British company Audio Animals has stepped in with an impressive collection of freebies that’s certainly worth checking out! Available in VST, WAV, and Kontakt sampler formats, the instruments seem well-crafted and musically varied. Among them, you will find stuff such as:
– A bongo instrument covering 8 hand styles across 384 hits
– Three emulations of child toys, such as the alphabet (A to Z), minions speaking, and a three-octave Xylophone with 3 hit styles.
– 24 Roland TB-303 sounds, complete with the iconic interface. There are 12 saw and 12 square patches which are said to cover the majority of sounds the acid bass box is able to create. Since it’s a sample-based plug-in, you also get ADSR envelopes, pan, glide, LFO, and reverb to tinker with.
– 105 Casio sounds from the 80s, including pianos, organs, strings, bass, guitar, brass, reed, synth, and percussion; as well as 5 drum pads. The VST is said to function exactly like the original keyboard, which has a peculiar lo-fi character.
– A synth/sound design module for hard-hitting electronica with 127 sounds made by producer Erb N Dub. There are 8 atmos bass hits, 28 attack bass hits, 51 bass hits, 14 FX hits, 12 lead hits and 14 stab hits – each sample spanning the full keyboard range.
– 104 metal hits for foley purposes. These are recordings of metal objects, such as kegs, chimneas, road signs, gas canisters, cement mixers, cages and gates – struck with different mallets.
– 44 Korg MS-20 and 121 Moog Voyager synth effects sounds. These aren’t emulations of the synthesizers in question, though they do carry their spirit.
– 99 “aggressive” drum hits, processed through various lofi signal chains.
– A sample-based tape simulator with three noise tapes (hum, white noise, tape volume) and adjustable parameters such as tape width, volume, pan and reverb. These sounds are layered under your instruments to add a subtle layer of tape working its magic.
– A turntable simulator with 55 vinyl loops you can layer under your song to give it a nostalgic feel.
Great stuff all-around! To download the instruments you like, head to Audio Animals and create an account. Add the freebies to the shopping basket and check out.