Category Archives: loops and samples

Free Casio CT-370 Soundfont by Demonic Sweaters

This is something I worked on for quite a while. I have a Casio CT-370 keyboard from 1987 that I use on a lot of my recordings, it was used extensively on the albums Atlantis Falls and Polybius. I took the synth and sampled every single sound inside on all 5 octaves the keyboard has and painstakingly made them into an sf2 file using Swami on Linux.

I went through and recreated every single preset on the synth, as well as all of the percussion sounds. In addition to that, I created 16 of my own presets using samples from the synth. All of the music in the above vid are from the soundfont.

Now this synth can be used freely in the world of MIDI and is completely cross platform. Sf2 files, or Soundfonts, are an old way of collecting multiple samples into one file and can be played in any Soundfont player on Windows, Mac or Linux. LMMS features a great sf2 player, and Linux has Fluidsynth, others exist for both Mac and Windows that are free of charge. You can now add a full Casio CT-370 to your arsenal of sounds!

Download it here!

Fairlight CMI Sample Collection | Free Fairlight CMI IIx Sample Pack

Fairlight CMI free sample library

 

This awesome Fairlight CMI sample library originated from a VSE forum post located here. The poster put all the files up on a sendspace account but were all broken up into separate files, so it took quite a while to download all the samples from the multiple sendspace pages.

I went ahead and downloaded them all then created a new rar file to download them all at once. Unfortunately the link on the original post was dead for disks 7 through 10, but the vast majority of the samples are still here and are quite good. Super gritty, lofi, 80s sounding stuff. You can load them into just about any soft-sampler and manipulate them and trim to your liking!

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Casio Day! A free collection of Casio VST plugins and sound packs!

In honor of demonicsweaters.com’s first ever Casio Day, I’ve put together this little collection of free Casio VSTs and sound banks! This is a collection of 7 Windows based VSTs, 2 sound banks, and one Ableton instrument that are all either Casio emulators, sampled from, or Casio inspired. Each listing has an individual download link, as well as mirrors. There’s also a rar file of all the plugins and sample packs together at the bottom of the post! Enjoy!

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vl toneFirst up is the classic and mega-cheesy VL tone! Here’s a nifty and very realistic free plugin called the VL1

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Kassiopeia! 2.0

Number two is what looks like one seriously awesome Casio CZ style emulator, The Kassiopeia!

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plastique_3For number three we’ve got the Plastique, an HT-700 inspired plugin. This little plugin is quite cool. Not really exactly like an HT, but has some great sounds and very useful. Still definitely has the Casio vibe too.

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mothmanz3000Number four is my own Mothman Z3000. This is another CZ type plugin. I modeled it specifically after the CZ-3000 with some slight differences. It comes bundled with 3 other Mothman synths. ALL FREE!

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Casiopea VST

Number five, Casiopia. This is yet another CZ inspired 8 voice polyphonic synth. I’ve posted all the different CZ plugins because each has their own character and sounds.

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Mokafix_Cheapo-Tone_3

 

Number Six – Cheapo-Tone, this is another VL inspired plugin, but instead of using samples, this one is a true software synth with digital oscillators to create the tones. You can also create your own patches from scratch and save them. Very cool!

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Casio PT-10Number Seven – Casio PT-10 Sound Pack. Here’s a 17mb soundpack from Seaweed Factory to be used in Ableton or anything really. There are sounds and loops included. 

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Casio CT 101Number Eight – Casiotone CT-101 Ableton Instrument. This is an ALP file to use in Ableton which is nice other than just having raw samples to work with. 

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Casio SK-1Number Nine – The undeniable classic Casio SK-1 (Sample Set) Unfortunately there’s not a plugin out there yet that emulates the sampling feature of an SK-1, but there’s some pretty good sound sets of the other built-in sounds, like this one. 

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casio fz-20mNumber Ten – Freon Surfer FZ. Last but not least is this really cool plugin that isn’t an FZ emulator, but rather drum samples that were captured from the Freon Surfer preset of the Sonic Charge MicroTonic software drum machine using the Casio FZ-20M, then made into a plugin with variable 9khz or 36khz sample rates, time stretched, and overdrive settings. 

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Well there you have it, 10 free plugins and sound sets that are all Casio! Now you have enough casio plugs to create a whole album using nothing but Casio sounds. Hmmmm… I just might do that!

If you want to cut to the chase and get everything at once, I’ve made a handy dandy rar file of everything in this post to download all at once!

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Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Ridiculously huge archive of free drum samples all famous drum machines!

drum sample lib

Here’s something I found while looking for vintage Simmons drum samples. The biggest archive of authentic Drum and Percussion Sound Samples of Drum-Machines on the Net… 319 free Drumkits online! Free download, Drum Samples, Drumsamples, Drumkits, Drum Kits, Vintage Samples wav, Electric Drum Kits, drum beats, Drum Sound, WAV sounds download

Source: …KB6.de… Free Drum Samples – Free Downloads – Drum Kit – Wav Samples

Click the link above or the image to go to the site. Many are completely free, but some require a small donation. Once you donate though you have access to all the machines! Totally worth it in my opinion!

Enjoy!

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