20 random vinyl kicks

I wanted to get my vinyl snares mega-pack out today but there’s a lot of other stuff that I had to prioritise instead. There was a folder of loose vinyl kicks on my hard-drive so I thought I’d share these to tide you over.

Just like the dirty snares pack, you can use these samples to layer with a synth-kick sample to make a grittier kick sound. I use the Bazzism plugin for making kick-drums but there’s plenty out there, including Big Kick and Punchbox (to name just a few).

This reminds me of a masterclass from the Sound On Sound website which is an oldie from 2012 but explains the technique.

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20 free dirty snare samples

Most of these drum samples were recorded using my old Akai MPC2000XL and all of them come from my days of record collecting and sample digging. Most have been converted to Mono and are 16bit, 44.1kHz WAV files.

This pack is great for adding a layer of ‘dirt’ to your snare sound as they are very frequency-rich. Just filter/EQ them and shape with an envelope to your needs.

Here’s an article from Attack Magazine for those of you who are new to layering snares. They have a great website with many electronic music production tips.

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53 free analog synth-bass samples

Inject a little analog flavour into your digital music production with these raw, single-oscillator waveforms recorded from real hardware synthesizers.

Load them into your favourite sampler, sculpt with a filter and an envelope and tweak to taste. Double them up and de-tune for a sinister Reese bass. Add LFO for classic wubs.

‘Klippeklistredag’ means ‘cut and paste day’ in Danish. At Christmas in Denmark it’s a tradition to make your own Christmas decorations. In December 2015, Copenhagen-based electronic music school, Rumkraft had their own version of this where the guys invited everyone to come along and try out a bunch of equipment, collect samples and enjoy the ‘hygge’ vibes with mulled wine, coffee and snacks. I had a really nice time and these are the sounds I recorded.

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