SampleRadar: 171 free '70s synth samples

Korg ARP 2600 FS
(Image credit: Korg)

Today's collection of free samples looks backwards in time to the '70s, the decade when synths came of age. 

In putting together this pack, we ran a ton of soft synths from Arturia's venerable V Collection through some luxurious outboard gear, focusing on emulations of classic '70s instruments, including the ARP 2600, Yamaha CS-80, Mellotron, EMS Synthi and ARP Solina. Scroll down to hear a selection of sounds or just hit the download link and get sampling.

What you need to know

The samples in this sample pack are supplied as 24-bit 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 samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!

Example sounds

'70s synth samples: click to download

'70s synth samples (690 MB)

These samples were originally distributed by Future Music Magazine. Check out the latest issue for many more.


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