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SampleRadar: 976 free classic synth samples

Vintage sounds for your DAW.
Vintage sounds for your DAW.

As you may have noticed, MusicRadar has been celebrating Synth Week and, wouldn't you know it, SampleRadar has come along to the party, too.

We're giving you a selection of classic synth sounds - these come from ARP's Odyssey and Solina instruments, and Roland's System 100. As a further bonus, you can also download single hits from some of history's finest drum machines, including Roland's TR-909 and 808 beatboxes.

What you need to know

The samples are split into four folders. Three of these cover the featured synths, while the fourth contains all the drum machine content. There are riffs, multisamples and single hits.

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 them in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

The classic synth samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract this before you can see them. Enjoy!

Example sounds

ARP Odyssey

ARP Solina

Roland System 100

Classic synth samples: click to download

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

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