Youtuber Espen Kraft has dusted off his ancient Casio SK-1 and created a little gem. This cheap consumer-grade sampling keyboard is well and truly stretched to its limit in this video.
If the term ‘consumer-grade’ sounds a little patronising, we don’t intend it to be. Sure the SK-1 is cheap and modern samplers have a lot more power under the hood, but this device introduced the concept of sampling to a wider audience. And this demonstration shows off the gritty character of the SK-1 in all its glory.
Witness the power of the Casio SK-1 in all its 8-bit glory. Espen Kraft has created a track that displays the true capability of this humble machine.
This is how the creator explains his workflow:
“I’ve sampled a couple of sounds from the Roland Alpha Juno 2 into it, multi tracked it in the computer. I’ve also slowed down a couple of the internal rhythm tracks and recorded those into the DAW and from there chopped these up and created a new drum track.”
Watch the video below: