The best sample packs this week include a collection of foley sounds, a very comprehensive set of authentic Chinese instruments, sounds for injecting some funk and disco to house productions, and a trio of applications that bring the sound of the British Invasion. Let’s dig in!
Ghosthack Ultimate Foley Sounds
This new bundle from acclaimed sample creator Ghosthack includes 623 live recorded foley sounds that cover a very broad spectrum. As is the standard with foley samples, the sounds in this pack were created out of everyday objects and situations. All files come in 24-bit WAV format, royalty-free. The pack is on sale for about $18 right now, but regularly retails for $53.
Comprehensive doesn’t begin to describe this set of more than 60 authentic Chinese instruments. It comes in at a whopping 300GB. All samples have multiple velocity layers and are captured from different microphone positions. At $499 it’s not exactly inexpensive, but comes with every bit of love and care that sets Sound Magic apart from the pack. Everything comes in 96kHz or 192kHz sample rates and were recorded with top notch hardware and converters for the most realistic sounds possible. It runs on Windows and Mac in VST and AU formats.
Thick Sounds Classic Funky and Disco House
These funk/disco-leaning house samples take you all the way from the origins of the genre through to present day. With loops, hits, multis, construction kits and more you can inject your productions with some much needed funk. Also included are presets for Serum and Massive. It’s available from Loopmasters for around $38 as an entire pack, but parts can also be purchased individually.
Toontrack British Invasion MIDI Packs
Toontrack has released three new MIDI packs based around the sound of the British Invasion. These packs include drums, keys, and bass. All of the Blues-based fire that launched some of the most popular sounds in music history are available. Each sample pack includes multiple types of melodies, grooves, tempos and more. Everything is designed to slide right into your workflow. Each pack is just $29 right now, so for under $100 you can put the sound of the British music phenomenon that captured the ear of the world into your library.