Casio SA-10 Sample Pack (Free Download)

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This page hosts the updated version of BPB’s old Casio SA-10 toy keyboard sample pack. Originally released as a SoundFont back in 2009, the pack now also contains the individual samples in 16-bit WAV format, as well as the instrument patches in SFZ format.

My initial plan for this sampling project was to only record the drum samples, but I later decided to also create a free SoundFont which would feature my favorite Casio SA-10 instruments. As a bonus, I recorded all the Casio SA-10 drum loops, the demo song, and the so-called “Super Accompaniment” loops. So what you’re getting here is an experience similar to owning a real Casio SA-10.

While the samples were recorded with great attention to detail, don’t expect any audiophile-quality sounds here. These samples are cheap, dirty, and noisy, just as the Casio SA-10 is. You may use them just for fun and jamming if you want, but these sounds can also add an authentic lo-fi vibe to your projects. For example, instead of adding bitcrushing and distortion effects to some higher quality piano samples, why not use some piano samples that are lo-fi to begin with? That said, I highly recommend the electric piano patch featured in this download, as it’s one of the most lovely sounding lo-fi pianos I’ve ever heard.

As for the recording process, no effects have been added to the samples, to keep the sounds as authentic as possible. Even the instrument names in the SoundFont were written with Caps Lock on since they’re written like that on the Casio SA-10. Note that the original keyboard has the range of keys from F1 to C4. I used the same layout in the included SoundFont and SFZ patches.

UPDATE: The sample pack has been updated with the new version of the SoundFont that has twelve instruments instead of nine, and also some loop points fixed. If you already have the 9 instrument version on your computer, you might want to download the sample pack again. Loop points were fixed in the SYNTH-LEAD instrument. The new instruments that have been added are POP LEAD, SYNTH-ACCORDION and FLUTE.

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Casio SA-10 Sample Pack (45.2 MB download size, RAR archive)

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About The Author

Tomislav is a journalist, music producer and web designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the owner and editor-in-chief here at Bedroom Producers Blog.

28 Comments

  1. Hi,

    This sample kit is awesome, I had the casio in my childhood !
    That’s so much fun to recover it although I was a bit desapointed about the lack of the whole soundset in the soundfont pack … I loved one sound in particular, the “cosmic sound” which is missing :)
    thank you so much bedroom producers.
    cheers

    Curtis

    • bedroomproducers

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      thanks for the kind words! yes, having a full featured soundfont would rock, but it would take quite a while to make… it took me a week or so to get the current version of the soundfont running properly, without nasty cracks and such, and plus i’m sharing these samples for free. anyway, i’m working on some new samples, so while i’m at it i will probably update the casio sa-10 pack with some new sounds and possibly other formats. if i do that, you can count on the cosmic sound being incuded. ;]

  2. That drumpack is fine as well. But your Casio fonts are great at all!
    Great great great!

    I found it too long. There’s no organ sound in pack so it’s little sad.
    Anyway you’re just magic, thanks so much!

    Good luck and happy new year!

  3. Hey! Thanks for the great samples! Unfortunately I can’t manage to get the SoundFont working on Garageband :(, followed many tutorials and tried using this thing called bs-0 but I can’t seem to get any sound out of it.

    Any ideas? :D

    • bedroomproducers

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      hey, i’m not a mac guy unfortunately so i can’t be of much help here. :[

      from what i’ve heard, all macs have some sort of a native plugin that can be loaded into hosts that support AU, but i’m not sure if Garageband is one of those. perhaps you should try converting the soundfont to some other format using Translator Free by the Chicken Systems Inc.

    • bedroomproducers

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      thank you very much for the mappings, DrumsAndSounds! i will add them to the post with a link to your website.

  4. I am actually working on building a VSTi of a casio SA-38 (with sampled sounds) in max/msp 4.6 and pluggo right now for my senior project. it’s good to see a strong userbase and interest in these awesome old synths

    • bedroomproducers

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      hey, i’ve just tested the download link and it works fine here. try again perhaps? have you had problems with downloading from mediafire before?

  5. Thanks! I just rediscovered my Casio SA-10 and when played the demo song it touched something inside of my memories… Did a search for it and found your blog!

  6. thank you for the sample pack :) i had this casio sa 11 when i was a kid and the lost it when we’re moving. you save my childhiid memories

  7. Miguel Pacheco

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    Hey, nice library! But where can I download the whole soundfont (if exists) Since I’ve noticed that there are some missing sounds, according to the demo. Thanks a lot and great work!

    • Tomislav Zlatic

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      The demo recording is the actual demo track from the Casio SA-10. I only sampled some of my favorite sounds from the keyboard, so not all demo sounds are covered.

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