Spitfire Audio have released BLANKFOR.MS – TAPE SYNTHS, a plugin with a vast collection of mind bending, dreamlike sounds and unpredictable, multi-layered textures — dripping with vintage analog warmth and nostalgia. It’s available for £49.00.
BLANKFOR.MS – TAPE SYNTHS is a living, breathing machine of complex sonic metamorphosis spanning multiple genres, Tape Synths pushes the magic of tape to new limits, harnessing the artist’s enviable gear collection coupled with bespoke experimental processing techniques to create kaleidoscopic textures that change and grow beneath your fingertips.
The plugin’s processed signal allows you to move between several layers of tape and granular processing on each preset, featuring over 150 layers across the 28 main presets – while our in-built controls offer further creative control. From woozy, dusty lo-fi atmospheres to rich, multi-tonal synth textures that haunt and glisten, Tape Synths will transform your soundscapes — whether you’re a pop producer, remixer, beatmaker, or composer writing your next indie or game score.
Through Tape Synths, Tyler Gilmore, aka BlankFor.ms, shares his unique creative process and the endless spectrum of sonic possibilities that tape provides — from lo-fi digital grit and playful stabs, plucks and bells through to 80s neon-lit, retro pads, gamer’s nostalgia and woozy, shimmering euphoria. Based out of his Brooklyn studio, the artist uses a range of degraded tape machines run through rare and classic pedals, tone-shaping devices, vintage delay chips and unusual gear, from the Walkman, Library of Congress C1 cassette player to a range of Tascams and a Modular system — heavily mangled and processed via tape splicing, pitch-shifting, generative techniques, analog saturation, filtering, distortion, granular synthesis and more.
Designed to encourage sound design, the plugin features 138 presets as a starting point, offering users as many opportunities as possible to make the sounds their own. Whether you’re looking for instantly usable sounds straight out of the box or wanting to spend a few hours getting lost in analog inspiration, Tape Synths will deliver — introducing exciting new and unpredictable colours and textures to your sonic palette.
Presented in Spitfire Audio’s award-winning dedicated plugin and features classic synth sounds and shapes run through unusual gear, including a Walkman, Library Of Congress C1, Modular System, Tascam 414, Tascam 424, Tascam PortaOne, Marantz PMD and GE Portable with FoldyMakes Mod.
Designed for producers, composers, and beat makers looking for interesting deeply sampled analog tape textures. The radically transformative processed signal features over 150 layers of tape and granular processing across the 28 main presets.
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