December Samples have released Record Cutter Synth, a new ‘expansion’ for Decent Sampler and available as a FREE download.
This library was made by cutting a series of test tones onto vinyl then playing them back into the computer. The result is a breathy, fragile-sounding synthesizer that should be perfect for lofi or cinematic work.
About 20 years ago, Dave Hiliwotz was lamenting to his wife that it wasn’t possible to make records at home, so she did bunch of a research, discovered that consumer-grade record cutters used to exist in the 1940s, and bought himself one of these antiques. Although they never managed to make a single decent-sounding record with the darn thing, it did spark an obsession for this terrible technology. Fast forward to January 2023, Dave bought a Gakken toy record cutter from Japan. The fidelity offered by the Gakken is very much the same as that of the cutter from 1949, but this time, instead of using it to reproduce music, he’s learned to exploit it as an effect instead.
You can download it directly from Decent Sampler itself.
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