Pastoral Tones | Free VST/AU instrument Plugin Inspired By Boards Of Canada

Pastoral Tones | Free VST / AU instrument Plugin Inspired By Boards Of Canada

Pastoral Tones is a free light version of the VST / AU sample based instrument plugin inspired by the sound aesthetic of Boards Of Canada. The plugin includes preset sound to choose from featuring analog synthesizers, flutes, brasses, strings, electric pianos, sound FX, basses and atmospheres.


The acoustic instrument 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.

All the preset sounds are one sample stretched over 5 octaves of the keyboard. Multi-samples have been avoided to increase loading speed, keep the plugin light on RAM and to obtain that old sampler vibe. As a result, Pastoral Tones runs well on older computer.

Furthermore, 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.



  • 62 original playable sounds
  • LFO with depth & rate control plus destination routing
  • Vinyl, film grain & field recordings sound layers with ASR, gain & pan controls
  • Sub oscillator with ADSR, gain and pan controls
  • Reverb
  • Royalty-free sound design

Download the free Light version of Pastoral Tones here. The free version contains only 5 sounds instead of the 63 sounds included in the full version.

Only 21.99$! (Full version)



Price: Free (Limited Light version)

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