lofi Audio – C-90ir

A range of vocal samples processed through an old cassette deck

The story

The studio I rent used to be a school.
It then became a metal workshop creating parts for the aviation industry.
In the late 90-ties parts of the workshop was re-worked into a recording studio, in the 00-ties the main area became a TV-studio and in 2019 part of the top floor is my studio.

The ”C90-ir”-instrument uses parts of the building’s past to breath new life into my recorded voice.
Oh yes, this is my voice transformed or should I say grittyfied, grainyfied and made metallic.

I recorded my voice onto an old cassette deck and sent those recordings to my phone. I then used a Vibe-Tribe speaker to vibrate those recordings on different objects.
https://www.vibe-tribe-shop.com

A pair of Neumann KM84 was used to capture those vibrating moments.

There are four different singers or timbers to choose from:
Tape – the original tape recording with lots of reverb added.
Shelf – a large metal shelf with various objects and spiderweb.
Plate – a nice sounding plate I found.
Drum – a vintage and somewhat destroyed bass drum.

Use the mixer to blend the voices to your liking.
The Tape icon acts like an octave button, deactivate for a smaller sound.
The Drum icon toggles a pre-fader send that let some dust come through even if the modulation wheel and the individual voices are all the way down.

Here’s a video that tries to capture the spirit of the recording session:

Here’s a quick walkthrough:

Happy composing!

-Anders Wall

https://lofiaudio.com/product/lofi-audio-c90-ir/

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  • So soothing it makes me want to lie down on the floor and sleep for a while

    Inspiring and easy to use. It also sounds wonderful. Mycket bra jobbat! :

    andersbrandin12 October 2021
  • Lots of character on this one

    This is a great little instrument that offers a great ambience with cool settings to play around and find your own ambient voice.

    The GUI is great but for such instruments I personally kinda need ADSR settings for making it work for me, and this doesn't include any. More specifically I feel that the release needs to be controlled a little in order to be able to adjust in various situations. I like the filter addition in the modwheel though.

    Overall it's very good and I highly recommend it!

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • Lofi Bliss

    A great pad that works as a synth, disembodied vocals, or sound design! I love all the blend options because you really can get some drastically different sounds with just a few parameter changes! My one wish would be for at least an Attack option to really send it more to padtown but I love love love the character!

    sirfache16 October 2021
  • Dystopian but beautiful mechanical choir

    There's a vast range of tones available with this pack and overall it has a really interesting sound. The little GUI additions are great and well though out and overall it feels very "together". While LP filters sometimes feel like an afterthought this one works really well especially in the context of being a lo-fi cassette based invention. Overall it's convincing, useful, flexible and a worthy addition to anyone's library.

    Mark Lord11 November 2021
  • NICE!

    Really enjoyed playing these

    Caift15 October 2021
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