MusicRadar has released 272 free guitar and bass loops, a collection previously featured on Computer Music magazine’s cover DVD.
The guitar loops were recorded through a tube compressor and in some cases a Morley wah-wah was used. NI’s Guitar Rig was used to warm up some of the samples, but most are totally clean.
The bass collection was played on a pair of vintage Music Man Stingrays and treated to some EQ and compression limiting. Some also feature distortion, while others were run through a phaser or an envelope filter pedal.
The samples are split into two folders: Bass Loops and Guitar Loops. Inside these, you’ll find further folders that are labelled by tempo or tone/style.
All the samples are supplied as WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice. Because they’re royalty-free, you’re welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like – all we ask is that you don’t re-distribute them.
The guitar and bass samples are supplied in a zip file, so you’ll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!