Free Lo-Fi Sample Library

Sebastian Tomczak has released a free lo fi sample library, the Atari POKEY Noise Sample Pack.


I have created a set of samples that have been recorded directly from an Atari POKEY chip. I have created all of the sounds myself on the hardware (as in, these are not sounds or samples recorded from games or demo programs). The output from the sound chip has been recorded directly.


There are a total of 316 samples, covering a variety of frequencies and noise characteristics. Pure tones are not included.

Audio Format

The uncompressed audio is presented as 16 bit, 44.1KHz mono .wav files. The compressed audio is presented as 96kbps, mono .mp3 files. The audio has been normalised and trimmed, but not compressed nor equalised in any fashion. Fade-outs have been added to each file.


The sample pack can be downloaded here:

The library is released under a Creative Commons license.

See Tomczak’s site for more info and other free sample libraries.

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