Complete Toy Collection features tons of marvelous "ready to play" presets from more than 300 musical toys. A massive 20 GB library containing more than 21 000 samples and loops carefully recorded in 24-bit / 96 kHz with the best gear on earth.
Complete Toy Museum includes 2 fabulous libraries : Acoustic Toy Museum & Electric Toy Museum
Acoustic Toy Museum
A Wide Range of Acoustic Toys, from the Most Popular to the Rarest Ones.
We secured access to a number of private collections of these musical gems, including a famous museum, Musée des Art Décoratifs which shares space with the Louvre in Paris, in order to create the de facto acoustic toy sound library.
No library in the world has such a wide range of acoustic toys - literally hundreds of musical toys, in every conceivable category. The value of this library isn't just in numbers, great effort was made to capture the authentic sound and detail of each instrument. We meticulously multi-sampled everything at 24-bit / 96 kHz with world-class microphones and Class-A equipment. We even recorded full phrases from the music boxes and loops with the baby drums and toy guitars.
- Toy Pianos and Keys: The most complete selection of toy pianos in the world; including Michelsonne pianos, rare wood pianos and more.
- Xylophone and Metal: A great selection of xylophones and metallophones, sanza and clavi-harps.
- Children's Bells: Simple bells, key triggered bells and chimes.
- Toy Guitars: Guitars and ukuleles—multi-sampled, chords and loops, all expertly played in various tempos and every key.
- Music Boxes: Distinct classics and newer models with clean tones. Classic models come with presets that can randomly play each note.
- Baby Drums : A child's school set and a very cheap cardboard set, both recorded with a session drummer in a professional studio.
- Baby Percussions : More than a dozen different percussive instruments cover a wide range of styles.
- Melodicas : Melodicas, accordions and harmonics.
- Blow Toys: Recorders, whistles, tiny trumpets and more.
- Musical Gadgets: Giggle sticks, puzzling boom whackers, everything we couldn't easily categorize.
- Ancient Automates: Animated plush animals.
- Kindergarten: Roly-poly toys, moo boxes, play centers and more.
Electric Toy Museum
A Massive 7GB Library of 97 Toys.
In line with our work on the Acoustic Toy Museum, we set out to create another playful retrospective, this time focusing on battery-powered contraptions. We found some 97 different toys dating back to the 60's, some with truly incredible character.
The sounds of playful blips and cheap plastic come alive through our meticulous process; over 14,000 samples at 24-bit / 96kHz with many instruments multi-sampled with release samples for each note, rhythms converted into sliced loops, GM drum kits, and FX and speech voices all carefully organized for easy navigation.
We sampled everything. Every note, every key press, every click, resulting in a truly comprehensive and highly detailed library of classics, unmatched in the industry.
- Children's Toys (11 machines): These toys are particularly designed for kids, even if most of the time, elders do play with them.
- Developed Toys (9 machines): Sometimes real advanced keyboards are hidden behind the word "toys", whose technique nonchallenges some tedious semi-pro keyboards.
- Drums & FX (13 machines): Especially designed for drums and FX, whether they are pure sound FX machines or drum machines. That's the rhythm of the household.
- Mini Sampler (3 machines): Seriously impressing for their days and intent, these keyboards came with a microphone and/or RCA sampling facility.
- Musical Toys (15 machines): More toys than musical, most of the time with no keyboard, some of them hide very surprising features...
- Organ Basic (10 machines): The electric organs that have been scattered about in youngsters' bedrooms for the last forty years.
- Silly (10 machines): It's not they sound poorly, it's not they were too quickly designed, it's not we don't love them, it's... just totally silly.
- Small (11 machines): These keyboards were designed to be "child' fingers-compliant". Some machines from this category became iconic.
- Speech (3 machines): These are the talkative toys, whether it's for learning spelling, just for fun or to make music.
- Style-o-phone (11 machines): One of the best and oldest kind of musical toys ever designed.