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Pastoral Tones

Pastoral Tones
Pastoral Tones by SampleScience is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
Windows 8.1/10/11
macOS El Capitan and up
Natively compatible with M1 chips
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Pastoral Tones is a sample-based instrument inspired by the sound aesthetic of Boards Of Canada. The plugin includes 62 preset sounds to choose from 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 sound, 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 plugin light on RAM, and obtain that old sampler vibe. As a result, Pastoral Tones runs well on older computers.

Furthermore, recordings of public domain films were preferred in order to get the most authentic retro sound possible, the kind of sounds you would hear on a Boards Of Canada album.


  • 61 original sounds.
  • Vinyl, film grain and field recordings sound layers with ASR, gain, and pan controls.
  • Sub oscillator with ADSR, gain, and pan controls.
  • Reverb/LFO.
  • Royalty-free sound design.
Made with Maize Sampler

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