Dirty Tape Vox

Vocals processed through a 1950's Fuji Cherry tape machine and an Old Sanyo dictaphone...

The story

I started sampling my voice for the Winter Voices project and got a little carried away with the process of recording to a little 1950’s Fuji Cherry tape machine and an Old Sanyo dictaphone. I created some rather dusty sounding recordings, all of which got dragged through various stages of processing from tape to daw and back again. I also recorded a few of the machine noises as well tape hiss (Did I mention I got carried away)

The script is open so feel free to use this and the other resource files, if you like.



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  • The stuff of nightmares! In a good way

    This library sounds incredibly different to most vocal libraries. Thin, airy and creepy sounding, this is perfect for Horror or thriller scores. The Tape Vox & Tape Vox Stretched patches are really only useable as single note drones. But work perfectly in that context. The Tape Noise patch is a great touch and something I'll find a lot of use for as a hip-hop producer! Nice work!

    R.Treves18 October 2021
  • Interesting Vocals

    These vocal samples are interesting and unique. There's a lot of high frequency resonance in the samples which quickly piles up if you play a bunch of notes at once, so it seems it's best used monophonically. This particular library wasn't my cup of tea, but even so, the care and effort put into its creation was obvious, even to someone whose taste differs.

    Sam Ecoff16 October 2021
  • Gave me the creeps!

    A trully unique Pianobook instrument that came out very unexpected for me. At first I just loved the simple Tape Noise patch, which is something that you can use pretty much everywhere. I was very impressed with the sounds overall, but the ADSR doesn't really seem to work probably. The attack actually does nothing for me, and the Release just keeps the sample for longer instead of making it fade away, which is not the purpose of the release setting. There is no mod-wheel control either, so the release problem is something that can be fixed by automating the volume. I really the graphic though, though I would have put a heavy noise texture instead of a flat dark gray, just to match the instrument theme.

    Alex Raptakis15 October 2021
  • An okay instrument with some chamber-choir vibes

    The feel is nice and technically well made. The sound doesn't feel that unique, but the tape sound makes it feel very unique.

    Heikki Ketola13 October 2021