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Free Emagic* EXS24 Sampler Instruments (For Logic Audio)


Hi! And welcome to the Ontology SampleSwap ESX24 instrument downloads page. May these tools inspire you! Samples are provided as .zip archives and will work for both Macintosh and Windows.

These instruments aren't simple AKAI conversions; they are original creations speicifically for the EXS24. The samples they use may or may not be cleared for commercial use. Please read the notes at the bottom of this page for details.

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"ontology-longevity-gongs.exs" (10 MB) - 6/18/2005

Author: canton
Type:
Multisampled Instrument
Contents: 7 samples, 16-bit 44 khz
Description: Individual big gong hits lovingly recorded by Amani Friend. Mapped on keyboard both as single hits and as a pitched multisample where hitting keys harder reveals various types of strikes.

 

"ontology-atomhard-fx.exs" (2 MB) - 11/23/2002

Author: canton
Type:
FX/drum hits
Contents: 25 samples, 16-bit 44 khz
Description: Jaw-dropping cut-through the mix original squeaks blips blarts and farts. Super digital, guaranteed to flatten your hair back. Original creations submitted to Ontology by "Atom Hard".

 

"ontology-atomhard-hits.exs" (1.4 MB) - 11/23/2002

Author: canton
Type: drum hits
Contents: 25 samples, 16-bit 44 khz
Description: More Atom Hard innovations. Absolutely useful, possibly edible. Sounds that bite back. Plus, you can use them as drums.

 

"ontology-destroy-you-bass.exs" (3.4 MB) - 11/23/2002

Author: canton
Type:
head-fucking synth instrument
Contents: 4 nasty giant multisamples, 16-bit 44 khz
Description: ALL YOUR BASS ARE BELONG TO US. Thunderous (but still pitched!) jungle bass massage.

 

"ontology-96-grooves.exs" (744 KB) - 11/23/2002

Author: canton
Type: drum hits
Contents: 21 "recycled" samples, 16-bit 44 khz
Description: 96 BPM drum loops (deep 'n' groovy!) composed of 21 "recycled" drum loop fragments. MIDI file is included which will trigger them in sequence to re-create the original loops. Of course the fun is moving the bits around to create your own rhythms...

"ontology-buttload-of-hits.exs" (8.3 MB) - 11/23/2002

Author: canton
Type: drum hits
Contents: 183 samples, 16-bit 44 khz mono & stereo
Description: Three banks of rip-roaring, crisp, tweaky, banging, spacenoid and fuzzed up percussive hits. Especially good for when you've got the right groove, but you can't find the right drum sound. Samples are purposefully mapped in no particular order to encourage gestalt moments and happy discoveries.

 

"ontology-noisefactor-165.exs" (2 MB) - 9/27/2000

Author: canton
Type: drum loops
Contents: 55 "recycled" samples, 16-bit 44 khz mono
Description: Hard 'n' nasty 165 bpm drum 'n' bass loops, composed of 55 "recycled" drum loop fragments. Two .exs files are provided -- one with straight velocity = loudness, while the other uses fixed loudness and uses velocity to control a 24db "fat" cutoff filter for those wacky sweeping filter rolls you jungle hedz love so much. The .zip file also includes a MIDI file which will play the complete loops in sequence. By importing this MIDI file and bringing the sequence into your own arrangement, you can use the matrix editor or GM drum editor to re-arrange the breaks as you see fit.

"ontology-upright-bass.exs" (1.2 MB) - 9/26/2000

Author: canton
Type: acoustic instrument
Contents: 6 part multisample, 16-bit 44 khz stereo
Description: Basic upright bass. Play quietly to dampen the string slapping sound.

"ontology-washout-pad.exs" (350 KB) - 9/26/2000

Author: canton
Type: atmospheric instrument
Contents: 1 sample, 16-bit 44 khzstereo
Description: A rich noisy single sample pad with lots of atmospheric harmonics. Key velocity changes length of fade-in.

"ontology-wisdom-140.exs" (5.6 MB) - 9/25/2000

Author: canton
Type: loops and one-shots
Contents: 25 samples, 16-bit 44 khz very stereo
Description: Various noisy weirdly filtered looping techno bits optimized for 140 bpm. Includes one drum loop (and variations) but focuses more on background synthy and effect sounds. Suitable for performing.

"ontology-filthy-drums.exs" (1.6 MB) - 9/24/2000
Author: canton
Type: drum kit
Contents: 33 samples, 16-bit 44 khz
Description: Mapped drum kit. Electronic drum and percussive sounds. Fairly techno oriented. Use mod wheel and pitch bend for fun.

"ontology-breaks-168.exs" (2 MB) - 9/24/2000
Author: canton
Type: drum loops
Contents: 10 loops divided into 59 samples, 16-bit 44 khz
Description: "recycled" 168 bpm drum 'n' bass loops. The .zip file also includes a MIDI file which will play the 10 complete loops in sequence. By importing this MIDI file and bringing the sequence into your own arrangement, you can use the matrix editor or GM drum editor to re-arrange the breaks as you see fit. If you haven't used this technique for cutting up D&B breaks yet, you're really missing out...
 
"ontology-mellotron-femchoir.exs" (18 MB) - 9/24/2000
Author: canton
Type:
sampled instrument
Contents: 33 part multisample, 16-bit 44 khz
Description: The mellotron was the "sampler before samplers". It used tiny tape loops instead of digital audio, so it had a dirty (but warm) analog sound to it. And it looked even crazier than it sounded! This is a big dramatic female choir doing not quite 'oh' not quite 'ahh'. Very philip glass.

* THIS SITE IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH EMAGIC! Furthermore, Emagic probably owns trademarks for Logic Audio, ESX24, etc.

The samples featured here are not necessarily "royalty free" or "cleared" or "public domain"!!!

SampleSwap members from all over the world have contributed these samples, and it's impossible for us to tell which samples are original and which have been lifted from recordings or sample CD-ROMs. Ontology makes a "best effort" to filter out or identify samples which have obviously been obviously ripped off. You alone are responsible for making sure you are not violating any copyrights when you use these instrument files*.

* By the way, this is also the case when you purchase commercial sample CDs. Even though they may say you can use the samples in a commercial work, if it turns out that they violated someone's copyright to obtain their samples, you are still the one who is held responsible. Ouch!

You MAY redistribute these ESX24 instrument sets under the following conditions:
1. You may not distribute the samples in connection with any for-profit activity.

2. You may not alter the distribution itself, i.e. do not change the name, read me files, or audio content. Distribute the .zip files as they are.

BE FUNKY at your own risk:
Ontology.com will not be held liable for any reckless acts of funkiness that these sample libraries may inspire. By downloading these samples, you implicitly agree to headbang and otherwise freak out in a Responsible Way.

Questions, Comments?
Please direct them to the author of this page, canton@ontology.com