The Casio VL-1 is a fun lo-fi synthesizer from the early 1980s. It has a unique sound and was used on many hit songs including Trio's "Da Da Da" (check out the odd and amusing video below). I recently purchased one on eBay and immediately got to work sampling all of its sounds and assembling them into Ableton Live Racks. I created seven racks in total and added effects and capabilities impossible on the original synth. Since then, my VL-1 has lived in its box and the Ableton Instruments have become a goto choice whenever a song calls for some lo-fi nostalgia. I've added these instruments to my collection of premium racks for your enjoyment. Check it out below. Here is a video description of the downloads:
The Casio VL-1 is a classic toy synthesizer. Super LoFi and very charming. Each sound (guitar, flute, fantasy, piano, violin, ADSR) has been sampled and rendered into an Ableton Live Instrument Rack. Tasteful effects have been added so that you can morph each sound into something new. A must have!
*Requires Live 8 and higher
Here is a sale that includes the Casio VL-1, 20+ racks of the Casio Rap-Man synth, and Teenage Engineer's OP-1:
Casio VL-1 Overview:
"Da Da Da" by Trio