Frequently Asked Questions
HelloSamples has been clearly a beatmaker focused place, but we are sampler fanatics, synth addicts, Rhodes lovers, CV explorators… So, everyone interested in electronic music experimentation is invited to take a trip and explore our site!
This adventure began back in 2010 when we started up a blog focusing on MPC kits. With a basic web design knowledge we started to build the site and the beta version site began to run. Soon we added versions for Maschine, Ableton and finally we came with our first PREMIUM libraries.
Today we are proud to say we have brought more than 100,000 free downloads for you, several Premium Kits for Maschine, Ableton, MPC, presets for the Moog Sub 37, TE OP-1… but this is just the beginning.
How I can download the free sounds?
There are numerous free packs spread all across the site.
You will easily find out there is a sort of trickery-game behind them.
You will need to follow some steps in order to collect all of them
Basically you will need to do things like subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Instagram or answer a questionary.
Those may seem stupid steps, but since we are just a few musical geeks running this humble project, we ask you to let us talk to you via email, and we trully grateful if you support us by following us and spreading our work in your social networks.
Just be part of the community and download.
Can I use the free samples on my own projects?
Yes indeed! HelloSamples offers a Creative Commons BY-SA license for ALL the FREE STUFF. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon our work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit us and license their new creations under the identical terms.
This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses.All new works based on our will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
What’s the license used in the Premium Libraries?
HelloSamples is the owner and master licenser of all the products for sale on www.hellosamples.com. Purchasing any of these products gives you a lifetime, non-exclusive right to incorporate the sounds in any musical production.
You may not distribute these products, either in native or reformatted for use as samples, multi-samples, programs or patches in a sampler, sample playback unit, website or computer.
Finally, understand that this is a very little company. We balance this handicap putting a lot of efforts and love in what we do. Uploading our PREMIUM sound libraries to cloud storage services and spreading the links in warez communities is a way to slow down our work and discourage us to continue doing it. We hope you’ll understand.
Are the samples compatible with my sampler?
We normally bring kits pre programmed for Akai MPC samplers, Native Instruments Maschine, and Ableton Live packs. Our Premium Sounds are usually delivered in 44.100Hz – 24Bits. The free samples are usually in 44.100hz – 16 bits so you can import them wherever you want, even if it’s a hardware sampler or soft sampler…
How can I download my libraries again?
Corrupt external hard drives, dropping milk over your computer… we’ve all lost files in some point of our lives. nSince there’s an expiration date set to all download links, you can send us a message through our contact form with your purchase e-mail address, and we’ll provide you with new download links right away so you can keep on making beats!
Why can’t we add VAT to the price?
Since January 1, 2015 changes have been made to the VAT policies (value-added tax) in the European Union. Before 2015, VAT was based on the location of the business, and it was easy to maintain a healthy and ordered fiscal tracking. But now VAT will be based on the location of the customer, complicating our fiscal endeveours a lot.
That’s why we rely on Fastspring to sell our products. They take care of VAT at the end of the purchase and help us focus on doing what we love: making sounds
Still have questions?
You can message us by using our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we finish playing with our synths!