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Friday, June 28, 2024

Lin Loops From Mars

video upload by Samples From Mars

"Two LM1s and a Lindrum LM2 - synced up and tracked to tape with 100% hardware processing. The results sound more classic and like a record than any loops in our collection.

Read more:"

Friday, May 24, 2024

Ekko Jam ⚡️

video upload by Samples From Mars

Follow-up to this post.

"We can't get over how fun this machine is to program and play! Here's a suuuper processed little jam (the machine does not sound anything like this in its natural state!)

Read more about what effects and processing were used on our Patreon page, and download the one-shots and stems!"

Friday, May 17, 2024

Yamaha Reface CS synth meets Reface CP electric piano

video upload by Alfonse

"Music: 'Lines' (C) Copyright 2024 Alfonse
Download the track here:

A track made with sounds from both the Reface CS (various synth models) and CP (classic electric pianos).

The drum sounds used in the track are 909 samples from Samples From Mars, as well as the Logic drum synth for the initial kick drum sound.


Saturday, May 04, 2024

Yamaha Reface YC - combo organ

video upload by Alfonse

"The Reface YC (2015) provides five classic organ sounds, plus rotary speaker, distortion and reverb effects, in a small package with mini keys. Flagship of the unit is the Hammond model, while four transistor combo organ models (Vox, Farfisa, Acetone and Yamaha) complete the sound palette. Harmonic percussion overtones of variable length and pitch can be added, as well as vibrato and chorus. I also used the percussion, the lowest three drawbars, and a dash of reverb to construct a gritty snare drum sound. Extra drums are from Samples From Mars vinyl kits and Logic Pro's own drum kit.

Music: 'Rologue' (C) Copyright 2024 Alfonse
Download the track here:


Friday, May 03, 2024

Ekko From Mars - Legendary Eko Computerhythm Sample Pack

video upload by Samples From Mars

"The rarest drum machine we've ever sampled!

Ekko From Mars contains 275 loops and 240 round robin one-hits, with clean and processed versions for both. You'll get full-beat loops and stems for bass drums, tops and more - ranging from classic rhythm box patterns to more modern genres. This is the most extensive sample pack available of the beloved early 70's Italian made Eko Computerhythm."

"Released in 1972, the Italian-made Eko Computerhythm (which we're lovingly referring to as the 'Ekko') was the first programmable drum machine, shaping the sound of electronic music forever after. With only around 50 ever made and less than 15 in circulation today, it's taken us years to find one - but finally, we have, and our high expectations have been exceeded- nothing could fully prepare us for how cool this thing is to look at, play and hear!

Of course, we wanted to share this joy with you by creating the most extensive Eko sample pack in existence. Capturing round robin one-hits, loops and stems, we preserved the natural sound of this pioneering rhythm box, and further processed it to extend the possibilities of this analog powerhouse for years to come.

The First Programmable Drum Machine

Rhythm boxes were first created out of necessity, to provide pre-made beats to accompany an organ player, for example. As such, they were hardly considered instruments in their own right.

We aren't sure exactly why Eko, an Italian company making guitars and organs during the psychedelic revolution of the 60's, had the foresight to create the first ever user programmable step sequencer (possibly some mind-expanding substances?). But what we do know is that this step sequencer would change the face of music and music technology forever after, (after all, we're still using it today!)

Sporting a space-age user interface with 16 steps per track for user input, a punch card reader to load sequences, 12 voices and individual outs, musicians were no longer reliant on using pre-programmed factory Waltz and Fox Trot presets, and could finally program their own custom patterns and perform live with an analog drum machine. The Computerhythm quickly garnered favor with innovative musicians and groundbreaking composers like Jean-Michel Jarre, Lee Scratch Perry and Tangerine Dream.

Preserving the Original Sound
The Eko features 12 classic rhythm box sounds (ok, one is a 'rolling drum' which is quite odd) and upon first listen, it is warm, punchy and full of life- somehow more defined and pro sounding than any other rhythm box we've used - likely due to its robust internal electronics (this thing is huge!) and direct outs."

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Arp Omni From Mars | Samples From Mars | Vintage Synth

video upload by Mamotreco

"While the Moogs, the Rolands and the Sequential Circuits of the world are crowned as vintage synth royalty, we shouldn't forget about the Arp Omni with its tasty analog VCO synthesizer architecture."

Tuesday, April 09, 2024


video upload by Samples From Mars

"Download the samples on our Patreon:"

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

DX100 From Mars | Samples From Mars | Fave synth sounds

video upload by Mamotreco

"Samples From Mars has sampled the little FM synth that could, the Yamaha DX100. Plenty of gritty 80s synth vibes here. I've picked out some of the sounds that stood out to me.
#samplepack #samplesfrommars #80ssynth
From techno and house bass to David Lynch style keys, this sample pack may have what you're looking for. Note: I bought this with my own money and am not affiliated with Samples From Mars."

00:00 Intro
00:09 DX 100 from Mars - Marimba (bass)
00:33 DX 100 from Mars - Marimba (tweaked)
00:41 DX 100 from Mars - Solid Bass Multi
00:52 DX 100 from Mars - Solid Bass
01:17 DX 100 from Mars - Chirping Birds FX
01:32 DX 100 from Mars - Helicopter FX
01:54 DX 100 from Mars - Xylo Snare
02:08 DX 100 from Mars - David Lynch
02:33 DX 100 from Mars - Electric Acoustic
02:51 DX 100 from Mars - Warble Celeste
03:00 DX 100 from Mars - Wood Piano
03:23 DX 100 from Mars - Soft Horns

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Friday, January 26, 2024

The Crow Hill Company Announces Availability of SMALL STRING GESTURES

The best string sound I have ever heard!! video upload by The Crow Hill Company

Press release follows:

TCHC announces availability of SMALL STRING GESTURES as toolkit to dial up musical personality with intimate interpretative band behind each key

EDINBURGH, UK: having ‘softly’ set out its software stall late last year with a low-key launch of STRING MURMURATIONS that saw decades of award-winning experience in the music tech sector and at the composing coalface distilled into an easy- to-use, intuitive, and comprehensive sample-based virtual instrument plug-in and GUI (Graphical User Interface) introducing the cutting-edge concept of Gestures (whereby an orchestra interpreting its user’s composition and making it into music and art lies behind every key played), music-making community tools-maker The Crow Hill Company is proud to announce availability of SMALL STRING GESTURES as the latest incarnation of that concept — creating a set of tools where individual instruments and the playing style, strengths, and frailties of the intimate interpretative (3, 3, 3, 3) band behind each key are available for the user to dial up the personality of their composition, created from a collection of master recordings that have been mixed and edited into a sample-based virtual instrument plug-in with a GUI and preset browser that are as easy on the eye as they are in use — as of January 26…

An armada of strings can create awe — an epic tidal wave of human emotion, of scale, of wonder. While STRING MURMURATIONS makes it easy and intuitive to make music that sounds human thanks to three distinct palettes of expressions, each designed to feel like the user is collaborating with an orchestra of real musicians, creating endless harmonic possibilities that inspire from the moment a key is touched, sometimes music-makers need it to be intimate, truthful, personal, human — hence The Crow Hill Company creating SMALL STRING GESTURES as a set of tools where individual instruments and the playing style, strengths, and frailties of the instrumentalists involved are available for the user to dial up the personality of their composition. Cue humanity, in other words.

With this in mind, The Crow Hill Company specifically selected a 3, 3, 3, 3 — three Violin 1, three Violin 2, three Violas, and three Cellos — band size that ensured its sampling style brought every individual within that ensemble into beautifully detailed and intimate focus for SMALL STRING GESTURES. This toolset is provided with a different lens and aperture to play through.

The Crow Hill Company collectively likes to keep things moving, so while this latest incarnation of its Gestures concept is very much related to one of those distinct palettes of expression available in STRING MURMURATIONS, it is worth highlighting hysteresis — dictionary-defined as the phenomenon in which the value of a physical property lags behind changes in the effect causing it, such as when magnetic induction lags behind the magnetising force, for instance — in relation to SMALL STRING GESTURES. Getting in on the act of creating sample libraries involves always asking the instrumentalists involved to perform musical material that is incredibly easy to play in order for the end result to always be ‘together’. That is fine for programming or composing simple stuff since that would sound true to real life, but it becomes harder, however, for players to remain totally locked to each other’s tuning or timekeeping when playing more difficult passages. Pure sound becomes more problematic as a result — reduced fundamental meaning more character, which is why a lot of sample-based music used in films, games, and TV sounds ‘characterless’. Clearly the samples involved therein lack hysteresis as they were easy to play, yet playing something difficult with them does not sound natural, real, or human. Indeed, it is fair to say that what makes musicians ‘hysterical’ is speed — faster playing means looser playing that is less in time and also less in tune; reach — the wider the gap between the notes, the further they have to reach, resulting in less perfectly in tune playing; and pitch — the higher a player plays, the harder it becomes as it involves more intense accuracy from string players performing on fretless instruments.

It is for this reason that The Crow Hill Company decided to get its players to perform the hard stuff — not compositions, but mere fragments, which is why anyone working with SMALL STRING GESTURES will not feel like they are playing phrases; instead it is rather like having a string band under their fingertips. For Gestures are the very real sound of reach and performance. But by not giving the musicians behind SMALL STRING GESTURES simple stuff to play prevented them from getting bored. Better still, SMALL STRING GESTURES users are accessing the sound that musicians make when they are smiling... hysterically!

It is also fair to say, therefore, that the effect of hysteresis on a large string section — including that which was involved in the creation of STRING MURMURATIONS, for instance — is a silky, blurry sound. An audible example of this might be the fast string runs in John Williams’ ‘Hedwig’s Theme’ from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — ditto the closing bars of ‘Mars, the Bringer of War’ from Holst’s The Planets suite. Saying that, though, there are times when music-makers do not need awe, epic, and huge scale in pursuit of their compositional craft, but instead seek something more intimate, more personal, more human. The theory that led to SMALL STRING GESTURES revolved around if The Crow Hill Company could get a string band small enough then the impact of hysteresis would not be a musical blurring, but rather an exposure of each player involved in its creation — their own style of bowing and vibrato, their own fragilities to help the user’s audience connect more with the human nature of their music.

Making that happen meant designing SMALL STRING GESTURES to make its users approach composing and making music from a totally new angle, one where it feels like there are musicians at their fingertips — not samples. SMALL STRING GESTURES is a collection of master recordings — made by world-class producers and engineers at Glasgow’s Clockwork Studios, a new custom-designed scoring stage for the UK comprising of a large hall for full orchestra (up to 80 players) with a balanced and focused sound ideal for modern orchestral recording, as well as a smaller dry space in Studio B (up to 15 players), with the world-class Scottish Session Orchestra playing some of the finest instruments through the finest microphones and mic pre-amps — that have been mixed and edited into a sample-based virtual instrument plug-in with a GUI and a preset browser that are as easy on the eye as they are in use. Ultimately, it works within anyone’s favourite DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with 25 presets — presented as six Gestures, four Longs, 10 Presets, and five Bonus — and additional hand-crafted Selects designed by The Crow Hill Company team. There are three mix-ready stereo signals — namely, CLOSE, WIDE, and AMBIENT, as well as unique REVERB controls and a granular effects processor.

Duly designed by professional composers with the sonic connoisseur in mind, The Crow Hill Company’s collective conclusion certainly rings true, stating, “We’re a small team and have worked hard to make everything as intuitive as possible.” Put it this way: with SMALL STRING GESTURES it is perfectly possible to make music that sounds intimate, truthful, personal, human! Hysteresis, of course, comes into play here, albeit with the desired effect — exposure of each player involved in its creation.

Clearly, then, big messages come in small packages when it comes to working with the diminutive-sized SMALL STRING GESTURES as another easy-to-use and intuitive virtual instrument plug-in from The Crow Hill Company, one which is also easy on the wallet for those wishing to step into this new world of gesture-based sampling.

SMALL STRING GESTURES is available to purchase — as an AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-format-compatible sample-based virtual instrument plug-in comprising 8 GB of uncompressed material (compressed losslessly to 4.4 GB) that loads directly into a DAW — for £49.00 GBP (including VAT) directly from The Crow Hill Company here:

SMALL STRING GESTURES is available for free until February 29, 2024 when purchasing STRING MURMURATIONS for £199.00 GBP (including VAT) directly from The Crow Hill Company here: (Note that SMALL STRING GESTURES is also available for free to existing owners of STRING MURMURATIONS until February 29, 2024.)

Watch The Crow Hill Company founder and composer Christian Henson’s must-see SMALL STRING GESTURES walkthrough video here: [video up top]

Free sounds for all are available by simply signing up to become a Crow Hill member here:

Video side note: Analogue Solutions Colossus in the background.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Comparing Two LM1s

video upload by Samples From Mars

"We recorded three kits from two different revisions of LM1s, including a rare Rev 2 that we haven't sampled until now! Download the samples are compare for yourself! 🥁"

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Roland JU-06A - Dive Into the Light

video upload by Alfonse

Music: "Dive Into the Light" (C) Copyright 2023 Alfonse
Download the track here:

Roland Boutique Juno-06A
A recreation of the Juno 106 and 60 models in one tiny digital box. Packs a great sounding punch for a battery operated, mini-speaker-toting module. The Juno chorus is a classic sought-after sound in itself, which really adds thickness, width and life to the single oscillator sound of the Juno. In this track, I used a smooth brassy patch with added chorus for the main synth and a classic bass sound, making good use of the sub oscillator to fatten it up.

Drum samples were from Samples From Mars.

The track is a ghostly tale for Halloween, with a retro 80s goth-meets-synthpop vibe, featuring the ethereal vocals of Dora Lachaise. Find it on the link above or on Spotify, etc.


Friday, September 15, 2023

Pulsar From Mars

video upload by Samples From Mars "Controlled Chaos From Our Favorite Modern Drum Machine
The Pulsar 23 is a semi-modular, analog drum machine from SOMA Laboratories, and the second in their line of "organismic" synthesizers. Despite its intimidating look, this mashup of classic and modern analog synthesis provides immediate fun and inspiration, so it's no wonder it was your #1 choice for what we should sample next! (via a survey we sent out earlier this year).

So much more than just blips and beeps, the Pulsar's 23 modules give this machine an un-rivaled, vast sonic pallet that allowed us to sculpt some of the most unique loops and one-hits we've ever made."

Saturday, September 09, 2023

Happy 9/09 Day from the most hype drum machine of all time 💪🏼!

video upload by Samples From Mars

Friday, July 07, 2023

Happy 7/07 day to all the jackers out there !! 💪🏼

video upload by Samples From Mars

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Happy 6/06 day 🤩

video upload by Samples From Mars

"The simplest and snappiest drum machine of them all - grab the pack now for $6.06 !"

Friday, May 05, 2023

5/05 Day :)

video upload by Samples From Mars

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Arturia Minifreak: 64 Bass Presets. Sound Demo. No Talking

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Bass Pack' is a collection of 64 patches for Arturia Minifreak.
It features a variety of bass tones: soft, hard, metallic, acoustic, vintage, modern, deep, bright, aggressive, epic...
The bank of presets is suitable for many genres: ambient, electronica, IDM, trip-hop, lounge, downtempo, chill out, new age, cinematic, trance, deep, progressive, techno, industrial, breakbeat, breaks, jungle, drum and bass, dub and others.
💎 Get the soundset:

- Wide range of timbres
- Thoroughly set parameters
- ModWheel and Aftertouch add expression
- Macros 1 and 2 change the timbre or add movement
- Volumes are equalized for a comfortable browsing

Drums/samples from the demo are not included.
The presets are compatible with both versions of Minifreak: hardware and VST/AU/Standalone.
Use the official software (Minifreak V) to send the presets to the device.
Use the latest firmware and software versions.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Pulsar 23 Dub

video upload by Samples From Mars

"Pulsar Dub Drops!! 🚨🚨"

Friday, March 24, 2023

808 Through an Ampeg - Sample Journal From Mars

video upload by Samples From Mars

"We ran the 808 through the classic bass amp and sculpted the results into colorful one-hits, ranging from subtle and vintage, to downright smashed 😈

Download now at"

Friday, March 03, 2023

3/03 Day :)

video upload by Samples From Mars

"Happy 3/03 day to all the acid freaks! 🙂"

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