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Pastoral Tones

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Pastoral Tones is a sample-based instrument inspired by the sound aesthetic of Boards Of Canada. The plugin includes 61 preset sounds to choose from including analog synthesizers, flutes, vintage brasses, strings, electric pianos, sound FXs, basses, and atmospheres.

The acoustic sounds have been sampled from public domain films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s. To thicken the sound, various sound modules have been added, including a sub-oscillator, vinyl, and film grain noise layers as well as field recordings sampled from public domain old films. Each preset sound is one sample stretched over 5 octaves.

Multi-samples have been avoided to increase loading speed, keep the plugin light on RAM, and obtain that old sampler vibe. As a result, Pastoral Tones runs well on older computers. Also, recordings of public domain films were preferred in order to get the most authentic retro sound possible, the kind of sounds you would hear on a Boards Of Canada album.


61 original sounds
Vinyl, film grain and field recordings sound layers with ASR, gain, and pan controls
Sub oscillator with ADSR, gain, and pan controls
Royalty-free sound design


Windows 8.1/10 or macOS El Capitan and up (compatible with Catalina, Big Sur and up)
573 MB of HD space
Quad-core CPU or better with 4 GB of RAM or more
64-bit VSTi/AUi Host
You will get the following files:
  • DMG (479MB)
  • ZIP (447MB)

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