Samples are the currency of contemporary music culture. They move through time occurring and reoccurring in infinite variations drawing a vibrant line between musical events of the past, and the vastly expressive movements of today. Music is the folkloric fabric of the invisible elements of our human lives, and samples make that fabric malleable in a unique way. Or, in a more acute sense, they're the instrument that many of today's musicians play.
As you've seen in Real to Reel no detail is overlooked in Linda's studio. As a result of that attention to detail she records incredibly rich sounds imbued with her unique sensibilities. For the first time ever she is making some of those sounds available for free. The sample kits are named in the tradition of Linda's infamous In Flight tour--in which she would come up with a different name for every stop. Check back new collections of sounds, and send us what you make with the samples. We'll post our favorite submissions here on the site. You can find all the details at the bottom of the page.
Contains a total of 11 drums sounds. Cymbals, Kicks, Snares, and Toms. Everything you need to make a soundtrack for the kitchen crew to keep cranking out crepes all over town. Don't forget to send in the music you make.
Contains a total of 12 drum sounds. Cymbals, Kicks, Snares, Toms, and Noise. Everything you need to make the music that will motivate your most preposterous requests yet. Don't forget to send Linda the song you make with the samples.
Contains a total of 17 drum sounds. Cymbals, Kicks, Snares, Toms, and Shakers. This is everything you need to make the type of beat that wholesome abominations deprave to. Don't forget to send Linda the song you make using the samples.
Linda wants to hear the music you make with these samples. Send what you make to this email address, and mention @RealLindaPerry on social media with a hashtag for the name of the sample kit you used. We'll share our favorites on the blog. Just make sure you follow the rules below.
Just follow these rules:
You have to use all the sounds from the kit at least once.
You can layer these samples with other samples.
There has to be a solo section where you can hear the samples.
Title your email as follows "Sample Kit Name/ Your Name/ Your Song's name.
Hashtag the name of your sample kit e.g., #AndTheWholesomeAbominations, #AndTheNeighborsWithBadManners