Plastic Flap

Squeaky noises from protective plastic film...

The story

The sound source of these instrument is a plastic flap, like those one finds as part of the protective plastic films on a newly bought smartphone.
Nonchalantly rubbing it with the thumb and index finger produces a somewhat squeaky noise, and decreasing the speed at which one rubs the flap results in more scratchy noises.
Is that not an excellent reason to create a sample library out of those noises? Of course it is, and here you have seven different patches (some may sound very similar to one another, however there are some subtle moving nuances that make them different) created by time stretching the recordings of rubbing the flap with said fingers in ProTools, processing them with a few different instances of Little Alter Boy by Soundtoys, and applying a generous helping of Valhalla Supermassive.


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  • Dark textured synth sound

    Interesting synth, and easy to play with. Irregular Plastic Pulse has some gun shot like effect. Very interesting!

    Asuka Amane20 October 2021
  • A solid library offering a range os possibilities...

    The range of patches and the GUI are enough to forgive some slightly noisy samples, though that is the reason why this review isn't 4 stars across the board. This library offers a lot of content with plenty of interesting stuff. In particular the 'irregular pulses' and the 'plastic scratches' which offer those sound design tools composers are always looking for. Whilst the 'drone' and 'up & down' patches include an expanded GUI and a whole range of options for transforming the already great pad sound. Including a gate. Brilliant!

    R.Treves19 October 2021
  • Playable but needs some noise reduction!

    While these patches have some nice characteristics, they all need some improvement. In general they are noisy - and even if they are not at first, something happens in the middle and it becomes noisy. The drone patch sounds super cool but it's doomed by white noise. The sequencers included don't work, as in most cases I've seen. It breaks right after you introduce a second note that is slightly off-beat. Maybe though it is possible to create some noice risers if you combine many patches together. It's up to you to play and find out.

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021