Soundtrap Originals: Audio Loops & Sample Packs
What are audio loops and music samples?
Simply put, audio loops are shorter recordings of a sound or music composition — typically sequenced into 2 or 4 bars — and have been edited to repeat seamlessly when played in a continuous loop. Audio loops in music production are usually original works compared to samples that are typically previously released music re-used in new songs.
Music samples are small snippets of a sound or music recording that are frequently used in beat-making, especially in Hip Hop and House music.
Samples can be used as a foundation for an entirely new song, but they can also be used in remixes and mashups, or as a creative element to add sparkle to a track. Samples are picked from a variety of sources such as other songs, sound effects, vocal recordings, movies, and more.
Why use Audio Loops and Sample Packs?
Audio loops and sample packs can be used to add variety and depth to music production. Loops are in either MIDI or wave form and can be layered and mixed together to create interesting rhythms and melodies.
Sample packs are collections of audio samples, often organized by sound, vibe, genre, or instrument. Samples can be used to lay the foundation of a new song or melody, or they can be used to add sound effects, drums, and other elements on top of a track.
Both loops and sample packs are sometimes referred to as beat templates because they save both time and effort when you make beats or write songs. The pre-made sounds and arrangements can easily be added to your project and give you a starting point. Additionally, they can be used to add unique and diverse sounds to a production, that might not be available in your studio setup.
Samples are also commonly used to revive previously released songs or genres. Hip Hop producers — for example — frequently sample old jazz, blues, and soul records on their beats to add authenticity and pay tribute to the roots of the genre.
Soundtrap Originals Sound Packs — exclusively released every 2 weeks
Soundtrap Originals are created by some of the top music producers in the industry, exclusively for Soundtrap users. Whether you’re looking for 80s pop synths, Lo-Fi horns, 808 bass sounds, or vocal samples, Soundtrap’s library of over 23 000 loops and samples got you covered.
Our sound packs are released bi-weekly and feature a variety of genres and trending music styles. This means that you constantly have freshly updated instrumentals, samples, and loops. The wide range of sound packs gives you endless options to create your own sound, for example:
Hip Hop drum loops
Trap piano samples
808 bass sounds
Plus many, many more. Explore the complete list of Soundtrap Originals here.*
Every Soundtrap Original also includes a demo project built with loops and instruments from the Sound Packs. This gives you the opportunity to quickly get a feel for the style and genre of the pack and lets you use the demo project as a template to create your own song.
Check out the High Fashion Demo Project below:*
Soundtrap Originals consist of sounds, loops, and samples that are 100% royalty-free. This means that you can commercially release any original song that you’ve created using sounds from the Soundtrap library.
Loops and samples based on Song or Artist
The loops library in Soundtrap lets you find the perfect sound by searching for an instrument, genre, or style. In addition, you can search and find sounds that match a specific song or artist.
If you want to make a beat that sounds like something your favorite rapper would spit over, type in the artist’s name and browse through the results of instrument loops and samples.
Maybe you heard a song on the radio that you loved and would like to create something similar. Search for the song title in Soundtrap and find similar sounds to start composing your song with.
How to get started
When you’ve logged into the Soundtrap Studio, open up a new project and click on the note icon in the upper right corner. This opens up the Loop Library where you can browse through a variety of categories, like Hip Hop, Rock, Sound FX, Drums, Piano, MIDI, and Vocals. Or you can search for specific sounds based on instrument, style, genre, vibe, format, artist or song, etc.
Preview any sound or loop before adding them and save the ones you want to keep for later. Once you’ve decided on a loop, add them to a new track and start building.
Soundtrap’s DAW lets you change the speed and pitch of a loop, as well as key and scale. You can also chop up samples and add effects to the sound. There are no limits to your creativity here so feel free to play around with any instrument or loop you choose.
Watch the video below for a tutorial on how to use loops in Soundtrap:
*Terms and conditions apply. Full access to Soundtrap Originals on the Music Makers and Complete plans. See subscription plans and pricing here.
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