Junk in the Trunk: Kontakt

Junk in the Trunk is a deep, detailed collection of low-cost, budget-friendly, and often portable synthesizer sounds




Yamaha, Casio, Roland, and even Sequential delivered low-cost, budget synths over the years. This collection focuses on Yamaha and Casio, including sampled sounds from: Casio CT-460, Casio CT-6000, Yamaha HS400, Yamaha CS01, Casio VL Tone, Casio SK-5, Casio Rapman, Casio CTK-530, and Casio CT-430.

Don’t count these cheap synths out, however. Vince Clarke (Yazoo, Depeche Mode, Erasure) has often gravitated to the “up-front”, grainy, even cheesy sounds of these keyboards for his distinct sound. We’ve not only captured those baseline sounds, but we’ve also maximized the sound engines of the Logic Sampler engine with MIDI controllers, filters, and effects to create new sounds for your compositions.

Junk in the Trunk samples are 24-bits / 48Khz sample rate. There are 900MB of 24-bit samples and at least 110+ presets completely capturing this unique acoustic instrument. You should be able to quickly find a sound that inspires you.

All Junk in the Trunk versions have presets designed to make the most of the sound engine of each VST sampler, and each synth we sampled has a “dry” sound that turns off effects and filtering for the most part. Still, modulation controllers are active on all sounds where relevant. Make sure you try Filter Cutoff, Timbre, Attack, Release, Chorus and Reverb Send, and General-Purpose Controller #10 for changing the sound. Don’t panic about these controller assignments – most MIDI controllers with knobs and sliders from Arturia, NI, and Novation have these already assigned to physical controllers on the device.

Sounds Included in “Junk in the Trunk”:

Casio VL Tone Guitar Casio VL Tone Flute Casio VL Tone Fantasy Casio CT-430 Bass 1
Casio CT-430 Bass 2 Casio CT-430 Piano Casio CT-430 Vibraphone Casio CT-460 Brass
Casio CT-460 Chorus Casio CT-460 Clav Casio CT-460 Harpsichord Casio CT-460 Organ
Casio CT-460 Piano Casio CT-460 Synth bass Casio CT-460 Trumpet Casio CT-460 Upright bass
Casio CT-460 Vibes Casio CT-6000 Brass Ensemble Casio CT-6000 Chorus Casio CT-6000 Elec Guitar
Casio CT-6000 Electric Piano Casio CT-6000 Flute – Chorus Casio CT-6000 Flute Casio CT-6000 Guitar 2
Casio CT-6000 Harp Casio CT-6000 Honky Tonk Casio CT-6000 Jazz Organ Casio CT-6000 Piano
Casio CT-6000 String Ensemble Casio CT-6000 Symphonic Casio CT-6000 Synth Bell Casio CT-6000 Violin
Casio CT-670 Piano Casio CT-670 String Ensemble Casio CTK-530 EP Bass Casio CTK-530 Guitar Bass
Casio CTK-530 Hard Caliope Casio CTK-530 Strings Casio CTK-530 Low Strings Casio CTK-530 String Pad
Casio CTK-530 Vibes Casio PCM Bass Casio PCM Harp Casio PCM Strings
Yamaha HS400 Human Voice Yamaha CS01 PWM Pad Yamaha CS01 PWM Brass Casio VL Tone
Casio VL Tone Violin Casio VL Tone Violin 1 Casio CTK-530 Marimba Casio CTK-530 Hard Caliope
Casio CTK-530 Mute Tpt Bass Casio CTK-530 Organ Bass Casio CTK-530 Organ Casio Rapman Agogo
Casio Rapman Gamelan Casio Rapman Orchestra Hit Casio Rapman Vocoder Casio SK-5 My Voice 1
Casio SK-5 Chorus – Alias Casio SK-5 EII Marcato



Model Year Kontakt (Kontakt 6 or
Horsepower  24-bit, 48 Khz (bit depth, sample rate)
Seating 113, 1910 (# of presets, # of samples)
Curb weight 945 MB (library size)