|Where we came from: Located near the western slopes of
northwestern Oregon's beautiful Mount Hood, Northstar Productions was established
James Hybl in the mid 1980s. While working on his album Brick,
Scott acquired an E-MU Emulator II, and found the then-available sample
libraries to be simple and uninteresting. From his musician's point
of view, rather than an electronics engineer's one, Scott developed and
expanded on his own collection of sound recordings, and began offering
for sale floppy disks with useable, musical and comprehensive banks of
sounds. Before the end of that decade, he had issued his first of
several products for a new technology—the CD ROM.
What we sell: Numbering in the thousands, Northstar's Sample
Library contains sounds ranging from conventional Western classical and
modern musical instruments, ancient instruments, and sound effects both
natural and man-made. They're available for several brands of samplers
on CD ROM, Audio CDs, floppy disks, and a variety of fixed-disk formats.
Northstar's samples are used by artists, engineers, and sound designers
for music, television and films worldwide.
Who owns the samples: All the samples in Northstar's library
are either original sounds, or licensed from various other sources, and
as such, are copyrighted by Northstar or their respective owners, and are
protected by international copyright laws. Only Northstar and its
approved dealers and suppliers have the right to distribute Northstar titles.
Buy Northstar titles that contain original artwork, booklets, etc, only
from Northstar or its approved dealers and suppliers. If you have
questions about a dealer or supplier, please contact