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Cassette Keys.01

Cassette Keys.01


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The Idea & Process

It's a unique mixture of physical modelling and fm synths recorded on a cassette with an old & wonky cassette recorder. It has a range from C0 to E6 and 4 carefully designed velocity layers. The GUI is very simple, yet useful and almost synth-like, so it’s very easy and fun to work with. For example, it has editable “sample start” parameter (controlled with the GUI or Mod Wheel), so you could easily get rid of the initial transients while designing your sound. Feel free to check out the introduction video's to hear and see it in action:

What's new in v1.1:

Kontakt version:

Ableton Live 9 version:

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 slider - 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.

The End Result

Useful and fun production tool

If you like vintage sounds and you're looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.

Simulated Round Robin

Makes faster note passages sound more realistic and adds to the overall nonlinearity of the instrument — check out the introduction video to hear it in action (Kontakt and SFZ versions only).

Variety of sounds

Aside from the sound of a cassette record with this instrument you can easily create some weird sounds and there are already quite a few presets included to get you started (Kontakt & Ableton Live versions only).

Main Features:

  • Available in multiple popular formats: Kontakt 5, Ableton Live 9, Logic, SFZ & Multiformat
  • 848 MB of samples
  • 1 noise sample
  • 4 velocity layers
  • Organic sound with lots of little imperfections

Format specific features:

Cassette Keys.01 Kontakt version

Kontakt version:

  • Full version of Kontakt 5.5.2 (or higher) required - not compatible with Kontakt Player
  • 30 presets
  • One-page interface for easy and fast sound design
Cassette Keys.01 Live 9 version

Ableton Live 9 version:

  • Full version of Live 9.7 (or higher) required
  • 30 Instrument Racks (presets) with mapped macros
  • Custom Effect Racks
Cassette Keys.01 Logic version

Logic version:

  • Full version of Logic 9.1.8 (or higher) required
  • 5 basic presets (normal, reverse 100%, reverse 75%, reverse 50% & reverse 25%)
Cassette Keys.01 SFZ version

SFZ version:

  • Compatible with any SFZ player, for example: Plogue Sforzando
  • 2 presets (1 normal and 1 with simulated round-robin)

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Tyler W.
Canada Canada
Pretty Good

Great sounding software! However the lack of official NKI status caused some bumps and bruisses in order to get it to work in my DAW.

ed s.
Germany Germany
Logic version is poor

Very disappointed with the logic version of this, would not have bought it if I knew it didnt work as well as the kontakt version. If it can be swapped for kontakt version I will re-score, otherwise it's only 1 star.

Ron D.
Spain Spain
Casette Keys 01

I had checked out this sound in the library of a producer that i worked with and totally fell in love with the sound. You sounds overall are really original and i really dig them!!!! If you want to hear your keys then please check out my tune LOVERS MASK - STEVEN AYDEEN. They create a lovely vibe, and the producer used them instead of my standard logic sounds, so now I purchased them myself!

Daniel A.
Nostalgic galore!

This is nostalgic heaven and the instruments are very well achieved in all phases of programming and sampling. Excellent work!

Jeremy M.
Great library

Warm, wobbly and vintage. This library has great playability and flavor. Big thumbs up!

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