This Week in Free Stuff: Sample Collections for Ambient, Glitch, House, Soul & More - EMusician
Download the 123creative Cerebral Ambient Glitch Pack, the Function Loops Easter Female Vocals Pack, and several recent collections on Sounds.com.

123creative/Electronisounds Cerebral Ambient Glitch Sample Pack

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Regardless of what genre word salad you want to toss at it—Downtempo, Glitch, Ambient, Chillout, IDM, Dub, Trip Hop, Psychill, Psybient, Experimental, Lo-fi—this free collection from Electronisounds and 123creative.com clocks all of its 100 24-bit WAV loops and one-shots at 80bpm.

The samples are also key labeled and include abstract beats and rhythm patterns, atmospheric synths, and sound effects. The royalty-free samples amount to 147 MB unzipped.

Check out the Cerebral Ambient Glitch product page to hear the demo track and to download. If you like it, you can buy the full-size, 850-sample Cerebral Ambient Glitch pack, which is currently selling for half off, at about 11 euros.

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Function Loops Free Female Vocals Pack

ln honor of the Easter holiday, Function Loops offered us the gift of female vocals: 200 WAV loops, all set at 121bpm and key labeled. 75 of these loops are dry (uneffected), while another folder includes the same 75 vocal phrases but with some reverb, delay, or other effects applied. The remaining 50 “FX Hits” are heavily echoed short vocal bursts.

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The whole package takes 450 MB unzipped, and get it soon. Since it was an Easter special, I can’t guarantee that Function Loops will keep it up forever.

New Sounds.com Free Sample Collections

Memphis Soul Drums

In case you haven’t signed up for a Sounds.com membership, or have not been keeping up with the free collections the service regularly dishes out, here’s a quick round-up of the free Sounds.com highlights from this and the last few weeks. For all of these collections, go their web pages to play audio demos or to audition the samples before downloading.

Memphis Soul Drums Vol. 1 - Let Me Come On Home, Baby '68 - by Dylan Wissing

36 live recorded drum loops and fills from top hip-hop/R&B drummer Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, John Legend, Drake). If you like the Stax label sounds and late ‘60s Otis Redding, you’ll want these sounds in your life.

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Melodic Deep Vibes

Here’s a surprisingly huge free collection of deep house/house loops and one-shots from Paradise Audio. Melodic Deep Vibes comprises 572 samples, including bass, drums, melody, vocal, and live instrument loops, as well as drum and FX one-shots. Besides just synths and drums, you’ll hear piano, guitar, horn and strings loops. 

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Selected Sound Cycle: 3 Eclectic Kits

These 48 sounds take loops and drum/percussion hits from various styles such as techno, trap, funk, and others, with the idea that you would put together three 16-drum pad kits out of them.

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Gorilla Drums

Here’s 26 monster drum loops from producer Snipe Young (Nikki Minaj, Lil Jon, E-40, Toni Braxton, etc.). The mostly acoustic drum loops focus on slow, concentrated energy and deep, dark grooves for hip-hop, trip-hop, and downtempo genres.

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