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Crate Diggers specializes in royalty-free vintage and historical sample libraries. From their ground breaking pre-vinyl, pre-tape, wax cylinder series to historical wire recordings and beyond. At the core of it all, is a drive to bring forth long forgotten sounds and transform them into new media materials for musicians, composers & sound designers. Crate Diggers provides some of the most unique & eclectic sample libraries available.

Crate Diggers :: Packs

Crate Diggers Sample Packs

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 - Golden Age of Wireless - Words & Phrases Vol 3
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Golden Age of Wireless - Words & Phrases Vol 3Crate DiggersVocal2011-06-30

The ceaseless Crate Diggers dust off more forgotten radio reels to uncover 500+ words, statements, questions and phrases infused with vintage vitality and yesteryear crackle in this royalty-free spoken word goldmine. Bursting with authentic vocal foley from the original bygone era of radio broadcast, this varied third volume spans science fiction to radio noir, musical references to talk radio, sinister doctors to menial tasks - and everything in between. This genre-defying collection will find favour amongst hip hop, house and downtempo producers seeking authentic, emotive and quirky vocal inspiration. Totalling 512 samples, the collection is sub-divided into 12 folders of Descriptions, Exclamations, Female Words, Male Words, Musical References, Questions, Radio Noir, Radio Talk, Science Fiction, Sinster Doctor, Statements and Tasks. The main demo showcases a small selection of clips from all folders. Other demos showcase a selection of clips from specific folders. PLEASE NOTE: The audio demos contain music and drum loops that are NOT contained in the pack. This pack contains vocal samples only. The ceaseless Crate Diggers dust off more forgotten radio reels to uncover words, statements, questions and phrases infused with vintage vitality and yesteryear crackle in this royalty-free spoken word goldmine.

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 - Dead Poets Society - Literary Works Vol 1
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Dead Poets Society - Literary Works Vol 1Crate DiggersVocal2011-07-21

Spanning a wealth of literary epochs and cultures, Crate Diggers offer a genre-defying collection of spoken word samples taken directly from historical poetic and scientific readings. From recitals of the scientific readings of Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Marie Curie's Radioactive Elements, through to quintessential English poetry, historic Tang dynasty poems and beyond, Crate Diggers deliver a stunning collection of vocal samples from around the globe, for a variety of musical genres. Whether making world, chillout, soundtrack, hip hop, D&B or house music, these 100% royalty-free samples are guaranteed to add authentic, rich and diverse cultural vocal sparkle to your productions. Totalling 292 samples, the collection is divided into 8 folders of Albert Einstein, Chinese Poetry, English Poetry, French Poetry, Hokkien Singing Poetry, Mandarin Poetry, Marie Curie and Teochow Poetry. The English Poetry folder contains a sub-folder of Jazz Fantasia phrases and the Hokkien Singing Poetry is divided into 69 sub-folders of individual Tang poems. The four demos track showcase a wide variety of the samples contained in the collection. PLEASE NOTE: The audio demos contain music and drum loops that are NOT contained in the pack. This pack contains vocal samples only. Download contains: 292 x 24-bit Wav files across 8 named folders. Download size: 847MB (unzipped), 448MB (zipped).

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 - Drama Kings & Queens
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Drama Kings & QueensCrate DiggersVocal2012-03-22

Crate Diggers make their long-awaited return with one of their finest collections to date: 420MB vault of poetic phrases, Shakespearean monologues, story- telling narrations and descriptions, plus assorted words, questions, letters and exclamations.A whimsical traverse through fairytales and historic kingdoms the forever foraging Crate Diggers have burrowed deeper and for longer than ever before in the quest of the best vocal gems to add a regal and fantastical feel to your productions.Whatever your style, from chillout and downtempo to ambient electronica IDM through to soundtrack production, these 100% royalty-free vocal samples are primed for us as is or ready to be chopped, resequenced and processed to produce hundreds of new vocal ideas.Totalling 309 24-bit Wav files, the collection is divided into folders of Action, Descriptions & Narration, Exclamations, Letters of the Alphabet (sub-divided into American and Arabic), Misc, Music References, Poetic Phrases, Questions, Shakespeare Monologues, Single Words - Female, Single Words - Male, Statements.Please note: the audio demos contain musical element s which are NOT included in t he pack. This pack contains vocal samples only. All samples are provided without any audio effects.

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 - Orchestral Elements
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Orchestral ElementsCrate DiggersOrchestral2010-12-16

Scratchy ensembles, lush orchestras, string sections, brass and more in the third outing for Crate Diggers, featuring 210+ royalty-free phrases, solos and intros that will find use in hip hop, DnB, downtempo, classic and even house productions. Pre tape, pre vinyl, and pre gramophone, cylinders were the original recording medium created by Thomas Edison. This collection features a unique selection of orchestral elements. 212 clips are offered across 316MB of original material, broken into folders such as Brass, Harp, Intros, Outros, mixed Elements, Orchestral, Strings and Woodwinds. The demo showcases a small selection of clips. About the collection Over 5,500 cylinder recordings were reviewed during the making of this unique and original set of material. The Cylinders were transferred with a French-made Archeophone, using custom Shure styli from Expert Stylus in England. The audio was captured into the digital domain using a CEDAR ADA at 44.1KHz with a bit depth of 24 bits in Steinberg's Wavelab software. Files were edited, normalized and processed using CEDAR's Series X, Declicker, Decrackler, Dehisser, and Debuzzer units. The quality of the original cylinders varies widely, depending on the type, the condition and even the quality of the original recording. Note about copyright These samples are sold copyright-free to the end user. Crate Diggers, in co-operation with the UC Santa Barbara Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project, has licensed the use of their digitized collection of Edison cylinder recordings, in order to create this library for use by end users. Cylinder recordings made by the companies of Thomas A. Edison between 1890 and 1929, are presumed to be in the public domain. Edison recordings can be used in commercial and non commercial works without restriction. About Crate DIggers Crate Diggers' Cylinder Vocals has been edited, compiled and produced by James Johnson, with very special thanks to David Seubert of the UC Santa Barbara Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project. The demo includes music and drum loops not included in the collection. 25% of each purchase goes directly to the UC Santa Barbara Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project for further acquisitions and preservation of cylinder recordings. Please note that the demo includes drum and other elements not found in the pack. Download includes: 212 x 24-bit Wav one-shot orchestral samples in 8 named folders. Download size: 316MB (unzipped), 150.2MB (zipped).

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 - Golden Age of Wireless - Words & Phrases
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Golden Age of Wireless - Words & PhrasesCrate DiggersVocal2011-03-24

430+ extended phrases, statements, exclamations and questions captured directly from the golden era of radio broadcasting in this original, royalty-free spoken word treasure trove bristling vinyl-infused character. Spanning female swoons to sci-fi statements and everything inbetween, this ultra-useable selection of dusty dialogues will suit house, chillout and hip hop producers searching for truly vintage vocal inspiration. 433 clips are offered in total, broken down into 12 sub-folders of Exclamations, Female Words, Love, Male Words, Musical References, On The Radio, On The Telephone, Questions, Science Fiction, Statements, Sultry Women and Tasks. The demo showcases a small selection of clips. Download contains: 433 x 24-bit Wav files in 12 named folders. Download size: 249MB (unzipped), 121MB (zipped).

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 - Golden Age of Wireless - Words & Phrases Vol 2
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Golden Age of Wireless - Words & Phrases Vol 2Crate DiggersVocal2011-04-29

Second instalment of this best-selling series featuring 520+ sepia-soaked phrases, questions, exclamations and statements taken from the heyday of radio broadcasting. Spanning poetic readings to police radios and everything in between, this genre-defying selection of dusty dialogues will suit house, chillout and hip hop producers searching for truly authentic vocal inspiration. 538 clips are offered in total, broken down into 14 sub-folders of Discriptions Exclamations, Female Words, Male Words, On The Radio, On The Telephone, Poetry Reading, Police Radio Talk, Questions, Science Fiction, Statements, Sultry Women, Tasks and Voices In Your Head. The demo showcases a small selection of clips. Download contains: 538 x 24-bit Wav files across 14 named folders. Download size: 305MB (unzipped), 152MB (zipped).

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