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 Cassette Piano by THEPHONOLOOP is Soundware (e.g. samples or presets that load into other products) for macOS and Windows.
Cassette Piano Cassette Piano
Product Cassette Piano
Price (MSRP)
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Type / Tags Kontakt InstrumentCassetteFlutterNoiseNoisyPianoTapeVHSVintageWarm
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Kontakt 5NKI
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Full version of Kontakt 5.5.1 (or higher).
Downloads Released
System Requirements
Full version of Kontakt 5.5.1 (or higher).

Update 1.1

Here's what's new in the v1.1 update:

  • Added REV (reverse) mode
    • In this mode you can adjust the start point of every sample with Attack slider in Volume section - it's best to keep it fairly low in this mode.
  • Added Mono mode
    • Useful when playing legato and you don't want your notes to overlap.
  • 10 new presets.
  • Fixed clipping when using Chorus effect.
  • Better scaling of Attack slider in Volume section.

{See video at top of page}

The Idea & Process

The concept behind Cassette Piano was to record piano sounds on to cassette (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, one page 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 loseless Kontakt compression).
  • Simulated round-robin.
  • REV (reverse) mode.
  • Mono mode.
  • 3 velocity layers.
  • One-page interface for easy and fast sound design.
  • 39 presets.

System Requirements:

  • 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.

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