The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library launched this week with over 11,000 royalty-free sound clips from a host of acts including REVIVE Jazz Supergroup and The Roots. 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 125 emerging and established artists including Vernon Reid, RJD2, Greg Osby, Phony Ppl, Daru Jones, Matrixxman, Adam Blackstone, Shigeto, and Com Truise. Each contributor 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. 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. 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 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 available at every studio. Musicians of all kinds can find out more and access the teeming database to create songs via converse.com. Check the track below to listen to “Free” – produced for the launch using sounds from the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library – from Brooklyn crew Body Language. Stay tuned for more.