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September 6, 2022

Exploring the Japanese Koto through 50+ year old Recordings


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Capturing samples and ambiances from decades-old  and often unknown recordings is a true passion of mine.

When I recently stumbled on a handful of vinyl records of traditional Japanese koto music dating back some 50 to 60 years, I knew instantly that they would hold a treasure trove of sampling material to share with all of you!

I captured these records in 96 kHz using my custom turntable and de-crackled, restored, chopped, re-pitched, and processed them into unique loops, one-shots, and more – 42 samples to be exact.

These samples are sure to give your productions a unique vibe and can be used as-is, as well as turned into entirely new sounds. Happy producing!