The plug-in includes 62 presets featuring analog synthesizers, flutes, brasses, strings, electric pianos, sound FX, basses and atmospheres. The acoustic instrument sounds have been sampled from public domain films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s. To thicken the tone, various sound modules have been added, including a sub oscillator, vinyl and film grain noise layers as well as field recordings sampled from public domain old films.
All the preset sounds are one sample stretched over 5 octaves of the keyboard. Multi-samples have been avoided to increase loading speed, keep the plug-in light on RAM and with the intent to obtain that old sampler vibe. As a result, Pastoral Tones can run well on some older computers.
Furthermore, recordings of public domain films were preferred over new recordings in order to get the most authentic retro sound possible, the kind of sounds one might hear on a Boards Of Canada album.