THEPHONOLOOP has released Cassette Toy Piano - a collection of 5 instruments based on a child's toy piano. This is what they have to say about it...
First of the five included instruments is of course just a raw toy piano recorded on a cassette, but 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.
Every instrument contains 3 dynamic layers recorded on 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 (1,71 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV files).
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