Converse Inc. and Indaba Music—a music technology platform and online musician community of over 900,000 artists—unveiled the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library at an event in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Rubber Tracks is a community-based professional recording studio that artists can apply to book time in for free and the Sample Library offers over 10,000 exclusive loops, sounds, and stems collected from over 125 artists, all of them royalty-free, pre-cleared, and with no strings attached.
Check out some of the samples on the homepage, featuring acts like Grammy-winning artist James Poyser of the Roots, Vernon Reid, saxophonist Greg Osby, Daru Jones, Adam Blackston, and Matrixxmann, among many others. The Sample Library site also offers customizable sampler interfaces that allow users to play with the material before downloading it.
In addition to the Brooklyn studio, Converse also partners with studios in San Francisco, Boston, Toronto, and Los Angeles to provide local musicians with cost-free recording.