MC3A sample set  



MC3A photo



 689 samples, 127 MB, 26 programs

 The MC-3A electronic keyboard is a digital square wave instrument. I don't know exactly how old it is but my guess is that it's roughly 20 years old. It has 12 chromatic sounds:

 01- Piano
 02- Saxophone
 03- Pipe Organ
 04- Guitar
 05- Trumpet
 06- Violin
 07- Harpsichord
 08- Jazz Organ
 09- Synth
 10- Cowbell
 11- Oboe
 12- Clarinet

 There's a vibrato button that has no settings, it's either on or off. I've sampled the sounds with and without vibrato.  Additionally, it has rhythm styles, a bass and 5 percussion sounds: kick, conga, snare, cymbal and hi-hat.  

 The bass and percussions are included in the set but  not the rhythm styles (at least for now). All these do not sound like the acoustic instruments they're named after but more like the Sid chip, 80's and early 90's video games. Very good  retro sounds for chip music (or chiptune).


 Technical data: 

 - samples were recorded through the keyboard's line out at 24 bits / 44.1 khz and then converted to 16 bits.

 - all the notes are sampled for the sounds without sustain (piano, guitar, harpsichord, cowbell, bass), the others have 4 notes per octave.

  Available in wave, sfz and Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 or better formats.


Available for 3.59, with a free downloadable demo, from Sampleism.

Note that the package above does not include the Thumbjam version that is on the Sounds for iPad and iPhone page, nor the Caustic 2 version.

Please email us if you have questions.


MP3 demos

 All MP3s are one sound only, no processing

 Clarinet     Harpsichord     Jazz Organ     Piano vibrato     Pipe Organ vibrato     Saxophone     Violin vibrato

 An old MIDI file of a Bach piece from an anonymous source with the Cowbell (vib) and Harpsichord (vib) from the MC3A and the Melodic Honk 01 from the Bonus Pack 01 with reverb:  Bach Trio


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