MATRIXSYNTH: Free Old School (CASIO, YAMAHA) Toy Keyboard Loops from AudioKit

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Free Old School (CASIO, YAMAHA) Toy Keyboard Loops from AudioKit

via AudioKit, where you'll find the download and audio demos:

"Over the holidays, I discovered an old project I started as a kid almost 20 years ago - Over 600+ megabytes of vintage Casio/Toy Keyboard sample loops.

As some background, I saved up my money from working after school at White Castle (a dangerously delicious burger chain) to buy a Sound Blaster 16 card. It was thrilling. The Sound Blaster transformed my family’s Windows 95 machine into a futuristic recording studio. Thus, my dreams of working in the music tech industry were alive and well. (I’m still working on that dream).

I used this 'state-of-the-art' technology to record all the toy keyboards I owned. Then, I spent weeks editing the loops using a shareware program called 'Cool Edit'.

These sounds have never seen the light of day. Until now…


Tempo-labeled loops of vintage Yamaha PSS, PSR and Casio MT keyboards.
Loops and Individual Drum Hits included
Recorded Lo-Fi through a Sound Blaster card.
Sounds Processed and Mangled using 1990s Computer Technology
600+ Megabytes of 16-bit, 44.1k wav files
800+ Original Open-source and Royalty Free samples
These are the sounds millions of people heard as their first venture into “Electronic Music.” These are the blips, beeps, and crude instrument renditions from the cheap electronic keyboards we grew up with. Even though they were dismissed as just 'Toys,' their sounds have a unique quality that will ruin add character to any mix."

You might recognize the name AudioKit from the recent Yamaha DX7 sampled app, FM Player.

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