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FOUNDATION is an ever-growing collection of sampled and synth instruments ranging from keys and strings to synths and percussion.

Imagine having a library of expertly crafted and ready-to-use instruments that allow you to focus on your ideas instead of tweaking knobs and stacking plugins.

There are plenty of free Ableton packs out there, but for the most part they're quite random and experimental. Not FOUNDATION. Instead, we make modern and usable instruments that sound great out of the box.

FOUNDATION instruments are fully compatible with the latest version of Ableton Live (Suite or Standard) and don't require any 3rd party plugins.

By using only Ableton Live instruments and effects we were able to build great-sounding lightweight instrument racks that load instantly, are extremely stable and smooth, and have low CPU usage.

The best part? It's completely free!




A 2GB collection of 25 multi-sampled piano / synth racks specifically designed for contemporary music production.

Unlike other piano libraries that are designed for more "classic" arrangements and require lots of processing to fit today's Pop and Dance music, FOUNDATION: KEYS offers an expertly curated selection of ready to use piano racks that allow you to focus on the music and keep the creative flow.

Combining multi-samples from 4 different acoustic pianos, FM synth, and advanced processing, these racks provide you with a wide palette of piano and synth sounds for all kinds of modern music.

Most of the racks have 3+ velocity layers giving you a great dynamic range and realistic feel. Each rack comes with handy Macro Controls for effects and rack specific parameters.

What's inside?

Upright Piano I - clean upright piano.

Upright Piano II - another clean upright piano.

Grand Piano - clean Steinway piano.

Old Grand Piano - clean Kawai piano.

Upright Piano Modern - bright and sharp piano designed to cut through the busy Pop and EDM mixes.

Grand Piano Modern - good ol' grand piano processed to sound good in modern music.

RM Children - beautiful piano designed to capture the sounds of melodic 90's dance music.

Lo Fi - wavy, slightly detuned and filtered piano for your lo fi productions.

Gloomy - distant sounding and filtered piano for cinematic production.

Moody - inspiring and nostalgic piano that will fit any genre.

Clavisynth - classic FM Clavisynth sampled from Yamaha TX81Z.

FM Piano - bright FM piano sampled from Yamaha TX81Z.

Electric Piano - 80's flavored mellow and phasing piano sampled from Yamaha TX81Z.

Nostalgie - nostalgic piano for lo fi and cinematic productions.

Cassette - warm piano with tape cassette emulation processing.

Underwater - dark and heavily processed piano for cinematic and Hip Hop productions.

Reminiscence - the unique sound design makes this piano sound nostalgic and modern at the same time. 

90s House Piano - club-ready piano massively inspired by the sound of 90's dance music.

House Piano II - same as above, but with a bit different tone.

In Da House - perfect sample-based synth for classic House and Deep House chords. Features 8 additional macro controls for complete control over the sound.

House Drive - another variation of sample-based House synth. Features 8 additional macro controls.

House Cat - more aggressive sounding sample-based synth for Progressive House and Techno productions. Features 8 additional macro controls.

Hybrid Dance Piano - bright and sharp piano inspired by the classic M1 piano sound.

Smoothie Keys - it sounds smooth, but it can sound bright and driving with a turn of a few macro controls.

House E Piano - bright blend of acoustic and electric piano for House music productions.

Special thanks to Versilian Studios for amazing samples!




FOUNDATION: STRINGS is a collection of free Ableton Live instrument racks that features various string instruments like Cello, Viola, Violin, Contrabass, Psaltery, Concert Harp, Folk Harp, and Strumstick.

Most instruments feature several racks with various articulations like pizzicato, spiccato, tremolo and vibrato.

You can hear these instrument racks (raw version) in our latest cinematic templates and they performed very well. They sound quite good either solo or layered with other instruments.

We also included 15 additional non-orchestral instrument racks designed to extend the range of tones and applications.

What's inside?

Cello - pizzicato rack, spiccato rack, sustain rack with vibrato / tremolo keyswitch.

Viola - pizzicato rack, spiccato rack, sustain rack with vibrato / tremolo keyswitch.

Violin - pizzicato rack, spiccato rack, sustain rack with vibrato / tremolo keyswitch.

Contrabass - pizzicato rack, spiccato rack, sustain rack with normal / vibrato / tremolo keyswitch.

Psaltery - old stringed instrument that dates from around the 11th century A.D. Articulations: longbow rack, pluck rack, spiccato rack.

Concert Harp - classic pedal harp that works great in any genre, from orchestral music to pop and hip hop.

Folk Harp - smaller harp with a bit different character and sound.

Strumstick - three-stringed instrument that sounds a bit like a banjo and a bit like a guitar. Also called dulcitar or dulcimer.

Deep Inside - deep and full mixture of contrabass and cello.

Hybrid Harp - mixture of Strumstick and Harp, just to show you the idea of how you can combine various racks into unique and creative instruments.

Nylon Pluck - hybrid pluck with an oriental vibe.

Hybrid Viola - classic viola with a touch of amplitude modulation that makes it sound in a new way.

Temple - full and rich sounding rack for cinematic or regular productions.

Viola Noir - dark and dramatic viola rack.

Static Atmosphere FX - industrial and experimental texture instrument more suitable for cinematic or even techno productions.

Vinyl Orchestra - cello with creative turntable style effect, perfect for intros and breakdowns.

Ensemble - big orchestra at your fingertips. This rack is an example of how you can layer various instruments from the pack to get a powerful and even epic orchestral sound.

Outer Space - spacey string pad with pseudo phaser effect.

Violin VHS - nostalgic and moody violin with a touch of lo fi vibes.

LFO Rider - modulated strings for more experimental or cinematic productions.

Evolving Violin - evolving and dramatic cinematic string pad.

Space Pad - cinematic pad instrument.

Dance Pizzicato - perfect pizzicato strings for your pop and dance music productions.

Special thanks to Versilian Studios for amazing samples!




FOUNDATION: BRASS features a collection of multi-sampled brass instruments recreated as an Ableton Live instrument racks. This pack includes the following instruments: French Horn, Trumpet, Tuba and Trombone.

Each instrument features several racks with articulations like sustain, vibrato, and staccato. To make them sound more realistic, most of the racks have 2+ velocity layers.

In addition to the "clean" instruments, we also included 16 additional presets (instrument racks) with advanced processing and layering to provide you with some genre-specific and ready to use brass instruments.

What's inside?

Horn - staccato, sustain, mute (soft / hard keyswitch) racks.

Trumpet - staccato, harmon mute sustain, sustain (normal / vibrato keyswitch) racks.

Tuba - staccato and sustain racks.

Trombone - staccato and sustain (normal / vibrato keyswitch) racks.

ZooYa - inspiring 80's flavored brass instrument.

Horn Mute - processed and ready to use muted horn.

Full Brass Sustain - big brass ensemble.

Epic Horn Sustain - perfect horn for cinematic productions.

Shiny Trumpet Staccato - bright ready-to-use trumpet for Pop and R&B productions.

Trombone Power Staccato - huge sounding brass instrument for Trap, Hip Hop and Dance music.

Hybrid Trumpet - staccato trumpet that we mixed with violin to give it richer fuller tone.

Hybrid Horn - staccato horn mixed with cello for a fuller sound.

Brass Ensemble Staccato - big sounding mixture of horn and trumpet.

Dune Brass - dark modulated brass for experimental or cinematic productions.

Dub Trumpet - ready to use trumpet for dub-infused productions.

Old Trumpet - emulation of trumpet played from an old tape or phonograph.

Duck Players - heavily processed trombone inspired by one of the Bingo Players tracks.

Electoboe - French horn that we turned into an oboe-sounding instrument.

Horn Full Staccato - modified horn with fuller and warmer sound.

Brass Quintet - five-piece brass ensemble with rich, big and wide sound.

Special thanks to Versilian Studios for amazing samples!



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