Casio Slowed Tape

A warm and vibey Lo-Fi synth...

The story

This is a very simple instrument sampled from an old Casio synth. I wanted to try what would happen if I recorded the samples through my old Tape recorder, and then playing them back on a slower speed. I found the results to be very pleasant sounding and warm. Enjoy!

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  • Awesome Noisy Goodness

    This sounds really awesome. Its extremely warm, tapey and very noisy. I actually like how the noise sounds, i often layer noise ontop of sine bells and things like that for added interest. The Noise does build up very fast so maybe don't play too many notes at a time. If i had a complaint i would wish that the noise was kind of playing from the whole instrument and instead of being on each individual sample so it didn't build up with more notes. It also would have been cool to be able to control the noise. With that being said i still really like this sound and i might cut a bit of high end when i use it

    septemberwalk26 October 2021
  • Lovely Pad !

    This is a really nice pad sound, especially with the the Attack set slow and a long Release. I used to own a CZ3000 many years ago and i'd forgotten how good they can sound in the right hands. My only niggles with this great contribution are that the background noise starts to add up when lots of notes are held and also regarding the UI - I personally found it hard to see the ADSR controls against the black and white background image.

    RobC6626 October 2021
  • Beautiful but noisy

    The sound of this pad is stunning. Great inclusion of ADSR controls, love having that extra attack or release on pads. I only wish it were less noisy. It definitely gives it a vibe higher up but makes the lower notes almost unplayable. Great job with the sound design on this though, it really is lovely, tons of character.

    Saturn V Sound04 November 2021
  • Fast becoming one of my favourite samplists on PB...

    Jim has created another brilliant instrument out of a classic piece of hardware. Yes the samples are a little noisy, but its been recorded through tape and that's to be somewhat expected and also desired. The skill in the way it's been sampled and programmed however is really something. I am loving what Jim is putting out for us. Great stuff!

    R.Treves25 October 2021
  • Gooey and warm lo-fi tape wobble pad goodness.

    This is one of those sounds that it would be easy to criticise - so why am I still "noodling" with it after 10 minutes. It's so well judged I think is the answer. Yes there's quite a lot of hiss/noise as part of the tape process - but I think it works as part of the sound. It has that warm, gooey tape sound in spades and just sound lush. If you get bored of the hiss just stick a LPF on set to about 12db slope @ 7.5Khz and the hiss is gone, but not the gooey goodness..

    Mark Lord31 October 2021
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