SampleRadar: 475 free crate digger's samples

For a true sample collector, nothing beats the feeling of crate digging.

475 free crate digger s samples
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For a true sample collector, nothing beats the feeling of crate digging. No, we don't mean sampling endless YouTube videos or MP3s on your computer, but getting off your behind, hunting down a dusty record shop, wiping off an old, forgotten record, dropping the needle onto it and hearing a crackly old sound that could be the basis for a whole track.

If you're looking for an easier way of getting your hands on some classic vinyl-style sounds, though, we have a solution: a ready-made collection of vintage-flavoured loops and hits.

What you need to know

The crate digger's samples are divided into seven folders. Six of these are organised by tempo, and there's also a folder of vinyl noises.

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

The crate digger's samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!

Example sounds

Guitar 85bpm

Drums 95bpm

Keys 100bpm

Percussion 120bpm

Vinyl loop

Crate digger samples: click to download

Crate digger's samples (292MB)

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

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