Converse Announces Rubber Tracks Sample Library, Giving Free Audio Samples For Musicians

CONVERSE Inc. announces the launch of the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library, a growing collection of high-quality audio samples available to musicians around the world, free of charge. Created in partnership with Indaba Music, a music technology platform and online musician community, the online sample library platform will offer a ground-breaking resource for millions of musicians who utilize samples to create new music. The library currently offers over 10,000 high quality loops, stems and sounds created by emerging and established 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. “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.”

Created as an extension of the global Converse Rubber Tracks program, the sample library already has contributions from over 125 talented artists and musicians of various genres from all over the world. Utilizing the state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technology found at every Converse Rubber Tracks studio, artists such as Vernon Reid, James Poyser, Adam Blackstone, Gary Bartz, Daru Jones, Matrixxman, Greg Osby and more have all created exclusive audio samples and sounds available online for any artist to use. To coincide with the launch, Converse and Indaba worked with over 20 artists including RJD2, Com Truise, Body Language, Obey City, Nitemoves, and Shigeto to create new songs utilizing samples from the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library.

“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,” said Indaba co-Founder Dan Zaccagnino. “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.”

To access and find out more information about the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library and to hear songs created using the samples, go here.