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Here you can find links to all of our entries, which feature collections of loops, hits and multisamples in a wide range of genres. The great news is that you won't have to pay a penny to download any of them.
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There are plenty of reasons to love the humble arpeggio, and not just because its name rhymes with one of our favourite Italian cheeses. Though that's admittedly pretty high up on the list.
Made up of the notes of a chord laid out horizontally and played in rapid succession, arpeggios or 'broken chords' are one of the most popular melodic devices in all kinds of music, both old and new. They never seem to go out of date, unlike our beloved taleggio, which has been stinking out the fridge for a few weeks now.
Feast your ears on this, the 'ultimate' collection of arps, a smorgasbord of broken chords that serves up arpeggiated, tempo-labelled loops played on a variety of classic and modern synths alongside a side dish of multi-samples with which to create your own sample instruments. No cheese course, though, unfortunately.
(Image credit: Getty Images) 89,305 free sample downloads (A to Z) 165 free '00s synth samples 252 free 303-style acid samples 171 free '70s synth samples 214 free 8-bit bonanza samples 502 free '80s samples 235 free '80s heat samples 499 free '80s synth samples 183 free '80s pop drums samples 378 free 808 drum samples 105 free 808 weight samples 354 free '90s samples 797 free '90s synth samples A 331 free '90s ambient samples 360 free abstract samples 266 free acoustic guitar samples 345 free Afrobeat samples 363 free alarm and siren samples 195 free ambient allsort samples 382 free ambient samples 440 free amped samples 280 free analogue circuit samples 202 free analogue dirt samples 298 free analogue drum samples 586 free analogue drum and bass samples 261 aquatic adventure samples 404 free Arabian nights samples 257 free artificial metal samples 462 free atmospheric samples B 289 free battery-powered samples 136 free B-boy electro samples 504 free Balearic bliss samples 195 free 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