November 13, 2007 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] Santa Fe, New Mexico - November 13, 2007 - SampleSwap, a top destination for electronic music makers, announces the addition of 312 MB of new loops and sounds to its sample library. The complete collection of 16-bit 44khz professional-quality samples - all free for download - now weighs in at 4.8 GB.
"This addition of 312MB includes only the very best hand-picked samples contributed by SampleSwap members over the last few months. Over 1 GB of not-so-great uploads were discarded to make sure that the quality of the sound library doesn't decrease as its size increases," said Canton Becker, founder of SampleSwap.
An innovative "basket" based web browsing tool allows members to quickly audition and download 20 to 100 MB of samples as well-organized ZIP-compressed archives instead of individual sound files.
Macintosh users can download a drag-and-drop application for submitting their own sounds directly to the server.
All downloads are free and fast: SampleSwap runs on a dedicated high-speed server with zero advertisements, and is supported exclusively by voluntary donations.
"For the first time ever, our collection doesn't fit on a single DVD anymore. So beginning today, we're offering donors a new 6.6 GB dual-layer DVD that includes both the sound library and a selection of excellent music uploaded by SampleSwap artists," says Becker.
Donors who elect to give $40 or more receive a 6.6 GB dual-layer DVD including:
* The complete 4.8 GB collection of samples found on the website
* 150 superb creative-commons licensed songs by SampleSwap artists (320 kbps MP3s, 5+ hours worth)
* Free shipping to anywhere in the world
SampleSwap.org is dedicated to collecting and distributing professional quality loops and sound files by gathering together a community of electronic musicians who believe in sharing their sounds as well as their music. Canton Becker is an award-winning composer whose music appears everywhere from the Dance Dance Revolution(TM) video game (Xbox 360) to commercials for Sketchers and Toyota. He is also a programmer, web designer, and co-founder of Rocket Network(TM), the $40M company that integrated online collaboration technology into Logic Audio(TM), Cubase(TM) and Pro Tools(TM).