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!
Crate digger samples: click to download
These samples originally appeared on Computer Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.