I found this vintage reel to reel recorder at a thrift store and made a FREE DECENT SAMPLER LIBRARY

  • By: David Hilowitz
  • Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022
  • Time to read: 2 min.

I was browsing through a thrift store when I came across a vintage reel-to-reel tape recorder. I was curious to try it out, so I bought it and took it home. When I plugged it in, I was surprised to find that it still worked! I decided to use it to make a “tape piano” sample library. First, I recorded myself playing some simple melodies on the piano.

I found this vintage reel to reel recorder at a thrift store and made a FREE DECENT SAMPLER LIBRARY 1
I found this vintage reel to reel recorder at a thrift store and made a FREE DECENT SAMPLER LIBRARY 3

Then, I transferred the recordings to my computer and edited them into individual samples. Finally, I created a free website where people can download the samples. I’m really happy with the results, and I hope other people will enjoy using the library too!

Reel to Reel Tape Piano [Decent Sampler]

The melancholic sound of a piano filtered through a portable reel-to-reel tape recorder from the 60s is truly unforgettable. The Decent Sampler format allows you to enjoy this fantastic sound at its very best. The deep, full tones of the piano are perfectly captured by the reel-to-reel tape recorder, giving you a rich and emotive experience.

This wonderful sound is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re relaxing at home or entertaining guests. If you’re looking for something truly unique and special, then the melancholic sound of a piano filtered through a portable reel-to-reel tape recorder from the 60s is sure to impress.

The Reel to Reel Tape Piano is a truly unique instrument. Unlike a traditional piano, it uses tape instead of strings to produce sound. This allows for a wide range of sounds and textures, from the classic piano sound to more experimental and modern sonic possibilities. The Warble knob allows you to select between two takes, adding an element of chance to your performance.

Reel to Reel Tape Piano [Decent Sampler]
Reel to Reel Tape Piano [Decent Sampler]

The Adjustable tape hiss layer adds an authentic vintage touch, while the Adjustable shimmer layer creates a sense of otherworldly beauty. The Tone knob allows you to adjust the overall tone of the instrument, while the Chorus effect adds depth and richness. Finally, the Reverb effect creates a sense of space and atmosphere. With so many options, the Reel to Reel Tape Piano is an instrument that any musician would be proud to own.

This library works with the free Decent Sampler player plugin. Download it for free here.

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