SampleScience has released version 1.3 of Pastoral Tones, a sample based instrument inspired by the sound aesthetic of Boards of Canada.

The plugin includes 62 preset sound to choose from featuring analog synthesizers, flutes, brasses, strings, electric pianos, sound FX, basses and atmospheres. The acoustic instrument sounds have been sampled from public domain films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s.

To thicken the tone, various sound modules have been added, including a sub oscillator, vinyl and film grain noise layers as well as field recordings sampled from public domain old films.

Changes in Pastoral Tones v1.3

  • New linear ADSR.
  • Now stable under macOS High Sierra.
  • Windows VST3 format now available.

Pastoral Tones is available for Windows and Mac (32/64 bit VST/AU), priced at $21.99 USD. A free Pastoral Tones Light version includes 5 sounds from the full version.

More information: SampleScience