Granular Toy Accordion

An old toy accordion recorded with a 414 through a Neve 1073, and run through various effects....

The story

I recorded this old toy accordion with a 414 through a Neve 1073. I then time stretched each note I recorded to varying degrees. I added some Eventide Blackhole and filtered to taste. I like the hint of accordion that remains while also becoming an indistinguishable sound source (my favorite kind!) Organic, warm and a bit worldly. Hope you find it useful! It’s been cool hearing what you all have been doing with my other instruments!!


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  • Accordion Pad!

    This sample pack is really not what you'd imagine. It's much more of a highly organic pad and far less an accordion. It's immediately playable and seems to sit really nicely in mixes. Another great sample pack from Joshua Meltzer!

    Sam Ecoff16 October 2021
  • Beautiful swelling

    I think I should make music with this library soon. Very inspiring organic sound. It has a nice arc and swelling. The dynamics are gorgeous, I think it would have been better if I could control the dynamics or arc.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • I don't like acordions but I like this one!

    In general the sound of the accordion sounds very weird to me, almost in all situations. Joshua managed to create one that not only I like, but that I would gladly put it in my creations. Obviously it is not an actual accordion instrument, but an ambient one. What I really like about it is that if you play low, the sound is very soothing, and as you go up, the more harsh by nature frequencies spice things up. You won't find any settings to play with, though, but it's playable as it is. The samples loop and there is no noticable noise at all.

    Alex Raptakis14 October 2021