THEPHONOLOOPS has released Cassette Keys.02, a multi-format sample library featuring sounds inspired by classic FM keys from the ’80s.

THEPHONOLOOP Cassette Keys.02 for Kontakt

Cassette Keys.02, a successor of Cassette Keys.01, wasn’t created to replace it, but rather to make things different, bigger, and to make use of the new .02 interface. In fact, both of those instruments complement each other very well.

Cassette Keys.02 contains two instruments, both inspired by classic FM keys from the 80s, but expanded with other synthesis techniques plus even a little sampling to achieve interesting transient sounds.

Each instrument contains 5 dynamic layers and was recorded with 3 different cassette decks. Overall, there are 2193 samples – 365 samples per deck, plus 3 noise samples from each deck (5,73 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV files).

Cassette Keys.02 features

  • Available in multiple popular formats: Kontakt 5, Ableton Live 9, Logic, SFZ & Multiformat.
  • 5.73 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV samples (2,193 samples in total).
  • Recorded on 3 different decks.
  • Simulated round-robin in Kontakt and SFZ versions.
  • 2 instruments.
  • 3 noise samples (each 2 minutes long).
  • 5 dynamic layers.
  • Organic sound with lots of little imperfections.

The library is available from THEPHONOLOOP and distributor Plugin Boutique, starting at 16 EUR ex. VAT where applicable.