The endless search for inspiration plagues us all in one way or another. For producers, it often takes the form of looking for the right sound. Crate digging has long since passed its prime, and given way to the digital era, where millions of recordings and bits of sound are plastered all over the internet. However, the problem remains the same: you still have to know where to look to find THAT sound. This is where Sample Drop fits in.
What is Sample Drop?
Sample Drop is a fairly new service that delivers sample packs to your inbox on a weekly basis. They find and create music samples so you don’t have to. All of the samples are .WAV files, making it super easy to throw them into whatever DAW, or device, you like to use. The site also functions as a blog, providing tips, tricks, and general information for music production. Sample Drop has some plans for the future as well, aiming to be a “one-stop shop” for producers. They hope to be able to provide marketing/promotion services, as well as help with mixing & mastering down the road.
When you sign up for Sample Drop, you immediately receive a 500 sample starter pack. This includes a wide variety of sounds, from kicks and snares to hi hats, cymbals, and toms! While mostly percussive, the batch of sounds contains a number of FX & risers, some vocal chops, and an entire folder of 808 goodness. After sifting through this initial pack, we decided that we really like what it has to offer. The 283 MB of sound alone is enough for us to recommend that you sign up for Sample Drop.
In addition to the starting sample pack, you get access to the previous weeks samples. These weekly drops seem to be a bit less comprehensive than the initial pack, but we wouldn’t expect any different. Creating sample packs can be fun, but is quite tedious for the average picky producer. Still, the most recent weekly pack contained a solid 61 samples to play with, which is more than enough to get started on a few projects at the very least. You can expect these packs to drop every Monday.
Whether you’re struggling to know where to look for sounds, or you’re overwhelmed with the vastness of the internet, Sample Drop provides a simple solution to both problems. All you have to do is check your inbox each week, and download the hand-picked samples. We really like what we’ve seen so far from these guys, and will be keeping a watchful eye on where they go next.
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