Porta Cassette faithfully reproduces the smooth, analog, slightly off-kilter lo-fi mojo of the four-track cassette recorders of the 80s and 90s. Porta Cassette will help you create mixes evocative of everything from YouTube’s lofi hip hop beats to relax/study to to Springsteen’s Nebraska.
Character and Pitch controls grant you control over tone coloration as well as tape wow and flutter for semi-randomized detuning effects that emulate the sound of a tired old tape motor well past its warranty expiration. We even State-Space Modeled the hum generated by the power supply.
Mix Engine FX like Porta Cassette are unlike traditional VSTs and effects that can only affect one Channel or Bus at a time. Activating a Mix Engine Effect on any bus in Studio One will automatically affect and cross-process all channels feeding that bus simultaneously. Furthermore, the unique behavior and sonic fingerprint of Porta Cassette is designed via our meticulous State Space Modeling technology—which sees our engineers elbow-deep in vintage circuitry to digitally capture the warmth, nuance, tolerance, and even unpredictability of venerated hardware on a per-component basis. This attention to detail means Mix Engine FX are the most thorough and true-to-life emulations of real hardware behavior—featuring inter-channel crosstalk, noise, and the warmest drive, saturation, and character imaginable.