Mar 08

Beginner’s guide to sample packs.

by in Melodics

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.

rewards

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!!

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