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Product Cassette Piano.02
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Type / Tags Cassette Tape Sampler InstrumentAbleton Live PackEXS24 InstrumentKontakt InstrumentSoundFontsoundfonts
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
KontaktLiveLogic Prosforzando
Ableton Live PackEXS24Kontakt 5NKIsfzSoundFont
Operating System Availability
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System Requirements
• Kontakt 5.6.6 (full version)
• Ableton Live 9.7
• Logic Pro
• Any compatible SFZ player, such as Plogue Sforzando
Downloads Released
System Requirements
• Kontakt 5.6.6 (full version)
• Ableton Live 9.7
• Logic Pro
• Any compatible SFZ player, such as Plogue Sforzando
Downloads Released
System Requirements
• Any compatible SFZ player, such as Plogue Sforzando
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Latest Version Changes [view all]

The Idea & Process

One of the main improvements of Cassette Piano.02 is a completely new set of samples of an (not so perfect) old upright piano recorded in a ballet training room (in both stereo and mono, with mics at the back of the piano) which resulted in surprisingly organic and tasty sound with all kinds of little imperfections. In order to make the best use of those recordings, and to further expand the sound capabilities of the instrument, four different decks were used to process the samples.

Below, you can listen to how each of those decks affects the sound in their own different way::

  • Deck A STEREO - the highest quality, very low pitch instability, plus it was recorded in stereo.
  • Deck A MONO - the same quality as the one above but recorded in mono.
  • Deck B MONO - the same one used in previous instruments (Cassette Piano, Cassette Keys.01, Cassette Mallets.01), slightly loose drive belt introduces a lot of pitch instability (sounds great when transposed down).
  • Deck C MONO - the noisiest deck of all with medium amount of pitch instability.
  • Deck D MONO - similar to deck A but with more instability in pitch and overall sound.

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).

Feel free to also check out the introduction video{See video at top of page}

Kontakt version improvements

The GUI of the Kontakt version has been redesigned - it's still very simple and clear, but it offers much more editing possibilities, including extended modulation section:

  • 2 independent LFOs with 5 shapes and 4 destinations each.
  • AMPLITUDE envelope with velocity modulation.
  • FILTER envelope with invert switch.
  • PITCH envelope with invert switch and attack curve knob.

Another improvement is the use of impulse reverb with 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.

In addition, there are also features you may already know from previous instruments in this series, such as the sample start knob (controlled with the GUI or Mod Wheel) which allows you to control initial transients while designing your sound. Moreover, because of the fact that this kind of instruments sounds great when transposed down (it really adds to the overall 'lofiness' of the sound) there's an octave down switch in the GUI now.

And as the last thing - there's now also a simple 2 band equaliser (Instrument Tone) located at the bottom of the GUI.

Main Features:

  • Available in multiple popular formats: Kontakt 5, Ableton Live 9, Logic, SFZ & Multiformat
  • 5 GB of samples (1325 samples in total).
  • Recorded on 4 different decks.
  • Mono and Stereo versions.
  • 5 noise samples (each around 2 minutes long).
  • 3 velocity layers.
  • Organic sound with lots of little imperfections.

Audio demos

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