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Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby PaulX » 03 Aug 2011, 19:52

Please post links to collections of samples, VSTs etc in here. But be sensible please - no links to torrents etc that could cause problems for this site. :nono:

To start us off, here's a very nice collection of breakcore samples, available in many formats including mp3 and Flac:

http://www.breakcoresamples.com/?page_id=12

(thanks to zombie f eater for the link)
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Re: Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby zombie f. eater » 04 Aug 2011, 01:24

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Re: Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby PaulX » 04 Aug 2011, 02:34

zombie f. eater wrote::facepalm:

OK, what massive faux pas have I committed? :oops:
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Re: Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby zombie f. eater » 04 Aug 2011, 03:16

as long as something ridiculous like this exists: http://www.breakcoresamples.com/?page_id=12 , nobody takes anything TOO serious.


thats what i wrote in the other thread. i ment it. the faux pas is this site. :wink:
its the equivalent to the question "how do i make breakcore?".
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Re: Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby BassBin Terrorizer » 04 Aug 2011, 10:06

I paid dollar for my sample packs and didn't just download the free samples doing the rounds on the net

If you're just starting out, try and find .rex samples as they auto sync into whatever tempo you've got the track set at. (TBH syncing stuff isn't actually that tricky but if you are just starting it saves times and energy which can be spent on getting creative)

A really good source of VST's and tings are the music production mags they sell in WHsmiths.

Quite often they come with a guide to actually using them within the magazine..
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Re: Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby boki » 04 Aug 2011, 16:08

zombie f. eater wrote:
as long as something ridiculous like this exists: http://www.breakcoresamples.com/?page_id=12 , nobody takes anything TOO serious.


thats what i wrote in the other thread. i ment it. the faux pas is this site. :wink:
its the equivalent to the question "how do i make breakcore?".

...except that you don't have to use those samples to make breakcore (it's not as if any of the popular breaks were recorded for that purpose, which is probably what you're getting at or whatever), it's just a resource. This thread is for resources. In this sentence I will use the word 'resource' one more time for emphasis.
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Re: Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby Dave Skywalker » 05 Aug 2011, 14:25

OK, I've never posted these elsewhere, but as it's R.T.. here's my absolute-dogs-danglies free VST toolbox I turn to time and time again. Note these are all COMPLETELY free to use - not that I'm (much of) a skinflint, but I'd rather find something free that does the job well than pay for something that does it almost as well.

VST Instruments
* Sub Freak -> http://www.delamancha.co.uk/subfreak.htm. Take this, put it through a compressor, and you have some SERIOUSLY heavy sub bass for your track.
* Itchy Synths -> http://www.dubstepforum.com/free-synths ... 90924.html. You can probably guess from the link, but somebody over on dubstep forum released a load of free VSTs, and god damn they kick ass. I'll admit I usually turn to paid-for synths for instruments such as Massive, Sylenth, and I'm debating whether to buy Razor (I probably will), but these are definately worth looking at, and insane quality for free.
* Valsier -> http://audio.betterthanclay.co.uk. Some people may recognise the name Cube:Hard in the hardcore scene. Well, he made a synth, and it's REALLY good. Great for growly basslines.
* ReFX Beast -> http://www.kvraudio.com/get/242.html. An oldie but a goodie. Kind of like a synth vs acid machine hybrid. The Atari presets and Hard 303 are great. This is how I got that seriously heavy bassline acid line in the Raving Windows remix Paul liked ;)

VST Effects
* Betabugs -> http://www.betabugsaudio.com/plugs.php. A great selection of really useful FX. Check out widebug in particular.
* TAL-Dub II and TAL-DUb III -> http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/tal-dub - really good reverb effects, perfect for jungley stuff.
* LIvecut -> http://mdsp.smartelectronix.com/livecut. Great for autochopping of breaks and other samples. Comes with a "normal", "squarepusher", and "warp" preset ;)
* Glitch -> http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch. Everyone knows about this, so don't use it too obviously or people will just say "oh, they've used Glitch, meh". Use it sporadically and I can't remember the name, but use the last fx unit to the right to get that timestretch effect you used to get on old jungle tracks, such as "whattt's the ttiiiimmmee docccotttoorrr dreeeddd". POW!!
* EQ Killer -> http://free-plugin-list.com/plugin.php?id=201. Sometimes you just want a very simple hi/mid/low EQ kill/fade plugin like you have on a mixer. This will do it for ya :)

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Re: Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby Dave Skywalker » 05 Aug 2011, 14:31

Also this site is AMAZING for free samplepacks -> http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/sam ... ads-217833.

Just scroll through the pages (hit left/right on the banner strip along the top of the page above the main picture) and you have literally tens of thousands of samples, all grouped into categories. Loads of breakbeat samples and dnb-related packs. Have fun!
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Re: Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby ThE99THReDBallooN » 05 Aug 2011, 16:49

nice one :-)
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Re: Samples, loops, VSTs and other musical shiznit

Postby BassBin Terrorizer » 05 Aug 2011, 22:20

Dave Skywalker wrote:* Glitch -> http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch. Everyone knows about this, so don't use it too obviously or people will just say "oh, they've used Glitch, meh".


Yeah i went crazy when i first found this vst.. Dave is totally right, a tiny bit goes a long way and too much sounds way too obvious.
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