ThePhonoLoop – Cassette Plucks 01 v1.01 (KONTAKT)

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The idea and process of
Cassette Plucks.01 is a mixture of physical modeling, subtractive synthesis and sampling. It contains two different oriental-vibrated plucked instruments, both designed from scratch.

Full version of Kontakt 5.6.6 (or higher) required – not compatible with Kontakt Player

Because of all the care that was put into making of every layer and the magic touch of old cassette recorders Cassette Plucks.01 is another lofi & tasty sounding collection.

Both instruments were recorded in range of 5 octaves, with 4 dynamic layers using 2 different cassette decks. Overall there are 979 samples – 244 samples per deck, plus 2 noise samples from each deck (1.32 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV files).

Every note has been carefully denoised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note (there’s still some noise left in the samples to avoid denonising artifacts). Noise can still be added with the noise knob – it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.

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