You probably have a pair of their sneakers somewhere in your closet, so the name Converse shouldn't come as any surprise to you.
But perhaps you don't know that in the heart of Brooklyn, New York is a community based recording studio where they record in their own words 'a band a day.'
Converse Rubber Tracks is a community-based professional recording studio in Brooklyn, NY. Emerging musicians of all genres can apply for free studio time. If selected, artists record at no cost while maintaining the rights to their own music. In addition to our Brooklyn studio we partner with local recording studios in San Francisco, Boston, Toronto, and Los Angeles to provide free recording time for local musicians. Follow this link to fill out an application.
Now they have released over 11,000 of the samples created in the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio, royalty free and without charge; free, gratis.
This is what they say:
The royalty free library consists of all sorts of instruments covering almost every musical genre, what's even better is the quality of the samples. There are plenty of free sample download sites, but these are top class recordings of great instruments played by fantastic musicians.
If it all sounds too good to be true... well head over and take a sneak peek (sorry we couldn't resist that) for yourself.