SampleRadar: 360 free abstract samples

Explore the sounds and be inspired.

Welcome, once again, to SampleRadar, MusicRadar's new weekly giveaway of pro-quality, royalty-free samples. It works like this: we give you links to genre-specific loops, hits and multisamples, then you click them and watch the download bar fill up.

We've already covered dubstep and techno, but this week, we're stepping left of field to bring you six collections of abstract samples. What does that mean? Well, they range in tempo from 90 to 150bpm, and each contains loops in Abstract, Atmospheric, High frequency, Low frequency, Melodic and Percussive folders.

The best advice we can give is to dive in and explore these sounds. Some of them may not to be your taste, but others will inspire.

What you need to know

All the samples are supplied as WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use them in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

The abstract collections are supplied as separate zip files, so you'll need to extract them before you can see the samples. Enjoy!

Example loops

Abstract loop 90bpm

Atmospheric loop 100bpm

High frequency loop 120bpm

Low frequency loop 130bpm

Melodic loop 140bpm

Percussive loop 150bpm

Abstract kits: click to download

Abstract kit 90bpm

Abstract kit 100bpm

Abstract kit 120bpm

Abstract kit 130bpm

Abstract kit 140bpm

Abstract kit 150bpm

These samples originally appeared on Future Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.


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