- interesting fun to play with collection... just going through the library will make you laugh
Memory Collection Sample Packs
The samples in this collection are taken from Public Domain movies, documentaries, TV shows and TV ads. I chose the name Memory Collection because by definition works in the Public Domain are from the past, a past often not very distant but sadly also often forgotten or ignored. These collections bring back some of the sounds from the past.
These video documents are usually old and the sound quality is often not great and they're noisy too. The samples include voice/spoken word/dialogs, sfx/foley and music. Many of them can be further divided so you can have some fun yourself ;-).
Also don't expect that every sample in them will be useful to you. But I am sure they will be fun!
From January 2015, the packs, their free downloadable demos and our other sample sets are available from Sampleism, HERE. Or click on the individual links below.
Fun with some Memory Collection samples in Samplr (iPad).
And more conventionally used in EasyBeats 2.
Memory Collection Pack 01
Includes the original MC 01 (375 samples) and the first part of the original MC02 (7 feature films, 1527 samples) for a total size of 792 MB. Download the free demo or buy it for £7.49 HERE.
The samples in the packs are not mapped in any way, they only contain the wav files. But I made the Mini MC1 with 47 mapped samples (sfz, Cakewalk Session Drummer 3, NuSofting DK+2, NI Battery 3 and Kontakt 3) to better illustrate the possibilities offered by these samples. The included readme has more details.
The Mini MC1 is also part of the FXpansion Geist factory content
Loop made with the Mini MC1: Loop c7
Memory Collection Pack 02
Includes the second part of the original MC 02. Source videos are 36 TV ads, 19 documentaries and 6 short films. Many of the documentaries are from and about the early days of radio and television. Download the free demo or buy it for £7.49 HERE.
Please note that the samples are not mapped in any way or in any specific sampler format. The MC 02 only contains wav files.Free Mini MC2 kits: These are kits made with short or trimmed samples from the MC 02 to demonstarte how the samples can be used when mapped in a sampler. There are 3 kits for a total of 144 samples.
- Mini MC2 for NuSofting DK+2, NI Battery 3 and Kontakt 4 and includes the wav files for use in any sampler.
Audio collages made with the MC 02: Ominous Bad Dream
Memory Collection Pack 03 - Horror Movies
1 243 samples for a size of 855 MB. The samples in this collection are taken from seven Public Domain horror movies. Please note that the samples are not mapped in any way or in any specific sampler format. The MC 03 only contains wav files. Download the free demo (111samples) or buy it for £8.99 HERE.
These samples can be a lot of fun and very useful not only for Halloween but also all year round due to the wide variety of the sounds included.
Free Mini MC3 kits: Two kits made with short or trimmed samples from the MC 03 to demonstrate how they can be used when mapped in a sampler. The wav files are included for use in other samplers too:
Collection Pack 04 - Christmas / Winter Holidays
These samples can be a lot of fun and very useful not only for the Winter Holidays but also all year round due to the wide variety of the sounds included.
collages made with only samples from the Memory Collection 04.
First a more "artistic" one and the second is a
collage of 18 excerpts of some of the music samples.
_________________________________________________Memory Collection Pack 05 - Sci-Fi and Aliens
1 750 samples for a size of 1.44 GB. The samples are from 10 Public Domain science fiction movies. Please note that the samples are not mapped in any way or in any specific sampler format. The MC 05 only contains wav files. Download the free demo or buy it for £15.99 HERE.Download or read the PDF documentation (with screen captures) and the complete list of the samples.
The movies are from the 1930s to the 1970s. So they cover different styles of soundtracks. I was surprised by the quality of the soundtracks in general. They featured early electronic music with a creative mix of various types of sound sources. Even without using any of the samples in a composition, just listening to them is fun and it also is a lesson in the history and evolution of sound design in movies.
Audio collage made with only samples from the MC Pack 05, A Space Drama in 4 Acts.
Act 1: Space Adventure Act 2: You're Drunk Act 3: Mysterious Peril Act 4: Lost Contact
714 samples for a size of 520 MB. The samples are from three Public Domain science fiction movies from the early 60s and one serial from the 50s. Please note that the samples are not mapped in any way or in any specific sampler format. The MC 06 only contains wav files. Download the free demo or buy it for £4.99 HERE.Download or read the PDF documentation (with screen captures) and the complete list of the samples.
Even without ever using any of the samples in a composition, just listening to them is fun and it also is a peek in the history of sound design in movies.
Audio collage made with only samples from the MC Pack 06: Mixed up
Thanksgiving 2012 free pack
The samples in this pack are from 1 Public Domain TV show and 1 PD short film about Thanksgiving. The TV show is a comedy and the short film is about the meaning of Thanksgiving. It has 91 samples for a size 55.6 MB. These samples are all new, they are NOT part of the other Memory Collection Packs.
Download it for free from Sampleism (free sign in required) HERE.
Christmas 2014 free pack
The samples in this pack are from 1 Public Domain 1940 Christmas movie. It contains 192 sample for a size of 75.2 MB. Download it for free HERE.
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