What are Sample Packs?
Sample Packs contain synth loops, synth patches, accapella tracks, drum loops (and much more), all one package, ready for construction.
Apply For Sample Pack Distribution
Symphonic distributes sample packs directly to consumers via a retail brand and further delivers content to Sounds.com for consideration. Each delivered pack is subject to our approval prior to distributing.
To submit a sample pack, you must be approved by us. You can apply here for inclusion via the Sample Pack submission guide within the SymphonicMS.com
Once that is done, we recommend you read this Sample Pack Creation guide to understand what a pack entails, how you have to format it, and much more.
If you are approved, you will receive an agreement that you will be required to sign and then, receive access to the SymphonicMS.com which is where you will be distributing Sample Packs as well as collecting payment.
Once you are approved, you will receive instructions on how to deliver your Sample Pack.
What type of formats are accepted in a Sample Pack?
Sample packs vary from partner to partner. Typically, the formats that are accepted and contained within a Sample Pack are below.
- Apple Loops
- REX Files
- Maschine Kits
- Ableton Templates
- Logic Channel Strip Templates
- Kontakt Sampler Banks
- EXS Sampler Banks
- Software Synthesizer Presets
- Hardware Synthesizer Presets
What are the different styles of Sample Packs?
Symphonic Typically distributes three different types of Sample Packs:
Genre / Artist / Label-Based: These Sample Packs tend to encompass an entire genre or style, and contain a mix of drum, bass, synth, and FX Samples.
Utilitarian: These packs have a laser focus on a certain element of a genre, such as “Tech House Top Loops” or “Trap Bass Lines.” These packs provide more advanced users with the tools they are looking for in a smaller, more usable package
Construction Kits, or “Song Starters”: These are full song ideas contained in one folder. This typically includes all of the individual elements and prior setup needed to create a song such as instruments, effects, samples, loops, and full length stems. Think of it as a quick “get up and go” alternative to all of the preparation that is usually required to create a beat.
Sample pack royalties
We pay out 70% of royalties for sample packs regardless of direct to consumer and/or to other outlets. The royalties are paid out via the SymphonicMS.com (thus requiring everyone to have an account with us) and are reported at the same schedule of our royalty reports as we receive data and royalty reports from all partners at the same time.
Your royalties would be found on our SymphonicMS platform. Royalties are uploaded to the SymphonicMS according to this monthly schedule. Read this section here for more on royalties for services outside of distribution. For more on royalties in general, including tax questions, schedules, and more, please click here.
Terms & Conditions
For Sample Pack Distribution terms and conditions click here. We cannot stress enough the importance of originality. Do not use samples you have received off other packs and be original!