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The Idea & Process
The concept behind Cassette Piano was to record piano sounds on to cassette (in every key x 3 velocities) with a classic old & wonky cassette recorder and compile these 264 samples within a Kontakt instrument with a sleek, simple and synth-like GUI.
Every note of this instrument has been carefully denoised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note. Noise can still be added with the noise slider - 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.
The End Result
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.
Simple interface - Everything is laid out on one page allowing fast sound design possibilities.
Simulated Round Robin - Makes notes sound realistic when played ostinato (even when playing fast) - Check out the introduction video to hear it in action.
Variety of sounds - With this instrument you can easily create some weird sounds and there are already 39 presets included to get you started.
- 1,1 GB of samples (330 MB after lossless Kontakt compression)
- Simulated Round-Robin
- REV (reverse) mode
- Mono mode
- 3 velocity layers
- One-page interface for easy and fast sound design
- 39 presets
- Full version of Kontakt 5.5.1 (or higher) is required - you can load this instrument in Kontakt Player but it'll work only for limited time.