Angus Roberts-Carey’s Reviews
Interesting concept, but limited use
Nice concept and light pad sound, but the kontakt instrument is limited by the lack of effects and GUI. Could do with a couple of knobs to extend the sound palette further!
Evocative Far-Eastern Flute Sound
A fantastic sound for those looking to create a solo far-eastern flute tone, and could also be used as a pad. 5 stars all around but lack of GUI lets it down. Would be nice to have visual control for the ambience, and other effects like Expression.
Nice tone but needs refining
This pack has a great middle-age tone, but needs refining. Some of the notes need retuning, and some do not loop so cut out and clip. Not very usable in its current state, but its perhaps an update away from being great!
Lovely Music Box/ Toy Sound. Could do with GUI Elements for more control.
Great sound out of the box that is very detailed. To improve, I would add a couple more GUI elements so we can have control over the Dynamic layers via a mod wheel, and can extend the sound with FX e.g. delay would work well. Overall, a solid effort and beautiful artwork.
Great Alien Pad Sound but needs batch resaving
Great pad sound, but missing file error needs fixing with a batch resave. The GUI is great, and the sliders work well, but I think the sound could be extended with a couple more FX.
I can see where this sample pack would have its uses. The sound could be more inspiring, and the GUI- which is incredible by the way- increases the playability. The noises of the releases and the tuning is a little bit left-field for my taste, but I suppose that is what you get with a Toy Piano!
Very Usable Strummed Chords
This pack has a very small group of very usable chords that are supported by the pads underneath. Not sure what the intension was with the notes left of the red chords, but it would have been great to get single guitar notes here. It would be more natural to have the pads on the left, and single notes on the right, with chords in the C3 block. Overall though, solid effort with some great country/ pop uses.
Lovely Classical tone and fantastic first attempt!
This guitar has a boat load of character and has many uses. To improve, I think a bit more noise reduction would help the low clunks and a release envelope to extend the sound would help. Overall though an amazing first effort!
Very nice programming
The velocity layers are seamless! A good level of programming here. To improve a UI could be added with FX and ADSR to extend the playability.
Very inspiring sound but some improvement needed
The sound is incredible, but unfortunately a lack of Kontakt programming makes the library pretty unusable. For instance, some of the start points of the notes are clipping- which can be fixed with an attack envelope. The samples also don't loop, so it's not possible to play drones!
Very handy percussive FXs
Very useful effects within this pack. It would be good to have a list of what drums/ cymbals/ sounds are connected to which note in the readme. A UI would also be great addition with some effects such reverbs and delays to get more sound design straight out of the box.
Inspirational vintage guitar tone!
This guitar pack has a great tone with a very vintage sound. Very usable across a range of dark/ noir genres. Noticed when the tone is turned up, the sound does begin to peak- so this could be improved. I'd also love to be able to swell the guitar, which could be done by adding an attack and release envelope to the UI. Overall though this is an excellent sample pack with a clean UI.
Solid sound but could do with noise reduction and ADSR
Great initial sound but could do with a slight bit of noise reduction and an ADSR envelope to sculpt the sound a bit more. Currently not very usable- which is a shame!
Largely does not work
Love the idea behind this but unfortunately the instruments included don't really work. The sound is interesting but the Filter and Resonance knobs seem to have no affect and ADSR does not work on BassCada.
Clean recording but could do with more features
This is very cleanly recorded and has a great tone, much different to the western xylophone. To improve, I would see if you can loop the FX you have included, increase the range of the instrument by stretching samples, and add some UI elements e.g. a delay would be really nice!
Great Ambient Pad
Very inventive ambient pad that swells nicely. Volume is set a little bit too high by default, but this can be adjusted. To improve, I would try and add a User Interface to control things like Expression and ADSR to have a greater control over the swell.
Warm Analogue Sound
A great sense of warmth and the character of the synth is captured well. To improve this a 5 could do with more round robins to add a bit of variation.
Nice Teaser to the Full Product
The GUI is great but the sound has not much use contextually- great for sound design stuff. I'm sure the full version has a lot more to offer!