Easily our most eclectic and unique sound library, Complete Toy Museum delivers the sounds of both our Acoustic and Electric Toy Museums, delivering 317 musical toys such as baby percussions, toy guitars, ancient automates, mini-keyboards, learning tools, style-o-phones and more. The collection includes everything from modern commercial toys to rare historical ones, providing an enormous range of timbres from cute and nostalgic to peculiar and even bizarre. Browse over 970 included presets to quickly and easily find inspiration from your childhood or dig deep and explore hundreds that you've likely never heard before.
The value of Complete Toy Museum isn't just in numbers, the sound quality itself is truly outstanding. Great care was taken to capture the full detail and natural character of each toy by way of meticulous multi-sampling. Each and every sounds these toys can make was captured, including the odd acoustic noise and electronic glitches some of these toys are prone to. Recording was done with Class-A microphones and using the same professional grade tools and precise editing techniques that we employ when recording a classical violinist.
The sounds within Complete Toy Museum are profoundly unique and bristling with charm and detail, ready to accent your tracks and sound design with a genuine novelty and nostalgia unlike anything else.
- 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.
- Children's Toys: These toys are particularly designed for kids, even if most of the time, elders do play with them.
- Developed Toys: Sometimes real advanced keyboards are hidden behind the word "toys", whose technique nonchallenges some tedious semi-pro keyboards.
- Drums & FX: 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: Seriously impressing for their days and intent, these keyboards came with a microphone and/or RCA sampling facility.
- Musical Toys: More toys than musical, most of the time with no keyboard, some of them hide very surprising features...
- Organ Basic: The electric organs that have been scattered about in youngsters' bedrooms for the last forty years.
- Silly: 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: These keyboards were designed to be "child' fingers-compliant". Some machines from this category became iconic.
- Speech: These are the talkative toys, whether it's for learning spelling, just for fun or to make music.
- Style-o-phone: One of the best and oldest kind of musical toys ever designed.