Madeline’s Piano

A toy piano sampled with a Neumann U87 at several velocities per key....

The story

This toy piano belonged to my wife’s grandmother Madeline who was born in 1927. It is quite small and has only 10 keys, the black keys are just painted onto the white keys for the sake of appearance.

Originally it had legs, but they have long been lost. I sampled it using a Neumann U87 at several velocities per key. The patch also includes release samples. I hope you enjoy playing with it as much as she did.

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  • Toy theatre gem.

    Very theatrical instrument, loads of character.

    Patrick12 October 2021
  • What's great about Pianobook is...

    What's great about Pianobook is being able to find instruments that would pair well with other PB instruments.. I can think of so many this would work perfectly with. Echoing Boag1's comments. This has a slight celeste like sound. Giving the instrument versatility and character.

    R.Treves20 October 2021
  • A cute little toy piano

    If you are looking for a harsh toy piano, this is it! Though it has a very low range of just 3 octaves, this cute little guy has a lot to say. The sampling job is very good and it's quite dynamic as well! With that said, make sure to reduce the noise to at leat -6db because it can get pretty damn loud. Nice one!

    Alex Raptakis19 October 2021
  • Antique sounding toy piano

    This toy piano has a more bell like character than modern toy pianos in which rubber hammers strike tuned tines. The recording is good with little to no perceivable noise, and the editing of the samples is tight so the sound is very playable. The weird sympathetic vibrations in some of the notes adds a lot of character. If you're looking for something super pure sounding, this probably isn't it, but if you're looking for a toy piano that feels like it is an antique, this is the ticket.

    Sam Ecoff15 November 2021
  • Celeste like quality and toy like

    Well captured sound of a toy piano with a celeste-like quality. Not too subtle but perfect for halloween inspired soundtracks.

    Boag111 October 2021
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