13th September 2010
Puremagnetik has announced the release of Toybox 2, a collection of multi-sampled toys, speaking devices, handmade wooden instruments, classic noise-makers and battery-powered plastic gizmos for Ableton Live 8, Logic 8 or Kontakt 3.5.
Toybox 2 starts off with a Ukulele, Wooden Xylophone, Maracas, Jingle Bells, and classic Casio MT-30 tones, which should all evoke some childhood nostalgia.
Delving into some rare finds, ToyBox 2 explores oddities such as the Otamatone from Japan, a handmade wooden electronic Sonica and a fold-up keyboard with surprisingly unique lo-fi tones.
In addition, ToyBox 2 comes packed with 2 menus of sound FX and speech fragments from some talking toys. These patches include NumberFarm and Alphabeta, the latter having the spoken alphabet, but also an additional set of consonant and vowel sounds for reconstructing words and phrases.
All instruments were recorded in 24-bit depth with either a stereo XY mic pair (Neumann KM84s) or through a tube DI box. In some cases there was tube compression applied (Pendulum OCL-2).
Toybox 2 Features:
- 11 multi-sampled musical toys.
- 2 menus of sound FX and speech fragments.
- A set of electronic and acoustic percussion sounds.
- Custom Ableton Racks, Kontakt KSP GUI and Logic Channel Strips.
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