16-bit: basic sample pack /free download/

This free sample pack contains 32 royalty free retro samples, 24bit 44kHz. All samples have been created and recorded with real hardware, Atari 1040 STE computer running maxYMiser tracker. No post-processing has been applied.

Please don’t redistribute this sample pack. Post the link to this page if you want to share them. Thanks!

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And here is a simple demo tune:

Created with a real Atari 16-bit microcomputer

Created by gWem, maxYMiser is arguably the most advanced Atari ST native tracker. It was used for designing the instruments in this sample pack.

Recording

The instruments have been recorded from the real Atari STe microcomputer. And then prepared in a form of samples. Sometimes normalisation or noise removal is required. No other post processing was applied.

Testing within composition

Although instruments may sound well when played out of any context, it’s better to try them within specific composition. That is what is done. So sometimes it was required to improve the sound.

Final rendering and selection

If sounds pass the tests succesfully, it’s time to render them finally. Usually there are more instruments and not all of them are worth being included in a sample pack. The most interesting are selected. To keep the high quality and variety at the same time.