Tag: samples

Yamaha TG500 / SY85 drum and fx samples

Yamaha TG500

Yamaha TG500 is a rompler from 1992. Rack version of Yamaha SY85 workstation with bigger polyphony but no internal RAM memory (as default). Current Yamaha Motifs predecessor. Many filters, good effects.
You can buy up to 2 512kb RAM modules here sector101.co.uk and then you can load patches from Yamaha SY85.

More into at vintagesynth.com | sonicstate.com | synthmania.com | deepsonic.ch

pdf manual | patches
Atari ST editor | Windows 3.1 95 XP Editor | Winsysex editor and TG500 addon

And now the best part :) Free 48khz 16bit sample pack of ALL drum and fx waveforms.
Waveforms – it means, no internal effects were used, no layers. Pure samples looped as originals. Every waveform recorded few times in different pitch.

Recorded thru Akai s5000 sampler, then DC adjusted, normalized, denoised, trimed and looped on Windows.

DOWNLOAD

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial. BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell or use as application (plugin) component. ASK ME FIRST!

Roland U-220 / U-20 drum & fx samples

Roland U-220

Absolutely FREE, drum & fx samples from my Roland u-220 rompler module from 1989. It is rack version of Roland U-20 keyboard.
Provided sample pack includes additional latin and fx sounds from expansion card number 2. It contains all drum and fx samples with different pitches, effects off, long decay and relase set. Samples were originally recorded at 24bit 48khz by Motu 2408 mk2 interface, then denoised (removed few db of noise floor) and converted to 16bit.

DOWNLOAD U-220 DRUM SAMPLE PACK

Roland u-220 is simple 16-bit rompler, 30 voices of polyphony, 4mb of rom, reverb, chorus and delay effects are onboard.
No control over filter but you can control ADSR envelope and you can stack up to 6 detuned and panned voices, so you can create some fat basses or fat synths. Waveforms generally are not so bad, but related to popular music (very good piano).

download roland u-220 manual
download windows editor

more info about u-20 / u-220 at: vintagesynth.com synthmania.com sonicstate.com

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial. BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

Korg DDD-5 drum samples

Korg DDD-5

more info at vintagesynth.com sonicstate.com

download pdf brochure

Drum machine Korg DDD-5, very nice vintage sound, claps and kick similar to Linn drum.
It’s little brother of Korg DDD-1. 29 sounds. Pads are pressure sensitive

DOWNLOAD DDD-5 SAMPLE PACK Originally recorded at 24bit 48khz. For recording I used Lexicon mpx550 (bypass mode).
Korg DDD-5 was powered by battery for eliminating AC hum.
Trimmed, normalized and converted to 16bit without noise dithering.

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial.
BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

Roland TR-626 Samples

Roland TR-626

Very cheap 12-bit 1987 drum machine, last of TR series. Lots of sounds (if compared to other tr-series)

more info at vintagesynth.com soundonsound.com sonicstate.com

pdf manual

SAMPLE PACK OF ALL TR-626 SOUNDSDOWNLOAD

samples @ 48khz 16bit, some sounds were processed (exciter, equalizer)
recorded in 24bit by lexicon mpx-550, drum machine was powered by batteries

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial.
BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

Boss DR-660 sample pack

Boss DR-660

Boss DR-660 is great drum machine from 1992, it is not just a simple rompler, but it’s very good drum synthesizer (based on samples)
Reverb, delay, chorus and flange effects are onboard. 255 16-bit sounds.

more info at sonicstate.com

download pdf manual and turbo start guide

and the most important part of this post :)
High quality sample pack of all dr-660 sounds – download here (over 60mb zip archive)
There are long decay sounds at two or three different pitches.
It takes me a lot of work to record, denoise and trim these samples, so please leave thanks in comments :-)

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial. BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell or use as application (plugin) component. ASK ME FIRST!

Yamaha RX7 complete sample pack

Yamaha rx7

RX7, 12bit drum machine from Yamaha (1987) comes after RX5. It has all RX5 waveforms + even some more but it does not have individual outputs and lacks some less important features. Keys are pressure sensitive.

more info about RX7:
sonicste.com yamaha.com

download pdf manual

download rx7 sample pack

Samples were originally recorded at 24bit 48khz. For recording I used Lexicon mpx550 (bypass mode). Converted to 16bit without noise dithering.

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions either private or commercial.
BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

Roland MC-505 sample pack

Roland MC-505

manual: MC-505_OM.pdf
service manual: MC-505_groovebox_SM.pdf
editor for windows mc505-editor-v2.zip

Here you have complete drum and fx waveform pack from Roland MC-505 Groovebox (1998-2002).
roland-mc505-martin78com.zip

Samples were recorded @ 96k 24bit thru EMU 0404 pci soundcard, with max possible signal level.
Then normalized, denoised, resampled to 44khz 16bit and trimed.
No internal effects were used.
Overall quality is the best you can get. MC 505 internal waveforms are just up to 32khz.

These samples can be used with no restrictions as components of musical compositions
either private or commercial.
BUT you are not allowed to redistribute, sell. ASK ME FIRST!

Convert samples to 10bit 11bit 12bit 13bit

convert samples to 10-13bit

I made few useful scripts for converting wav samples to 10-13bit. Windows only!

You need sox command line converter.
Download sox-14.3.2-win32.zip and unpack to C:
Download archive with *.bat scripts convert10-13bit.zip

You can use scripts in two ways.
First: Open internet explorer, type “shell:sendto” in address bar. Copy scripts to this window. Now you can click on yor wav file(s) right mouse button and simple send to selected script from “send to” menu.
Second: Simple drag and drop wav file(s) to script icon.

Converted samples are located in /converted/ directory where your wavs are located.
You can send to script max about 30 files at once.

Scripts do not add any noise dithering.

10 bits – cuts signal below 60db
11 bits – cuts signal below 66db
12 bits – cuts signal below 72db
13 bits – cuts signal below 78db

Enjoy! :)