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Does anyone know a good place to find samples?

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i am in the works of trying a meagaman remix but i am lacking samples that i feel would make the song better.

i am looking for...

a good square synth that can get good distortion

a good bass drum sample

a good snare sample

a decent sounding guitar sample

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i am looking for...

a good square synth that can get good distortion

You don't use a sample for that, you use a VST plugin for that.

See Toad/Peach/Triforce : http://www.tweakbench.com/

You don't have a distortion on the synth, you have one separately: http://www.simulanalog.org/guitarsuite.htm

a good bass drum sample

Define "good". There's electronic and acoustic bassdrums. For vintage drum machine bassdrums, check here: http://www.akaipro.com/arc_kotw.html - zipped wavefiles. For acoustic drums, check http://www.naturalstudio.co.uk/sampled.html .

a good snare sample

See above.

a decent sounding guitar sample

A guitar is an instrument that is hard to mimic. It also can't be covered with a single sample. What guitar - do you mean acoustic, electric, steel, etc?

If you'd know more about sample theory you'd know what to ask for. A single sample is like a piece of tape. Play it back faster and the pitch changes, but the harmonics change too. This means that a piano sampled at a low note sounds dull when you transpose it up (not to mention awfully short), and that a piano sampled at a high note sounds too bright when it's slowed down (and too long). In other words, you need multiple samples to realistically mimic an instrument.

A guitar is very tricky because there's lots of ways to play one, and the distortion effect is usually applied separately (because sampling it makes the sample sound bad when it's sped up or slowed down). You'll have more luck with something like the Slayer VST (or equivalent). Like http://www.kvraudio.com/get/414.html or http://www.kvraudio.com/get/142.html

Check out www.kvraudio.com/get.php is your friend.

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if i ever get broadband, i'll upload some of these free SF2s i have (including some surprisingly decent guitar samples) that unfortunately aren't hosted anywhere on the net anymore.

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