The story

If you use analogue synths in your compositions, there are times you need to recall your custom patches when changes are required, or if you want to use your created sounds again. That is why I preserve the sounds I make by creating a sample library as needed. Another advantage, all your patches become polyphonic.

Piano Day Synths The Sound and Piano Day Synths Bonus were created using custom patches on Moog Voyager, Moog Model D, Dave Smith Prophet Rev2 and OB-6 played together. These libraries sample every 6th semitone in 3 velocity layers.

I realize with all of the in-the-box synth choices there are, there are a lot of sounds out there. Still the pure analogue signal path just sounds more musical to me.

Do let me know if you find these libraries useful and would like to see others created using pure analogue synthesis.

– Emil G.

Reviews for Piano Day Synths

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  • Interesting sound

    It's always interesting and welcome to see different takes simple synth sounds, you can't get enough of them! You will find two patches, the main and the bonus one. They are both nicely sampled, but the main feels more unique to my ears. The bonus one is nice too, but I feel that the release setting might be too fast for my taste.

    You might also find interesting that all the samples are slightly panned more to the right. I found that it slightly gets better once you set the panning to 20L. I constantly though get some file errors that can be fixed with one click, but the patch never seems to remember the location.

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • A Hint Of Vangelis...

    Two really interesting pad sounds have been created by combining different synth patches. In theory it's a really cool idea. However, unless you're using it as the main feature of a piece of music, it does make this library a little limited and difficult to implement. Sound quality is fantastic, and the bonus patch inspires lots of Vangelis style playing. However I would absolutely love to see a v2.0 that has each of the 4 synth's samples separated out into groups and then made controllable with faders on the GUI. This would mean you're able to blend between the synths and open up a world of different sounds, making the instrument a lot more malleable. But great work nonetheless. Excited to see what you do next!

    R.Treves30 October 2021
  • Synths of Piano Book

    Once you reconnect the instrument with its samples - it was saved with absolute paths- you'll be greeted by two different synth sounds, each with a unique character and vibe. "The Sound" has a very distinct and unique attack transient. the trouble with playing too many notes is that it sort of wears on the ears and grow old very quickly. The bonus synth is actually better in that regard. The sounds have a quality to them which is something between an organ and a synth. I love synth sounds, but these just aren't my cup of tea. You may find them useful, though, so they're worth a look.

    Sam EcoffSamplist 03 November 2021
  • Unfortunately Files Missing

    Unfortunately this instrument says files missing and doesn't work for me. Its a real shame because this is a big file size for pianobook and it seems like theres a-lot of cool stuff in here to play around with. Again if anyone knows why I'm getting this error message please let me now. Thanks. I tried batch resaving which sometimes works but it didn't work in this case

    septemberwalk28 October 2021