THEPHONOLOOP has announced the release of Cassette Mallets.01, a Kontakt instrument library featuring a collection of 3 bell/mallet instruments recorded on a cassette with an old and wonky recorder.

THEPHONOLOOP Cassette Mallets.01 GUI

Every instrument from this library is a mixture of physical modeling & fm synthesis with a range of E2 to E6 and 3 velocity layers which were designed from the ground-up for good playability range. Feel free to check out the introduction video on YouTube to hear and see it in action.

The GUI is very simple, yet useful and almost synth-like, so it’s very easy and fun to work with. Every instrument 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. Moreover, because of the fact that this kind of instruments sounds great when transposed down there’s an “-12” switch added to the GUI which transposes every instrument down by octave.

Cassette Mallets.01 features

  • 511 MB of samples (271 MB after lossless Kontakt compression).
  • 3 instruments
  • 49 keys range.
  • 442 samples in total (147 per instrument + 1 noise sample).
  • 3 velocity layers per instrument.
  • Editable “Sample Start” parameter.
  • Octave down switch.
  • Simulated round-robin.
  • REV (reverse) mode.
  • Mono mode.
  • One-page interface for easy and fast sound design.
  • 31 presets.

Cassette Mallets.01 for Kontakt 5.5.2 or higher (full version) is available for purchase for 21 EUR from THEPHONOLOOP and distributor Plugin Boutique.