Free samples for Paraphrasis

Wanna feed Paraphrasis with some samples and you do not have any? There are some tips!

Philharmonia orchestra – Make Music

This library contains different articulations of different instrument recorded by Philharmonia orchestra players. Once this library saved my gig when I was suppose to program a sound patches and I was not able to find any collegno cello samples. But there they are and many, many others.

Library contains: Banjo, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Contrabassoon, Cor Anglais, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Saxophone, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Banana Shaker, Bell Tree, Castanets, Chinese Hand Cymbals, Cowbell, Djundjun, Flexatone, Guiro, Lemon Shaker, Motor Horn, Ratchet, Sheeps Toenails, Sizzle Cymbal, Sleigh Bells, Snare Drum, Spring Coil, Squeaker, Strawberry Shaker, Surdo, Suspended Cymbal, Swanee Whistle, Tam-tam, Tambourine, Tenor Drum, Thai Gong, Tom-toms, Train Whistle, Triangle, Vibraslap, Washboard, Whip, Wind Chimes, Woodblock.

Samples are sampled at different pitches, lengths, dynamics and articulations. This makes this library pretty extensive. And the license?

License: You are free to use these samples as you wish, including releasing them as part of a commercial work. The only restriction is they must not be sold or made available ‘as is’ (i.e. as samples or as a sampler instrument).

Creative Commons LicenceThis work by Philharmonia Orchestra is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Musical Instrument Samples

This library is similar to previous one.

The University of Iowa Musical Instrument Samples (MIS) are created by Lawrence Fritts, Director of the Electronic Music Studios and Associate Professor of Composition at the University of Iowa. Since 1997, these recordings have been freely available on this website and may be downloaded and used for any projects, without restrictions. These are used by musicians, application developers, teachers, students, and researchers. These have been used in over 270 published research articles and books. Please let me know if these have been helpful in your research and music projects.

Library contains these samples: Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Oboe, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Eb Alto Saxophone, Horn, Bb Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Violin (2012), Viola (2012), Cello (2012), Double Bass (2012), Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Bells, Crotales, Cymbals, Gongs/Tamtams, Hand Percussion, Tambourines, Piano, Balloon Pop, Guitar, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Oboe, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Eb Alto Saxophone, Horn, Bb Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Violin (2012), Viola (2012), Cello (2012), Double Bass (2012), Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Bells, Crotales, Cymbals, Gongs/Tamtams, Hand Percussion, Tambourines.

Package Soundmines contains these sample: Balloons, Balls1, Balls2, Balls3, Books, Cardboard1, Cardboard2, Cardboard3, Combs, Fabric, Grains, MechanicalMetals, PackingCardboard, Paper&Cardboard, PaperBags, PlasticBottles, Rubber, RubberBands, Scissors, Shakers, SmallMetals, Swooshes, Wood1, Wood2.

What does 2012 samples means?

Beginning in 2012, instruments are being recorded at 24/96 with three mics for mono and stereo files that are archived into Zip files.

Piano sample from this library was used for very first Paraphrasis demo.

Freesound

Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Freesound  also contains samples licensed under CC 0 which generally means “public domain”. Other featured licenses are CC BY, CC BY-NC and Sampling+. What is Sampling+?

Our interpretation: you can do pretty much what you could do with the attribution noncommercial license, but additionally you can’t make commercial adds with the sound. You can’t make a track with Sampling+ samples to sell a car, for example. Sampling+ is being removed by creative commons because it’s a difficult license to interpret, see below for more on that.

Interesting is that Freesound made it to be used in Hollywood movie.

This is not a movie but this a “song” I made with Freesound CC 0 samples.

 

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