[linux-audio-user] Sample search

Chris Metzler cmetzler at speakeasy.net
Fri Mar 26 14:27:48 EST 2004

On Fri, 26 Mar 2004 16:49:57 +1000
Mark Constable <markc at renta.net> wrote:
>> [Chris]
>>>> Of course, there are tons and tons of samples available; but then,
>>>> in order to express the music you're hearing in your head, you're
>>>> gonna be spending hours and hours trying to find samples that
>>>> work.
> Where might all these samples be ?

Well, when I said that, I was referring to samples of extended
passages, loops, bass lines, and the like; I wasn't referring to
samples of individual instruments.  In fact, samples of
individual instruments are exactly what I was looking for (and
mostly failing to find).

That said, here's a few I did find:

	(down and on the right, there's one-shot samples of
	a few basses)

	(various links off that page had some individual instrument

	(some acoustic drum samples there)

	(a fair number of one-note samples, but you really have to hunt
	for them; and no instrument is really complete)

	(only orchestral instruments, but they're all done in detail)

> A few of us are trying to put together a free and open General
> MIDI compatible set of GUS pats, initially, in a way that the
> raw samples can be built up into SoundFonts or even small light
> weight gigasamples, or instrument patches of any kind.

That would be cool.

> Please excuse the blatant plug

No prob.  Thanks for the heads-up.


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