Sonic Images Library
Sample CD-ROM library in Roland S-770, S-750, S-760, XV-5080 and compatible format
The Sonic Images Library (in Roland S-770 and S-750 format) is a nice, useful library for many genres. The focus here is on synthesizer samples, particularly great-sounding analog/digital pads, but there are a few acoustic simulations, some guitars, flutes, and a huge section devoted to special FX.
The quality of the samples is very good, and many of the performances make good use of the aftertouch and the mod wheel.
I particularly love the breathy, vox pads that remind of the Fairlight, the digital plucky synths, and the Microwave patches.
The FX section covers all grounds and it's a must if you score for the pictures - all usual suspects are in there - and more.
In order to use these CD-ROM you will need a SCSI CD-ROM drive connected to your S-series sampler or XV-5080. Keep in mind that certain sound data will need 32MB of memory, supported only by the S-760. The S-770 and 750 have less.
Stream all mp3 examples below
|Patch name with audio demo||My comments|
|01 Pluck Mix||Beautiful plucked synth, digital and analog combined, very late '80s/early '90s|
|02 Bell Strings||Typical bell + string combi - full and nice|
|03 Breath Choir||Superb analog/digital pad - Fairlight flavored|
|08 Fast Strings||Ok string ensemble|
|10 Bell Choir||Beautiful, dreamy synthesizer mix|
|14 Spacepad||Another great early '90s series of synthesizers|
|15 Twelve Moogs||Nice Moog synths, several variations|
|19 Big Brass||Typical film score brass|
|22 Japanese Flute Orch||Famous sample, great for New Age|
|23 Soft Piano Strings||Staple combination sound for all keyboardists|
|28 Slow Orchestra Pad||Incredible soft pad, very useful|
|30 Distorted Guitars||'80s chorused and distorted guitar|
|33 Obie Stack||Presumably sampled from an Oberheim|
|35 Microwave||Typical Waldorf MicroWave sounds|
|39 Six Pianos||This piano sound reminds me of the intro in Propaganda's "Duel" (great song!)|
|40 Harpsiflute||Somber flutes|
|41 Spacelanding||Angelic synth, very beautiful|
|42 Bosendorfer Grand||Bosendorfer grand piano samples.|
|43 FX Vol 1||Nice set of FX|
|49 FX Vol 7||Many well-known FX|
|58 FX Vol 16||Sci-Fi|
|Year of release:||1992|
|Sound generation method:||n/a|
|Sound expansion capabilities:||n/a|
I put together a .pdf of the CD leaflet:
Sonic Images Library.pdf
|SITE||Type of resource||DESCRIPTION|
Universe Of Sounds Sonic Images Library review with audio demo