I need bad samples!

merlinhimself

Active Member
I'm starting a "casual" video game music album and unfortunately "Xpande" from Avid does not work in cubase haha.
When I say bad, not unpleasant, I feel like theres an art to having cheesy samples that sound good.

Anyways, if anyone has any reccomendatioons for any libraries free or for purchase, im mostly looking for strings, horns,
aux perc, cheesy synths, general band instruments
 

josejherring

Senior Member
I'm starting a "casual" video game music album and unfortunately "Xpande" from Avid does not work in cubase haha.
When I say bad, not unpleasant, I feel like theres an art to having cheesy samples that sound good.

Anyways, if anyone has any reccomendatioons for any libraries free or for purchase, im mostly looking for strings, horns,
aux perc, cheesy synths, general band instruments
I'd like for copies of older libraries like Seidlecheck (never could spell his name) and Miroslav Vitos.

For cheesy low fi 8 bit synths, do you have Reaktor. There are a couple of emulations. There are so many free vst synths that have that hold school FM sound like Dexed.

Also, Sonic Charge Mictrotonic for drums and there synth bitspeak.
 

DSmolken

Senior Member
I think Chipsynth SFC is supposed to be close to release, that's an accurate emulation of the Super Nintendo sample playback engine, so it might be worth waiting for, especially if you're doing video game sounds.

Then there's also a whole another, much more charming kind of bad samples...

 

X-Bassist

Senior Member
I'm starting a "casual" video game music album and unfortunately "Xpande" from Avid does not work in cubase haha.
When I say bad, not unpleasant, I feel like theres an art to having cheesy samples that sound good.

Anyways, if anyone has any reccomendatioons for any libraries free or for purchase, im mostly looking for strings, horns,
aux perc, cheesy synths, general band instruments
This is one of those projects that could benefit fro Solid State Symphony. ;)

And apparently you are ill-informed. Because Xpand2 is now available for VST and AU! Cost is $50, but I’ve seen sales for $19 and less. ;)

So get out there and make some good sounding cheesy music, Pronto!
 

Geocranium

Active Member
Doesn't Cubase come with a bunch of sounds in Halion? Halion has all of the GM library + other sounds. I think that + Kontakt factory library would have you covered without having to buy anything new.
 

Jeremy Gillam

Active Member
As X-Bassist said Xpand2 is available as a VST I believe. I love that thing actually. You could also pick up a Roland JV outboard box pretty cheap, there are some amazing sounds on those even if they are super dated.
 

josejherring

Senior Member
As X-Bassist said Xpand2 is available as a VST I believe. I love that thing actually. You could also pick up a Roland JV outboard box pretty cheap, there are some amazing sounds on those even if they are super dated.
It sounds really good actually. Kind of reminds me of my old Roland and Korg synths from the '90's but even better.
 

DivingInSpace

Senior Member
Xpand 2 is actually my go to. Digital Synsations from UVI (was free some time ago) has some good stuff in their orchestral presets, and Korg M1 (vst) gets used a fair bit too. Dexed (DX7 plugin) probably does some usable sounds too, though you might have to sort through a lot of presets.
 

Lode_Runner

Senior Member
Maybe try Rhythmic Robot Audio's Emulator II library for the lower-fi sample sounds of the 1980s. https://www.rhythmicrobot.com/product/emulator-ii-universe-of-sounds-vol-1
https://www.rhythmicrobot.com/product/emulator-ii-omi-universe-of-sounds-vol-2
There's other stuff there that may be of interest to you as well (eg DX7 keys etc).

Hollow Sun has the:
Fairlight http://www.hollowsun.com/HS2/products/vintage_samplers/index.htm
MKS20 http://www.hollowsun.com/HS2/products/vks20/index.htm
Mellotron http://www.hollowsun.com/HS2/products/newtron/index.htm
and Orchestron http://www.hollowsun.com/HS2/products/optomotron/index.htm
and lots of lo-fi experimental synth type libraries as well.

And for the sounds of video games Impact Soundworks: https://impactsoundworks.com/product/super-audio-cart/ and https://impactsoundworks.com/product/super-audio-cart-pc/ (and Game Boy Freebie https://impactsoundworks.com/product/super-audio-boy/ )
 

Johnny

Active Member
I'm starting a "casual" video game music album and unfortunately "Xpande" from Avid does not work in cubase haha.
When I say bad, not unpleasant, I feel like theres an art to having cheesy samples that sound good.

Anyways, if anyone has any reccomendatioons for any libraries free or for purchase, im mostly looking for strings, horns,
aux perc, cheesy synths, general band instruments
There have been some Kontakt user freebies of SNES instruments designed to sound like replications of the instruments used in specific Super Nintendo Video Games, these sounded amazingly cheesy but true to the SNES aesthetic- horns, brass, percussion etc... (Not content within Super Audio Cart, but user designed content only.) I remember I needed the sound of 16bit era orchestra and these instruments ended up being perfect for me while I was working on some RPG Game Maker independent releases. I can try to find where these links are if you are interested?
 

X-Bassist

Senior Member
I'm starting a "casual" video game music album and unfortunately "Xpande" from Avid does not work in cubase haha.
When I say bad, not unpleasant, I feel like theres an art to having cheesy samples that sound good.

Anyways, if anyone has any reccomendatioons for any libraries free or for purchase, im mostly looking for strings, horns,
aux perc, cheesy synths, general band instruments
It's $12.24 at pluginboutique.com right now.
No Excuse! VST version for $14.99. Enjoy!