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Virtual Instruments / Sound Libraries

At first we need to bare in mind, Virtual Instruments are often called Sound Libraries, and vice versa.
So from now on, I prefer to call them Sound Libraries.

Over time I developed an extensive variety of music styles and sonic realms. Luckily I stumbled upon Sound Library and Plugin developer, company and web shop called Rast Sound (RS).

By 2018 a realm of trust and mutual understanding did emerge, resulting in the creation of two RS-Matthijs Vos Artist Sound Libraries; crafted, developed and designed by Rast Sound and by myself, using a carefully selected amount of samples which I extracted out of a number of compositions I composed within the last 35 years.

Here one can download and purchase the full fledged RS-Matthijs Vos
Contemporary Colours
Sound Library.
Review in Sound On Sound magazine, March 2022 issue.

Here one can download for free the modest but full functional RS-Matthijs Vos
Vos Contemporary
Sound Library.

Here one can download and purchase the
RS-Anke de Bruijn Sephardic Vocals Sound Library.
Vocals by Anke de Bruijn, creating and producing of samples by myself.
Review in Sound On Sound magazine, November 2022 issue.

But what actually are Sound Libraries?

Every single time we turn on the radio, TV or Video Game Console, we go to the cinema or turn on YouTube or social media video's, at some point Sound Libraries have been deployed when it comes to the music and soundtracks we hear.

In a nutshell, a Sound Library is software which enables the user to compose and play music and/or sound design.
We can play them real-time, including the performing of music articulations, like we play real music instruments or real synthesizers (therefore "Virtual Instruments").
As we wish, all of this can be done automated too, using a MIDI Sequencer as a host for
Sound Libraries, FX and/or signal processing Plugins.

So at this point, we might start to realize several adjacent software applications and pieces of hardware are required,
all together we call this a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW),
to let
Sound Libraries perform properly.

  • Audio Interface, listening gear and a mid / high spec tablet, laptop or desktop computer
  • Here you can find elaborate technical explanations

However, one needs to be a musician and/or music producer as well.
Fortunately, nowadays there are many online and offline courses and tutorials available, starting and finishing at all levels imaginable.

Enjoy and happy music making,



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