Year / Date of Issue: 01.2021
Developer: Aberrant DSP
Developer site: aberrantdsp
Format: VST3, AAX, AU
Bit depth: 64bit
Tabletka: not required | RETAiL
System requirements: Windows 7 or later – VST3 and AAX at 64-bit
macOS 10.10 Yosemite through macOS 11 Big Sur – Intel or Apple Silicon – AU, VST3, and AAX at 64-bit
Description: Aberrant DSP SketchCassette II is a new lo-fi / saturation plugin that brings the warmth and wild character of cassette recorders to your DAW.
lo-fi seems to be on the agenda right now. After AudioThing Wires, Aberrant DSP comes with a new plug-in that brings your favorite lo-fi tone to your sounds. SketchCassette II is an effects processor inspired by vintage 4-track cassette recorders such as the Tascam 414. It emulates not only the iconic features of these beloved devices of the past, but also the character these devices give to each sound signal. Originally marketed as recorders, they are now unique sound design tools that can add character to tracks.
SketchCassete II recreates all of these aspects in one simple plugin for PC and Mac. It is capable of generating lo-fi, wow & flutter and fully saturated sounds. The developers have gone even further and offer musicians additional features with which you can make your sounds even weirder.
SketchCassette II has 12 unique tape types and quality profiles that give you a wide variety of different flavors. With age modeling controls, you can make the plugin more modern or older. The older he gets, the dirtier and crappier the timbres become. Of course, you can use the plugin as a generic saturation unit. There are 2 different models available: softer and harder.
In addition, it includes tape hiss, dropouts with new enhanced stereo width control, and an adjustable wow & flutter section. Exactly what you would expect from such emulation. Aberrant DSP goes one step deeper. FM mode allows you to adjust the jitter rate using the wow controls. This greatly expands the sound range of the plugin. Finally, you have mixing controls for filtering and compressing the tape.