Wavesfactory – Old Tape Piano (KONTAKT)

By | July 29, 2023


Manufacturer: Wavesfactory
Website: samples.wavesfactory.com
Quality: 24 bit Frequency 44.1 kHz Channels mono

Description: A library of pianos sampled in mono using a low quality cassette recorder. 8 layers of velocity per note, with each note individually sampled. Ideal for music from the 40s, 50s and 60s…

Content :
Contact and EXS24
Old Tape Piano.nki
Old Tape Piano.exs

Additional Information :
KONTAKT/EXS24 patches.
88 keys.
Mono WAV files 44.1 kHz 24 bits.
861 Mb installed.
Recorded directly into cassette tape.
Low quality recorder.
Recorded in mono.
8 velocity layers.
Flutter, natural saturation and compression.
Noise reduction applied.
Noise file attached.
Very fun to play with!
Full version of Kontakt 3.5 or superior required. Kontakt Player will run in demo mode.

Always wanted to sample a grand piano, but what’s the point? The market is oversaturated of piano libraries, and making another one is pointless unless you make it differently. We sampled a grand piano in mono using a low quality cassette recorder. When I say “low quality” I mean “very low quality”. Unlike other libraries availabe, the piano used was new and tuned, just the recorder was old.
It has a lofi vibe to it, but without sacrificing dynamics. Don’t expect a clean sound, it’s the opposite.
You can hear it on the demos, it’s perfect for music from the 40s, 50s, 60s… But it reminds me too that kind of “rare demos” from the stars of the 60s and 80s.
8 velocity layers, all notes sampled (no pitchshifting). The background noise was annoying (and there was a lot!) so we applied noise reduction but we made a loop file with the noise itself for if you want to use it.

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