Wavesfactory releases Cassette

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Butwug
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350 posts since 26 Oct, 2018

Post Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:49 am

Demo’d it and it’s quite good. I have Reelbus4 and I feel like that tape plugin is super versatile and can get gritty with proper settings and drive, but this one has it’s own mojo as well. It gets gritty fast but in a good way. I put it on master chain and it instantly sounded like tape and felt like doing a lofi track :lol: must....not....buy. How is this company with updates (beyond initial updates?)

lwj
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323 posts since 3 Feb, 2018

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:10 am

Butwug wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:49 am
How is this company with updates (beyond initial updates?)
Unfortunately for you: pretty damn good!

Butwug
KVRist
350 posts since 26 Oct, 2018

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:08 am

lwj wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:10 am
Butwug wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:49 am
How is this company with updates (beyond initial updates?)
Unfortunately for you: pretty damn good!
:lol: You got me. When I read “unfortunately” I immediately said “dang” in my head but when the rest was read, started loling. Im going to pick this one up then. Been playing with the demo and it’s a great vst.

Ploki
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1260 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:35 am

BAH couldn't resist.

lwj
KVRist
323 posts since 3 Feb, 2018

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:21 pm

This plugin is addictive!
I had to get it because playing with the demo turned into a track. I especially like how you can automate all the settings no one in their right mind should ever automate on a tape plugin.

I wonder if it’s age dependent though, where people under a certain age are like: wtf is this?!

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morelia
KVRAF
4585 posts since 16 May, 2002 from Brisbane , Australia

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:08 pm

Sorry if it's been asked but can anyone comment on how this compares to Sketch Cassette. I know WC has a deeper feature set but sound wise it is hard to compare. The videos for SC don't give too much away.
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Ploki
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1260 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:40 am

morelia wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Sorry if it's been asked but can anyone comment on how this compares to Sketch Cassette. I know WC has a deeper feature set but sound wise it is hard to compare. The videos for SC don't give too much away.
me and my friend did some comparisons.
He finds Sketch better as a saturator.
I however, find Cassette much more faithful to an actual cassette deck that I have.
I think he bought Sketch. I bought Cassette :)

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morelia
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4585 posts since 16 May, 2002 from Brisbane , Australia

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:32 am

Thanks, I’m probably more after something that emulates cassette well rather than another saturator.
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Butwug
KVRist
350 posts since 26 Oct, 2018

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:51 am

morelia wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Sorry if it's been asked but can anyone comment on how this compares to Sketch Cassette. I know WC has a deeper feature set but sound wise it is hard to compare. The videos for SC don't give too much away.
If you want something that sounds like you copied a song over to a cassette on your boom box in 1996, Wavesfactory Cassette is the one 8)

Ploki
KVRian
1260 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:31 am

yep. It's great, i'm going to shoot it out with my deck soon-ish, but it sounded familiar right away. ability to disable noise is oh so welcome, i hated denoising my cassette loopbacks

Caine123
KVRAF
6155 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:39 am

hmmmm why is there no dry/wet button? :o
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Vortifex
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1596 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:04 am

Caine123 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:39 am
hmmmm why is there no dry/wet button? :o
Click the cog in the top right - you'll see a bunch of new controls, including a mix slider :tu:

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Teksonik
KVRAF
12971 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:07 am

lwj wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:21 pm
I wonder if it’s age dependent though, where people under a certain age are like: wtf is this?!
I think it's the opposite, people over a certain age who have actually had to record to cassette even 4 tracks or higher end rack mount units are wondering WhyTF is this.

Some of us who came from the cassette era know there is no magic to the format and can't imagine why anyone would want to dumb down their audio to sound like it was recorded to cassette tape.

But there are no rules so whatever you think you need to make your audio sound the way you want more power to you........ :party:
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Vortifex
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1596 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:52 am

Teksonik wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:07 am
lwj wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:21 pm
I wonder if it’s age dependent though, where people under a certain age are like: wtf is this?!
I think it's the opposite, people over a certain age who have actually had to record to cassette even 4 tracks or higher end rack mount units are wondering WhyTF is this.

Some of us who came from the cassette era know there is no magic to the format and can't imagine why anyone would want to dumb down their audio to sound like it was recorded to cassette tape.
There are genres of music where the tape sound plays a significant part. Chillwave is one. Probably the most well known example of that is a track called Resonance by HOME. He achieved the sound by exporting his track to tape in a Portastudio, slowing it down, and then exporting it back, complete with all its hiss and tape fluffiness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GW6sLrK40k


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