Decrepit Toy Piano

A meticulously sampled Jaymar toy piano from Daytona Beach, FL....

The story

Heyo! This is an old Jaymar toy piano I picked up at a flea market (Daytona Beach, FL) in not so great condition. It’s still playable and got some character, although not all the notes work.

The idea here was to get a pretty realistic representation of the real deal with not a ton of sampling, so naturally I sampled every key at multiple velocities with 2 round-robins, 2 microphone positions (stereo close pair, far mono), key release samples, AET velocity morphing, scripted volume controls per mic position, and a fun GUI to really make you feel like you’re truly crouched at the piano.

It’s time to be a kid again, use this dinky little toy piano to your hearts content. It was both a pain and a blast to make this and I hope you enjoy!

Reviews

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  • Very simple, definitely a toy piano!

    Very cute sound! It is definitely a toy piano. The sound is very very simple, and it is easy to play. I hear some noise at higher register, but it maybe the characteristic of the toy piano.

    Asuka Amane20 October 2021
  • It's been through a lot!

    This little cute piano toy has really been through a lot - so much that some notes barely let some pitch out! It's freaking lovely though! Good quality of sampling with a some white noise to be heard, but that doesn't take the magic away. The dynamics are nice too! Check it out if you are looking for something really unique. I'm pretty sure you can do a lot of creepy stuff with it.

    Alex Raptakis18 October 2021
  • Distinctive sound but certainly decrepit too

    Certainly usable if you're looking for something unique. Could add great interest within a mix.

    Boag111 October 2021