3 Outstanding FREE Sample Libraries Released By Ivy Audio!


Ivy Audio (the creators of the amazing Piano in 162) have released Scott Drums, Carpenter Trombone and a significantly updated version if the free Clare Solo vocal sample library.

Clare Solo v2 is in a way a remake of the original Clare Solo sample library. Once again, the library features Clare Demer on the vocals, but this time singing a wider range of notes in a better venue and recorded with more advanced equipment. Same as in the original version of the library, all legato samples lead into full sustain notes. This results in natural sounding performances which are extremely hard to achieve with most other vocal sample libraries, even commercial ones. The included custom scripted Kontakt instrument provides hands-on control over the most important parameters like legato, release time and reverb amount. For more info about the library, take a look at our original Clare Solo article.

Scott Drums is Ivy Audio’s first ever percussive sample set. The library features a multi-sampled acoustic drum kit with five round robins and eight velocity layers per sampled drum hit. Each drum kit element was miked individually. Apart from the standard articulations, the library also includes snare rolls, cymbal scrapes and stick hits. The huge 2.9 GB sample library (compressed) is packed in a commercial quality custom scripted NI Kontakt user interface. The user interface features a built-in mixer with volume and mute/solo controls for each of the eleven microphones, along with per-mic EQ, compressor, transient shaper, reverb and stereo width controls. The kit also supports a dry mode for playing the samples without mic bleed.

Carpenter Trombone is a deeply sampled tenor trombone sound library, based on a similar legato to full sustain sampling technique as the one used for Clare Solo. Every single legato transition leads into a full sustain. The trombone was played by Dylan Carpenter and recorded using handmade Cloud JRS-34 ribbon mics, passed through a Millennia Media microphone preamplifier and a high quality Aurora AD converter.

All three libraries are formatted for use with NI Kontakt 5, however they are not Kontakt Player libraries. This means that the full version of NI Kontakt is required in order to use Ivy Audio products without a time limit. The libraries are available for direct free download from the Ivy Audio website, without any form of registration or subscription. All three libraries can be used in commercial projects, however redistribution of the libraries or the included sample content is not allowed. If you find the libraries useful, you can support Ivy Audio by sending them a donation through PayPal.


All libraries are available for free download via Ivy Audio (no registration required, commercial use allowed, donations accepted via PayPal).

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Tomislav is a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Bedroom Producers Blog.


  1. Sounds very usable, especially the Trombone. Too bad no SFZ, but I guess it has to do with the sophisticated Scripting that is involved here.


  2. I understand why they’d go with Kontakt, but it’s a bummer for the non-Kontakt peeps (like moi).
    Dude does good work.

  3. Jus Jones BCMA


    Whuh thuh?!?! The Clare Solo is effing epically beautiful… I donated 10.00, so should you!!!

  4. Can’t seem to get these to download these. I’ve tried both with and without a download manager. Maybe I’m just having a spot of bad luck tonight? :/

    • We had a pretty big traffic spike for a bit there, the download server got a bit bogged down. Things should be better now though, let me know if you’re still having problems.

    • Is there a chance the samples will be released separately for use in Reaper – would be amazing for non Contact users!

  5. WTF?!!!?!??!?!!!!


    I’ve been visiting this site frequently for YEARS. I’m surprised to find my friend’s work on here xD lol

    This is a twilight-level trip here!!

    Anyways, the sound designer is amazing and a pretty chill dude.

  6. Hey Tomislav!

    Is it possible that you could make a tutorial on setting up sfz players? I haven’t had any luck doing it myself :(

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