THEPHONOLOOP has announced the release of Cassette Keys.01, a Kontakt instrument library featuring a unique mixture of physical modelling and FM synths recorded on a cassette with an old & wonky cassette recorder.

THEPHONOLOOP Cassette Keys.01

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 just like its predecessor Cassette Piano, it’s very easy and fun to work with. Feel free to check out the introduction video on YouTube to hear and see it in action.

Every note of this instrument has been carefully denoised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note. 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.

Cassette Keys.01 features

  • 848 MB of samples (452 MB after lossless Kontakt compression).
  • Simulated round-robin.
  • REV (reverse) mode.
  • Mono mode.
  • 4 velocity layers.
  • One-page interface for easy and fast sound design.
  • 30 presets.

Cassette Keys.01 for Kontakt 5.5.1 or higher (full version) is available for purchase for 16 EUR from THEPHONOLOOP and distributor Plugin Boutique.