Native Instruments’ latest initiative arrives in the form of Sounds.com, a subscription-based website of loops, samples, and sound packs. The cloud-based service is currently only available in the US.
Sounds.com splits into two price tiers, a free and a “Pro” version. The free edition affords non-subscribers downloads of specific sounds, as well as use of Music Information Retrieval, a sound oriented search filter that relies on an algorithm to recommend sounds to the site’s user. The service’s “Pro” tier allows users to access an archive of more than 500,000 sounds. This access is unrestricted and permits Sounds.com users to explore and download a wide range of sounds offered by the website.
“Pro” subscribers can additionally access exclusive premium releases, browse curated collections, save sounds, and preview sounds from “the industry’s top creators.”
The chief digital officer of Native Instruments, Matthew Adell has stated his intention to develop a plug-in that will allow Sounds.com sounds to work in tandem with DAWs.
H/T: Resident Advisor