]
SamplesDecember 12, 2021
Splice Explores Guitar SFX

Splice Explores Guitar SFX

Picture the scene, you’re a producer sitting down to your DAW thinking, "Well why I don't I just end this beautiful sonic palette I've delicately crafted right here”. Yes, we agree that’s a perfectly fine and truthfully boring way to end your masterpiece. While some producers choose polish and beauty, Brighton UK based producer Samuel Organ chooses real, edgy, and deeply distorted. Along with his [...]
SamplesNovember 12, 2021
Rubicon Guitar Abstractions

Rubicon Guitar Abstractions

Twisting the framework of the electric guitar into new forms, Guitar Abstractions offers a collection of tones that can’t be placed. These ambiguous, disembodied sounds come from extended techniques, reshaping of the guitar’s envelope, and granular processing, among other approaches. Performed and produced by Christopher Botta, Enayet Kabir, and Tristan Arp. [...]
SamplesJuly 27, 2021
Pulsed Records Synapse

Pulsed Records Synapse

'Synapse' by Pulsed Records features a collection of sounds inspired by the purveyors of Electronic music such as Autechre, Aphex Twin, and Boards of Canada among others. Inside you will find a collection of high-quality Foley sounds, musical elements & one-shots, as well as 'Dry' & 'Processed' multi-tracks for those looking for a quick way to achieve the sound of the demos as a starting point. [...]
SamplesJune 9, 2021
Splice Explores Natural Reverbs

Splice Explores Natural Reverbs

Splice Explores: Natural Reverbs is based on the idea of music responding to nature. Producer Charles Van Kirk collaborating with musician Julia Easterlin visited three distinct outdoor environments in Midcoast Maine - granite quarries, forests and a sea cave, and wrote short pieces of music inspired by the natural acoustic properties of each space. The duo used their voices, percussion, [...]
SamplesMay 24, 2021
Splice Originals Russian Dolls Sunhouse Percussion

Splice Originals Russian Dolls Sunhouse Percussion

To see a Sunhouse Sensory Percussion kit in action is pretty remarkable. To see Ian Chang play one is nothing short of mesmerizing. For his third Splice Originals pack, Chang chopped and screwed the sounds created for his first two acoustic packs—Obtuse Rhythms and Metal Structures—and put them onto an electronic kit. [...]
SamplesMay 1, 2021
Rubicon Experimental & Cinematic Modular

Rubicon Experimental & Cinematic Modular

Dark electronics, moody basslines, and analog atmospheres - Experimental & Cinematic Modular is built from the ground up using today's top modular gear. Processed through a pristine signal path of industry-standard outboard hardware, this pack is an ideal toolkit for film composers and producers alike, seeking to expand their sample pack arsenal with high-quality recordings inspired by [...]
SamplesApril 25, 2021
Rubicon Signal Flux Modular Studies

Rubicon Signal Flux Modular Studies

Approaching Eurorack and modular synthesis with an exploratory, genre-agnostic approach, New York-based educational collective Signal Flux offer us Modular Studies. Aiming to expand access and literacy surrounding electronic music creation, Signal Flux mirrors the efforts of their workshops in this collection with a deep, but accessible dive into the possibilities of modular sound design. [...]
SamplesApril 11, 2021
Splice Explores Vocoder Vapors

Splice Explores Vocoder Vapors

Samuel Vaille, otherwise known as sv1, is a Texas-based experimental producer and sound designer. He is best known for his amorphous debut EP ‘field study’ via Curiosity Shop and his ‘Organic Sound Design Masterclass’ via Lux Cache that takes the listener into a digital and aquatic dream-like soundscape. [...]
SamplesApril 11, 2021
Nu.Wav Alternet Hyperpop

Nu.Wav Alternet Hyperpop

The sounds of Alternet were incubated during a time when our creative lives take place almost entirely online, arising directly from and speaking to this new digitally-mediated social reality. Drawing inspiration from experimental electronic genres like avant-/hyper-pop and future bass, this pack utilizes extreme production techniques to construct sounds that are at times aggressive and chaotic [...]
SamplesMarch 4, 2021
Splice Explores Water Rhythms

Splice Explores Water Rhythms

Water Rhythms is a hybrid sound pack of water and drums created by Susie Ibarra (composer, percussionist, sound artist) and recorded with sound engineers Jake Landau and Eli Crews. Susie explores this constantly evolving soundscape through field recordings, acoustic drums, percussion, and Sunhouse sensory percussion to capture the beautiful natural rhythms within our freshwater ecosystems. [...]
SamplesMarch 1, 2021
nu.wav No Boys Allowed

nu.wav No Boys Allowed

nu.wav proudly presents No Boys Allowed, a collaboration amongst a collection of largely NYC-based womxn & nonbinary producers coming together to support the rising generation of sonic creatives. All of nu.wav’s proceeds from this pack will be donated to Beats By Girlz, an organization working to empower female & nonbinary youth in music technology by providing them with the guidance and tools to [...]
SamplesFebruary 15, 2021
Splice Explores Recycling

Splice Explores Recycling

In association with MusicRecycle, Dhruv Goel presents a sample pack inspired by recycling. Recorded by Goel, Kaushlesh ‘Garry’ Purohit, and Splice’s Josh Robertson at a recycling yard in downtown Los Angeles, the pack features an eclectic mix of sounds originating from metal, plastic, and rubber sources. Dig into genre-bending loops and one-shots with sounds created using trash cans, broken cars, [...]
SamplesFebruary 10, 2021
Rubicon Inorganic Alchemy

Rubicon Inorganic Alchemy

For Inorganic Alchemy, we manipulated multiple sound sources with various techniques such as granular synthesis and time-based effects, such as time-stretching and warping audio clips. Several of the analog drum samples come from various drum machines such as the 8raw8, Yamaha dx200, and Syncussion. [...]
SamplesJanuary 30, 2021
Rubicon Prepared Piano

Rubicon Prepared Piano

Prepared Piano is the practice of modifying acoustic pianos with the placement of found objects between their strings, hammers, and dampers. Coming from the school of experimental 20th century music and musique concrète, the technique embraces the concept of noise as music, as pioneered by composers such as John Cage. [...]
SamplesJanuary 17, 2021
Rubicon Mexican Club and Prehispanic Rhythms

Rubicon Mexican Club and Prehispanic Rhythms

Re-synthesizing the rhythmic DNA of Mexican, Cuban, South American, and Prehispanic music into myriad new club forms, Mexicali producer Siete Catorce has been a prolific voice in experimental music for the past decade. Mimicking the timbres of acoustic instruments and stretching them to the limits of the digital domain, Siete Catorce’s sound design is steeped in an alien futurism with uncanny [...]
SamplesDecember 28, 2020
Billegal Sounds Parth Desai High Viscosity

Billegal Sounds Parth Desai High Viscosity

Billegal Sounds is proud to simultaneously welcome back, and to present their 13th entry in their featured "artist series": Parth Desai - High Viscosity. High Viscosity gives you a range of water-y, damp, muddy, thick and almost solid, yet still succulent melodic and percussive sounds. Crafted by Parth Desai, a producer based out of Ahmedabad, India, this sample pack has a lot of bass, fx, [...]
SamplesDecember 24, 2020
Rubicon Imaginary Landscapes Vol. 1

Rubicon Imaginary Landscapes Vol. 1

Conjuring imagined spaces through improvised atmospheres, composer and sound designer Eliot Krimsky offers us Imaginary Landscapes Vol. 1, the latest ambient collection on Rubicon. With a focus on exploring otherworldly textures, Krimsky embraced a workflow that welcomed chance and unexpected results. Chaining a Prophet 6 and OP-1 together with a Strymon Timeline and Nightsky, Krimsky’s [...]