Soundiron has announced the release of Tape, a Kontakt library that explores sonic degradation and recombination, featuring hundreds of uniquely-styled percussive strikes, stingers, multi-samples and FX that will burn right through your mix.

Soundiron Tape

Each sound has been hand-crafted by sonic artist Spencer Nunamaker (designer of Drip & Crystal), shaped from acoustic recordings captured through destroyed cassette and microcassette tapes, all mangled into a distinctive collection of instant sonic goodness for your electronic and hybrid percussion needs. Tape is perfect for minimalist, EDM, IDM, dubstep, chillwave, glitch, post rock, soundtrack, downtempo, dub and ambient music. It’s also fantastic for sci-fi sound design and creating user interface SFX for games and apps.

All of the sounds are designed for complete cohesion, so that any sound can blend or be sequenced with any other sound in the library. You can tweak your sounds with tons of real-time parameters and automate every detail with flexible control features, like attack, release, transient offset, dynamic swelling, filter type selection, resonant filter sweep and a robust Arpeggiator system that provides a full range of easy and inspiring arpeggiator options.

There’s also a complete multi-FX rack, including convolution reverb with dozens of unique spaces, such as cathedrals, churches, halls, bunkers, garages, tunnels, chambers, rooms and plenty of otherworldly FX impulses to fully explore and endless variety of strange and unexpected sonic manipulations. You’ll also find several distortion, amp and speaker types, phaser, flanger, lots of filters, delay, compressor and more.

The flexible user interface is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 5.5 and later, but all of the samples are unlocked 24bit/48kHz wavs that you can use in any standard wav-compatible program or plugin you like.

Tape features

  • 8 powerful Kontakt .nki instrument presets.
  • 754 Samples.
  • 412 MB Installed.
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo PCM Wav Format.
  • Unique percussion kits and category banks.
  • Tonal Pads, Leads, Atmospheres and Mechanical SFX.
  • Multi-FX Rack and reverb with 70 room, hall and FX impulses.

Tape is available for purchase for $39 USD. Requires full version of Kontakt 5.5 or later.

More information: Soundiron / Tape