The PT30 came with eight
sounds (Bass, Fantasy, Mellow, Flute, Horn, Harpsichord, Piano and
Organ) and strangely enough, when played polyphonically and with
velocity (not possible on the original), the sounds are surprisingly
With some creative treatment, some effects and some tweaking,
there are some nice pads to be had in there and the harpsichord
(whilst totally unrealistic) cuts through a mix nicely and would
serve well as an arpeggiated sound. The piano (of course) sounds
nothing like one but is a useful sound nonetheless and the simple
bass is surprisingly solid - just because the sounds are from what
most would regard as a toy doesn't mean that they should be dismissed!
This donation comes from Pol Davril (studio HSD, Belgium)
who owns the one shown above. Pol has meticulously multi-sampled
each of the eight sounds.
I am extremely grateful to Pol for this donation and
hope that you find a place this little slice of cheese in your work!