Business • Launched July 5, 2004
The Lastufka Libraries (aka LastLibs) was a virtual instrument and sample library company I founded in July of 2004.
Our launch product was an Acoustic Bass Guitar library which I sampled, edited, and programmed. The library was distributed by Bela D Media.
The Acoustic Bass Guitar library was advanced for its time, offering real round robin samples for every note on every string, and convolution reverb of the guitar body, to help better simulate the playing of the actual instrument.
Shortly after I developed my first VST effect plugin with SigmaDelta Audio Labs. It was a simple compressor and distortion effect called “Tourniquet”.
The first distribution partnership with Bela D Media went so well that all future LastLibs products were released under the Bela D Media name.
My second release was Studio B in 2005. Studio B is a collection of sampled drums, bass, and guitars. The collection provided everything needed to produce a pop rock track completely virtually.
The Studio B sampled drums were one of the very first multi-track drum libraries, offering producers the opportunity to mix their sampled drum tracks in the same fashion as multitracked studio drums.
Additional libraries were planned, but financing fell through. Among the abandoned projects were The Crypt (an avant-garde instrument collection), Weeping Willows (an e-bowed electric guitar library), an electric violin sample library, and a prepared piano library.