Archive for the 'Samples' Category

Too HT to handle

The HT series casio made back in the 80’s are quite odd- basic analog subtractive (with a single VCF), auto accompaniement and lofi digital drums ala RZ-1, no sampling though. My unit is still unmodified, and I’ve been trying to multisample the instrument sounds but jeeez, it’s too noisy! I’ll probably do some minor mods to it, i.e knobs for filters, maybe a LFO and a ext. input.

Anyhow, I love them. Enjoy.

Redrum / Refill

Zipped Wav’s

Portasound PSS-21

I have a unhealthy relationship to portasounds, or at least that’s what my girlfriend tell me. I kinda nag on her to not bring home more shoes / clothes / candles / books / records and so on, yet it’s totally ok for me to bring home a new (old) Yamaha Portasound each week. The PSS-21 is a -quite boring to be honest- standard PCM (or AWM, advanced wave memory as the clever engineers have written on it) toyish keyboard. Even though the picture above isn’t really related to the PSS-21, it still shows the never-ending happiness that keeps coming out through those small useless speakers.

No analog goodness here, even though I must say some of the drum samples seem to be based on a Roland TR-808 (?).  So- no lowpass filters, no drifting oscillators and no ‘life of its own’. Just pure Lo-Fi toy drum samples- some of them surprisingly punchy. I’ll make a new refill out of this one, but circuit-bent, once I can hold a soldering iron. Remember to n o t drive scooters into cars please, as it is not worth it.

Due to some requests, here’s two different files. #1 is *.wavs in a .zip, #2 is a .rfl. As soon as I get my PC to work I’ll make some *.sfz as well.

# 1 - Zipped *.wav (just the samples) Zip

# 2 - Reason Refill (Two Redrum kits, all the samples) Rfl

EDIT: Removed the more annoying mirror.

Siel MK370 Percussion Refill

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The Siel MK370 is one of my odder flea market findings (along with my hubbard e-meter). As a synth junkie I thought I knew almost all models by the big manufacturers, and got quite surprised.Why on earth did Siel, who once made some quite neat synthesizers, sell this preset-only home keyboard with all-analog sound generation way after FM and other (like PCM) instruments had entered the market? And what is that weird serial jack on the back side? Trying to replace the already established MIDI standard, are we? Appearently also manufactured- with a different case, and probably a different PCB layout- as the Antonelli 2381.

It’s noisy, it’s distorting and it’s just odd. But, that’s how I like it. I spent a few hours sampling & looping the analog drum rhythms. 8 different rhythms, five sounds- BD, CH, OH, SD and some kinda rimshot / clave. Hopefully I’ll get around resampling and mapping the voices as well.

File 1 = zip with *.wav, for use with any sampler / sample player

File 2 = Refill with Rex-files and ReDrum-kit for use with Propellerhead Software’s Reason

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Portasound MP-1 Percussion Samples

Ok, here we go again- more samples. This time around, it’s from the Yamaha Portasoud MP-1. Like the VL-tone has a built in calculator, the MP-1 has a plotter. Perfect match for a home office, in other words!

The samples come in a Reason Refill, with REX loops of the preset rhythms as well as a ReDrum drum kit. Sadly, I can’t host files here as I have limited bandwidth- trying out different file hosting services so any feedback is appreciated. This might also be my last post for a while since I’m going into surgery tomorrow. I cut up loops, they cut up hands. Jeez.

PORTASOUND MP-1 REFILL

Multi-sampled Casio MT-540 Vibraphone sound

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The Casio Vibraphone sounds has always appealed to me, both on my HT’s, my CZ’s and my “toys”. I have started resampling some of my “equipment”, if old casios qualify as that, and I think I’ll do a refill with them, when I have time. Right now, I don’t even have time to sleep (Oh, and I forgot to turn the release up, so you’ll have to do that yourself. Don’t have to do the mapping though.. See why I haven’t posted in a while? Sigh). And, as usually, any feedback is appreciated.

Mt-540 Vibraphone Zip