Old Skool Rave Samples (VOL 1)
- 80 one-shot samples
- 168 melodic loops
- Free Gift: 170 drum one shots (StrangeFlows Dope 909 Drum Samples)
With 80 one-shot samples (almost all of which are played in the key of C) each of these samples have been arranged, tweaked and sequenced into melodies, and they are available in the Loops, folder, which contains 168 fully-sequenced loops, each lasting 8 seconds, and sequenced to 120 bpm. This does not mean they are ONLY intended to be played or sampled at 120, you can use them at whatever higher tempo you desire, but I chose 120 bpm because its a good starting point for rave music. Very few house tracks of that time were much slower than 120 bpm. If you do want something slower, though, you can always assemble a melody yourself out of the one-shot samples, too!
Plus, in addition to the synth samples, I decided to include a copy of StrangeFlows Dope 909 Drum Samples, as well. So, enjoy!!!
This sample pack was created as a kind of resource for electronic producers aiming to get an authentic, old skool rave sound withouut having to clear each sample individually. It can be a real pain dealing with all the legal issues of using someone elses music... At the same time, getting that certain kind of vintage-flavor into your music can be extremely satisfying! so, its not hard to see why some folks are willing to drop a few bucks on a sample archive like this one to get a variety of sounds and samples that have been designed to thoroughly and authentically replicate the golden era of the warehouse rave scene, which was roughly from around the late 1980s up into the 1990s.
From the magic TB-303 sound of acid, to piano chords and oddball synths (along with a touch of hardcore AND humor) there is sure to be something in here to get you hyped and ready to make your next banger for the dancefloor. The sound of vinyl has been added to many of these samples, giving even more of that 80s/90s white-label record sound that will help distinguish these sounds from some of the overly-clean and dull sounds that typify too much of modern electronic music. Subtle reverb has been added to many of these samples, as well as saturation, expert EQing, and a variety of other effects to make them sound as authentic and ... rave-tastic as possible. (Hmm... Rave-tastic, eh? Methinks Ive ran out of descriptive terms, at this point ;)
The point is, this package is intended as a goto resource for old skool electronic synth sounds and melodies. Many of these sounds are based on actual tunes from back in the day, as much research was done to ensure that these sounds matched the old style of house/techno/jungle music as was possible. Its almost as if someone cut up a bunch of samples from hundreds of old rave tunes, sequenced them perfectly and dropped them neatly into this set of folders you are currently considering. At least, thats the way I like to look at it ;)
Its not JUST the sounds themselves, but the direction of the melodies, as well; theres something quite unique about the acid-scale (for lack of a better term) that was forged out of the now-archaic music technology of the time... Theres some-thing very specific and distinct about how the note progression bends up or down, just before looping. Sequenced portions will be copied and pasted, but tuned up half an octave, and then that entire section might be copied and pasted, and the pitch changed, once again. There are many different ways to go about an acid house or an old techno melody, but these were a few of the things I noticed. There was no specific formula used for each loop, though. Theyre all different. Also, I put almost all of the notes into the key of C (in the one-shot folder) because C is considered the standard in the Western World, but many of these types of melodies and progressions in this genre start a note or two above C.
ALSO, please note: many of the loops contain one-shot samples that have been pitched WAY up 2 or 3 octaves, so if you dont recognize the sounds, that is likely the reason. Everything is straightforwardly labeled, though; so it shouldnt be too difficult to figure things out. If you have any questions, though, feel free to hit me up! My names Will (aka StrangeFlow) and I run https://www.tradebit.com, the company that put this package onto the interwebz.
You can use these samples in all of your musical projects, both personal and commercial. These samples are ALL 100 royalty-free. You can do whatever you want to with them. You can mix them, bake them, broil them, or delete them - but the ONE thing that you simply CAN NOT do is resell them. Thats all. I sincerely hope you get some good use out of them, and that you have as much fun mixing with em as I did making em.
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