I’m very proud to announce the release of Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE, a sound library I created in tandem with Rhythmic Robot as our entry for KVR Developer Challenge 2012.
Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE is the final release in the Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions sample pack series. It comes with 30 multi-sampled instruments that were recorded directly from three different versions of the Commodore 64 home computer.
The majority of the sounds in the sample pack are completely new, but I’ve also included re-edited versions of some of the sounds from the previous two releases.
Many users of the first two packs asked for a custom Kontakt interface with on-screen controls. So, I decided to ask Rhythmic Robot to join the project since these guys are the masters of turning vintage instruments into Kontakt sample libraries. Thankfully, they said yes and created a brilliant custom interface for Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE!
In order to make the library accessible to virtually everyone, I’ve included SFZ and Zampler patches for all 30 instruments. All patches (including the Kontakt ones) are designed to alter the original sounds as little as possible so that the original character of the SID chip is preserved as much as possible.
People also asked for classic video game sounds, so there’s plenty of blips and bloops in C64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE. You’ll also find a complete Commodore 64 drum kit (which contains re-edited and refurbished sounds from one of my first sample packs) as well as some classic synth sounds which were recreated using the SID chip.
The sounds were designed from scratch using the fantastic MSSIAH cartridge and recorded directly to my M-Audio Delta 1010LT audio interface. There’s no EQ or noise reduction here, so everything you hear in the pack is 100% genuine SID chip output.
I hope you’ll enjoy playing these sounds! You’re welcome to support Bedroom Producers Blog and Rhythmic Robot in the upcoming KVR Developer Challenge 2012!
Check out the Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE demo video:
Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE (203 MB download size, ZIP archive, contains 30 multi-sampled instruments for Kontakt, Zampler, WAV)
Hey mate! I’m so glad I found this!!! Super great sounds :) I hope to model some instruments in the next competition to return the favor
I’m having a problem it seems though… In Kontakt 5, I cannot get any files except the D-Tune, and Rainy Metropolis to show as multi files with the onscreen filters available. I’m not particularly good at using Kontakt so any help would be appreciated. Thanks again!
Link is dead. If I’m wrong please point where it’s at.
You should see a gray box with the title “This content is NOT locked” in the download section. Click the X button in the upper-right corner to close it and show the download link. If you don’t see the box, please try a different browser.
Has this link been taken down?
Nope, still online! :)
the two other links is not working (sfz, drum kit)
They’re working just fine now.
This is so awesome! I’ve been intending to di some SID music for years but never found the right tools/skills/time. Ableton, Zampler plus this = nostalgia gold :)
Made me a tune too: A dog with no name by MePenguin on #SoundCloud
Thank you for creating & sharing!
Hey, i tried to click like but it just loads for a sec and does nothing and I can’t see any button in the right hand corner either. :/
nevermind, just constantly clicked it for about 10 seconds and it worked. Thanks :)
I have just downloaded this preset and one of them in the sip file is for Zampler, I tried to load the preset but it refuses to work with it. I have tried loading each preset via plug in and no joy. Any insight you may have would be helpful
I have it up and running in my Kontakt 5 but it shows demo next to the loaded sound mode and then times out and i have to restart the program to run it again
Same probleme here. What canI do so that Kontakt 6 Player sees it as registered?
Thanks for your help.
Хвала ти на овим фантастичним семпловима!
Ја нисам музичар, сликар сам и илустратор, али сам ”скинуо” ове семплове да покушам мало да се поиграм са њима у слободно време… Волим електронску и chiptune музику а звук Commodore-овог SID чипа ме фасцинирао од малена.
Свака ти част, заиста си одрадио сјајан посао!
Желим ти свако добро!
Really impressive work ! Thanks for that.
I made a sound piece exclusively with this sound bank : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrOkaHa5Mg8
I really enjoyed playing with this sounds !
Great stuff, thanks for sharing!