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Cassette Keys.01 for Ableton

Ableton Racks by THEPHONOLOOPAlso available in a bundle

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The Idea & Process

It's a unique mixture of physical modelling and fm synths recorded on a cassette with an old & wonky cassette recorder. It has a range from C0 to E6 and 4 carefully designed velocity layers. The GUI is very simple (Kontakt version), yet useful and almost synth-like - so just like its predecessor Cassette Piano, it’s very easy and fun to work with.

Every note of this instrument has been carefully de-noised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note. Noise can still be added with the noise slider - it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.

The End Result

Useful and Fun Production Tool: 
If you like vintage sounds and you're looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.

Simple, One Page Interface: 
Everything is laid out on one page allowing fast sound design possibilities.

Simulated Round Robin: 
Makes notes sound realistic when played ostinato (even when playing fast).

Variety of Sounds: 
With this instrument you can easily create some weird sounds.


  • 848 MB of samples (366 MB after lossless Live compression)
  • Editable 'Sample Start' parameter
  • REV (reverse) mode
  • 4 velocity layers
  • 30 Instrument Racks (presets) with mapped macros
  • Custom Effect Racks

System Requirements:

  • Note: The full version of ​Live 9.7 (or higher) is required to run this software.

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