In his latest video, synthesist Hainbach takes a look at the classic toy sampling keyboard, the Casio SK-1.
The SK-1 was introduced in 1985, has onboard sampling and can capture up to 1.4 seconds of 8-bit sound.
As ever, Hainbach takes the instrument into interesting territory, mangling the SK-1’s sound to create lo-fi soundscapes.
Here’s what he has to say about it:
“The Casio SK-1 was my very first electronic music instrument that allowed for some degree of experimentation. Its crunchy 8BIT sound got me hooked in a way that shaped my entire music career. 25 years later and with a bunch of SK-1 inspired instruments incoming on Kickstarter, I wanted to revisit this beautifully crappy sampler.”
Check out the video and share your thoughts in the comments. And, if you’ve played the SK-1, let us know what you think of it!