Otamatone Choir

The quirky Otamatone instrument in sample form...

The story

This instrument was created by recording an Otamatone direct into a Shure SM7B. Recording the correct pitch on the Otamatone is difficult, if you’re not familiar with the instrument I’d encourage you to look it up as it’s better seen than described. Trying to find an exact pitch on one is essentially like trying to find the right note on a fretless guitar, I’m sure with more practice it becomes easier, however I’m far from an expert.

This is the first sample instrument I’ve created so hopefully it sounds reasonable and I hope you enjoy using it.

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  • It's Absurd And I Love It

    Now this is the kind of silliness and brilliance I come here for. On paper the idea is just simple, but when you get to playing with it you end up with something between an electric key board, fake guitar notes or maybe some kind of strange bagpipe. I look forward to sneaking this into someone's metal song in the future, Thank You.

    Kiko13 October 2021
  • Very unique instrument

    If you not use the pitch bend, this lacks the detuned character of the real Otamatone, anyway is very well recorded and is very useful when used like a pad. Use the pitch bend to get the characteristic detuned sound of the Otamatone.

    OsvaldoDeJesusG04 November 2021
  • I always wanted something like this!

    I've honestly seen so many fun videos featuring this instrument, and I always forget its name! And now we have it in our keybeds, which is wonderful! Of course it won't be as dynamic and "real" sounding due to the nature of sampling, but I'm ok with it. Such a pitchy sound can be very fun and trully unique sounding, but you definitely need to be careful with it. I bet with some extra fx processing it can it become an SFX synthy machine instead. It's up to everyone's creativity I guess. I personally liked it with a more slower attack and lots of verb, acting more like a pad. Not bad!

    Alex Raptakis02 November 2021
  • The Otomatone, made playable!

    The Otomatone is not an easy instrument to play. The pitch is so often indeterminate, and it's not a rewarding instrument to practice, either. It's an exceedingly difficult instrument to try to capture too, because a huge part of what gives it its distinct sound is natural resonance and filtering of the "mouth," and the sliding portamento of the pitch as one slides from note to note. When those two elements are taken away, the instrument's sound is less interesting, and becomes somewhat sterile. this instrument is well recorded, and there are some interesting aspects to this library, but overall, the sound isn't that useful in actual productions, IMHO.

    Sam Ecoff20 October 2021
  • Not for me but interesting

    Im personally just not into sounds like this but i see other people are enjoying it which im happy about. i think its really cool how varied out tastes can be as a community. For me its just too digital sounding and child like, i prefer more beautiful organic sounds but this seems like a fun instrument for people who are into sounds of this nature. The sound is really dry and plain so if you wanted to you could really go crazy with effects.

    septemberwalk08 November 2021