Software instrument developer UVI have just announced Toy Suite, a collection of over 370 acoustic and electric toy instruments.
UVI have just announced Toy Suite, a nostalgic collection of samples of over 370 toy instruments, including ’70s and ’80s video game sounds.
Toy Suite consists of instruments from all over the world including everything from tiny pianos, guitars, organs, accordions, trumpets, drums, and drum machines, to all sorts of percussion including whistles, metallophones, shakers, and moo-cans, and even the sounds of animated plush animals.
Despite the toys themselves being lo-fi, UVI have sampled them using the highest quality professional studio gear. This includes class-A microphones, outboard processors, and multi-sampling techniques, used elsewhere on classical instruments, in order to get the best quality of these quirky and intricate sounds. The collection includes 384 instruments, 1185 presets, 34 kits and 1499 loops.
The not-so-hidden gem in this is the inclusion of a dual-layer 8-bit synth capable of classic sounds from the likes of the SID station, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Mod Machine and more.
UV has warned not to be fooled by the light-hearted nature of the collection, promising it contains unique sounds full of personality, which will inspire and add depth to all sorts of productions.
For a limited time, you can purchase Toy Suite for a discounted amount (around $450 AUD) until the price rises to around $65o on the 10th of September. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac in either UVI’s Falcon or the free UVI Workstation.
For more information head to the UVI website.