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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  • 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
  • Barely an accordion, and you should get it anyway:

    A swirly, fluttery mess of what used to be dry reeds is now a curious and playful atmosphere of melodic fragments. This style of instrument is something Meltzer does fantastically, and this is no exception. One of my favorite mangled / fx style instruments on the site. Try layering this not quite at the top of but just right near it on some large chords / organic wall of sound moments, that's where I love it the most.

    ConnerSamplist 09 November 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 more of 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 very enjoyable as it is. The samples loop and in general the sampling job is incredible!

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • 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 EcoffSamplist 16 October 2021
  • Nice singing pad

    Joshua always manages to make cool sounds out of the most interesting stuff. i dont think any of us would guess this is an accordion. The pad has movement which is always appreciated. This isn't my favorite of joshuas but he sets the bar so high with some of his other instruments, im bound to like some more than others. I just dont feel like it has as much depth and character as some of his other stuff. I just recently came across the weitmiester (i think is the name) which is also a kind of accordion library. Its so beautiful and organic, everyone should check that out

    septemberwalk14 November 2021
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