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SampleRadar: 586 free rise of the robots samples

Wind him up and watch him go.
Wind him up and watch him go. (Image credit: David Selman/Corbis)

With helmeted heroes Daft Punk breaking streaming records and set to score their first UK number 1 single this weekend with Get Lucky, what better time than now to bring you a collection of sounds that celebrates all things robotic?

Prepare for a distinctly vocoded vibe as SampleRadar becomes more machine than man.

What you need to know

The rise of the robots samples are divided into four folders: Beats, Robot Voices, Synths and Vochordals.

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 rise of the robots samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!

Example sounds

Beat 120bpm

Robot voice

Polycoder synth 128bpm


Rise of the robots samples: click to download

Rise of the robots samples (493MB)

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

For more than 50,000 more samples, head to our SampleRadar hub