Toybox 2 includes some familiar sounds that may inspire you to drink apple juice with your animal crackers. This Micropak starts off with a Ukelele, Wooden Xylophone, Maracas, Jingle Bells, and classic Casio MT-30 tones, which should all evoke some childhood nostalgia.
Delving into some rare finds, ToyBox 2 explores oddities such as the Otamatone from Japan, a handmade wooden electronic Sonica and a fold-up keyboard with surprisingly unique lo-fi tones.
In addition, ToyBox 2 comes packed with 2 menus of sound fx and speech fragments from some talking toys. These patches include NumberFarm and Alphabeta, the latter having the spoken alphabet, but also an additional set of consonant and vowel sounds for reconstructing words and phrases.
All instruments were recorded in 24 bit depth with either a stereo XY mic pair (Neumann KM84's) or through a tube DI box. In some cases there was tube compression applied (Pendulum OCL-2). Everything has been programmed to emulate the original instruments but Puremagnetik has taken things a few steps further to allow some major tweaking and sonic mutilation.
Toybox 2 Features
• 11 multi-sampled musical toys • 2 menus of sound fx and speech fragments • A set of electronic and acoustic percussion sounds • Custom Ableton Racks, Kontakt KSP GUI and Logic Channel Strips
• Requires Ableton Live 8, Logic 8 or Kontakt 3.5 • 500 MB of physical RAM • 200 Megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space