Great news for all you DJs and producers. You can now get your hands on more free samples than you’ll know what to do with. Converse Rubber Tracks and Indaba Music launched the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library earlier this year and released a couple of cool new features during the Amsterdam Dance Event a month ago.
The library currently has over 30,000 free-to-use samples and is still growing by the day. It’s all royalty free and some of the samples were made by some of the most respected musicians in the world, like producers Das Ding and Machinedrum for example. Machinedrum (right) and Leeds producer Midland (left) created tracks, using Samples from the library, during this year’s ADE. And Converse just released a couple of really informative videos of Machinedrum explaining the sample library and its features on Youtube, so be sure to check them out!
Producing on the go and at home With the web version of the sample library, you can browse like a boss, add samples to your favorites and also organize them into 8-sample ‘Kits’. But other than just a treasure trove of free samples, there’s also a couple of new features that make it really easy to start sampling away.
There’s the new iPhone app, where you can browse through the samples, filter by instrument and listen to previews of recommended samples. Swiping left skips a sample, swiping right will add it to your personal favorites.
And if you’re using Ableton Live to mix and produce all your grooving and pumping beats, you can now add the Converse Rubber Tracks Sampler plugin to sync all your favorites and kits directly to Ableton Live.