– Portatron tape synthesizer –
all the power of a 4-track cassette recorder right in your project! From instant lofi sound with tape saturation, noise and wobble, to breathing new life into your samples!
Play tape loops that either follow your DAW’s transport or play as a mono Mellotron from the keyboard. Create a complete soundscape by mixing four tracks with built-in EQ, delay and reverb.
We have carefully modeled and recreated the sound of the cassette, giving you complete control over individual aspects such as tape speed, noise, skips, wobble and start/stop delay. Switch between the Normal or Chrome tape for different noise types and frequency responses. And pressing Drive on a track recreates the saturation and compression you get when you record a signal to tape.
Layer samples –
Create tape loops by combining your favorite samples in new ways, or use one of the hundreds of samples included in the sound library as a starting point. We recorded a lot of instruments like piano, vibraphone, vocals and synths and also included things like hydrophones and shortwave radio. With the same wobble and different tape effects on all tracks, the samples fuse together to create a unique sound.
Drone, looper or instrument –
Portatron can be played in a variety of ways. You can let it play along with your DAW vehicle, instantly creating a drone for your project. Allowing it to restart on every second or fourth bar creates a semi-synchronized loop that works great for ambient samples. Or just play a MIDI keyboard like a 4-track mono Mellotron, great for fancy solos with vocal samples.
Sound Bank library with included patches and samples.
Realistic lofi tape sound with Noise, Dropout, Jitter, Normal/Chrome settings.
Tape speed 0 to 200%
Delay and reverb send effects.
Drive, EQ, Level and Pan on every track.
Tape editor with resizing, moving, repeating and reversing samples.
Return to Zero (RTZ)
Auto-RTZ by key.
Auto-RTZ every 1, 2 or 4 beats.