Post links to your favorite sample resources.

Don't post:
- Movie/TV/Cartoon/VG speech or sfx
- Silly sound effects
- Drum Loops
- Huge random libraries like http://www.freesound.org/ *)
- Stuff that Google spits out by the million
(Don't get me wrong, all that can be pretty useful, but is ultimately easy to find)
- Memes, unhelpful comments

*) If you find something noteworthy inside a random archive, post it. Just don't link the whole thing.

Do post:
- Single hit (clean) oldskool synths, toys and drums
- Outlandish and interesting things
- VGM instruments are ok
- Specialized libraries
- Stuff you had to dig for
(Think of it as the internet user's equivalent of crate digging)

Essentially we're looking for things that are either good for universal use or make great one-shots

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Drums & Drum Machines

Drum synth samples, old and new (my pick for drum synths)
http://samples.kb6.de/downloads.php

More drum synths, some synth voices as well
http://machines.hyperreal.org/samples.html

Yamaha DD-8, extra cheese 80s drums
http://bedroomproducers.wordpress.com/2 … maha-dd-8/

Scooby feet beat
http://8bitcollective.com/wiki/index.php/Scoobycore

A collection of good oldskool drums and beeps. Note the NI FM7 drumkit (needs freesound.org account).
http://www.freesound.org/usersViewSingle.php?id=19852

WDUWSTS' drum samples: Casio MT-45, Roland TR-66, Hing Hon EK-001, Yamaha PSS-795, FM2 (TFM maker)
http://encowell.tumblr.com/post/1575542 … qus_thread

Link hub to a whole lot of acoustic drum samples. Note the 600 MB Open Source Kit
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/06 … full-kits/

Selection of 'classic' drum sounds, quality varies, but very decent stuff in there
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/09 … e-samples/

Fully sampled TR-626. This pack is as complete as it gets.
http://www.illuminatedsounds.com/?p=956

Neatly sampled Roland TR-606, as with the 626 above
http://www.illuminatedsounds.com/?p=1420

godinpants' stabs for breaks
http://www.chkdisbrk.com/111.aiff
http://www.chkdisbrk.com/222.aiff
http://www.chkdisbrk.com/333.aiff

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Instruments & Collections

ST-XX Disks, classic Amiga tracker samples
http://www.archive.org/details/AmigaSou … Packsst-xx

Tracker samples, from modules for modules
http://www.kiarchive.ru/pub/misc/sounds/samples/ft2/

More tracker samples, from the demoscene's Hornet Archive
ftp://ftp.scene.org/mirrors/hornet/music/samples/

Big fat D&B bass stabs, some loops
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CMYJW13Z

Royalty free orchestra instrument samples
http://slib.soundex.co.uk/

Ukulele
http://little-scale.blogspot.com/2010/0 … t-and.html

Thai Khene
http://little-scale.blogspot.com/2009/0 … -pack.html

Woolyss' sample links (some free, some comercial)
http://woolyss.com/chipmusic-samples.php

Pianos, E-Pianos, Toy Pianos
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/07 … oy-pianos/

Very nice Hammond Organ samples, neatly organized folder structure
http://www.illuminatedsounds.com/?p=635

4300(!) single cycle waveforms, perfect for making those 4k or 8k modules
http://www.adventurekid.se/akrt/wavefor … waveforms/

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Consoles & Vintage Computers

Atari

little-scale's chip samples
Atari POKEY Noise Sample Pack
Atari 2600 Sample Pack

Commodore / Amiga

little-scale's SID 8580 Sample Pack
http://little-scale.blogspot.com/2009/1 … -pack.html

C64 MSSIAH default drums (8531)
http://bedroomproducers.wordpress.com/2 … -drum-kit/

Whole lot (320) of C64 samples are included with DR-SID (by the same people who made the Unknown 64 VSTi)
http://www.odosynths.com/vst.htm

Nintendo

Nanoloop sounds & drums
http://www.infradead.bagger288.com/samples

LSDJ kits as .wav
http://inactivex.bp6.com/lsdjdrums.zip

little-scale's LSDJ kits
http://chiptech.milkcrate.com.au/#kits

GB Pocket Music Voices
http://little-scale.blogspot.com/2010/0 … k-rom.html

LSDJ kits on littlesounddj.com, nitro2k01 recommends rex42's kits
http://share.littlesounddj.com/list_files.php

LSDJ group file area. Kits as well as other stuff like instruments, savs and more. Requires a Yahoo account.
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/lsdj/files/

Bucky's instrument rips from classic NES games
http://www.hotdogstorm.com/bucky/samplepacks/

The 2a03 DMC archive, FamiFood
http://2a03.free.fr/?p=pub&type=dmc

Sega

little-scale's chip samples
YM2413 Sample Pack
YM2413 Drums Sample Pack
Sega SN76489 Sample Pack
Sega Mega Drive Sample Pack

Other

little-scale's chip samples
SPO256-AL2 Sample Pack
Phillips SAA-1099

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Vintage Synths

Synth voices & drums. Check the Odyssey and Rogue.
http://machines.hyperreal.org/samples.html

Casio VL-1 stock voices and rhythms, single hit drums and some ADSR voices
http://www.milkcrate.com.au/ub/casio_vl-1.zip

Casio SK-1 stock voices
http://www.milkcrate.com.au/ub/casio_SK1.zip

Casio SA-10 stock voices, as wav and sf2
http://bedroomproducers.wordpress.com/2 … and-loops/

Korg Electribe ER-1 mkII Drums And FX
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/10 … ms-and-fx/

Korg Electribe A1 mkII, sampled in iff format. Protracker, goooo!
http://aminet.net/package/mods/smpl/EA1mkII

Yamaha PSS-470 FM blips (needs freesound.org account)
http://www.freesound.org/usersViewSingle.php?id=35839

Farfisa Professional (damaged so certain keys glitch out, packs includes both clean and glitch samples!)
http://www.illuminatedsounds.com/?p=1304

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Toys & Bent Hardware

Speak & Spell samples
http://www.milkcrate.com.au/ub/speakandspell.zip

Two no-name toy keyboards, multi-sampled
http://www.lesproductionszvon.com/Freebies.htm

Misc bent hardware recordings, check their S&S flashs
http://www.roilnoise.com/bending.htm

Sample packs of several rare vintage toys ($$$)
http://www.miniorgan.com/home.php

Two Toy Keyboard packs ($)
http://www.prokits.co.uk/search.asp?opt … Submit.y=0

Link hub to lots and lots of bent hardware samples
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/06 … -glitches/

Pianos, E-Pianos, Toy Pianos
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/07 … oy-pianos/

Bent Casio CA100 1 & 2
http://www.illuminatedsounds.com/?p=1363
http://www.illuminatedsounds.com/?p=1449

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Exotic stuff

Telephone signals and announcements
http://www.payphone-directory.org/sounds.html

Radio Interval signals (including vintage ones)
http://www.intervalsignals.net/

AT&T Text to Speech
http://www2.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

The Conet project, recordings of Number Stations
http://www.archive.org/details/ird059

NOAA underwater recordings of natural, man-made and mystery sounds. Great ambiance.
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/acoustics/sounds.html

Recordings of Northern Lights EM
http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/mcgreevy/

Sounds of vintage arcade cabinets (need creepy voice samples? go here!)
http://arcadearchive.com/

EM Sounds recorded in space - stuff like lightning on Saturn or Sun plasma
http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/space-audio/

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Acapellas

Search 'Tracks' for '[artist] acapella'. Requires registration for download.
http://www.jamglue.com/

Pretty sizable archiv of acapellas/filterpellas, various genres
http://acapellarchives.blogspot.com/

Last edited by µB (April 19, 2011 12:17 pm)

here is a sample pack of one shots i made in nanoloop.

Zipped

Individual Samples

I really like the drums.  I was trying to make a nice one hit drum sample so i was using all 4 channels in nanoloop.

http://protracker.de/
ST-XX Disks, classic Amiga tracker samples

http://www.milkcrate.com.au/ub/speakandspell.zip
Speak & Spell samples

http://www.milkcrate.com.au/ub/casio_vl-1.zip
Casio VL-1 stock voices and rhythms, single hit drums and some ADSR voices

inb4 G-Zom samples

Thread rules amended

Since I love breaking the rules...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CMYJW13Z
Nice sample pack for drum and bass. (Non-chip)

http://8bitcollective.com/wiki/index.php/Scoobycore
Cartoon samples, more specifically the Scooby feet sound.

http://www.kiarchive.ru/pub/misc/sounds/samples/ft2/

A lot of my samples are just from random places on the web and old tracker modules.

I think the best samples are from modules wink.

arlen wrote:

I think the best samples are from modules wink.

that just means someone else already did the digging for you wink

but i agree. good place to look, just edit them before you go on!

Nice one, arlen!

I'm kind of unsure whether this counts as a huge random library or not, but it is for the most part clean one-shots, and all of them perfectly suited for tracking (not surprising, since it's part of the Hornet Archive), but there's a load of good ones here.

Please tell me if I'm breaking the rules, so I don't do it again. smile

Anyone have the link for those samples of lsdj drum kits? They are really good.

ant1: Perfectly good link. I just don't want any of those 10000 FREE SOUND EFFECTS sites that bury anything useful when you google for samples. The downside of big repositories is that when you're browsing for stuff, you often can't see what's inside those archives. Personally, I prefer archives to be specialized in such a way that I know what to expect. I'm looking for old drum synth samples, I go to kb6 and check their Linndrum, or whatever. I'm much more motivated to download sample pack when I don't get a mishmash of stuff.

Also guys, go ahead and post anything good that's hardware or tracker specific (.xi, dpcm wavs etc). It would be cool if we could make this thread an index for anybody looking for good samples.

And more weird stuff! It's the best!

- Thai Khene Sample Pack
- Commodore 64 SID 8580 Basic Sample Pack
- YM2413 Sample Pack
- YM2413 Drums Sample Pack
- SPO256-AL2 Sample Pack
- Atari POKEY Noise Sample Pack
- Sega SN76489 Sample Pack
- Atari 2600 Sample Pack
- Sega Mega Drive Sample Pack

Awesome, I was just about to browse your blog! big_smile

µB wrote:

Also guys, go ahead and post anything good that's hardware or tracker specific (.xi, dpcm wavs etc).

If you say so... LSDj kits galore!

Little-scale's kits
http://chiptech.milkcrate.com.au/#kits

Rex42's kits, very useful
http://www.littlesounddj.com/lsd/latest … its/rex42/

A hidden gem:
http://share.littlesounddj.com/list_files.php

LSDj group file area: (Kits as well as other stuff like instruments, savs and more) Requires a Yahoo account.
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/lsdj/files/