Bedroom Producers Blog has announced the Monotron Novachord, a free Kontakt sample library by Dan Wilson aka Hideaway Studio.
I got myself a Korg Monotron Delay the other day and although it’s great fun to make weird and wacky noises with, it turns out its quite a nifty sample source too… In fact such is the nature of the Monotron’s oscillator and filter I was rather surprised to produce something rather close to the Novachord with some careful filter tweaking.
Three EQ peaks (high Q) were added in Kontakt to simulate the Novachord’s three resonators. Behold the Monotron Novachord…. in 4 megabytes.
The sample library is available to download at BPB.
Bedroom Producers Blog has released the BPB Mini Analogue Collection, a free sample library featuring the sounds of some analogue synths.
I’m very happy to release BPB Mini Analogue Collection, a free sample pack featuring the sounds from several analogue synthesizers I used to own.
While I was on a lookout for a working C64 (in order to start working on part 3 of Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions), I figured I could make a nice sample pack with some of the old samples I kept on my computer. I added some new sounds from Poly-61m and Poly-800 which I got recently, and BPB Mini Analogue Collection is the result.
BPB Mini Analogue Collection features
Includes sounds from the Korg Delta, Korg Poly-61m, Korg Poly-800, Solton Project-100, and Lell UDS.
254 WAV samples (16-bit quality).
9 multisampled instrument patches (SFZ + Kontakt 5).
Bedroom Producers Blog has released the Yamaha DD-10 Toy Drum Machine Sessions, a free sample pack featuring all 25 drum sounds of the original DD-10 drum machine.
For all you toy instrument aficionados out there, here’s a free sample pack featuring the sounds of my Yamaha DD-10 toy drum machine.
Definitely not the sort of drum machine you’d compare to legendary instruments like the Oberheim DMX and such, but there’s something about these lo-fi (some would say crappy) drum sounds that I simply can’t resist.
Bedroom Producers Blog has released the Yamaha SHS-10 Toy Keytar Sessions, a free sample pack.
Taking a short break from Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions, I’ve decided to release this set of free samples from a Yamaha SHS-10 toy keytar I used to own.
It’s a cool looking little keytar with some nice and cheesy FM sounds, but I had to sell it since there’s hardly any space left in my room for such little gadgets. Of course, I listed it it in the ads only after sampling all of its preset sounds.
Yamaha SHS-10 Toy Keytar Sessions features
8 instrument presets, as well as the SHS-10 drum kit.
All the samples (69 samples in total) are 16-bit WAV files, with Kontakt 5 and Shortcircuit 1 patches included.
Patches have a key range from F1 to C3 (like the real SHS-10). Vibrato is mapped to the mod wheel.
Download size is 19.8MB (26.4MB on disk).
The sample pack is a free download (100% royalty free).
Bedroom Producers Blog has released Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions Part 2, a collection of free samples.
Two different Commodore 64s were used for creating the sounds in this sample pack, although both have SID 8580 installed. The original plan was to record some bits from a SID 6581 this time, but my old C64 died literally 5 minutes after I plugged it in. To make that major bummer even major-er, there were no original C64s (aka C64 beige) to be found in the local ads during this three week period.
However, I did manage to get ahold of a C64G, which was sampled for one of the instruments in this sample pack (the BASIC Bass patch, pictured below). C64G also has a SID 8580 installed, but they do say that every SID chip is different, so there’s still a bit of variety in the hardware sense I guess. All other sounds were captured from a C64C which was also used in the previous pack. Hopefully, a C64 beige will pop up in the ads before I start working on part 3.
Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions Part 2 features
14 multisampled instruments and one multi patch.
Total of 142 samples in 16-bit WAV format (download size is 79.4 MB).