A cello sample library full of strange, wild and often aggressive sounds. Nineteen different techniques including warm sul tasto sustains, scratchy colle, harmonics recorded with the fingering slipping, and pizzicato performed like a jazz bassist.
Additional simulated cello section and cello-based synthesizer instruments. Also included are an emulated section of three celli, and a subtractive synthesizer.
An electric guitar usable in a wide range of styles. Includes additional specialized instrument patches for playing arpeggios and strummed chords. Not quite as deep-sampled as the Metal-GTX, but very close.
A deep-sampled guitar meant for heavily distorted music, with extended low range, over 2600 total samples, up to 18 round robins, and adding up to more than a gigabyte of sample data even in compressed FLAC format.
Every drum in this kit is a snare. There's a vintage 14” snare, a deep 13” snare, and a giant 22” snare. Even the kick is a 20” marching band bass drum with two sets of microsnare wires. Sampled with sticks and brushes, including using samples to model brush stir and flutter techniques.
Samples of a Taishogoto, or Nagoya harp, which is a 5-string zither invented in 1912. Various traditional techniques are sampled, and each string can be played separately. There's also a bonus piano-like instrument.
Electric V is a virtual electric piano sampled from an iconic tine electric piano introduced in 1984 in its fifth revision. Pure and simple was the goal. We sampled the instrument straight out of the output at 24 bit 96k for a clean sound that translates well in a mix or on stage. Sampled with a combination of machine precision samples and additional hand samples for up to 27 samples per note, this library aims to capture this one instrument at this one moment in time with all of its imperfections and nuances that modelled electric pianos have difficulty recreating.
Released on April Fool's day and claiming to be bagpipes using a squid for the bag. The true nature of this instrument is a mystery, but it can be played as bagpipes (melody + drone), as a polyphonic Mellotron-like keyboard, or as a subtractive synthesizer.
An old, cheap and very large drum kit with a deep and dirty lo-fi sound. The smallest tom here is the size of the largest tom in a typical jazz kit. Sampled with sticks, brushes and mallets, including brush stirs.
As Dr. Viktor Frankenstein put together the best parts of various humans, Frankensnare builds snares from a wide array of acoustic snare samples, ranging from a tiny 10" snare to a 20" giant, and kick drums making six snares buzz sympathetically at once. Mad science.
A drum kit recorded with 1960s microphone placements. Phase alignment controls allow the microphone signals to be aligned for high fidelity, or spread out for lo-fi dirt.
A bizarre old guitar sampled with the kind of detail usually reserved for popular classic instruments. Over 10000 total samples, it can be used as a 6-string or 12-string, and electric or acoustic. Though made in the 1970s in Poland, it sounds like something from a 60s Italian spy movie.
Bobobo drums from West Africa in five sizes, and a cajon. Additional controls emulate muting on the bobobos, and increase the contrast between the low and high bobobos and the various strike locations on the cajon.
A brushed drum kit that's more indie than jazz. There's also extra percussion: a cajon used as a kick, and brushed djembe, darbouka, bongos and cowbell, plus cracked and broken cymbals.
Concert Grand Compact is a high-quality piano sample library for sforzando sampled from a 9’ Model D concert grand piano in a world-class recording studio using M149 tube microphones. Concert Grand Compact preserves this American concert grand’s mechanical noises from the hammer mechanism! If you are looking for a warm yet articulate concert grand piano, this library delivers.
Death Piano is an alternative take on piano sample libraries that celebrates the obscure. Full of reverse samples, lo-fi gritty goodness, synthesis shaped tones, morphed massacred sounds and more. Death Piano is an inspiring collection of piano oddities that is sure to inspire film composers, pianists, songwriters, producers and more.
Production Grand Compact is a piano sample library sampled from a Yamaha C7 grand piano in a world-class recording studio using Neumann M149 tube microphones. Production Grand Compact is a highly compact, fast loading, excellent sounding virtual instrument piano that is easy to use and inspiring to play! Production Grand Compact is ideal for album production, live stage production, film score production, performance and more.
These are samples of a very nice Conn baritone saxophone from 1926. This is Karoryfer’s first instrument to include cross-faded dynamic layers for the sustain notes, making it the most realistically expressive thing they’ve done to date.
Also included are staccato, subtone and growl articulations.
On top of that there’s breath and mechanical noises, which were also used to create the Bearcussion instrument, and as with the last few offerings there’s also a subtractive synthesizer made from its samples – the Bearborg.
Here’s Plogue’s offering of the now famous Taijiguy Free Mellotron samples.
In order to offer a different approach, we built it with simultaneous playback of three tapes, each with it’s own ADSR envelope, pan, volume and fine tune. To top it off, a smooth overdrive can be added to the whole mix!It comes with a fresh pack of 34 presets ranging from the classic to the unusual. You’ll be surprised how well it can fit in just about any musical genre once you start layering all those different tones.
Mac users, this bank takes advantage of sforzando’s newly supported Retina display capability. Looks sharp!
War Tuba is a raw and dirty tuba weighing in at over 1000 samples.
It also includes simulated ensemble mappings and the very steampunk Tubaborg synth.
Take arms against a sea of tubas!
434 samples of a 1958 Otto Rubner acoustic double bass including bowed notes, plucked notes plus various muted plucks and percussive noises.
Arco is five velocity layers with two round robins across four octaves, pizzicato is four velocity layers with four round robins across three octaves, and percussion is eight different sounds with five round robins.
More folk/pop than classical. A large and meaty bassist’s large and meaty bass.
A free sampled cello designed to be as flexible as possible, with controllable expressive vibrato and legato controls applied to close-miked samples. Sustain, staccato and pizzicato samples are included with up to four velocity layers and four round robins. This is a major upgrade of the original version without these controls which was downloaded over 15000 times.
The FREE 15th anniversary Plogue synth is here! A blast from the past! MadBrain’s TableWarp2 resurrects the easy to use but versatile sound of the classic 2002 Jeskola Buzz plugin, in a pumpkin theme just in time for Halloween!Now featuring dual oscillators and updated for the modern plugin world as a free bank for sforzando. Blend the classic sounds of PWM, FM, PD and subtractive by selecting a base wavetable and then warping it using a warptable!It’s a synth, no samples inside. TableWarp2 is now part of the sforzando installer package, which you can find on our downloads page.
Part violin family, part machine. The three String Cyborgs – Zinc, Blackheart and Ironface – use the processed and looped sounds of bowed strings (cello and double bass) as oscillators, and place them in a synthesizer architecture with unison, detune, filters and even some humanization parameters.
Hide your humans!
They are named after the three Roms from Albert Pyun’s movie Omega Doom - vicious, very advanced and even more fashionable killer droids. The sound is basically a very organic version of a virtual analog synthesizer. They are capable of many kinds of basses, from plucks to wobbles, as well as drones, pads, organs, evolving textures, various kinds of leads and of course string sounds.
After the sfz mapping roaming the ‘net for some time, here is a version with a proper GUI with some spiffing controls for all the kit pieces / buses. That’s right, it has a one stop for all controls right there in Sforzando.
There’s around 2.2 GB of beautifully multi-sampled collector’s drum kit insanity (many velocity layer and plenty of round robins) , the sfz files, the GUI files, plus a manual and track templates for Reaper and FLStudio.
There is also a version for every single drum bus, where you can have multiple instances of Sforzando on separate tracks in your DAW to apply external FX on each drum bus.
PiAnnette is sampled from a Hohner PianetT, a unique electric piano.Pianet’s are known for their classic mellow sound, with excellent mids and high range sweet spots. You can now have the magic combination of unique electromechanical pads and reeds in your favorite DAW.We’ve taken the liberty to add a few modest controls, with focus on keeping the experience authentic to electric piano sounds.
The Production Voices’ Estate Grand Piano is a beautifully hand-sampled Kawai GS60 6’9″ grand piano with three different microphone perspectives including a mono-capatible M/S (mid-side) microphone perspective.It was recorded with care and with only the finest equipment at a country estate in the heart of corn country in Southern Ontario Canada.
Karoryfer lecolds sampled this shiny black archtop guitar using two methods- recording the direct output from the pickup, and with a microphone- so you can blend the acoustic and electric sounds together.All notes are sampled with four velocity layers and four round robins. There are also muted plucks and note release noises with five round robins, and percussive samples with four round robins.Although archtop guitars are usually associated with jazz, the sounds here can actually get quite bright and aggressive if needed, especially with the microphone signal blended in. It is also suitable for pop, EDM, hip-hop, funk, indie etc.
A Halloween Freebee from Karoryfer, made from piano samples passed through a software that’s designed to be used for making monster voices in video and game post-production.Scarypiano has three voices – Scary, Scarier and Scariest, controlled by its bloody eyeballs for knobs.Get your spook on!
Legends has it that that sometimes, when the moon shines just right, a saxophone starts to change into a Weresax!
An alto saxophone with expressive vibrato controlled by several MIDI CC parameters, sampled chromatically with two velocity layers and two round robins. Two bonus instruments created using the same samples are also included – a faux accordion and a subtractive synthesizer!
With the help of partners and friends, this is the first ARIA Engine Free Sounds Pack!