I like it a lot. I used it for song on the day you posted it. Someday when I get motivated to start posting my songs, I'll send you the link. I had my friend add vocals to 25 songs this past weekend so I will be busy editing and mastering a lot of songs that include freesound files over the next month. Again, great drum track... welcome to the band!
thanks for that explanation. I'm sending you a composition I made tonight inspired by your site. Thanks.
for all the samples that are in packs there's a link on the page for each sample.
for example, on
you can find a link to the pack:
and the pack you can download in one go.
For other random samples you can't download more than one at a time, because it would stress the server too much (the packs are already quite difficult to handle...), so you'll have to download them one by one. But, have a look at the collection of packs there is on the site:
I'm so new here: in the links you gave me, is there a way I can check several files at once and download them all at the same time?
As an example, the music box samples (which I made a little piece with the randomness of the different loop times and will try to upload for your amusement)
has a whole lot of individual samples and will take a long time to download.
The grandmother piano is another example. It says it is part of a "Grandmither (sic) pack but the title is cut off and I'm not sure how to discover where it is.
Nothing came up under a search for either grandmother or grandmither.
Thanks so much, for those listings, Bram!
I'll be more careful with future uploads.
You run and awesome site. We are all grateful to you for your work.
just surfed the net and found this awesome page. Wow. I am impressed!
At the moment I am setting up a project called "input-junkies" with some old friends I used to play along with in ska/punk bands. Now we are spread over Europe and do music via filesharing. it will be something between experimental hiphop a la anticon, youngblood brass band and the herbaliser. We have saxophones, drums, vibraphones, trumpets, trombones and rhodes.
Unfortunately, we are lacking someone who plays tuba/sousaphone or who has samples of these instruments. The first song is developed quite far and i would love to publish the part in here as well and ask for your oppinion.
its what most of the fools on this site are doing anyway...and let me tell u i've listend to a few of these guys loops and honestly i'm not buying it they are legit. probaby just presets that they stole and added a few effects to. because i've heard some of those loops on cd's before
but i'm not a snitch so i won't snitch them out.
LS, the whole point is that you DO SNITCH OUT to make sure this site stays in the legal realm!
Snitching out -in the case of freesound- protects both the user who uploaded the file(s) and freesound!
You snitching out can only result in the samples being removed from freesound.
Some sample-cd company finding out our samples aren't legal could result in suing the user and potentialy shut-down of freesound.
(I am not a lawyer and neither is LS)
"...expressly forbids...of THESE SAMPLES...except as part of a DERIVATIVE musical work...may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any music library or sample library product."
Summary: don't use easily recognisable samples from sample libraries in loops you put on freesound. In my opinion Freesound falls under the "music library or sample library product" sentence, but I can't be sure. Your best bet would be to ask the people at creative commons to make 100% sure.
Let alone the bit about the samples being UNMODIFIED. So, for example, if filtered one-shot samples are used to construct a loop, is the loop still a derivative work or something new ?
Bufffhhh... So difficult. Please go ask creative commons!
PS: LS, please please please be careful what you say in threads like this...
children (some stuff here that could be potentialy scary with the right background):
sooooooooo much here
remember, rick, when you post files, make sure they are compatible with our license!
I am a brand newbie..............great project, by the way.
I'm am looking for samples of wheezy cheap organs.....bad old circus or carnival organs..........distorted rhodes.......out of tune old pianos................music boxes.................toy pianos..................glass harmonica (crystal wine goblets) and anything acoustic, ethereal, childlike and strange.
I also am interested in any unusual bass sounds (Sentir,Dousoungoni, Bass Balalaikas, Bass Kalimbas, Guitarrons or any found or invented instruments in the bass register).
I have zillions of really good electronic drum sounds, drum machine sounds and drum and percussion sounds if you are interested.
I just uploaded a set of about 50 Exotic Electronic Percussion samples from my collection
Nice to be here.
yours, Rick Walker
Found and Invented Sounds/Live Looping/Abstract Electronica/Experimental Music
Professional Percussionist/Trapset drummer/Bassist/Producer
i would say one shots are okay. like i said one 808 sounds the same as the next (no matter who trys to tell me other wise).
commercial release is more what they are talking about more specificaly
IF U MAKE MONEY OFF IT (thats what this is really all about) they think they did work by putting a universal 808 or any other kinda of one shot on it..so honestly i say fuck them and use it because they are full of shit to begin with (i can hear u people jumping in as i speak).
but say if its a one shot ..of a chopped up loop they made...and u do NOTHING TO FREAK IT OUT AND MAKE IT ORIGINAL...well then i'd sue your ass to.
its this simple..its okay to use your typical snares, kicks hi hats etc. they can't copy right that as much as they claim they can (they can't)...if that was the case then every drummer would be rich.
use the one shots and take the risk thats what i say.
its what most of the fools on this site are doing anyway...and let me tell u i've listend to a few of these guys loops and honestly
i'm not buying it they are legit. probaby just presets that they stole and added a few effects to. because i've heard some of those loops on cd's before
they aren't original.
but i'm not a snitch so i won't snitch them out.
but that's must my opinon.
Hey thanks for the input! Reading the fine print I get this "...expressly forbids...of THESE SAMPLES...except as part of a DERIVATIVE musical work...may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any music library or sample library product."
So it seems clear that in this case samples can be used in a song, naturally. And the line about being used in "a part of a derivative work in any music library or sample library product" seems to forbid the use of samples to construct loops. But does this only cover a commercial release ? And does creating packs of samples here on freesound mean the same as a musical library ? Let alone the bit about the samples being UNMODIFIED. So, for example, if filtered one-shot samples are used to construct a loop, is the loop still a derivative work or something new ?
Hello. I uploaded a new breakbeat I made and I want to hear what you guys can do with it!
Hip hope, jungle, whatever!
no, I love it really.
it looks like it is...and for TRANCE? UUUUUUUGH..
I JUST GOT ONE THING TO SAY ABOUT TRANCE
IT NEEDS TO TAKE ITS ASS BACK TO EUROPE.
Try mixing the individual sounds together....
interesting that a commerical company has a .org domain...
hope someone can help....
...i'm looking for tribal chanting for a project.
this wouldn't be spam, now would it?
you said trance.