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Baauer Releases Free Sample Pack of Exotic Sounds

Baauer and Nick Hook
Last week, Red Bull TV premiered a fascinating documentary about Baauer’s journey around the world to find samples for his debut album. The 26-minute video, which also features DJ/producer Nick Hook, follows the artists as they travel to remote regions in the United Arab Emirates and Japan in search for inspiration and sounds.
In a generous move, Baauer has now released a free sample pack that includes nearly 200 sounds recorded throughout his journey. The collection includes samples of rare and exotic animals, instruments and more. Download it here.

“I learned how to make music and develop my style [by] pulling sounds from the Internet and manipulating them on the laptop … For the first time, I got to get outside and find sounds and record them. In that way, it completely changed the way I make music.”

Watch Baauer’s documentary Searching for Sound:

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Baauer Searches the World for Samples

The man behind “Harlem Shake” has embarked on a worldwide search for unusual artists, rare instruments and sounds that will inspire his debut album. To shed light on the process, a new documentary from Red Bull TV titled “Searching for Sound” follows Baauer as he finds, records and transforms raw sounds into his distinctive style. Watch the trailer above and the full 26-minute documentary on November 6.
Also be sure to check out Baauer’s new track “One Touch VIP” featuring AlunaGeorge.
Related: Mark Ronson on How Sampling Transformed Music