Publisher: Fracture Sounds
Quality: 24bit 48kHz stereo
Description: The sound of a toy piano is played by hammers hitting metal rods (prongs), resulting in a unique bell-like sound. The instrument was placed close to the microphone in stereo, in a dry studio, allowing you to add as much reverb as you like.
The original instrument has some natural tuning deviations due to its age. While this adds charm and authenticity, we know that everyone’s tastes are different, so by taking a sample of the instrument, we carefully optimized the tuning by note. To restore some of these natural tuning deviations, we’ve added a “broken tuning” wheel that lets you choose how the instrument sounds. Set to 0 for a modern/clear sound for fun kids music, or all the way to 100 for spooky Halloween music.
To further enhance the authenticity and realism of the instrument, we have captured the mechanical sounds of key releases. They can be typed using the Key Clicks control.
We’ve re-enabled the “Atmosphere Layer” specially designed for this instrument, which can be mixed with a raw toy piano to create an eerie atmosphere. The modulation wheel gives you control over the intensity of the layer, allowing you to control dynamics and add extra expressiveness. By popular demand, we’ve added the ability to solo the atmosphere layer so you can use it as a pad in isolation or mix with other instruments.