A sample pack is a collection of sounds that are designed to use as pre-made building blocks for producers to create music with.
These sounds usually consist of loops (a musical phrase that can repeat such as a guitar riff) and one-shots (a single sound such as a kick drum).
You can use them within any DAW (digital audio workstation) such as Ableton Live, Garageband, Logic or FL Studio. Many of these have a free version for you to use if you are just starting out.
Producers typically use sample packs as an initial starting point when creating a new song, or even as inspiration to explore into new styles of music.
Melodics’ sample packs contain a combination of loops and sounds found in our many lessons, covering a huge range of musical styles. If you complete your practice with Melodics you might be lucky enough to receive a free sample pack as a reward for all your good work. We give them away on a regular basis!
To use a sample pack simply:
- Download the sample pack from the link provided
- Open your DAW (e.g Garageband)
- Upload to your DAW of choice.
(As an example, if you have a Mac, open Garageband, create a new ‘audio track’ and drag one of the sounds direct from your finder into that audio track.)
You can now use your new sample packs as a starting point when producing music or even as inspiration to explore new ideas.
Give it a go, you could be on your way to creating the next big hit!!