Producer and DJ Ross from Friends has released a free new tool for music makers, and 50GB of samples from his studio. The tool – called Threso – was designed to record every sound once the volume goes over a certain threshold, and to stop the recording once it drops below a certain threshold. The audio file is timestamped and automatically moved to a folder to access later. 

Of the tool, Ross from Friends said: “Over the course of writing ‘Tread’, Thresho automatically created this audio diary of everything I did in the studio. The album is defined by this process, so I wanted people to be able to interact with it to get a closer understanding of the album as a whole.⁣⁣”

As well as letting other producers use the tool – which is a Max for Live plugin – the Ninja Tune producer also uploaded 50GB of samples that were made using Threso over the course of the album’s recording. You can download the sounds and the plugin here – RFF will be sharing some of his favourite projects made using the sounds and will be sending gifts to those he reposts on his Instagram.