Aberrant DSP has released a new audio effect plugin inspired by 4-track cassette recorders.

Modeled from real, new old stock cassettes, SketchCassette is designed to introduce a wide array of lo-fi tape effects into your mixes, from subtle warble to unearthed-from-the-attic destruction.

Aberrant DSP SketchCassette

SketchCassette is designed to recreate some of the sounds that cassettes can produce and has packaged them digitally with deep user control in a new lo-fi cassette plug-in.

It includes everything from clean high fidelity performance with subtle filtering and saturation to total tape catastrophe and beyond. SketchCassette, is first and foremost a lo-fi tape plugin, but is also designed to be endlessly versatile and well-suited on a huge variety of source material.

SketchCassette features

  • Age modeling.
  • Saturation.
  • Highly adjustable wow & flutter.
  • Dropouts.
  • Tape hiss.
  • Tape type frequency profiles:
    • Type I: 1985 TDK D90.
    • Type II: 1986 BASF Chromdioxid ii.
    • Type IV (Metal): 1988 Sony Metal-SR.
  • Noise-reduction encoding compression.

The plugin is available for $20 USD. It comes in VST3, AU and AAX formats.

More information: Aberrant DSP