Review: Les Productions Zvon – Out There
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Les Productions Zvon isn’t your ordinary sample provider. It’s not the type of place where you will find the latest tech house or glitchy hip hop titles.
Zvon’s latest product Out There is another title that shows Zvon does his own thing: unique and unusual sample libraries.
From the product page:
Even though this set is small, it’s quite diverse both in the origin (acoustic and electronic) and the types of sounds included. It is a mix of percussions and SFX in the form of one-shot samples and hits, some with velocity layers. It’s not meant to be the definitive anything but these samples can be useful in a wide range of musical settings to add different, varied and unique sonic colors. A good complement to any SFX library.
The samples are grouped in various folders:
- Acoustic, 67 samples – 52 samples of a Snoopy Jaw Harp, 7 samples of 2 different handbells and a few others.
- FX, 147 samples – collection of various electronic sound effects: Machines and Electricity, Spacy and Others. (+ subfolder with 20 of the samples looped).
- Perc, 25 samples – some electronic percussions.
- Vel layers, 159 samples – mix of electronic percussions/FX with velocity layers.
- Vocoder, 72 samples – short vocal FX made with the MicroKorg.
You can check the full list of samples here. The soundset also includes nearly 30 Kontakt 3 instruments, and some 25 SoundFonts. These instruments group similar sounds.
The Out There soundset, including all three formats, is available for purchase for $4.99 USD.
So what do I think?
A Jaw Harp, lots of sound fx, electronic drum sounds… The Out There sample library is what I’d call a mixed bag!
Once again Zvon has produced a lovely sample collection that is both unique and unusual, and useable at the same time. Sure, you may not find use for each and every of the 470 samples included in this soundset, but at about 1 cent per sample this library isn’t going to break the bank either.
A very generous demo sample pack (including a bunch of Kontakt and SoundFont instruments) is available for download here (7.8 MB). This will give you a good idea of what Out There has to offer. A few demo mp3s are available on the product page as well.
Visit Les Productions Zvon for more information.