Ultimate List of Free Synth Samples and One Shots
The versatility of just a single one shot synth sample can be astounding if you know how they can be manipulated and transformed to do what you want.
Using techniques like time stretching, pitch shifting, layering, chopping, resampling, reversing, and using a sampler to adjust adsr envelopes are just some of the ways you can mold a synth one shot into something fresh and new.
Synth loops can be great for manipulating too. Chopping up a synth loop and playing a new pattern is an easy way to make a synth loop your own.
Another fun option for Ableton users is to use the convert audio to midi feature. Then you can add your own vst to the midi track and choose whatever sound you want!
Cymatics has been making synth loops and synth one shots for a long time so we’ve put together a list of the top five free synth sound kits out in 2020!
The holy grail of synth one shot kits. When recording this pack we wanted to make the ultimate free synth sample pack, by collecting as many vintage analog synths as we could find and letting our best sound designers work their magic with them.
These vintage analog synthesizers produce such warm sounds and unique tones that just can’t be achieved through software VSTs. And unfortunately, the prices on some of these synthesizers can reach $5,000 - $10,000 - or even higher for some of the super rare models!
This meant getting access to these sounds was pretty much impossible for most producers, until now!
Fantasy contains 75 free synth one shots and 10 melody loops (including stems), all recorded using sounds from these legendary synthesizers:
- Moog Model D
- Roland Juno 106, Jupiter-8, Jupiter-6, Juno-60
- Oberheim OB-8, OB-X
- Prophet 5, Prophet 600, REV2
- Korg M1, Prologue
The Gems collections are filled with amazing full synth loops crafted by our production team. All the melody loops also come with stems so you can customize and choose which parts you want to use. These make great source material for chopping and resampling.
- 20 synth loops
- 20 MIDI melody loops
- Stems for all melody loops
Synth one shots, melody loops, FX, synth breakdowns, transitions and more are what you will find in this free EDM sample pack. Along with the amazing drum samples that also come in this pack Odyssey is probably one of the best all around EDM sample kits we’ve ever made!
- 45 MIDI files
- 25 synth one shots
- 55 drum loops
- 84 drum one shots
- 49 stems
- 47 FX
Oracle contains over 100 free synth loops along with stems AND midi, covering vibes like dark, nostalgic, happy, sad, lofi, R&B, etc. You can even create your own one shots from the loop stems if you don’t want to work with pre-made loops!
- 103 melody loops (including stems)
- 100 MIDI files
- 34 808s
Along with the amazing synth loops there are 3-4 stems for each loop, making it easy for you to chop and customize the stems to your own taste!
- 40 free melody loops
- High quality stems of each loop
We hope this blog has brought you some value.
If you’re looking for other samples & resources feel free to check out our other blogs below.