On podcast # 29 we talked a bit about Sampleism, a web site offering Community Based Sample Libraries. Sampleism founder and Pro Tools Expert community member Glyn Lloyd provided us with additional information about Sampleism.
Sampleism is a platform that allows anybody to create an account to upload and sell their own samples, loops, kits and patches. The offerings include sample packs from established brands (Digital Redux, Total Composure, Synth Magic, Skint Loops, etc.) along with offerings from new, amateur and totally unique developers (Spidergod, MA-Simon, From A Faraway Place, Papas St Germain, Temporal Geometry, Michael Beitenholz, TD Samples, etc.)
According to Glyn “We do produce our own libraries too but the core ethos is to encourage and help developers by giving them everything they need to set-up their own online store. By doing so we also give them the added bonus of tapping into an already existing customer base and loads of cool features like account management tools, statistics, networking, Soundcloud integration and more.
This should go without saying, but please note that uploading content that you do not legally own is not acceptable and Sampleism has a policy in place and will block access to anyone that violates this policy.
For a limited time Sampleism is giving away 560MB of free samples, loops, Kontakt instruments and MIDI files. Most of the packs available at Sampleism have a freely available “preview” download. I also downloaded another free Kontakt instrument, Ocean Harp by Pingu.
Glyn has also extended an invitation to the Pro Tools Expert community. Create an account on Sampleism then e-mail glyn@sampleism with “Pro Tools Expert” in the subject line to receive a free account upgrade for additional storage and a higher commission rate.
I’ve tried several of the sample packs offered by Sampleism and my experience has been very good. If you’re looking for another source for samples or you would like to offer your own samples for sale, then check out Sampleism.