Caustic 3 has been released and it is now also available for iOS devices. Now all the packs on this page are in the new causticpack format designed to make it easier to import presets and samples on Android and iOS devices!
They can also be used with Caustic 2 though it requires some extra work. Click this link for more info: causticpack installation.
All my Caustic expansion packs can either be downloaded or bought from this page or from Google Play.
you get them from Google Play, they will be installed
your Android device. If you get them from this
page, you will
have to install them yourself to your Android or iOS device, computer or
files work on the three platforms. The
detailed instructions on how to install them are above and also included in the downloads.
Welcome to our Caustic 2 and Caustic 3 page! Here you will find sample based instruments and kits for Caustic both free and commercial. I am not sure yet how this page and its content will evolve over time and it will be updated regularly so visit often.
To begin with, I did 2 PCMsynth instruments that are included in the factory content of Caustic, Zvon 02 and Zvon Doo. Both are made with a resynthesized looped sample, a speech synthesizer for Zvon 02 and a female voice for Zvon Doo. They have a sound that reminds me of the Mellotron.
- Free pack 01: 4 PCMsynth instruments and 2 Beatbox kits. If you like the sounds in it, visit the pages of the source sample packs but note that they DO NOT contain other presets/instruments for Caustic: Out There (Beatbox), Memory Collections (Mini MC1) and Reed Organs (Supertone LITE). But they all include the wav files, and the Out There set soundfonts too, that can be imported in Caustic.
- Free Pack 02: 2 different sets of quirky and fun sounds, the Mini MC2 kits and the Mechanical Musical Automatons for a total of 12 PCMsynths presets and 4 Beatbox kits.Download the 2 packs bundle HERE.
- Single Cycle waveforms free pack: 30 single cycle waveforms and 63 presets for the PCMSynth of Caustic. Even if these waveforms can be used as is, they take a new dimension when shaped with the PCMSynth controls. I have added 3 simple example presets. Users who want to share their creations are welcome to send them to me and I will make them available on our website. Download it HERE View the PDF documentation HERE
- Chromatic Hits for Caustic: 49 instruments for the PCMsynth that can be used as tuned or semi-tuned percussions. All instruments have 4 samples per octave and most cover at least 6 octaves. For more info, view or download the PDF HERE. The set is in 3 volumes that are sold as a bundle for the BlackBerry PlayBook©:
Mix: 27 instruments covering a range of different
Before buying you can download and try the DEMO
pack. Note that the demo has
2 of the regular full
chromatic instruments: Hard hit 02 (T) and Metal 01 (T)
and 4 other files that are not
chromatic instruments, for these I have instead
regrouped on successive
or 3 samples of each of the 47 other chromatic
instruments to allow you
all the sounds. The
samples of a given
instrument in these 4 demo files are 2 octaves apart
(but on successive
to give a good idea of how it sounds in the full
version. Of course this
in the 4 demo
files, the pitch heard does not correspond to the note
and the octave
played. View the complete PDF of the demo HERE.
Chromatic Hits $4.00 US:
PCMsynth presets and 2 Beatbox kits.
Square Wave $1.50 US:
- Prepared EP: The free demo pack has 16 samples, 16 PCMSynth presets and 4 Beatbox kits. The paid pack adds 63 samples, 53 presets and 25 kits for a combined total of 79 samples, 69 PCMSynth presets and 29 Beatbox kits. Both must be installed to have the complete content.
The sampled instrument is a real electric piano that was prepared as John Cage and others prepared an acoustic piano. That means inserting springs, plastic tubes, pins, all kinds of objects inside the piano. These objects when touching the strings or the tines change the sound of each key played. All the notes can be radically different from each other and often the original sound is not even recognizable. The result is an instrument that is much more percussive in nature.
Prepared EP $1.99 US:
(toy piano): The Baby Piano is a Chinese Toy Piano. I
found it at a
flea market and it obviously has seen better days.
There are 2 keys
missing, its casing is worn out and there are loose
parts in it. The
sound is not even from one key to another partly
because the mechanism
of some keys is damaged and it's also not in tune.
- Julie Resynth: A
fun cyborg vocal sample set, half human and half
Both the demo and the full pack must be installed to have the complete content.
Julie Resynth $1.50 US:
- Marching Band Horn: The exact name of this instrument is unknown. It uses a French horn mouthpiece and the range is a little lower than a trumpet and a little higher than a trombone. To make most of the instruments in this set I played single notes and resynthesized them to create multi-samples. In all cases the resulting tone is still very brassy and close to the natural one.
The demo has 7 PCMSynth instruments and the full version adds 30 for a total of 37 instruments. Most are multi-sampled. Both the demo and the full pack must be installed to have the complete content.
MBH $1.30 US:
_____________________________________________________________- Acoustic Guitar: A simple, good sounding multi-sampled acoustic guitar bank for the PCMSynth. The guitar had steel strings and was played with a pick. Recorded with 3 different microphones simultaneously: a condenser, a ribbon and a guitar pickup.
The notes are not as even and perfect as in many
libraries. Here's a comment Rej (Caustic's
about it, the capitals are his:
View or download the PDF HERE.
Acoustic Guitar $1.30 US:
MP3 examples with the patterns used in the video:
Four chords, first with the condenser mic set, followed by the ribbon mic set and the pickup set, Chords reverb - patterns ribbon mic dry - condenser with chorus, delay and reverb - with overdrive - pickup overdrive.
All FXs are from Caustic._____________________________________________________________
Or get all the above expansion packs for $9.99 US (instead of $12.58):
Watch the demo videos on YouTube HERE.
______________________________________________________________NEW: The Kids Kits, vocal samples of children, are HERE (not in causticpack format yet)
note that when
you buy sample sets from our website, downloads
are not automatic.
After we received confirmation of your
payment, we will email you the link or links
where you can download
your products. This
will usually be within one business day.
BlackBerry PlayBook© is a trademark of BlackBerry.Visit our forum on KVRaudio.
and questions are welcome.
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