"Baby Piano sounds exactly like you would expect: a broken, fragile sounding toy piano. It’s a perfect example of how something one might consider to be trash can still be used to create some lovely instruments. I find it inspiring" from the Rekkerd review, read the full review HERE
The Baby Piano is a Chinese Toy Piano. I found it at a flea market and it obviously has seen better days. There are 2 keys missing, its casing is worn out and there are loose parts in it. The sound is not even from one key to another partly because the mechanism of some keys is damaged and it's also not in tune.
It's nonetheless lovely and its sound begged to be sampled. I did not stop there and I also created 15 unique resynthesized sounds from the original samples. These can be used as electric pianos, keys and/ or bells. This sample set is available in soundfont, Kontakt 3 (with the wav files), sfz and Wusikstation V5 sfz formats. It is Donationware.
- The Baby Piano free set contains the 14 keys but without velocity layers and 3 of the resynthesized sounds for a total of 4 programs/sounds (20.1 MB). It can be downloaded here, note that the wav files are in the Kontakt download and are needed for the sfz and Wusik V5 formats:
Soundfont Kontakt 3 (with wav files) sfz and Wusik (wav in previous download)
Note that the soundfont will play nicely with the bs-16i and Gestrument apps on iPad.
Check out the VSTi version (Windows) on our Software page.
- People who donate at least $2 US will receive a link to download the Baby Piano standard version which contains 3 more programs for the acoustic samples and 8 more resynthesized sounds for a total of 18 programs and 12 sounds (86.3 MB).
- People who donate at least $5 US will receive the Baby Piano standard version and an extra set, the Baby Bells. This extra set has 4 more sounds resynthesized from the acoustic samples and 9 programs (123 MB). They sound like a cross between an electric piano and bells. They have long decays up to 15 seconds.
There's a text file named "Baby_Piano_Program_list.txt " included in the Baby Piano free set that gives more info about the sounds and the different packages. I hope that everything is clear but don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
MP3 DemosThe next 3 examples were made with styles from Synapse Audio Orion: Plucky Strong Buzz Sweep
Sweep, Sweet Tine and Bell layered, with phaser added (multi): Layers 01
Baby Bells: TP Bell 01 low TP Bell 02 Space Bell Absurd Bell 02a Absurd Bell 02b
Absurd Bell 02c Absurd Bell 03 TP Bell 01 Howling Bell
Howling Bell pattern Howling and TP 02 bells layered (multi)
Mixed Multi 01 Mixed Multi 02a
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If you live in Canada the appropriate sales taxes will be automatically added to your order.
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