Wavesfactory releases Cassette

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wavesfactory
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317 posts since 12 May, 2010

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:16 am

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Cassette is an audio plugin that imparts the unique character and sonic imprint of an often maligned recording medium. A one that offers a sound like nothing else and that I’m in love with. This is not a tape machine, this is a time machine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik98fyL91hc

Cassette has been designed to be fun, pleasant to the ear and true to the medium.

Cassette is an audio plugin that emulates the sound of vintage cassette tapes and decks. It has been carefully modelled after exhaustive analysis of a high number of sound signals recorded into real tapes.

Magnetic tape is not a sterile media. It imparts its own sound signature to signals recorded into it. These include a different frequency response, frequency dependent saturation, high-frequency compression, hiss, asperity noise and much more.
Reproduction systems will also induce their fingerprint: wow, flutter, random high-frequency loss, crosstalk between channels, stereo unbalances and other.

All of these little quirks and random fluctuations have been modelled meticulously. Cassette imprints instant nostalgia, movement and analog feel all around in its path.

Randomness under control

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System requirements:
Mac and Windows (AAX / VST / VST3 / AU), 64 bit.

Price:
Special intro price during November: €29
Regular price: €59

More info:
https://www.wavesfactory.com/cassette
Last edited by wavesfactory on Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

Dasheesh
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3613 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:28 am

oh. my. word. it's beautiful.

My world is gone now. we now officially live in virtual realty.

Kongru
KVRian
605 posts since 23 Feb, 2017

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:30 am

That is a beautiful UI - good price too. Looking forward to checking this out.

adl
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1137 posts since 26 Jun, 2005

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:59 am

Looks and sounds amazing!
Also great demo video!
proud to produce warezless!
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c_voltage
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1485 posts since 16 May, 2004 from Soviet Union

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:22 am

Tried demo, quite interesting thing (and intro price quite adequate). The only i noticed that switching for pro/home/micro modes not automatable, that not critical though (all rest automatable incl adv settings). Also need note that in the "re-cassette" 4x value it's quite CPU noticeable (about 19% to core) - although i think it's worth it - the effect during this is really interesting. And in usual 1x mode about 6%.

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exmatproton
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2591 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:15 am

I.LOVE.IT

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c_voltage
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1485 posts since 16 May, 2004 from Soviet Union

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:30 am

Yes, i think need grab it. There are some implicit sides working differently depending on the dynamics \ value of the input level (that especially can completely change processing form), such variability level is not often can met among lo-fi'zers. Very good.

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Vortifex
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1496 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:00 am

I know zilch about DSP. How much of a plugin like this is 'modeling', and how much is EQ curves, distortion/saturation and various other soundalike fx put together? I must say I do like the sound of this from the video.

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Endor-8o8
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1016 posts since 29 Apr, 2012 from Paris

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:28 pm

Vortifex wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:00 am
I know zilch about DSP. How much of a plugin like this is 'modeling', and how much is EQ curves, distortion/saturation and various other soundalike fx put together? I must say I do like the sound of this from the video.
Good one ! That's the kind of question I always ask myself when I try an analog emulation. :D
This question and another one : "How much does this GUI influence my ears ?" :hihi:
"It is better to live one day as a lion than a thousand days as a sheep."

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Vortifex
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1496 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:37 pm

Endor-8o8 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Vortifex wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:00 am
I know zilch about DSP. How much of a plugin like this is 'modeling', and how much is EQ curves, distortion/saturation and various other soundalike fx put together? I must say I do like the sound of this from the video.
Good one ! That's the kind of question I always ask myself when I try an analog emulation. :D
This question and another one : "How much does this GUI influence my ears ?" :hihi:
Wooden side panels always add around 10% betterness to the audio.

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foosnark
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4893 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:27 pm

That is gorgeous, sonically and visually.

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wavesfactory
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317 posts since 12 May, 2010

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:38 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome you're giving to Cassette :)
c_voltage wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:22 am
Tried demo, quite interesting thing (and intro price quite adequate). The only i noticed that switching for pro/home/micro modes not automatable, that not critical though (all rest automatable incl adv settings). Also need note that in the "re-cassette" 4x value it's quite CPU noticeable (about 19% to core) - although i think it's worth it - the effect during this is really interesting. And in usual 1x mode about 6%.
Thanks for reporting this! In the next update the pro/home/micro switches will be automatable.
The re-cassette parameter is very CPU intensive because it's like having up to 4 cassette effects stacked.
Vortifex wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:00 am
I know zilch about DSP. How much of a plugin like this is 'modeling', and how much is EQ curves, distortion/saturation and various other soundalike fx put together? I must say I do like the sound of this from the video.
There are two approaches when modeling analog gear: circuit simulation (component level analog modeling) or 'black box' approach, also known as phenomenological. We recorded a high number of sound signals into the different cassette tapes and decks. Then we made exhaustive analysis of them to meticulously emulate how the analog equipment changed the sound. This is done not only by ear but by comparing using different methods both the raw digital input signals versus the analog processed ones.

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Endor-8o8
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1016 posts since 29 Apr, 2012 from Paris

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:42 pm

Vortifex wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:37 pm
Endor-8o8 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Vortifex wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:00 am
I know zilch about DSP. How much of a plugin like this is 'modeling', and how much is EQ curves, distortion/saturation and various other soundalike fx put together? I must say I do like the sound of this from the video.
Good one ! That's the kind of question I always ask myself when I try an analog emulation. :D
This question and another one : "How much does this GUI influence my ears ?" :hihi:
Wooden side panels always add around 10% betterness to the audio.
Wooden panels definitely add warmth and a more 3D feel indeed. :D :D :D
"It is better to live one day as a lion than a thousand days as a sheep."

neverbeeninariot
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258 posts since 3 Feb, 2015 from UK

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:48 pm

Dear Wavesfactory, please stop getting Dan to do your demo videos, it's costing me a fortune :D

Seriously though, nice work! I have another cassette plugin but this blows it away in terms of sound and features :clap:

neverbeeninariot
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258 posts since 3 Feb, 2015 from UK

Re: Wavesfactory releases Cassette

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:51 pm

PS. Now that this has been released, can we get the Spectre tube glitch fixed? :ud:

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