Output’s AI-powered software automatically generates music sample packs from text prompts

The algorithm is trained on the company’s in-house library, and not from working artists.


Music-creation software company Output just launched an AI tool that generates free sample packs based on text prompts. These packs are royalty-free and include 30 samples that can be used in the digital audio workstation (DAW) of your choice, including Logic Pro, Ableton, Pro Tools and others.

The algorithm mixes and resynthesizes pre-existing samples to create new sounds that match the text prompt. This was developed to help music-makers move quickly, so they aren’t slowed down by hunting for that perfect sample to match the vibe of the track. Instead, just write something like “moody sounds for a rainy day” and let the AI assistant do the rest. You can also ask for sounds related to a specific event or samples based on a specific artist or genre.

The tool also allows for more nuanced prompts, like asking to generate samples in a particular key and tempo. Pack Generator is currently in beta, but available to use via a browser-based portal. This is the first available tool for Output’s Co-Producer suite of generative AI products. The company promises more to come throughout 2024.

One of the cool things about this tool is that it’s completely trained on Output’s in-house sample library, so it doesn’t pull from actual working artists, which is not true of most available AI products. It’s also not intended to replace artists in any way, as it just creates sample packs. It remains to be seen how useful these AI-generated samples will be in real-world productions, but Pack Generator is available now, so it won’t take long to find out.

Output has been a major player in the samples space for nearly a decade, offering meticulously crafted and clean sound packs. The company also has a popular product called Arcade that lets users mangle samples to create unique soundscapes.