Victorian Music Box (Legacy)
This product has been superseded by a new and improved free product, Music Box Suite Free. It features re-edited and improved version of all of the sounds of Victorian Music Box, and it is housed in our VST/AU engine Mirage, meaning Kontakt is no longer needed.
Victorian Music Box is a multi-sampled antique music box for Kontakt. The sound is dark and mysterious, perfect for a cinematic style. The instrument is very tweakable with attack/release and low/high EQ controls. Included is a convolution reverb effect with a selection of unusual impulses. The winding-up sound and the mechanical ‘whir’ are also included in the library.
This product requires the paid version of Kontakt.
|Style||Cinematic, Realistic, Unusual|
|Content||Textures, Tonal Percussion|
- 9 presets (NKI files)
- 4 round robin
- Stereo recordings 44.1kHz/ 24bit
- 21 impulse responses
- 4 effects: reverb, delay, distortion and rotator
- 8 presets each for reverb and delay
- Attack/ release and low/high EQ controls
- Randomise start times of notes for realism
The music box is in the back on a 19th century book; when it opens, the music should begin playing, and in this case, God Save the Queen. It has been meticulously sampled with plenty of round robin in order to replicate the dark, antique sound.
These samples are then handpicked and arranged in Kontakt, and with it, 2 pages of scripting. The result is a tool that is perfect for creating atmosphere in your music.
The first page includes a random knob; this delays the start time of the notes which is great for adding realism to the instrument. As you can imagine, an actual music box will not hit multiple notes at the exact same time.
The effects page contains a tempo synced delay, rotator, distortion and reverb. With these you can alter the sound quite a lot to create anything from an ambient pluck to a gritty distorted tone.
- This library requires the full version of Kontakt 5.1 or above to work. It will only work in demo mode if you have the free Kontakt Player.
- This product is not for Kontakt Player, and therefore cannot be added with the ‘add library’ function, you must instead load the .nki files through the file browser, or by dragging and dropping.
- 42 samples (lossless NCW format)
- 115 MB installed
- 24bit/44.1khz stereo
- 94 MB download
- 10 NKI files
2 reviews for Victorian Music Box (Legacy)
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Ben Sokol –
Damn good library for being a free one.
I was looking around for a good music box to play around with and put to good use when I honed in on this.
This VST came with ten Kontakt instruments, and around 7 or 8 of them sounded really good to my taste (I would not be surprised in the least if the Ominous version was used in a cinematic horror trailer). In addition to that, and the four RR’s and multiple velocities per note, each instrument can have the sounds altered in a variety of ways with sound presets, adding an additional layer of sound to it.
The sounds can easily be tweaked with randomizing, delay, distortion, reverb, rotator, 2-band EQ, and attack/release. It can be FURTHER tweaked by going into edit mode in Kontakt and making additional adjustments there.
In all honesty, this is probably one of the best free VSTs I’ve found online. I’ll be checking out some of Frozenplain’s other instruments to see what they’ve got if they can release an instrument this good for free.
Amazing free product, worth the effort to download..