DEEP-SAMPLED VINTAGE TOYPIANO SUPÉRIEURE
We wish to pay homage to the instrument that possibly started our musical careers, by sampling it to great depths. Performed with sensitivity, grace and top-of-the-line recording equipment. Included are a whole lot of additional textures and variations.
Michelsonne Paris was a French brand of toy piano manufactured from 1939 to 1970
The manufacturer didn’t think their small pianos was a “toy”-piano, so they called them Bell-tone pianos instead. So do we.
We sampled a charming quirky refurbished model with a staggering 15 dynamic layers X 3rr, plus release triggers. There are also mechanical noises and quirks mapped to separate tracks.
It is ‘open’ sounding, recorded with serious mics and easy to blend with other instruments
The library also includes other instruments where toy pianos have been prepared, played with motor-fan, and other sound
Vintage Toy Pianos vary greatly in personality. This model has wooden mechanics and custom softened hammers (No ugly sounding plastic). It has a mellow naturalness and full-bodied personality. It was recorded and treated like it was the most valuable Stradivarius for this library.
Many professional toy-piano musicians and film composers prefer Michelsonne pianos because of their beautiful and inimitable sound. Players include Pascal Comelade, Yann Tiersen and Timothée Jolly (wiki)
The library also includes other toy-piano experiments and various cinematic toy-piano textures.
naked demos :
With the opportunities that lies within Kontakt and the Wrongtools GUI, this library goes well beyond what the original keyboards were capable of with sound sculpting options and other flexible and inspiring performance features. Our Kontakt interface is programmed to be scalable.
Explore new sonic and expressive possibilities with the FX engine. Spark your imagination and create the cinematic beautifulness, presented in different XY-pad environments.
With the FX engine engaged, you can create ever- evolving soundscapes and other riverlike oddities. The FXs XY-pad can be controlled by MIDI CC, aftertouch or pitchbend wheel (CC128 / CC129).
A library that expands toy piano's magical timbres far beyond its curiosity appeal.
main instruments :
bell-tone toy piano
les jardins de la Villette
pd spinning fan 1
pd spinning fan 2
pd spinning fan 3
pd the virgin of senja
sh goodnight future
sh honky rascal
sh little riquet
sh magical material
sh mirabella rambling
sh porte de la glace
cant get any colder
coordinated world time
distance bells over city
drops of poison
empty atmos 1
empty atmos 2
empty atmos 3
gone for a while
mechanics in slowmo
sensing the other side
shut down circus
the horrors of agony
1.63 GB of free space
Full Retail Version of Kontakt 6.4.2 (or later) Required
Direct & instant download
Resizable Kontakt window
A collection of in-built IRs
Recorded with high-end equipment in great acoustic environments.
2185 individual samples
Up to 15 velocity layers and 3rr, release sounds plus mechanical noises.