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Toy Piano Sound?

Postby happyrat1 » Tue May 26, 2015 9:46 pm

Just wondering if anyone out there has a really cheezy $9.95 K-Mart Toy Piano sound for the PC3K? :D

I might take a shot at programming one by myself starting with a xylophone or celesta sound, but I'm really totally green at sound programming.

If someone out there has already made one or could whip one up in 20 minutes that would save me from stressing out trying to navigate the Kurz menus.

What I'm looking for is that typical toy piano sound of "thud-ding-clank" in a format that plays across 8 octaves with an evenly tempered scale. I'm really just curious about this from a theoretical standpoint though. I don't have any songs that absolutely require it, but I'd love to incorporate it into a future project. ;)

Thanks in advance for your time and effort ;)

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Re: Toy Piano Sound?

Postby Koniec12 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:20 am

Don't waste money. Do it yourself, you will have a satisfaction:)
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Re: Toy Piano Sound?

Postby PeteH » Sat May 05, 2018 10:26 pm

I had a toy piano sound on my K2000 but now that I have a PC3 there is none. Any help?
I miss it and will have a need in the fall for it.
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Re: Toy Piano Sound?

Postby mikeh11 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:45 pm

There's a "Fake Toy Piano" for the K2K series. The conversion to PC3 is pretty bad, though. It's on Kurzweil's archive site http://kurzweil.com/content/migration/downloads/pub/Kurzweil/Pro_Products/K2000-K2vx-K2500/Programs/K2VXPRGS.ZIP with filename K2VXPRG2.K25

One of the programs in K2VXPRG2.K25 is:
Program 225 472 Fake Toy Piano

K2VXPRG2.K25 is in this zip file (because maybe the Forte will load it better?) and a listing.

The TOYPNO.PLE file that I put together has the original conversion on a PC3LE and a variation. The variation changes a keymap from a piano to keymap 360 Glockenspiel. It's also OK with keymap 183 Bell Wave. You won't get 88 keys out of it. Seems barely workable from C4 to C6.

Here's the listing of TOYPNO.PLE; nothing much.

TOYPNO.PLE 1988
Type ID Size Lyr Category Name
Program 1030 968 2 None Fake Toy Piano
Program 1031 980 2 None Fake Toy Piano 2

For you fortunate folks with sample memory, there's a toy piano sample in http://kurzweil.com/content/migration/downloads/pub/Users/Samples/Miscellaneous/
at toypiano.zip

(How did I find these? I looked at the text files I made in 2009 of all the public domain files on Kurzweil's and Sweetwater Sound's web sites. You can go to stubbsonic's site and get K2K_PDInfo2.zip and join the fun! Maybe it should be put into a database of some kind, eh?)

Enjoy!

toypiano.zip
Converted fake-toy-piano from K25 program
(15.73 KiB) Downloaded 55 times
PC3LE6 2.26 | K2000R 3.87J | MBP 2012 macOS 10.12.6

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Re: Toy Piano Sound?

Postby mikeh11 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:25 am

Looking around more, I found these...

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Model   Object      ID#   Size Lyr Category  Name
forte   Program     317   2492   5 Hybrid    Toy Piano
ftse   Program      441   3072   7 None      Kinderklavier
sp6   Setup         124  11880   4           Child's Toys   
sp6   Program       155   3012   7 Synth     Kinderklavier

Maybe someone would be kind enough to describe Forte program 317, so it could be re-created?
(assuming it sounds like its name)
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