Splice Sounds Review: Is It Still Top Dog In 2024?

Splice Sounds Review For 2022

Is Splice Still King In 2024? Let's Break It Down!

TLDR: We Rate Splice sounds an 8/10. In recent years, Splice has made making music easy.


Producers can have access to all the samples & loops they could ever want and more.


With new digital audio workstation integration features and more, Splice Sounds is the go-to hub for sounds.


However, not being able to access your sounds after canceling your membership is objectionable in our books.


Splice makes buying samples feel reinvigorated.


Splice Sounds Review


If you're looking for a place to download sounds, we highly recommend checking out the free trial that Splice Sounds offers!


We will also be exploring other services that you might want to give a try.


Do you make good music?

Want to get your music on active & relevant playlists that actually get results? 


Get your music heard now 👇


Get on Boost Collective playlists Button


Are Splice Sounds Worth It?

Pros and cons of using splice sounds



  • Access to a massive amount of samples & loops

  • Digital audio workstation integration

  • Easy-to-use desktop app

  • Exclusive artist packs

  • Genre-based categories

  • Access to Plugins & Presets



  • Loss of access to your samples after membership cancelation

  • Splice app is slow & buggy at times


What Is Splice Sounds?

Splice Sounds is a cloud-based platform designed for those who want access to the behemoth of a sample library.


It's an ideal platform for any music producer in the modern music production landscape.


Splice sounds give users a unique experience when purchasing sample packs & loops.


The platform makes this experience unique for aspiring music producers.


In other words, Splice Sounds is a simple online database/browser that contains a huge variety of sounds to choose from.


Over 2 million samples included with your splice subscription


Splice says that there are currently over 2,000,000 total individual sounds to choose from on the platform.


Here's What's Included With Splice Sounds

When you sign up for Splice Sounds, you'll be greeted with tons of music samples to check out.


Sample pack on sample packs... you won't have trouble finding some great samples.


Heres whats included in your splice sounds membership


What you can download:


  • Drum samples & loops

    • Hi-Hat, Cymbals, Percussion, etc...

  • Vocal loops & one shots

  • Piano loops & samples

  • Orchestra horns

  • FX loops & One Shots

    • Risers, Impacts, White noise, Ambient noise, etc...

    • & much more


Navigating Splice Sounds

Navigating the platform has never been easier than it is now with the new Splice app (currently in beta).


In our opinion, this is what makes Splice so good... It's the ability to launch your workflow into warp speed.


The New Splice Desktop Beta App


Picture this scenario... You're working in your DAW, writing the breakdown to your new song.


You're thinking to yourself... "You know what? If only I had some cyber trap drums I could use in this measure." Or perhaps...


"I need a sad-sounding guitar loop in E minor to really capture the vibe I'm looking for."


With just a bit of mouse clicking... You can have that and much more...


My Experience Using Splice Sounds

My experience using splice sounds


You can go about hunting down new sounds in two different ways.


First, you can browse on the actual website and explore the options Splice has set out for you. Alternatively, you can use the desktop app to search for sounds on the spot.


Both have their use cases, and I'd like to break them down.


The first method I mentioned is meant for discovery.


Usually, I'm not producing any music when doing this. I'm purely there to browse the huge list of samples available.


On the right side of the main page, you can see the options laid out.


Get on Boost Collective playlists Button


What I Really Enjoyed About Splice

I'm personally a huge fan of the overview tab which shows you new sample packs you might enjoy.


Splice does a great job at laying out new packs that come out, along with packs that you might enjoy based on your previous download history.


You can also see the top sample pack labels laid out in a list. I find it enjoyable to check out what the top labels are up to at times.


Usually, the top sample packs in any given week are a reflection of that pack's quality.


My personal favorite option is to check out the curated list of sample packs that the Splice team or other users have put together.


Usually, they round up only the best samples for a certain purpose you're looking for.


Splice Daily Picks


Usually, I find myself clicking play too many times to count, discovering a sound I really like, getting inspired to make a track, and then diving into producer-go mode.


It's great to be able to sift through the pack to pack, sort through individual sounds, and then use my credits on a specific sound that catches my ear.


How Splice Credits Work

Depending on the membership price you pay, you'll get a certain amount of credits.


You'll use these credits to exchange for samples.


The Splice rule of thumb goes as follows: 1 credit is equal to 1 individual sound.


At times I found myself wanting to be stingy as the 100 credits I got for the month seemed to go too fast when I first signed up.


Screen Shot 2022-04-19 at 8-42-37 PM-png



Luckily, month over month, your credits do stack up.


So you won't have to worry about spending them all in any given amount of time... So long as you continue to pay the membership cost.


There is one major downfall in the overall Splice experience which I'm not at all a fan of, but more on that a little later.


The second way to go about finding sounds is to hunt as you go using the desktop app whilst producing. This method is perhaps the best way to be more purposeful with your credit buying power.


This is where you're making a song, and whenever a sound pops up in your head that you need, you check the huge library through the app that floats atop your daw.


Navigating the new splice beta application


You then search for the specific sounds you're looking for, spend the credits, and then insert them where necessary into your sequencer.


It works great!


The only minor gripe is that the app can sometimes be buggy or slow, making browsing of individual sounds somewhat annoying.


Overall, it's a pleasant experience and always comes in quite clutch.


Get on Boost Collective playlists Button


My Only Major Gripe With Splice...

Splice is nearly perfect... until this happens to you...


I was swamped with work and decided to take a music-producing hiatus. So naturally I didn't need to you Splice for quite some time.


Im not a fan about this part of splice


When I went to cancel my membership, Splice gave me the ability to pause my membership for a few months., and that was great!


However, a few months later, I decided to jump back into Ableton.


I opened up the app for Splice and tried to load up a few sounds to load into my project.


But to my surprise... I kept getting a message saying "Download failed."


It didn't take long before I came across the answer to my problem...


It turns out that you MUST have an active subscription to download anything. Period.


Come on splice....


So all of those old samples that I had spent credits on over the years... I couldn't access it.


I feel like this is merely a brute-force tactic to get monthly recurring revenue flowing. If there was one thing that would make Splice better... I think this is it.


You also have to be wary that if you stop paying for your subscription, the credits that you still have will go away.


So even if you resubscribe down the road... those credits won't be coming back...


Daw Integration Music Technology

The bridge is a VST plugin that links the existing Splice desktop app to your Digital Audio Workstation.


When you add a new channel and place Bridge on it, you can preview samples from Splice in both key and tempo with the audio routed through your DAW.


Splice Bridge


This is beneficial because you no longer have to use precious credits to buy sounds or drums that may not fit your current project.



Beat Maker and Rent-to-Own

You can create beats on your own computer by using BeatMaker.


The drum grid has the usual 32 marks of length (two measures of 16 notes or one measure of 30 seconds notes).


In the tempo settings, you have BPM, so you can put samples on different spots in the tempo.


It begins with several different songs from different artists and can be modified.


You can download a copy of the sample file or the MIDI file or Pioneer SP-16 / DJS1000 if you wish.


Splice beat maker


Splice's Beatmaker is a drum pattern sequencing interface that utilizes your existing sample base or their pre-made kits.


There are 8 pads to drag and drop samples into, which you can modify by using your mouse or MIDI controller of choice.


The range of options includes choosing an envelope, EQing the sound, and filtering it through the Drive and Effects sections depending on how raw you want the final product to be.


In addition, there is a Global FX section to process sounds more in line with traditional hardware tools used for drums!


You may export MIDI data as well as raw audio within these possibilities so that you may further manipulate them in other software like Logic Pro X or Ableton Live 10 Suite


Beat Maker seems to be pretty interesting, and we think it'll continue to get better over time.


Get on Boost Collective playlists Button

Plans, sounds, and searching

Splice provides five plans. The basic $7.99 plans contain 50 downloads (a credit if you have one).


You may also upgrade from 200 to 300 credits for $14.49 to 750 credits for $12.99.


You have the choice of 1000 credits for $25.99. When the money goes out, you will keep your downloaded documents.


You pay just for the sample you use, and you can choose a la carte so you can buy a 100 library to obtain the 2 or 3 things you really want.


All accounts include the following:


  • Upload Music

  • Listen to community tracks

  • Read articles and more. You can also use your allocated credits to purchase plugins.


Plan Samples
Free 0 Sample Download Allowance / Month
$7.99 100 Sample Download Allowance / Month
$13.99 300 Sample Download Allowance / Month
$21.99 600 Sample Download Allowance / Month
$29.99 1,000 Sample Download Allowance / Month

Splice Vs Loopcloud: Which One's Better?

Loopcloud has quickly leveled up to a serious Splice Sounds competitor.


Here's what LoopCloud can offer you vs Splice:

  • Free (0$/mo) - Gives you a sample every day which comes down to 30 samples each month.
  • Artist (7.99$/mo) - Gives you 100 premium credits per month and 10 free samples per day, which amounts to 400 samples monthly in all.
  • Studio (13.99$/mo) - 300 premium credits for the studio and 25 freebies coming out to 1050 samples monthly at the end of it all!
  • Professional ($21.99/mo)- 600 premium Credits are available on this plan as well as 50 daily complimentary samples, which will carry us up to over 2100 samples by the close of it!


Definitely check out Loopcloud's free plan and see if it fits into your workflow better than Splice.


How to Fix Splice Error: Download Failed

If you aren't currently paying for a Splice membership, your previously downloaded sounds will be unavailable for you to re-download, and thus you will get the error message "download failed, retry."


You will unfortunately need to resubscribe to a Splice membership to regain access to your library of samples.


Get your music on playlists now.

It’s time you get your exposure and listeners up - playlisting by Boost Collective has been trusted by 50,000+ artists worldwide.


It’s easy: Search your song, get on playlists, and track your campaign.


What’re you waiting for? Tap in - and get added to playlists in 24 hours.


Join Boost Collective for free here.



Use Boost Collective

Get your music on playlists now.

Boost Collective is the place to be for all things getting heard.

Spotify-Promotion Spotify-Promotion