The best sites for free samples and loops to download

Loops and samples are a producers best friend, providing endless opportunities to use and rework unique sounds, melodies and rhythms into a new surrounding. But quality samples are hard to find without denting your wallet,…

Get over 2GB of samples and loops for free

Loopmasters and MusicTech are offering over 2 gigabytes of great samples and loops to mix and play with and it’s completely free. MusicTech have teamed up with one of the most expansive sample sites, Loopmasters,…

Creative ways to make the most of your samples

Samples give new life to your mixes, you can transform samples into completely new sounds and use them like their own instrument. Here’s some inspiration for getting more out of your sampling. Each section has…

GarageBand gets free lessons from artists + loads of cool new stuff

Garageband is a wicked way to make music on the go and it’s getting even better with their new chock-filled update. Apple are updating their music sketchbook-cum-DAW-cum-fun app with a load of wicked new features…

8 of the best and most popular Hip-Hop sample packs

Hip-Hop and R&B is now the most popular genre in the world, here are some of the greatest sounds that are making the hits of this generation. Last year Hip-Hop/R&B overtook rock as the most…

NI’s new service lets you subscribe for samples, loops, and sound packs

Starting out with music production can be hard, especially when all the sounds you need are exorbitantly priced. Well not any more. Native Instruments have released a new service for producers, DJs and musicians offering…

Sound Oracle launch awesome new percussion pack from their Grammy-winning collection

Oracle Percussion Loops is the newest sound library from Sound Oracle, whose sounds have featured in tracks by BeyoncĂ©, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and more. Oracle Percussion Loops is a pack full of great…

Ableton’s new beatmaking kit ‘Beat Tools’ offers you amazing new sounds

With more than 120 Drum and Instrument Racks, over 180 loops for slicing, tweakable effects chains and more, Beat Tools has all the sounds you need for hands-on beatmaking – especially with Push. Developed by…

An interview with ModeAudio’s Niall McCallum on the fantastic samples, loops and presets site for musicians

ModeAudio offers a massive collection of eclectic sample packs and sounds for producers and musicians, and we talked to co-founder Niall McCallum on running such a vast and brilliant music resource. What inspires you to…

Get 350 free crazy, glitchy sounds to use in your mixes with this sample pack

It’s like Christmas come early! Digital Malfunctions is a massive free pack of glitched out samples and noisy rhythmic loops that are sure to make you approach your mix in a new way. 99 Sounds…