Porta Cassette *

Product Details

  • State-Space Modeled emulation of a classic portable studio cassette recorder
  • Exclusive Pitch control for tuning variations and experimental performance effects
  • Character control emulates sonic character as well as tape wow and flutter
  • Authentic modeling of preamp drive, channel noise, crosstalk, noise, tape speed, power supply hum, and character
  • Convenient automatic gain compensation
  • Passthru option for added flexibility

Add some AAW to your DAW

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.

What's a Mix Engine Effect?

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.

System Requirements

Windows 

  • Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ i3 / AMD A10 processor or better
  • 4 GB RAM minimum (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Studio One Professional version 4.6.2 or later
  • Internet connection (needed for installation and activation)
  • Monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)

macOS

  • macOS® 10.13 or higher (64-bit only) Intel® Core™ i3 processor or better –
  • Intel® Core™ i3 processor or better - Apple M1 processor or better
  • 4 GB RAM minimum (8 GB or more recommended)​
  • Studio One Professional version 4.6.2 or later
  • Internet connection (needed for installation and activation)
  • Monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution (Retina display recommended)