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Grandpa Toy Piano
Grandpa Toy Piano
Product Grandpa Toy Piano
Developer HeadlessBuddha Samples
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Type / Tags Toy PianoAcoustic Piano LibraryKontakt 5Kontakt InstrumentLo-FiPianoSamplesSoundtrack
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First, let me tell you a story and hopefully explain the instrument's name. When I was three or four years old my grandfather, an Italian old man, came to me and said.

– Son, you're always messing around with music and drumming with stuff around the house, I'm gonna give you a piano.

I said – No grandpa, the piano is too big, I want an electric guitar.

Then he said to me – Well, so I'm gonna give you a piano that fits your size and if you like it I'm gonna give you a big one.

Well, I probably messed around with that little toy piano a lot but I just came to realize its value when I was already an adult and found it again on my basement.

It's not perfectly tuned, it's a worn and aged little piano, it's got a lot of character, it makes some noise when we release some keys, and it's beautiful. Obviously we at HeadlessBuddha Samples sampled it through some worn cassette tape but this time we wanted to capture more subtleties and details than we usually do. I think it's our best Kontakt instrument to date and we're very proud to present it to you.

Grandpa Toy Piano Features:

7 velocity layers and 2 round robins per note plus release samples.

1 Kontakt instrument.

44.1kHz/24-bit .wav format.

All recordedthrough cassette tape.

A set of 18 custom impulse responses.

550MB installed.

You can see the controls and features on the pics. It's 2.0 version is coming soon and will be free to all the owners of this version.

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By tommyzai
November 24, 2014


Grandpa Toy Piano by Headless Buddha is a unique little instrument that has big potential. It has lots and lots of character. I plan to use it for eerie background counter melodies and biting lead lines. It's ragged, timeworn, and has plenty of pleasing noise. It even comes with a dial for cranking up the grunge. It's a well-sampled little ditty with several velocity layers and a couple round robins per note.

IN A WORD (or several):

  • Authentic.
  • Inspiring.
  • Tattered.
  • Underpriced.


All in all, it's an inspiring bit of sample madness. I highly recommend this one-of-a-kind gem to anyone looking to add unusual piano-ish bits to audio tracks. Grandpa is alive and kicking and could bring a nearly dead track to life if used creatively. Tommy Zai gives Grandpa two big ol' thumbs up. Great job, Headless Buddha.

Note: It's difficult rate a sample instrument like this. I gave it a "10" because it's perfectly imperfect.

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