The story

It’s hard to remember now, but I think it started with a pair of plastic egg shakers I bought from the fishbowl they were in at the front counter of a local music store. I started developing a great love for tiny percussion instruments, musical toys, and fun noise makers which would allow me to “move some air” and get away from using samples. It is therefore rather ironic that I sampled almost every instrument in the top five drawers of the Ikea MALM dresser which houses my collection.

Over the years, the collection has grown to include cowbells, shakers, rattles, whistles, blown instruments, a few ethnic percussion items, a couple of toy xylophones, toy noisemakers, desk bells, and even a plastic bottle. I didn’t sample every last thing in the drawers. However, this collection contains samples of 87 instruments. Creating it was a fairly massive undertaking. Which allows me to say what I’ve been dying to say for a few weeks now… you want to see what’s in my drawers, don’t you?

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  • The best house-sfx library?

    This library is now better than ever! The enormous bundle of instruments and sound effects is now perfectly organized with the addition of a well-thought and nicely made GUI inspired by the nostalgia feels of the past.

    Sam's Drawers was always a good library, but now it's simply great. It's a massive pack of incredible, high quality sampled sounds, and now everything is well organized and easily accessible. Sam pretty much took the biggest flaw of this insturment and turned it into something very creative and useful.

    In addition, the two mic knobs along with all the depth settings on the bottom makes this library even more versatile and fun to play with. It is guaranteed that you will find something unique for your compositions! Highly recommended, and also be sure to check Sam's other instruments as well!

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • Very creative library!

    I was amazed with the amount of files that you can choose from!! Bells, blocks, many interesting sound to explore. It has many choices that you can play for a long time.

    Asuka Amane25 October 2021
  • A quaint collection...

    It reminds me of several NI libraries featuring toys and other small percussion instruments, but I personally like this one better. All of the instruments have something interesting to add and are well-sampled. Really gets the creative juices flowing. Fabulous work!

    Christopher26 October 2021
  • Thanks

    Great vibra slap and castanets for a western style cue I’m working on.

    Conrad Wedde17 June 2022
  • Playful and professional

    Firstly there is a tonne of content here. Lots of quirky percussion and some well known percussion instruments and also some nice wind and whistle instruments that play really well. Nice work!

    R.Treves20 October 2021
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