Baby toys have been transformed into a rare and useful hybrid sample library for Kontakt (Full Version). There are huge epic hybrid drum loops and braams, eerie hits, odd tonal keyboard and other indescribably sample instruments made with baby xylophones, baby bottles, babies crying souls and other baby paraphernalia.
Our goal is to expand the sound design possibilities to the limit. Using everyday babies toys but processing them with hardware and the most odd and unheard of software mangler, Epic Babies will find a place on any’s composers template for one reason or another. Even if its just to show off how the spooky babies eyes open when pressing a note!
EPIC BABIES – Sample Library for Kontakt
Unique Sound Design:
Using uncommon sound design techniques, common baby toys have been sampled and transformed into hybrid sounding instruments. Kyma, Reaktor Ensembles, Granular, Moog’s synths (audio input) and countless other experimental sound design techniques where used to create filmscore oriented playable instruments
Hybrid Sound Library:
The goal of Epic Babies was to use common toys and process them to make uncommon, non-traditional sample based instruments that would help film composers in scoring dark drama, horror and trailer music.
CUSTOM KONTAKT GUI:
200 instruments inside a 8 category GUI include round robin percussive and tonal instruments, leads, braams and epic hits all now have access to effects to further process and customize your sound.
“He just took my toys! Just like that, one day I had a cool xylophone and the next day it was gone. I then saw my dad playing with it saying stuff like sampling this, processing that, who cares! I wanted my toys!”
“I didnt see my daddy for months because he was working on that damn library.”
-44.1k – 24 Bit
-6.5GB Uncompressed (2.24 Compressed)
-Source recorded in 96k
-For Native Instruments Kontakt 5.7+
-Kontakt Full Only
-Custom GUI with Big Knob
-Filter, Distortion, Reverb, Delay, Pan.
Percussion, Pads, Loops,
Bonus Trailer Sounds
Until now, PulseSetter-Sounds has been known for making cinematic soundsets, but we have also been scoring and working in sound design for more than a decade in Los Angeles for countless film and TV. When we decided to finally start making and using our own samples for commercial release, life got in the way: we had kids! In less than a few months from each other our circle of friends/collaborators and ourselves were having kids!
As musicians, we got a lot of musical toys and as a test for our first commercial library we decided to record and process them and make unique instruments that sounded different for a variety of scoring purposes. It also gave us a chance to expand on our arsenal of sound design toys (we are big babies!).
In order to create the instruments we used common film scoring techniques like spreading an odd sample across the keyboard so the very low or high registers allow for some very cool and scary sounds, and all kind of tricks and experiments with signal processing (e.g how can we make a diaper disposer sound like an epic medieval gate closing?). As for the sources, we recorded water bottles, toy maracas, tambourines, toy tom, toy shakers, baby bathtubs, a diaper disposer, toy xylophones and circuit bent digital toys. They were recorded in odd ways like adding a rubber band on the bathtub to make it a guitar like instrument or placing a close/contact mic on the water bottles for a deep bass.
It was a fun project and we hope you enjoy the instruments.
Epic Babies for Kontakt is a Sample Library for the Full version Native Instruments Kontakt 5.7 and up for both windows and Mac. The system requirements for Epic Babies for Kontakt will be the same system requirements than for Kontakt 5.7+ and above. It will not work with Kontakt Player, only Kontakt full version.