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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 [...]
SamplesDecember 20, 2020
Sonic Collective Indie Abstractions

Sonic Collective Indie Abstractions

Indie Abstractions presents a balance of acoustically manipulated and electronically humanized sounds. Taking influence from creative iconoclasts Thom Yorke and Radiohead, the samples in this pack present a lush soundscape with a dark under current. Crafted by multi instrumentalist and producer Carey Clayton, Indie Abstractions is filled with textural, synthesizer derived drums, gritty synth [...]
SamplesDecember 19, 2020
Sonic Collective Melodic Meditations

Sonic Collective Melodic Meditations

Producer and guitarist Michael Hewett has created a gorgeous palette of custom loops and samples from his 25-year plus practice of nylon/steel string guitars & charango. Michael focused on capturing the intimate sound of the nail contacting the strings, ethereal ebow sheets of sound, enchanting charango passages & danceable stems influenced by the music of Mexico, South and Central [...]
SamplesNovember 8, 2020
Sample Magic Fragmented Techno

Sample Magic Fragmented Techno

Broken beats, moody melodics, and raw textures: Fragmented Techno delivers stacks of uncompromising analogue-derived sounds that are authentically rooted in the monochrome Techno aesthetic with a twist. Exploring broken drum patterns, house inspired synths, raw 303 lines, industrial synths drones, menacing bass tones, dark dub chords to offer a fresh take on the sound of the afterhours. [...]
SamplesOctober 16, 2020
Zenhiser Experimental Hip Hop

Zenhiser Experimental Hip Hop

Turned on by the left field side of Hip Hop, this sample pack is bursting with fascinating grooves, arousing beats and gritty keys. Envelop your senses with hard to find programming techniques channeled into one extensive sound pack. Built from the ground up 'Experimental Hip Hop' captures the current UK urban vibe in all its potential and glory. [...]
SamplesOctober 2, 2020
Rubicon Fractured Percussion And Club Mutations

Rubicon Fractured Percussion And Club Mutations

The snaking rhythms and slippery sound design of Korean-American producer Amazondotcom (real name Stella Ahn) carve out a new and imaginative space in experimental bass music. Abstracted hand drums and metallic synthesis coalesce in a shapeshifting landscape, equal parts tropical and industrial. Polyrhythmic producers and rave enthusiasts will find Fractured Percussion & Club Mutations [...]
SamplesOctober 1, 2020
Rubicon Artificial Soul

Rubicon Artificial Soul

Enigmatic producer Keyon Christ, known for his collaborations with artists such as Kanye West and Rihanna, presents Artificial Soul an exploration of synthesis and abstract sonic textures seeking to find the soul in technology. [...]
SamplesSeptember 14, 2020
Splice Sounds Discwoman Presents BEARCAT + Haram

Splice Sounds Discwoman Presents BEARCAT + Haram

BEARCAT and Haram, two members of the Discwoman collective, join forces for a pack venturing the experimental and eclectic sounds that define their respective works. BEARCAT is an artist from London currently based in Philadelphia, who has DJed for the likes of 21 Savage, CupcakKe and Caleborate and performed at Afropunk, Glastonbury and Reading. [...]
SamplesSeptember 11, 2020
Four4 Micro House

Four4 Micro House

Nodding towards minimal and bitpop, Four4 delivers "Micro House," our very own collection of faint textures, synthetic strings, and heartfelt keyboard melodies. Inspired by labels such as Perlon, Kompakt, and Klang Elektronik, this pack serves synths, basses, one-shots and fx. [...]
SamplesAugust 28, 2020
Famous Audio Imbalance Experimental Glitch

Famous Audio Imbalance Experimental Glitch

We are proud to bring you “Imbalance - Experimental Glitch” providing synthetic and experimental elements to easily flip any track upside down! You’ll find everything from abstract drums to hard hitting beats, rhythmic glitch cuts to pounding glitch-lines, neurotic basses to quirky melodies, punchy kicks to processed glitch shots etc.. all is here that you need to start making tracks in this [...]