I’m very happy to release BPB Mini Analogue Collection, a free sample library featuring the sounds of several analogue synthesizers which I used to own.
While I was on a lookout for a working SID chip (in order to start working on part 3 of Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions), I figured that I could actually make a nice sample pack with some of the old sounds which I’ve recorded a while ago. So, I took these old multi-samples and paired them up with some new sounds from Poly-61m and Poly-800 analogue synthesizers which I bought second hand recently. The result is BPB Mini Analogue Collection, a free collection of analogue synthesizer samples.
As usual, the pack contains individual WAV files and NI Kontakt 5 instrument patches. I’ve also created SFZ patches this time, meaning that you can use these samples in freeware sampler instruments such as sforzando.
UPDATE: ARack Audio has created a version which is compatible with Ableton Live. I’ve added the download link at the bottom of this article.
I wish I could have included more stuff in this pack, but most of these synths ended up in the ads more than a year ago. Unfortunately, I wasn’t smart enough to sample everything before selling it to someone else back then. Always sample your synthesizers! That way you can keep their sounds even if they break or end up being sold.
Anyways, BPB Mini Analogue Collection contains samples from the following five instruments (four of which are polyphonic synthesizers, accompanied by a quirky analogue drum synthesizer module made in USSR):
- Korg Delta
- Korg Poly-61m
- Korg Poly-800
- Solton Project-100
- Lell UDS
And here’s what you’ll find inside the pack:
- 254 WAV samples (16-bit quality)
- 9 multisampled instrument patches (SFZ + Kontakt 5)
- 125 drum samples
- 2 Kontakt 5 Multi Racks
- 96MB download size
- 118MB size on disk
Hope you’ll have fun with these! They’re not the most fantastic samples in the world, but some of the patches are very nice (I like them all quite a lot, actually). Some sound very cheap and lo-fi (for example a patch called VHS Brass, which was made on Poly-800), but these quirky sounds are great for getting that worn out cassette tape kind of vibe.
Check out the BPB Mini Analogue Collection demo video:
BPB Mini Analogue Collection Ableton Racks Demo by Ward S:
Made some music with BPB Mini Analogue Collection? Send me the link and I’ll feature it here!
All sounds in this sample pack are provided free of charge and are 100% royalty free. Feel free to use them in any of your music projects, including commercial ones. The sounds, including modified versions of the sounds, may not be redistributed, nor included in other sample packs or virtual instruments. Please do not share direct download links, but link to the original BPB article instead. Thanks!
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