Wavesfactory, Artà, Spain, the company behind Mercury Piano, Spectre, Trackspacer and a host of other unique Kontakt instruments has announced Cassette.
Cassette is an audio plugin that emulates the sound of vintage cassette tapes and decks. It has been carefully modelled after exhaustive analysis of audio examples recorded into real tapes. As a result, Cassette imparts the same sound and behaviour of the original units.
These include a different frequency response, frequency dependent saturation, high-frequency compression, hiss, asperity noise and much more. Reproduction systems will also induce their fingerprint: wow, flutter, random high-frequency loss, crosstalk between channels, stereo unbalances and other. All of these little quirks and random fluctuations have been modelled meticulously. Cassette imprints instant nostalgia, movement and analog feel all around in its path.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the instrument, Wavesfactory founder Jesus Ginard says; “This is my tribute to the sound that shaped my childhood. I grew up listening to them at home, on the car or on a walkman. They are not perfect, in fact, they are far from perfect. That’s what I love about them. Cassette has been designed to be fun, pleasant to the ear and true to the medium”
ONE PLUGIN - 4 CASSETTE TYPES
Cassette has modelled the four cassettes types available. Each one delivers different sonic characteristics.
Changing tapes will have an effect in the frequency response of the plugin but also in the saturation, compression, static noise (hiss) and dynamic noise (asperity noise).
RANDOMNESS UNDER CONTROL
Cassette offers under the hood control of many aspects of tape emulation they include;
No iLok or challenge response needed for registering Cassette.
At the time of the purchase customers will receive an e-mail containing username and serial number.
Mac OSX (64-bit only): 10.7 or higher. DAW capable of hosting VST, VST3 or AU, or Pro Tools.
Windows (64-bit only): Windows 7, 8 or 10. DAW capable of hosting VST or VST3 plugins, or Pro Tools.
€29.00 intro price until December 3rd 2019 - normally €59.00 after that date. For more information and to buy visit https://www.wavesfactory.com/cassette
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