12 September 2011

Round Robin Tape TR-909 Samples

Round Robin TR-909 Samples

Are TR-909 samples still relevant these days? I know I've posted 909 samples before, but this set's more complete: 456 mono 24bit 44.1khz WAV files, each containing about 8 hits - just enough so you can "round robin" them. That's over 3600 hits.

I know they're not chopped up perfectly, but I'm giving these away free and I don't wanna spend anymore time on them. Maybe you guys could help out and click the Facebook "LIKE". I ask that you only use them for your own music, and not in any commercial products such as iOS apps.


The 909 was recorded directly to tape first, then converted to digital at 24/96 using a Mytek converter, then software SRC. They're not the thickest samples out there compared to many commercial products, but it's a fairly complete starting point where you can further compress / EQ to your liking in your own music.

Files names, here's an example: T09SDT3S10T10.wav means tape 909, snare drum, tuning 3, snap 10, tone 10.  Hope everyone can open these even with a long file name.

Please don't distribute these elsewhere on the internet - I'm using Mediafire and it's already free for everyone. There are 5 zip files in total.

P.S. If my file-hosting arrangement gets messed up at some point, I'll find another way to host the file. Let's just keep an eye on it for now.  Yes the photo is old.  

35 comments:

  1. What kind of tape was these samples processed thru? Cassette? 1/4"?

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  2. Answered via Facebook page. 1/4" @ 15 ips.

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  3. thanks for the share, im going to play with this right way

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  4. Great samples - if i get the time to make them into a Kontakt instrument i'll post the link below...

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  5. Thanks for your effort! These 909 samples are really good, so you worry to much that these are not thick enough

    Anyway, I'll put them to good use ;)

    Thanks once agani!

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  6. So, as I understanded, you've downsampled from 96 kHz to 44,1 kHz. If it is right it is quite a mistake. 96 -> 48 or 88,2 -> 44,1, if not you'll lose a lot of quality.

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  7. @Anonymous I assure you, I've taken the necessary steps to retain highest possible quality using an absolutely stellar software SRC. I'd be more concerned about the converter or the recording chain before worrying about this SRC.

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  8. oh my god. no one is ever this generous. and with good quality. thanks.

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  9. @Anonymous Thanks for recognizing! :)

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  10. Haven't listened to anything yet (since they're still downloading), but it sounded promising. I just wanted to thank you for putting them up online (to be downloaded for free).
    Generous indeed. Thanks again!

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  11. just downloaded.. thanks so much!

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  12. Downloading now, but tnx already!

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  13. this is fucking awesome. i was just looking for some tape 909 hits the other day for a track i started. thank you so much. also, they are pretty heavy, it only took a tiny bit of extra time to get them sounding just right

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  14. This is insane! THANK YOU!!!

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  15. merci du partage ^^

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  16. merci for visiting CL516 BLOG.
    LIKE IT on FACEBOOK!

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  17. Thank for this! I'm working on meticulously reconstructing a 90's dance smash. Snarerolls galore - and you saved the day!

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  18. reconstructing TR 90,99

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  19. I discovered your blog while watching a Sonic Academy tutorial mentioning your 909 samples. Thank you so much for these! I truly appreciate your work. Best, Shan

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  20. Thank you for sharing. I just want to ask, is it always all the samples just a recorded sounds, or its possible to find some sounds to download special for Ableton software, and than make an own beat, or ever edit sound your way?

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  21. Thanks so much for these, I can't wait to layer them up in machinedrum and see cracking they are!

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  22. Thanks a lot, will load them in my Pioneer RMX 1000 for live impro's (probably after resampling them as they go through the RMX a first time). BTW: your work and sounds have been an inspiration earlier already.

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  23. Thanks for sharing this TR-909 sample pack ;-)

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  24. Amazing post, thx for sharing !

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  25. thanks so much for posting these

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  26. this sample library is painstakingly put together. these samples sound good and are a good starting point for people that can make them sound even better, Thanks ALOT for putting this up here !!!

    - A

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  27. Thanks a ton bro, the planet definitely needs more good people like you!

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