Aight today I got something a lil different for ya, but my fellow crate diggers out there will be feeling this one.
Sometimes you just need a “lil something” to throw into your tracks, not a full chorus or verse, but some random sound bites that add to the situation.
We’ve all dug in records, vhs tapes, 8 tracks, tv programs, etc…to find those random vocal samples…
Well know…you can just go to a folder .
Let’s checkout Cylinder Vocals
What is Cylinder Vocals?
Basically, it’s a bunch of vocal samples from an old school recording device.
Before records, before tape, before the gramophone lol…yeah…OOOOOOOLLLLLLLLD School!
The Crate Diggers label worked with the UC Santa Barbra Cylinder Preservation Society and Digitization Project….heck yeah that’s a long name.
Basically what this means is these are from original recordings between 1890 and 1929.
They were digitized, mastered, all that good stuff…but they still sound old, crusty and funky.
- content: 465 24bit wavs
- format: one shot wav samples
- price: $23.95
How does it sound?
Old lol, it’s just a bunch of old sounding vocal snippets, sentences, phrases, words, etc.
They broke them down into categories including city life, love and women, technology, sentences, words, music, geography, money, etc.
They sound like some old vinyl honestly, very crusty and crackly…maybe even an old radio sound to them.
They are useful, if you like to spice up tracks with vocals, a lot of classic hip hop would use snips and vocals like this.
The right phrase or vocal can sometimes fill in a track way better than an instrument.
You won’t just make beats with this library, it’s more of that “extra” that we sometimes look for
So what’s the bottom line?
I find these useful, like many of you, sometimes I like to mess around with random vocals in my tracks.
Good for making instrumental tracks/projects, or adding some variety to your own songs.
I’m sure you can find tons of creative use for these.
I give this library a 3.5 out of 5 subs. It’s good and usable, but more of an “extra” than anything else.
Those that love digging and chopping will see the use for them immediately.
They sound old, as they should, and they add character…as they should.
Check them out at soundstosample.com : Crate Diggers Cylinder Vocals
let me know what ya think, I thought they were pretty cool.