Les Productions Zvon has released Kids Kits, a sample library featuring a collection of recordings of children.
The samples in this set are taken from a recording I made with two young children, a little girl (3 years old) and a little boy (5 years old). They were very happy to sing, talk and make funny noises in the microphone.
I selected 136 unique one-shot samples from this session and further split some of the longer ones so there are 259 samples in total. These also include 13 interesting noise samples.
This set is available in the following formats and all are included in a single purchase: Caustic 2, wave, sfz, Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 and Battery 3.
The Kids Kits sample pack costs $2.99 USD. A free demo of 41 samples is available to download.
More information: Les Productions Zvon / Kids Kits
Les Productions Zvon has released Sci-Fi and Aliens, the 5th Memory Collection series sample pack, featuring a collection of samples from public domain movies.
1 750 samples for a size of 1.44 GB. The samples in this collection are taken from 10 Public Domain science fiction movies. Please note that the samples are not mapped in any way or in any specific sampler format.
The samples are from 10 Public Domain science fiction movies from the 1930s to the 1970s. So they cover different styles of soundtracks. I was surprised by the quality of the soundtracks in general. They featured early electronic music with a creative mix of various types of sound sources. Just listening
to the samples is fun and it also is a lesson in the history and evolution of sound design in movies (IMHO).
The sample library is available as donationware with a minimum donation of $20 USD. A bundle of Memory Collection packs costs $50 USD.
More information: Les Productions Zvon / Memory Collection
Les Productions Zvon has released Marching Band Horn, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt 4.
The Marching Band Horn instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The exact name of this instrument is unknown. It uses a French horn mouthpiece and the range is a little lower than a trumpet and a little higher than a trombone. To make most of the instruments in this set Les Productions Zvon played single notes and resynthesized them to create multi-samples. In all cases the resulting tone is still very brassy and close to the natural one.
Some samples are time stretched so this library is not meant to emulate the real instrument. It’s a simple library without velocity layers or alternate samples but it is great for adding a horn flavor and also providing a wider range of uses, a good way to add brassy sounds to your compositions at a very low cost. The sounds range from smooth and mellow to hard hitting and growling, from staccatos and stabs to sustained pads.
In the full version, the programs are in 2 main folders, “01 Natural” and “02 Transformed”. The programs in the first folder play the samples as they are except for the added Kontakt reverb. The second folder contains instruments made with Kontakt’s tone or time machines engines. The “01 Natural” folder contains 38 single instruments, 6 combis and 6 multis. The “02 Transformed” folder contains 13 single instruments and 7 multis. Two scripts are included.
Marching Band Horn for Kontakt (full version required) is available to purchase for $2.49 USD. A Caustic 2 (Android) version is also available.
More information: Les Productions Zvon / Marching Band Horn
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Sampleism has announced its October 2012 Giveaway, a free collection of sounds and patches.
I must admit, I am truly astounded by the quality on offer here – I am humbled by the awesome people that use Sampleism and tip my hat to them all for creating such amazing audio for everybody to enjoy. Respect!
This collection has a horror theme running through it with Loops, Old Horror Movie FX and vocal samples from Les Productions Zvon, Kontakt Kits and patches for Massive. There are also a selection of breaks and beats from Sample Science and some original House loops from Electronisounds.
Please – if you like what is on offer here (and who wouldn’t!) support the independent developers and producers, check out their profiles and buy something to show that you care.
The sample pack is a free download for Sampleism users (registration is free).
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Les Productions Zvon has introduced Memory Collection Pack 03, a sample library featuring a collection of samples taken from public domain movies.
1,243 samples for a size of 855 MB. The samples in this collection are taken from seven Public Domain horror movies. Please note that the samples are not mapped in any way or in any specific sampler format. The MC 03 only contains wav files. The download is divided in 2 rar files (223 and 213 MB).
These samples can be a lot of fun and very useful not only for Halloween but also all year round due to the wide variety of the sounds included.
Memory Collection Pack 03 is available for a minimum donation of $10 USD. A collection of all three Memory Collection Packs is available at a minimum donation of $30 USD. Free demo packs can be downloaded from the product page.
More information: Les Productions Zvon / Memory Collection
Les Productions Zvon has announced Supertone, a free reed organ Maize Sampler instrument made by Jason Morin.
Contains samples from the Supertone reed organ that is part of my Reed Organs sample set. I recorded it with 2 different microphones including a shotgun mic, the samples in the VSTi are those recorded with the regular mic.
There are less samples than in the sample set. In the sample set, each of the 25 keys (from C3 to C5) was sampled and included. In the plug-in, 5 samples are used mapped to roughly 5 keys each. Even with less samples it is very playable and enjoyable. The fan noise and powering up samples are also not included.
Supertone for Windows (VST) is a free download.
More information: Les Productions Zvon / Supertone
Les Productions Zvon has released Memory Collection Pack 02, a sample library featuring public domain samples.
The samples in this collection are taken from Public Domain video documents: 36 TV ads, 7 feature movies, 19 documentaries and 6 short films. Many of the documentaries are from and about the early days of radio and television.
It’s named Memory Collection because by definition works in the Public Domain are from the past, a past often not very distant but sadly also often forgotten or ignored. This collection brings back some of the sounds from the past.
The Memory Collection sample pack 02 has 3,313 (1.32 GB) including voice/spoken word/dialogs, sfx/foley, and music.
Memory Collection Pack 02 is available to purchase as donationware (minimum $17.50 USD). A free preview (101 samples) can be downloaded from the product page.
More information: Les Productions Zvon / The Memory Collection
Les Productions Zvon has announced the IYTTIW sample library is now available as donationware.
IYTTIW stands for “If You Think This Is Weird”. It is a very unique set based on original trumpet samples. Its diminutive size packs a big sound. Perfect on its own or for doubling other sounds. 551 samples for a small size of 15.7 MB.
I played and recorded some trumpet and made samples from the performance. Then I processed the samples to alter their timbral and spectral quality. In some of them you can still hear the trumpet and in others you could not guess their origin.
What really makes these sounds unique is the fact that even when they do sound synthesized, they retain the pitch modulations of the original trumpet performance which would be impossible to reproduce with a standard synthesizer.
The IYTTIW sample library is now available as donationware in the following formats: wav, sfz (41 instruments), Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 or higher, Wusikstation 5.8 or higher (sfz + 90 presets).
More information: Les Productions Zvon / IYTTIW