Dictaphone Loop Synth
As the name suggests, this library was created by recording a synthesiser onto home-made microcassette tape loops. Splicing these tiny tapes is fiddly work, and the results are distorted, wobbly, noisy recordings with a crushed bandwidth and frequent drop-outs. They were perfect. As soon as I heard them I was blown away, and when I shared my first experiments on twitter, Pianobook veteran Angus Roberts-Carey immediately replied “sample it!”
Here is the result, a couple of patches using the dry samples, and a couple of patches turned into pads with the help of Valhalla Supermassive.
I hope that you find these ghostly sounds inspiring, or at least somehow useful.
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The Sound I Dream of
Over the years I have tried to make or find a sound like this – you have nailed it. Totally perfect in a beautifully messed up, lost memory, lo-fi, distant, sad way. Thank you for this creation.
Moody Pads :-)
Love this haunting set of moody pads – look forward to using them on my current project. Thanks for your gift Peter and Angus for helping.
Lovely characterful lo-fi sounds
Really nice sounds, with lots of character. Great for adding a bit of grit to a track.
I *love the work you did on this. Perfectly imperfect.