The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library Launches w/ Sounds From Members Of The Roots, REVIVE Jazz Supergroup & More
The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library launched this week with over 11,000 royalty-free sound clips from a host of acts, including virtuoso keyboardist/composer James Poyser and a few other boys from The Roots band, as well as REVIVE Jazz Supergroup. The partnership between Converse Rubber Tracks and music technology platform Indaba Music boasts "a growing collection of high-quality audio samples that will be available to musicians around the world, free of charge." The library packs in 10,000 loops, stems and sounds recorded at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn by an army of emerging and established artists. The roster of contributors packs in 125 artists including Vernon Reid, RJD2, Greg Osby, Phony Ppl, Daru Jones, Matrixxman, Adam Blackstone, Shigeto and Com Truise. Each artist involved with The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library is either responsible for a portion of the original sounds in the database or the original tracks crafted from those sounds. Converse Global Marketing Director Jed Lewis expressed his excitement about the ongoing project ahead of the platform's launch:
“We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library, as it marks the continued expansion of our global Converse Rubber Tracks program,” said Jed Lewis, Converse Global Music Marketing Director. “This free online library will serve as a leading resource for bands, artists, and producers from all over the world to explore their musical aspirations.”
Indaba Co-Founder Dan Zaccagnino echoed Lewis' sentiments:
“With so many musicians having professional recording capabilities in their homes and on their laptops, sampling recorded content has become an integral part of the music creation process,” said Indaba co-Founder Dan Zaccagnino. “Indaba has been a leader in providing creative opportunities and unprecedented access to source material to musicians for a decade. Working with Converse to develop such a ground-breaking resource for musicians is truly in the spirit of both companies.”
The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library stands as an extension of the Converse Rubber Tracks program that combines the sounds of the foremost musical talents with the advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment at every studio. Musicians of all kinds can find out more about the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library and access the teeming database to create songs via converse.com. Check the track below to listen to "Free" - a track produced for the launch using sounds rom the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library - from Brooklyn crew Body Language. Stay tuned for more.