The SK-51, iOS App, Is Inspired By The Vintage Casio SK-1 Keyboard
Fingerlab has released the SK-51, a new iOS app that draws direct inspiration from the Casio SK-1 and SK-5 8-bit ,lo-fi keyboard from the 80’s. The app will sport 4 sampling slots in conjunction with the original SK-1’s sampling features, 7 drum kits, a wide variety of instruments and more.
Called the poor man’s sampler at the time, this keyboard was a real instrument and has been used by many major artists such as Fatboy Slim, Portishead, Autechre and Nine Inch Nails. As some of us at Fingerlab compose their first songs with it when they were kids in the eighties, we wanted to bring back to you this particular feeling from the past, so we created the SK-51.
Free version features:
- 3 instruments (Flute I, Piano I, Trumpet)
- 7 drums kit
- 4 sampling slot
- 3 demo drums patterns
- Full Mixer
- Midi support
- AudioBus & Inter-App Audio support
- Ableton Live support
IAP Full version features:
- 19 instruments (including Brass Ensemble, Vibraphone, Chorus and many more…)
- 7 drums kit
- 21 demo drums patterns
- 3 FX: Phaser, Delay & Reverb
- Live Recording
Pricing and Availability
The SK-51, available for iPhone and iPad, is offered as a free version, as well as a full version priced at $2.99. You can download it now via the App Store.