Audio sample library taken from projects created for the Wiklow downtempo music project.
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sample-library

Audio sample library taken from projects created for the Wiklow downtempo music project.

Folder naming

  • all lowercase with spaces in filename replaced with dashes
  • date format is day-month-year, using only numbers. Day and month are two digits while year is four.
  • separate items in a title using an underscore
  • ex. eastern-townships_17-03-2016

projects/ vs. library/recording-projects/

  • The upper level projects directory compiles samples created from various production projects, such as an EP or performance
  • The recording-projects directory in the library directory is for sampling projects, studio sessions or research/development that were not created as a by-product of some composition project.

Categorization

Samples within production projects should be organized into the following categories:

  • Length
    • Samples - Short, one shot samples. Often percussion.
    • Loops - Samples of a few seconds or measures intended to be looped.
    • Slices - Short segments that were neither designed as loops, nor are short enough to be percussive samples.
    • Stems - Recordings of several seconds or greater. Intended to be used in their entirety as long-form materials.
  • Type
    • Drums - Kicks, Hi-Hats, Snares
    • Aux - Auxillary percussion.
    • Bass - Low-frequency content intended for bass.
    • Pads - Tonal sounds that lack a distinct attack.
    • Leads - Tonal sounds with a distinct attack.
    • Textures - Non-tonal, non-melodic sounds (such as field-recordings).