The immortal four-track recorder, the prize of bedroom producers and enduring muse of lo-fi aficionados, has once again been brought into focus, in unique form. Sans Fin is a collection of 12 original 4-track cassette sessions, played on the 4-track like an instrument, processed, and recorded to set the backdrop for your next production.
Each Sans Fin session is fueled by an analog synth performance recorded in four parts to our vintage four-track machine. Through real-time adjustment of guitar-pedal effects, filters, and level controls during playback, we brought each session to life, routing in a tasteful array of outboard grit and external ambient effects. The result is a seamless, unending loop with endless potential for producers in search of a sonic drape on which to hang a melody or an emotive texture with which to build a movement.
These 12 sessions cover a ton of sonic ground, exploring expanding atmospheres, droning chord builds, and suspenseful shadows. Some loops (minimum of 45 seconds in length) set a reliable contour for a melodic overlay, perfect for live performance, studio textures, and gaming terrain. Producers will find endless inspiration in the longer designs of this collection, those one- to two-minute, evolving, dynamic silhouettes that beg artistic or commercial limelight. Expanding further, each of the 12 sessions include 5 other sonically esthetic iterations: hi and normal speed versions of high-pitch, normal-pitch, and low-pitch settings on the 4 track for a total of 24 loops per session.
This is the first set of four Sans Fin collections, each slightly varied in disposition and unique in character. In addition to digital download, this collection is offered, granular-ready, on microSD and download for Morphagene. We’re also releasing a limited run on cassette for our tape-loving fans to add their own multichannel finesse and saturated expression, making these unique sessions absolutely incomparable.
*The loops in this collection have no embedded tempo/BPM but are designed to loop seemlessly when repeated back-to-back, and are suited to play alongside materials of any tempo/speed.
**Please be advised that tape and tape loops by nature contain noise, pops, and the occasional clicks. These anomalies, which some might consider errors, are what make tape loops organic and "real."
Compatible with Studio One® Artist and Professional (versions 5.4 and higher)
macOS® 10.13 or higher
Intel® Core™ i3 or better (Native support for Apple Silicon with version 5.4 or later)
Windows 10 (64-bit only)
Intel Core i3/AMD® A10 processor or better