CURIO by Impact Soundworks is an extremely versatile Cinematic Toy Piano. Wow! I knew the quality would be good because everything these guys make is high quality and innovative. Yet, I was still surprised by this sample library. I expected it to sound like. .. well. .. a toy piano — you know, the kind we beat on when we were kids. Obviously, I'm a bit ignorant about miniature grands and kinderklaviers. Even so, this library is so much more than basic plucked mallet sounds. They have mangled and deconstructed it into haunting ambiences and textures, whooshes, sweeps, and percussive things! This library surprised me with a vast wealth of sound design tools.
Interface is simple, fun to use, and looks cool.
Inspiring patches, especially the booms, basses, and ambiences.
Excellent developer communication and support — nice guys.
Price! Cheaper than most toys.
Perhaps I should have noticed the word CINEMATIC. This is not a toy! I highly recommend Curio to any eMusician, producer, film or game scorer, DJ, sound designer, who is looking for patches that inspired and sound phenomenal (I had to look this work up for correct spelling. .. and it was worth it). Tommy Zai gives Curio two youthful thumbs up. Thank you, Impact Soundworks, for creating such a BIG little sample library. It's great; no kidding.