Sound for Classic JRPG Style Music

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    Hi folks sorry if its wrong forum topics,

    I recently started a new music project for classic jrpg style video game like Lunar Silver Star Story, Wild Arms, Etc, does anyone know what good sample library with good wind, wooden and glass sound (especially kontakt) vst, good presets or sample pack and good percussion loops for that kind? I don't wanna spend alot of time just for tweaking sound, I just wanna focusing on making music. Thanks in Advance.


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    I think what you're looking for is some old General MIDI oriented sounds. If you have the money check out Roland's Sound Canvas plugin (for some reason it's the only Roland thing that's missing from the packs at sister site)


    You can also get similar sounds by using a sounfont player, which you can find for free. Aside from that, i'm affraid most options are (fairly cheap) hardware.

    I don't think there's anything like this for kontakt, could be wrong.

    Edit: If you're on windows you can also use DirectX synth, though that might be a little complicated to set up. It sounds a bit "older" tohugh.
     
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    Hey Dark Matter!
    Don't worry, I gotchu:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJBlHHDc65fhZmKUGLrDTLCm6rfUU83-kbuD8Y0zU0o

    This spreadsheet lists most of the libraries used in newer and older JRPGs (you can select specific game series like Pokemon, Sonic, Zelda, FF at the bottom).
    The aforementioned SC-88 is a decent starting point, for certain games like FF7 you can replicate most of the OST with that synth alone:


    But it's far from covering all the classic games like the ones you mentioned.
    There is a page on archive.org that has most of the classic 90's Sample CDs that those Composers used, but the download speed is quite limited. They also have the Best Service Orchestra, which was used for orchestral music in JRPGs in the 90s.

    For the sake of completeness, you can use a hybrid approach by using i.e. Omnisphere, Zebra etc. together with those oldschool Sample Libraries - This is what Deniz Akbulut, the composer of CrossCode does and the results are fantastic:



    Just a word of warning at the end: You are right, you can get fast results by using them, but acquiring a halfway decent collection of them (+making a template) takes it's time, so don't expect wonders from downloading one or two libraries.
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    Eastwest stuff is always good, i'll try them later.
    Unfortunately I have 0 money to start, and only use free stuff and sister site stuff, but when this project make some money I'll buy few plugs.
    Wow that's massive, really useful to me, thanks for sharing.
    First off all, thank you guys for the answers, such a massive reference and knowledge, really really appreciated.
    I would love to install eastwest & UVI product, but I have to sort and delete some unused my kontakt library because my HDD is almost full, maybe i'll start experiment with TSS, Roland and Spectrasonics stuff.
     
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    Here are some more good sounding free plugins for your project:

    Surge Synth Team - Surge XT vXT.11 VSTi (Subtractive Hybrid) - Free
    https://surge-synthesizer.github.io

    TAL Software - TAL-U-NO-LX v4.6.3 VSTi (Analogue / Subtractive) Free
    https://tal-software.com/products/tal-u-no-lx

    U-HE - Zebralette v2.9.3 VSTi - 64 Bit - Win/Mac/Linux (Easy Spectral Synth) Free
    https://u-he.com/products/zebralette/

    The Usual Suspects DSP56300 Emulator 1.2.17 MultiOS (Emulator Access Virus) Free
    https://dsp56300.wordpress.com
    https://dsp56300.wordpress.com/downloads/

    Nils Schneider - Nils K1v v1.1.9 VSTi - Win/Mac/Linux (ROMpler) Free
    Nils' K1v is a classic rompler that emulates the Kawai K1, a famous japanese classic from 1988.
    www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

    Daichi Laboratory (Ichiro Toda) - Synth1 v1.13beta3 VSTi - Win/Mac - Free
    Synth1 is a software synthesizer. Functionally it is modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth.
    https://daichilab.sakura.ne.jp/softsynth/index.html
    Synth1 Librarian v2020.901 (bug fix release): https://neutrinosky.com/downloads/
     
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    I forgot to mention: Drums in those games are mostly Stylus RMX
     
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    Thanks for the addition guys, I'm having fun with Roland SC & K1v, those are really what I looking for to start my template along with Omni, Stylus & some Kontakt libs. Thanks in advance. Wish me luck guys. And have a good day
     
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