Converse will launch a new sample library called the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library that will provide a growing collection of high-quality audio samples free-of-charge to musicians around the world.
The project is created in partnership with music technology platform and online musician community Indaba Music, and currently offers more than 10,000 high quality loops, stems and sounds created by artists at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn and Converse Rubber Tracks pop-up studios around the world.
"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," said Jed Lewis, Converse global music marketing director in statement. "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."
The Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library was created as the next phase in the global Converse Rubber Tracks program, compiling previous musical contributions from more than 125 artists spanning genres and the globe made in the Converse Rubber Tracks studios. Those artists include Vernon Reid, James Poyser, Adam Blackstone, Daru Jones, Matrixxman, Greg Osby and others.
As well, Converse and Indaba have recruited more than 20 artists to create new songs using samples from the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library, including RJD2, Com Truise, Body Language, Obey City, Nitemoves and Shigeto.
"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 co-founder Dan Zaccagnino said in a statement. "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."