Cassette Toy Piano
Version: Kontakt 5.6.6 / NCW / V1
5 instruments based on a children toy piano
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
Cassette Toy Piano is a collection of 5 instruments based on a children toy piano. First of the five included instruments is of course just a raw toy piano recorded on a cassette and while it is a nice and useful sound most toy pianos are very… imperfect in their nature. Because of that the main aim for this collection was to create additional variations of the raw sound to embrace what’s good in it (with things like spring reverb, granular synthesis, etc.) without losing its original (and sometimes) creepy sound.
So to sum everything up - Cassette Toy Piano is a collection of 5 instruments recorded with 3 dynamic layers using 2 different cassette decks (one with a more neutral sound and the other with a much more lofi and degraded sound). Overall there are 1112 samples - 111 samples per deck, plus 2 noise samples from each deck.
Note - The FULL version of Kontakt 5.6.6 or above is required (NOT Kontakt Player)
Every note has been carefully denoised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note (there’s still some noise left in the samples to avoid denonising artifacts). Noise can still be added with the noise knob - it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.
Contains custom impulses (4 spring impulses, 4 hall impulses & 3 corridor impulses), along with a choice of whether you want it to be placed pre or post insert effects - same thing goes for the delay.
Useful and fun production tool
If you like vintage sounds and you're looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.
Simulated Round Robin
Makes faster note passages sound more realistic and adds to the overall nonlinearity of the instrument - available in Kontakt and SFZ versions only.
Variety of sounds
Aside from the sound of a cassette record with this instrument you can easily create some weird sounds and there are already quite a few presets included to get you started
- 1,71 GB of 24-bit NCW samples (1112 samples in total)
- Recorded on 2 different decks
- Simulated round-robin
- 5 instruments
- 2 noise samples (each 2 minutes long)
- 3 dynamic layers
- Organic sound with lots of little imperfections
- Full version of Kontakt 5.6.6 (or higher) required - not compatible with Kontakt Player
- 42 presets
- One-page interface for easy and fast sound design
- Convolution Reverb with custom impulses (spring, hall, corridor)
imo the best toy piano for kontakt, it has a really nice sound, various sample options and you can tweak the hell out of it to make more experimental/idm stuff that sounds excellent too.
Jose Vicente Esteban Gomis