Interface: Minimalistic, as simple as it can be, the fewer pages and tabs it has the better – that was our focus when we were designing the interface. Tapes interface is divided into two pages, first page contains only essential controls – volume, sample start, macro controls – just so you could start shaping the sound right away without worrying about the details. In the end it’s the first thing that you’ll see after loading most of the presets, and it’s a nice way to quickly find a sound you’re looking for or to shape further. Tapes.01 focuses on synth sounds and sound synthesis in general. The sound sources were created using various hardware and software synthesizers and effects – from digital FM and physical modelling synths to both analog and digital eurorack modules and synths. Everything was recorded either on tape, cassette, microcassette, or cassette tape loops, so every sound already have a nice texture before you start messing with it (also because we just like to record things to tape).
Use your own samples – Just drop a single audio file on to either source A or source B.
Type of sound sources
Sounds Every key has its own sample (73 samples per sound)
– Like in a cassette tape loop you can hear where the loop point is, but the loop itself is longer, smoother and more ‘stable’ than in regular tape loops.
Tape Loops One sample for the whole key range (1 sample per sound)
– These are actual cassette tape loops: warm, lofi and sometimes ‘unstable’. This category contains both complex and simple sounds. Due to the nature of tape loops, using these can produce the most unique and beautiful results, especially when you start combining two sound sources together and then modulate everything using built in sequencers.
Synced Every key has its own sample (73 samples per sound)
– Loops were recorded at 80 BPM and are mostly 4 bars long (a few of the sounds are 2 bars long). Sounds from this category loop very smoothly and are synced to the host tempo thanks to Kontakt’s time-stretching algorithm.
– Requires full version of Kontakt 6.6.0 or free Kontakt Player 6.60 (or higher)
– 11 100 samples
– 21,2 GB (NCW 24-bit), 26,8 GB uncompressed (WAV 24-bit)
– 443 sound sources
– 217 noise samples
– 492 presets