I know I have mentioned this before, but I really think it needs its own blog post.

If you head over to:

Philharmonia Sample Libraries

You can download .wav files of each note on each orchestral instrument.   A sampler’s dream.

There are also whole-orchestra samples of crescendos and hits – brilliant for writing some powerful orchestral hip hop.

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That’s right, the release of the Garritan Personal Orchestra Reason Refill means you can finally have those professional quality orchestral samples in your Reason rack.

By latching on to the NN-XT sampler rack, it gives you easy, familiar access to all the great samples in an environment that can not only give you great sequencing tools for orchestral music, but this means a much simpler integration with other genres, for instance, electronica and hip hop!

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It is a nightmare trawling the internet for good quality samples. So many websites promise so much only to be another splash page asking you to pay for some obscure sample CD.

Here are 5 sites from my personal bookmarks that provide useful and good quality sounds in .wav format and more!

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