Best Splice Sounds Alternatives

Splice is the best known sample and collaboration platform for audio professionals and hobbyists. It’s features let users upload their projects and collaborate with other users, backup projects, and download samples by using credits.

The sample service currently costs $7.99 per month for the intro tier package and range up to $29.99 per month for the higher their package. This might be too much for producers who are on a budget, or who are looking for only some of the features.

The good news is that there are low cost (and free) alternatives to Splice Sounds. In this article, we’re going to explore some of the alternatives that can provide similar features.

Loopcloud

As of writing this, Loopcloud just released their 3.0 version of their desktop platform, which has a lot of great updates for users. Their biggest change is that users can now import their samples they got from other platforms and organize the samples however the user would like.

The software is similar to what Splice offers where you can connect the platform to your DAW for easy access to all your samples.

Pros:

  • Well design desktop platform
  • Has samples and presets

Cons:

  • None

Sounds

Sounds is Native Instruments’ entry into the cloud sample market. Sounds boasts a massive library of samples that claims to have “over 20,000 kicks” and “100 hours of hi-hat loops”.

The main downside to Sounds is that is is solely focused on music production, so it won’t be your go-to for video game sounds or movie effects.

Pros:

  • Very large library of samples

Cons:

  • Focused on music production
  • No desktop platform yet

ToneDock

ToneDock is a new entrant in the sample market. They offer a large variety of high-quality samples for a different types of audio users. They make it easy to find the sound that you want and download it without any hassle.

The main downside to ToneDock is that they don’t have a software platform yet, so you’ll need to organize the samples manually on your hard drive.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Great variety of samples

Cons:

  • No desktop platform yet