7 Collections for sparking new ideas for your music in 2024

Have you ever tried making Collections on Splice Sounds?

Collections are a simple but powerful tool that can be used to gather and sort your favorite sounds, so they’re always just a click away. They allow you to organize your samples in any way you choose, using your own titles and grouping—just like a playlist on Spotify.

What’s more, Collections can be made public, so you can share your favorite sounds with anyone from your closest collaborators to your entire audience. With that in mind, below we’ve compiled seven top-notch public Collections from expert artists and sound designers that can get your creative juices flowing in 2024.

1. The historic sounds of hip hop

Last year was widely regarded as the 50th anniversary of hip hop, marking half a century of MPCs, vinyl shopping, sample chopping, FL grids, Amen breaks, and more. In celebration of this historic milestone, we created this Collection that offers a small taste of the past and future of hip hop production—be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.

2. Ikky’s hand-selected sounds

Ikky is a producer and composer who has made a name for himself with his distinctive blend of hip hop, pop, and Punjabi music. His collaborators include the likes of Karan Aujla, Shubh, Gurnam Bhullar, and Tory Lanez.

Just last month, Ikky sat down with us to craft a beat in celebration of his South Asian heritage, and shared the sounds that he used via a Collection—check it out here.

3. Haunting sounds from across the Splice Sounds catalog

Don’t be afraid to explore some of the most haunting samples across the Splice Sounds catalog in 2024. Inspired by horror movies, Memphis hip hop, and more, this Collection that we made to pair with our analysis of horror themes will inspire you to create tracks that aren’t for the faint of heart.

4. The world’s most unexpected sounds

When you think of Splice Sounds, you might picture the guitar loop you just heard on a hit song, or a sample pack from your favorite artist or producer.

But did you know that Splice has a dedicated team of sound designers who travel around the world to capture sounds? In this Collection, you’ll find some of the rarest and most unexpected samples out there.

Be sure to also check out the video below, where we flip the sounds into beats:

5. Noisia’s hard-hitting sounds

Noisia is among the most distinctive and powerful acts to emerge in bass music. From the Devil May Cry soundtrack to Skrillex’s latest album, Noisia have consistently made their mark on an incredibly wide spectrum of music.

Last year, Noisia hosted a beat battle on the Splice Discord, and shared a curated Collection of their original sounds for the challenge. While the battle is over, you can still access these sounds to incorporate Noisia’s hard-hitting sounds into your own productions.

6. Imogen Heap-inspired sounds from Juliana Chahayed

Juliana Chahayed is an artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who hails from Los Angeles. Effortlessly navigating a myriad of influences spanning pop, soul, lo-fi, hip hop, and R&B, her music is as mesmerizing as it is moving.

Back in March of 2023, Chahayed celebrated Women’s History Month with us by crafting a beat inspired by one of her favorite artists, Imogen Heap. If you enjoy Juliana Chahayed or Imogen Heap’s music, you’ll definitely enjoy the Collection she put together for her production.

7. The 23 sounds of 2023

Last but certainly not least, at the end of 2022, several team members at Splice across our Sounds content, production, and engineering teams (and more) came together to try to predict the sound of 2023, which culminated in this Collection. Now that we’re officially into 2024, it’s an interesting time capsule to look back on and find inspiration in.

7 Collections for sparking new ideas for your music in 2024: Conclusion

And there you have it! We hope these sounds help you make new discoveries and inspire you to jump into the DAW and get creating.

Do you have a Collection of your own that you’re proud of? Share it with a community of other music creators via the Splice Discord.

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Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and produces vocaloid music as Namaboku.