Rain Choir Is A FREE Sample Library For Decent Sampler


Soroosh Mohassesi recently released the free Rain Choir sample library, which he describes as “a rainy day at a bus stop, transformed into a lush and evolving choir pad.”

Rain Choir is available exclusively on Decent Sampler, which is a free sampling plugin available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Rain Choir is Mohassesi’s first sample library, and he said the samples were captured on his phone on a rainy day at a bus stop in Greater Vancouver, Canada, and then he manipulated the field recording to create the library. 

Mohassesi said that during the development, he “set out to do aggressive harmonic EQing based on a fundamental frequency (D3), and adding all kinds of modulations, comb filtering, formant shifting, reverb, compression and probably more that I’m forgetting.” 

After creating the samples through this sound design process, he completed the scripting for the plugin with the assistance of Marco Ianello.

The Rain Choir interface features Expression, Tone, and Reverb parameters, as well as an ADSR control “for tweaking the sound to your liking.”

Mohassesi notes that he also included a menu where users can select between velocity tracking (full velocity range) or not (velocity mapped to Expression).

As you might expect from the name, Rain Choir sounds like a choir on the default settings, although with some knob-twiddling, the plugin is capable of a range of other sounds as well. 

There are two Soundcloud demos featuring Rain Choir embedded in the product page for the plugin, which showcase a variety of sounds the library is capable of producing.

You can download the sample library for free via Pianobook (linked below), which requires you to sign up for a free account, after which you can download the 7.8 Mb Zip file for the plugin. 

Decent Sampler, along with Rain Choir, is available for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit setups for VST, VST3, and AAX. Mac users can use Decent Sampler on Intel and M1 setups for VST, VST3, AU, and AAX, while it’s compatible with Linux Intel 64-bit setups for VST and VST3.

Decent Sampler is also available as a standalone plugin on all of the above operating systems. 

Mohassesi said there “may be” a Kontakt release for Rain Choir coming, depending on if he’s able to work out how to program it.

Download: Rain Choir (FREE – Decent Sampler and Pianobook account required)


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  1. Here’s another new free Decent Sampler library worth checking out

    • Interesting, I have versions from 2010 and 2022 of those Samplicity M7 IRs. They come and go.
      Apparently those are ‘remastered’ ones from late 2023.

    • Tomislav Zlatic


      Thanks Numanoid! Isn’t it an old freebie, though? I think I remember downloading it years ago and it’s very good (or I mixed it up with something else).

      • I read about from Beat Magazine on Twitter, I think these are remastered, published late last year ?

        Beat Mag also points to another huge source for IR, which was published in February:


  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! Creating this library was so much fun and I learned a lot from doing it :)

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