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Best Premium Sample Packs for Ableton Live

Best Premium Sample Packs for Ableton Live

Best Premium Sample Packs for Ableton Live

Ableton Live has been a staple for electronic music production for over 10 years and, along with the likes of FL Studio and Pro Tools, is among the most commonly used software applications found in the music studio. It’s for this reason that there’s a huge amount of sample packs, loops and software instruments designed specifically for Live and its users, which lets creators expand their sonic palette, find inspiration quickly, and get great-sounding results quickly.

But, because there is so much content out there, it’s sometimes hard to find the stuff that really stands out. And while many sound packs and virtual instruments are top-class, others are lacking in quality. So here is a run-down of our favorite five premium sample packs for Live. In no particular order:

Sonic Faction // Archetype 2.0 ($149)

Sonic Faction make several great products for Ableton. Their range covers practically all bases, from straightforward synth bass and lead instruments to ambient generators, effects, and something they call a “polyphonic super-synth”. 

Our favorite Sonic Faction product is the Archetype 2.0 bundle, designed specifically for Ableton Live. It comprises eight comprehensive software instruments: Evilfish, a 303 emulator; Hatchet, an all-purpose synth plugin; Clone, an ’80s-inspired synth; Beatdown, an immensely powerful drum machine; Sickness, which SF refer to as “modern mega-synth”; Pulsator, a synth for pads and leads; Whoosh Machine, an FX engine; and Rogue One, designed for drone duties. On top of this, two full-featured sequencers dedicated to drums and synths let you unleash the power of the aforementioned synths, and create unique patterns and grooves using an intuitive GUI.

Note that, to take advantage of this bundle, you need Max For Live and Ableton Live 9 Suite or greater (it will not work on Intro or Standard versions of Ableton Live).Im not a morning person and love nothing better than settling down in my studio, with Radio 4 playing in the background, and working late into the evening

Why we like it

Sonic Faction have gone the extra mile to make sure that everything included in the Archetype 2.0 bundle works seamlessly with commonly used Ableton controllers, specifically Push, Novation Launchpad MkII and Launchpad Pro, and the Akai APC40. This means instant feedback with your hardware, and step sequencers that illuminate the pads of your hardware as they play, making it super intuitive to make and tweak patterns off the fly.

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Samplified // Flodelity ($25)

Another one from Samplified, whose hard-hitting sample packs are exceedingly useful for when you want to expand your sound library past the normal beats and loops — and they’re affordable too! Flodelity is a collection of Lo-fi and abstract hip hop samples, produced by AYWY. Like Benzie Box, the pack comprises a vast amount of WAV files, which you can freely build into your Ableton Live Sessions.

The pack is a massive 3.5GB, which includes the following, all in 24-Bit WAV format: 160 loops (Percussion, Guitar, Harp, Synth, Bass, Rhodes Piano, Synth & Vinyl); 200 one-shots (Drum, Foley & Percussion); 35 bass and 808 sounds; 20 pads/drones; 40 effects samples and 15 MIDI chord progressions. There are also 50 patches for the acclaimed Sylenth virtual instrument.

Why we like it

Using Live’s built-in plugins like Sampler or Drum Racks, users can create their own unique sample-based instruments. These can be played and manipulated on MIDI controllers or dedicated Ableton hardware devices like Push or Launchpad.

Lo-Fi Samples & Abstract Hip Hop Pack 'Flodelity' (w/ Production by AYWY)

The highly requested Lo-Fi & R&B sample pack is here! Introducing ‘Flodelity’ a 3.5 Gigabyte sample pack featuring production by the legendary aywy. Inside you will find some mix cutting drums & percussion one shots, moody guitar & Rhodes piano loops, accompanied by Lo-Fi harp loops and some warm vinyl progressions.
This full arsenal of high quality 24-Bit WAV sounds is guaranteed to inspire production in various genres and styles of music, not only Lo-Fi & R&B Check out the full content list below.

Whats Include?
• 160 Loops [Percussion, Guitar, Harp, Synth, Bass, Rhodes Piano, Synth & Vinyl]
• 200 Drum, Foley & Percussion Shots
• 35 Bass & 808 Shots
• 20 Pad Shots/Drones
• 40 FX [Impacts, Textures & Misc Vinyl Cuts]
• 15 MIDI Chord Progressions
• 50 Sylenth Presets [Lead, Pluck, Bass, Pads, Synth, Arp]
• Complete aywy FL Studio Project Files + Demo Track Stems

All Samples and Stems are compatible with any DAW including FL Studio, Ableton, Logic, Maschine. 
Project Files require FL Studio 12. 
Presets require Sylenth Version v3.032.

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 Lo-Fi R&B Sample Pack - Flodelity | Prod. By Aywy

Lo-Fi Samples & Abstract Hip Hop Pack 'Flodelity' (w/ Production by AYWY)

$30.00
The highly requested Lo-Fi & R&B sample pack is here! Introducing ‘Flodelity’ a 3.5 Gigabyte sample pack featuring production by the legendary aywy. Inside you will find some mix
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Puremagnetik // Wicked Kits (FREE)

Puremagnitik have been on the sample scene for over 10 years and have many great products to be proud of. If you’re willing to splash out, their ‘Decade’ and ‘Century’ bundles offer an enormous amount of bang for a reasonable amount of buck. (The ‘Century’ bundle even offers the promise of future content for free, for the rest of the century!)

Our top tip from Puremagneitik’s range, however, is Wicked Kits, a free bundle of five very simple but essential electronic drum kits. Unlike other ‘must-have’ drum libraries, these aren’t simply collections of the untreated sounds from the revered drum machines of yesteryear, rather they are an amalgamation of warped percussives, solid thumps and industrial clangs, plus some instantly recognizable slices of the ‘Amen’ break. Not only will they bring some polished sonics to your productions, they will transform your beats to a new dimension!

Puremagnetik Wicked Kits

Why we like it

Nobody likes predictability, and this pack is the quintessential tool to bring unpredictability into your music. The samples in Wicked Kits belong to no one genre, which means they work in every kind of music, whether you’re making dance floor bangers or ambient weirdness. And because they exist as WAV samples, they can be built into your unique drum racks in Ableton Live.

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Ableton // Free Packs (FREE)

We would be doing you a disservice if we failed to mention Ableton in this roundup. Ableton have, after all, been doing this for longer than most, and some of their factory sound banks are second to none. There’s a whole section of their website dedicated to free packs, which includes several Max For Live instruments alongside a number of straightforward sample packs.

Ableton work with a number of sound makers to compile their native packs, so you’ll find names like Heavyocity, Sample Magic and Puremagnetik among the list of providers. Rest assured, you’ll find some inspiration, whether it’s from the multi-sampled Yamaha drumset (Recording Hybrid Kit), or Henrik Schwartz’s ’Schwartzonator II’, which automatically moves MIDI notes to a selected musical scale!

Free Ableton Packs

Why we like it

Not only do Ableton offer a stack of new sounds to help expand your personal sample collection, they also provide a window into the world of Max For Live, which to some is still shrouded with mystery and confusion. Here’s a challenge if you’re feeling brave: head to the Ableton site, download a Max For Live Patch like Richie Hawtin’s ‘Kapture’ or Oli Larkin’s ‘Kasio’. Then, open it up, start to tinker with it, and slowly begin to understand the inner workings of M4L: the powerful accompaniment to Ableton Live Suite.

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