UVI has announced a summer deal for its Toy Collection sample libraries.
Until July 15th, UVI offers up to 40% off all UVI toys collections. Download only.
UVI Summer Deal
- Complete Toy Museum features tons of marvelous ready-to-play presets from more than 300 musical toys. Contains both UVI Acoustic Toy Museum and UVI Electric Toy Museum. 40% off ▶ $299 instead of $499.
- Acoustic Toy Museum is an outstanding collection of exclusive acoustic toys around the world: toy pianos & keys, xylo & metal, bells, toy guitars, music boxes, baby drums, etc. 25% off ▶ $262 instead of $349.
- Electric Toy Museum – More than 1 000 presets and 14 000 samples of 97 incredible sounding toys from the 60s, 70s and 80s. 10 categories: children, developed, drums & FX, mini sampler, musical toys, organ basic, silly, small, speech, style-o-phone. 25% off ▶ $186 instead of $249.
The sale ends July 15th, 2012.
More information: UVI / Toy Collection
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.
Yamaha DD-10 Toy Drum Machine Sessions features
- 25 WAV files (24-bit)
- Kontakt 5, Shortcircuit 1, Poise patches
- 2.67MB download size (3.35MB on disk)
The sound library is a free download at BPB.
More information: Bedroom Producers Blog / Yamaha DD-10 Toy Drum Machine Sessions
UVI has announced a limited time promotion for its Complete Toy Museum sound library bundle.
Due to popular demand, here again a 50% off on Complete Toy Museum. During 10 days, from April 17th to 27th, enjoy this extravagant collection at $299* only. Save up to $300 this summer!
Complete Toy Museum features tons of marvellous “ready-to-play” presets from more than 300 musical toys. A massive 20 GB library containing 21 000+ samples and loops, carefully recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz with the best sounding gear.
More information: UVI Sound Source
Audio Geek Zine has released AGZFX03: Hell Piano, a Kontakt sample library featuring the sounds of a circuit-bent electronic toy piano.
This sample library contains the sounds of a circuitbent FisherPrice 3810 electronic toy piano at 96kHz. Modifications to the toy resulted in hellish distorted drones and screams.
The edited WAV files (included) were used to create KONTAKT instruments that span several octaves more than the original keyboard. There is a KONTAKT instrument for each key and each combination of modification + 2 patches using KONTAKT effects.
Hell Piano is available to purchase for $10 USD.
More information: Audio Geek Zine / AGZFX03: Hell Piano
Les Productions Zvon has announced the release of Baby Piano, a virtual toy piano instrument for Windows.
Jason Washburn contacted me and sent me a beta version of this VSTi he made with the Maize Sampler and he offered me to distribute it. After some tweaks, we are happy to release the version 1.
He used the natural samples of my Baby Piano free sample set. This means that the Baby Piano VST corresponds to the “Real white keys” program of the free set, the real acoustic Baby Piano mapped from G3 to F5 only on white keys. The pitch heard does not match the key pressed except for G3 and it has velocity layers.
Baby Piano for Windows (VST) is available to download at no cost.
More information: Les Productions Zvon
Analogfactory has released Urban Drum Assault, an energetic drum sample library for urban style music which has been created from samples of a Kinder Toy Drum.
Urban Drum Assault is a drum sample library for Urban Style Music and has been created from samples of a very cheap Kinder Toy Drum. All recordings have processed a heavy sound design and editing to create energetic drum samples which sound thick and fat.
Urban Drum Assault features
- Includes 200 bass drums, 150 snares and 50 hi hats.
- Available in two variations.
- Mappings for Native Instruments Battery 3, Logic EXS24 and Presonus Studio One Pro – Sample One.
Urban Drum Assault is available to puchase for the introductory price of $10.99 USD until August 1st, 2011 (regular price $12.99 USD). Free bonus patches and product audio demos available on the Urban Drum Assault product page.
Special discount: rekkerd.org readers can get an additional 10% off using coupon code REKKERD10 at checkout.
Analogfactory has also released Toy Drum, a free drum sample library containing samples from the Kinder Toy Drum recording sessions which have been used to create Urban Drum Assault.
More information: Analogfactory / Urban Drum Assault
Audio Geek Zine has released AGZFX02: Baby Pianos, a sample library featuring the sounds from three baby pianos captured in stereo at 96kHz and at multiple velocities.
Two of the pianos had 4 keys, the third had 8. Noise reduction was used to increase dynamic range.
The edited WAV files (included) were used to create KONTAKT instruments that span several more octaves than the original toys. There are 5 KONTAKT instruments for each of the 3 pianos with various effects and manipulations.
You will find the distinctive clink, fast transient, bright ringing and slightly off-tune sound of the baby pianos useful for music and sound design projects.
AGZFX02: Baby Pianos is available to purchase for $10 USD.
More information: AGZFX Sample Store