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Artist Interview

Artist Interview

Artist Interview

Artist Interview

Artist Interview

Artist Interview

The Journal

The Making of Dubbed Vocals

In this week's journal entry, we sat down with the producer behind SM Studio Dubbed Vocals, a 600MB+ collection that blends the best of best in Dub, Afro, Reggae and Dancehall vocals.

SM Insight

Vocal Production Techniques 3

Our final installment of our vocal production series. Learn how to autoloop, incorporate pitch-shifted harmonies, and how to create reverse vocal delays.

SM Insight

Vocal Production Techniques 2

Reverse reverb, parallel processing, and even more techniques explained in part 2 of our vocal production series.

The Journal

Vocal Production Techniques

Dive into your next vocal session with these 5 pro tips.

SM Insight

Percussion Techniques

Updated percussion techniques: noise gating, volume shaping, and much more.

SM Insight

Percussion Tips & Techniques

Get your percussion game on point with these 5 expert tips and techniques.

SM Insight

Low End Mixing Techniques

Get the most out of your low end with these five mixing techniques.

SM Insight

Sub Bass Production Techniques 2

Sub monitoring techniques, synth-layering, and multi-band processing tips to improve your sub bass production.

SM Insight

Sub Bass Production Techniques

Sub bass expert tips for the modern producer.

SM Insight

Ableton Power Tips 2

Charge-up with part 2 of our "Ableton Power Tips" series.

Weekend Offer!

50% off Retro Electronica

Timeless electronica and hazy musical atmospheres for deep, immersive and detailed dance music.

New Label

ST2 Samples

Sample Tools by Cr2 are proud to present their new label: ST2 Samples.

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Minimal 2017

IQ Samples are back with an authentic reboot of one of the most popular techno sub-genres - welcome Minimal 2017!

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Cinematic Series Vol. 3 - Alien Encouters

'Cinematic Series Vol 3: Alien Encounters' is a unique collection of otherworldly Construction Kits, SFX and Cinematic vocal samples influenced by the hugely successful Netflix Original series, "Stranger Things". Whether you're writing music for a game, trailer, or simply need some Sci-Fi ambiance and 80s Synthwave in your next track, the latest iteration in our award-winning 'Cinematic Series' has you covered.After winning the coveted Future Music Power Award with 'Cinematic Series Vol 2: Hacked Society', composer Lhasa Mencur turned his attentions to crafting a sample collection inspired by the work of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein on the "Stranger Things" OST. The result is 'Cinematic Series Vol 3: Alien Encounters', a nostalgic journey into the 80s synthwave sound, delivered using cutting-edge, modern day sound design and synthesis techniques. In detail you'll find six mini Construction Kits featuring full mixes and individual stems, covering a range of lush instrumentation such as plucks, pads, arpeggios, synth FX and bass. In addition, you'll also find a selection of Sci-Fi influenced vocal samples, perfect for invoking dread and terror before an un-Earthly drop. The SFX folder includes a selection of alien vocalisations and organic sounds, which could be useful for foley or for creating interesting soundbeds and underscores. MIDI Files: Due to the analogue nature of the product, please note that MIDI files aren't available for all phrases or Kits, as outboard synthesisers and sequencers were used. The Producer: Lhasa Mencur is a composer and sound designer for interactive/visual media with a particular passion for games and virtual environments. Click here to listen to Lhasa's music on Soundcloud. Royalty-Free: All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including the vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

Recently Released

Analogue House

Sexy, sassy and oozing with sensual grooves, Analogue House is the perfect soundtrack to those late night, rhythm heavy club nights which are just screaming for a hands in the air hypnotic moment. Through a combination of analogue saturated drum machines, vintage synths and processed rich bass work this epic collection of house loops and one shots guarantees to offer that little bit extra, giving your tracks the chance to breath and slam in all the right areas.Our producer of choice has laid it all on the line in this expertly crafted collection that's perfect for the club. Nestled inside you'll find acid inspired bass lines, Lo-Fi house chords, manipulated 808's, dusty techno stabs and a plethora of rolling house percussion loops that guarantee to add swing and movement to any simple drum loop they so touch. From 808's to 909's, 606's and beyond we've gone big on this one.A single spin through the demo only scratches the surface of the extensive range of inspiration available at every turn. From deep minimal subs to over the top classic house chords & stabs you'll find everything you need to give your tracks that 'out the box' feel with mix ready sounds perfect for your next house set.As always, there's a huge array of one shots from classic drum machine sounds to bass stabs, percussion hits and so much more plus a batch of super useful midi allowing you to twist the loops into your key or style of choice. So if you're looking to add some analogue flavours that ditch that digital harshness then this ones for you. A true masterclass in the world of house music that's ready for those sweaty basement sessions.

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Future Analog Nu Disko

Samplestar are very proud to present Future Analog Nu Disko!Blending the finest elements of Nu-Disco, Synthwave, Indie Dance, Funk & Electro into a truly inspiring and immersive soundscape of fresh introspective sounds and ideas.A wide spectrum of expansive lush synthesis, enraptured melodics, and distinct retro drums add an addictive melodic sparkle for hook-laden production and songwriting. Delivering a cohesive blend of timeless and current sounds, Future Analog Nu Disko effortlessly provides true unique crossover appeal.Taking inspiration from some of our favourite producers & artists including TODD TERJE, SOULWAX, THE MAGICIAN, A-TRAK, CASSIUS, CHROMEO, METRO AREA, LINDSTROM plus many more...While suitable for a broad range of musical genres and producers, this library will be especially useful for multimedia composers within the Games, Film, TV and Radio advertising industry.All content is 100% royalty free & release ready – Get Inspired |Get Creative.Welcome to Future Analog Nu Disko!

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Oblique

“Oblique” is a unique sample library like no other that you have heard before. Drawing influence from a range of musical styles such as Trap, Hip Hop, EDM, Techno and more “Oblique” provides the perfect mixture of the weighty bass loops, huge drum hits, inspiring musical loops and gritty textures needed to create your next smasher.“Oblique” was consciously crafted as an irreplaceable tool which can be used in dance floor based music or music for vocals & home listening.The foundation of “Oblique” comes from the outstanding 65 one shot drum samples which range from thuddy trap kicks, snappy hip hop snares, crystal clear tops and unique percussion elements. Building up from these there are 19 immensely intricate drum loops which can be instantly dragged and dropped to inject any beat with a flair of aggressive groove, not to mention the stems to these drum loops are also included to allow full creative control over your beats. And as a bonus we have included an extra 17 percussion loops which are perfect for layering over your own drum patterns made with the amazing one shots.The music loops included in “Oblique” are next to none, a total of 43 music loops +MIDI files are included which are organised by bass, melody and chords. Expect to hear distorted 808 lines, bending bass melodies, thick reese saws, gentle chord progressions, experimental LFO grooves, grime synth lines, hard hybrid trap synth hooks and chopped orchestra stacks. To accompany these pre-made loops there are 30 musical one shots which you can insert into a sampler or DAW and create your own melodies with.In need of gritty tones and textures? Look no further than the expansive 24 SFX included in “Oblique”. These range from experimental risers, percussion-like one shots, lengthy impacts, unorthodox textures and more. We have also included 7 bonus tuned atmospheres to add a layer of ambience to your music.Moody yet energetic, exciting but calm, aggressive and ambient, and a good measure of screwing up your face. There is something for all beat makers & producers included in “Oblique”.

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Abstract Future RnB

Samplestar are very proud to present Abstract Future RnB!Abstract Future RnB aims to fuse the deep musicality of R&B with the cutting-edge production of contemporary urban styles to deliver anthemic pop and pulsating rhythms with true mass appeal.Perfect for discerning producers looking for forward-thinking urban pop that is sophisticated, elegant, and progressive.Abstract Future RnB provides the perfect building blocks for beatmakers looking to tear up the club and the radio airwaves!All content is 100% royalty-free, cleared & release ready – Get Inspired |Get Creative.Welcome to Abstract Future RnB!