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1,200 Brand New Samples Now Available for Download
The February 2021 update of SampleSwap features 870 MB of brand new content: 1,200 new loops, vocals, instruments, drum kits, effects and more. As always, all individual sounds are available as free downloads by browsing the collection. If you purchase a membership to SampleSwap, you can download the ENTIRE 9.4 GB collection as a single […]
Rhythmic Loops from a 1909 oil-powered engine
Here’s a set of six rhythmic loops ranging from 74 BPM to 145 BPM crafted from this incredible sounding oil-powered engine posted to YouTube by ‘rustymotor’. 1909 10HP Blackstone oil engine was used for pumping water from a river to a market garden. The engine was sabotaged in the 1920s by someone blowing up the […]
Talking Drums Recording from 1952
I’ve been making my way through this wonderful collection of records from 1952 made by famous ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey. Here’s one of my favorites so far on talking drums from Congo. This material is copyrighted, but as far as I can tell, totally unavailable anywhere online. I suspect Hugh Tracey himself would be very happy […]
Mighty Masked Contrabass (Sample Set Download)
I was browsing Reddit a few months ago and came across this YouTube video of a mad Italian fellow who plays a pocket trumpet with a contrabass reed instead of a regular mouthpiece. (See below.) Spectacular and beautifully weird, don’t you think? Well, I got in touch with this masked wobble bass crusader (Piero Bittolo […]
“Full Ensemble” loops for remixing – check them out!
Nestled deep within SampleSwap (inside MELODIC SAMPLES & LOOPS) you’ll find a folder named FULL ENSEMBLE BPM. Crappy name, I know. But *lovely* and inspiring samples. Have a look.
500 MB of Brand New Samples Added to the Collection
Thank you to everyone who contributed original samples over the last two years. I've listened to every sample (over 20GB of uploads in total) so as to organize and integrate only the very best 500 MB of these sounds.