unused clips: 104 free samples

i am doing this to hurt you came about in a fashion not unlike the initial plan from the achievement test thing:

  1. record some improvisation [mainly on electric guitar]
  2. sample the recordings
  3. from these samples, construct a few pieces
  4. add some live [probably acoustic] instruments and possibly some vocals

in the case of the album, i spent four days on step #1, improvising on electric guitar, bass, acoustic guitar, and my mc-303. step #2 took another two days and by the end of it i had nearly 150 different clips. about 55 of those were used to shape the album.

leaving quite a few that weren’t.

so, i’m uploading these samples along with multi-track files of a few songs that were further developed, but dropped at various stages along the way – for anyone and everyone to mess around with.

licensed under a creative commons attribution 3.0 unported license.
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all audio files are in .aif format and have been separated into nine .zip files.

links to all are here.

below are brief descriptions of each collection:

[guitars]
38 clips of electric and acoustic guitar riffs, progressions, licks, etc. – ranging in length from 0:01 to 1:05.

[electronic]
15 samples of sounds/sequences created with the 303.

[beats]
8 samples of percussive sounds/sequences created with the 303.

[“songs” – ‘fewer than few’]
krautrock-inspired repetitive song. four tracks of bass guitar.

[“songs” – ‘nobody’s in charge’]
bizarre-but-fun-sounding guitar thing. three tracks: bass and two guitars.

[“songs” – ‘interlude’]
slow guitar piece. four main tracks and one short intro track.

[“songs” – ‘smaller triumphs’]
short, fast, punky number. three tracks: bass and two guitars.

[“songs”]
two “songs”, both on bass: ‘crows’ – a slow one with elements of ‘fewer than few’; and ‘treat yourself’ – a groovy thing that was the last track to be excluded in the development of the album [solely because its groove was so out of place…]

[household]
26 samples of various appliances/items of furniture/utensils/etc. in the apartment i recently moved out of.

so yeah, feel free to do anything with these.

if you want me to post results on this site, let me know…