At Karoryfer Samples we sample interesting instruments, then find even more interesting ways to use the samples. We currently have four commercial releases - two drum kits, snare drums, and a guitar - plus more than 20 libraries you can download for free. The primary platform we use is the free Plogue sforzando sampler, although most of our instruments include all samples as wav files so you can use them in any sampler of your choice.
Frankensnare: Create your own monster snares from a huge variety of acoustic snare samples - small, medium, huge and just plain weird - plus claps and other extras. Price: $19. On sale for $9 during April 2019.
Secret Agent Guitar: A virutal guitar with personality, this library contains over 10000 samples of a bizarre hollowbody electric made in Poland in the 1970s. Can be used as 6-string or 12-string. Price: $39.
Swirly Drums: You get brushed drums with snare stirs and flutters that are flexible and controllable, and extra kit pieces like cracked cymbals, brushed darbouka, and a cajon used as a kick. Instruments for both Plogue sforzando and NI Kontakt. Price: $29.
Our free libraries are:
Squidpipes: Bagpipes made using a squid instead of a squig. Of course. Download
Gogodze Phu Vol II: A variable fidelity drum kit - lo-fi, hi-fi or anywhere inbetween. Download
Gogodze Phu Vol I: A percussion collection with five bobobo drums from Ghana and a cajon recorded in Poland. Download
Marie Ork: A voice bank for Plogue Alter/Ego. Capable of growling, singing, and many strange sounds. Download
Bear Sax: A baritone saxophone made in 1926 by Conn. Download
War Tuba: Over 1000 samples of folk-punk tuba. Download
Meatbass: Our most popular freebie, this double bass is more folk/pop than classical. Download
Karoryfer x bigcat cello: A flexible cello. Also with NI Kontakt version. Download
String Cyborgs: Part violin family, part machine. Subtractive synthesizers using looped samples of bowed strings instead of synthesis. Download
Weresax: Tenor sax samples. Download
Scarypiano: Piano samples passed through scary effects. Download
Shinyguitar: Shiny black archtop guitar. Download
Earlier libraries with no graphical user interface
We started creating sample libraries for use in our own various projects. We are focusing on instrument libraries and virtual singers, rather than loop libraries or construction kits.
Our free sample libraries can be downloaded directly from this site - no registration, like or donation required. Most of these samples have a CC-BY attribution, but we only want attribution if you're going to redistribute these samples as samples or as part of larger sample libraries. If you are using them in tracks, feel free to ignore the attribution part with any of the instrument libraries.
Any questions or comments about our samples? Email firstname.lastname@example.org