Get all the mojo from a 4-track cassette recorder, right in your project! From the instant lofi sound with tape saturation, noise and wobble, to breathing new life into your samples!
Play tape loops that either follow your DAW’s transport, or play them like a monophonic Mellotron from your keyboard. Build a complete soundscape by mixing four tracks with the built-in EQ, delay and reverb.
We have carefully modeled and recreated the cassette sound, giving you full control over individual aspects like Tape Speed, Noise, Dropouts, Wobble and start/stop Lag. Switch between Normal or Chrome tape for different noise types and frequency response. And pushing Drive on a track recreates the saturation and compression you get when recording a signal hot to tape.
Build tape loops by combining your favorite samples in new ways, or use one of the hundreds of samples included in the sound Library as a starting point. We recorded a bunch of instruments like piano, vibraphone, vocals, and synths, and also included stuff like hydrophones and shortwave radio. With the same wobble and other tape effects across all tracks, the samples gel together creating a unique sound.
Portatron can be played in many ways. You can let it play along with your DAW transport, instantly creating a drone to your project. By letting it restart on each, second, or fourth bar creates a semi-synced loop which works great for ambient samples. Or just play it like a 4-track monophonic Mellotron from your MIDI keyboard, which works great for quirky leads with vocal samples.