Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Aspen GM Rompler

Eventually we might get a whole GM Rompler with many of the instruments. For the moment here is a collection of instruments covering the first 3 categories Piano, Chromatic Percussion and Organs with 24 instruments total. Many new instruments and lite versions of things like the Salamander Piano. Lots of cool instruments from Sam's new VCSL project.

Aspen GM Rompler - First 24 - Windows 64 & 32

It comes setup for Win 64, just unzip the 32 bit file and it will replace the 64 bit one and you are good to go for 32 bit.

See read me for individual instrument licenses, all can be used to make commercial music.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

VCSL Instruments

Sam Gossner, the man behind Versillian Studios and the VSCO2 Orchestra, has created the Versilian Community Sample Library. It is really just starting, but there are already lots of fun samples. These samples and my instruments are CC0 which means you can use them for anything you like.

As always I'm using the acronym VCSL so that folks will know where the samples came from, these instruments are my own fault and Sam did all the amazing sampling work. I'm not affiliated with Versillian. I just love the free samples!

I tend to normalize samples and do other things to them, so when the SFZ versions come out from Sam or other clever SFZ devs, they might well be more to your liking. I'll let you know when they are released and where to get them.

4 Recorder Pack         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Saxello                       Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Small Ocarina            Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU


Samples CC0: Sam Gossner and Versillian Studios
Instruments CC0: bigcat instruments
As per usual you are agreeing to terms and conditions.


Here is a bonus instrument. Mattias Westlund of SSO fame created this violin trio using the violin samples from VSCO2, MSLP, ldk1609 and MIS.

Westlund 3 Violins        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0: Mattias Westlund

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Christian Henson Pleyel Piano VST

Christian Henson gave away a free set of samples / EXS & Kontakt instruments. I asked on thread if I could make Maize sampler versions and he responded "Oh I sooo want to see this! Please could you post here." So here is a link to the Youtube thread. You can find the instruments under my post as Joe Stevens. Pick the one for your OS.

Christian Henson Youtube

Since the response stopped short of complete permission, I don't feel comfortable posting it on the blog and don't want to get in wrong with one of the biggest sampling companies in our world, but it is easy enough to grab from the Youtube thread.

The piano itself is very odd. I did a lot of tuning, cutting and editing to get a somewhat in tune and consistent feel across the keyboard. It isn't for every situation, but it might be useful as a very different feel than a regular piano. It also comes with a pads VST.

Friday, February 16, 2018

NST Instruments

Magenta is a Google Brain project that has created something called NSynth which seems to be extracting the audio DNA from samples and then mixing it all together in a user controllable synth. While I can't give you the synth (it is highly confusing) which will hopefully someday come out as a VST, I can apparently use the NSynth Dataset to create more traditional though possibly funky sounding instruments.  I've finally added in a Reverb to the GUI as well and thanks to my friend at VST4Free for the background image.
These use the latest version of Maize Sampler and should be compatible with both VST 2 & 3. They also use the new ADSR controls from Maize and should work better.

NST Vocals       Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

These are 30 acoustic choral 'patches' in 5 instruments. The are arranged by range, Full, High, Mid and Low.

NST Pianos       Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

These are 5 Acoustic Keyboards which are pianolike at any rate. They are called up from a single instrument sort of like a mini-romper.

License: The dataset is made available by Google Inc. under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Paper: Jesse Engel, Cinjon Resnick, Adam Roberts, Sander Dieleman, Douglas Eck, Karen Simonyan, and Mohammad Norouzi. "Neural Audio Synthesis of Musical Notes with WaveNet Autoencoders." 2017.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sample Science Player is out

I'm gonna break from my practice of using this blog to post only my own stuff because I wanted to mention that the endlessly cool Sample Science has issued the Sample Science Player.
It is totally free though you can slip him a couple of bucks if you like.




Note I had nothing to do with this, I just think its really cool.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The VSCO2 Orchestra

Sorry for the issues with this orchestra. I've changed the name to the Sketch Orchestra and the checksums are now different so hopefully no more issues.
Here are packs of individual instruments made with the latest version of Maize Sampler. They should be fully compatible with VST2 & VST3 for both Windows and Mac. In short they should work with any DAW.

Win 64         Strings    Brass    Woodwinds    Percussion    Keys
Win 32         Strings    Brass    Woodwinds    Percussion    Keys
Mac VST     Strings    Brass    Woodwinds    Percussion    Keys
Mac AU       Strings    Brass    Woodwinds    Percussion    Keys

You can find the full Rompler at VST4Free as my version got taken down again.


I know some countries can't access Mediafire and so the gentleman behind VST4Free has kindly agreed to provide another host for the project. This link is to the full Rompler, you can also browse bigcat instruments next to the '>' sign to get the individual instruments.


Note this needs Windows Vista or later, it won't work on XP.

Thanks to Sam Gossner and his crew for this collection of samples. Thanks to Simon Autenrieth for the artwork. Take a look at the Community Edition on Sam's site. You can find the samples, SFZ versions and much more. If you enjoy the sound you might invest in the pro edition. I did and I'm quite enjoying it. The fun exotic instruments like wooden flutes, baroque recorders and unique brass along with more standard orchestra instruments and great percussion make it worth the price of admission.

Thanks to VST4Free for providing alternate hosting here.

Creative Commons Zero: Versilian Studios / Sam Gossner 
Piano and Organ sampled by Simon Dalzell of Ivy Audio
Artwork: Simon Autenrieth

NSBreaks wrote "I have the instruments working in Garageband 10.2. I tried copying to the components folder in the MACHD/Library folder rather than the user/Library folder then I restarted my computer and the instruments simply became an option under 'AU instruments'."

Note this needs Windows Vista or later, it won't work on XP.


 Full Rompler contains all the instruments below it.

Instrument Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Full Orchestra Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU




I know some countries can't access Mediafire and so the gentleman behind VST4Free has kindly agreed to provide another host for the project. This link is to the full Rompler, you can also browse bigcat instruments next to the '>' sign to get the individual instruments.

Soundcloud Demo kindly created for me by Sam.

Demo of the Harp, Res Evil 3, Res Evil Main Hall by WhiteNoiz


Creative Commons Zero: Versilian Studios / Sam Gossner 

Piano and Organ sampled by Simon Dalzell of Ivy Audio 
Artwork: Simon Autenrieth  

By downloading and using anything on this site you agree to this Limited Warranty & Liability.


Instruments Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Violin Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Violin Section Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Viola Section Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Cello Section Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Double Bass Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Trumpet Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
French Horn Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Trombone Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Old Trombone Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Tuba Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Piccolo Lite Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Flute Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Oboe Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Clarinet Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Bassoon Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Piano Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Upright 1 Piano Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Organ Loud Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Organ Soft Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Harp Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Percussion Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Timpani Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Marimba Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Xylophone Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU
Glockenspiel Win 64 Win 32 Mac VST Mac AU

The Sonatina Orchestra

The entire Sonatina Orchestra created by Mattias Westlund is available as a single Rompler Module. This lets you have a single VST and choose which instrument and articulation you want to use. I like the idea because it is less clutter in your DAW, however it is an extra mouse click to choose the instrument you want from a list. Another nice free module by Sample Science is the Orion Sound Module. It includes a number of instruments from this site and many more.







If you don't want the Rompler, you can download the instruments separately and this list also gives you an idea of the instruments that are in the Module.

Sonatina Violins        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Violas         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Cellos         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Basses        Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Trumpets    Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Trombone   Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Horn           Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU 
Sonatina Tuba           Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Flute          Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Clarinet     Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Oboe         Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Bassoon    Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Percussion      Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Timpani          Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Xylophone      Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST  Mac AU
Sonatina Glockenspiel   Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Chimes           Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU
Sonatina Harp               Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Choir              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU

Sonatina Piano              Win 64   Win 32     Mac VST   Mac AU


Sonatina: Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0: Mattias Westlund

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