Soniccouture – DDR Toy Piano (KONTAKT, EXS24, ALP)

By | July 27, 2016

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HAUNTING SOUND FROM THE COLD WAR ERA

We don’t know much about this particular instrument’s history – a friend of Soniccouture, Tomjuno, found it in one of Berlins’s many flea markets. It was sold to him by a vendor who specialises in DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) era collectibles. It is a child’s toy piano, made of plastic.

It has a wonderfully clanky, bell like tone with very loud, distinctive key-off sounds as the keys disengage.

The instrument was recorded with a spaced stereo pair of vintage Neumann mics, in Normal Bias Studios, Berlin in August 2011.

 

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