Cassette imparts the unique sound from an often maligned recording medium. Wavesfactory Cassette for MacOS Latest Version offers character like nothing else and I’m in love with. This is not a tape machine, this is a time machine. An entire generation heard the music that shaped their lives on cassette tape. I grew up listening to them at home, on the car or on a Walkman. They are not perfect, in fact, they are far from perfect. That’s what I love about them. This is my tribute to the sound that shaped my childhood. I discovered the passion for music between quirks and random fluctuations. Watching the meters move as I sang into an old microphone. Red peaks and analog saturation. Rewind, listen again.
Why you’ll love Cassette
Cassette has been designed to be fun, pleasant to the ear and true to the medium.
- Tape emulation: Cassette has been carefully modelled after exhaustive analysis of a high number of sound signals recorded into real tapes. As a result, we get the same sound and behaviour as the original unit.
- Randomness under control: Magnetic tape is not a sterile media. It will impart its own sound signature. Some of these non-linear effects are unpredictable, which make the signal sound more natural and alive.
- Powerful features: There’s much more under the hood than what you see at a first glance. In the settings panel you are able to fully control all the parameters that make tape sound like tape.
What’s your type?
We modelled the four cassettes types available. Each one delivers different sonic characteristics.
- I: was the standard and most compatible tape format. Featured a ferric-oxide coating (Fe2O3). First appeared in the 1960s.
- II: with a chromium dioxide (CrO2) formulation was introduced at the dawn of the 1970s featuring an undeniable increase in high frequency response.
- III: living a short period between the mid 70s and early 80s, the ferro-chrome (FeCr) never made it into the golden era.
- IV: metal-formulated hit the scene at the end of the 70s. Features firmer bass as well as louder high frequencies.
About magnetic tape
Magnetic tape is not a sterile media. It will impart its own sound signature to signals recorded into it. These include different frequency response, frequency dependent saturation, high-frequency compression, hiss, asperity noise and much more. Reproduction systems will also induce their fingerprint: wow, flutter, random high-frequency loss, crosstalk, stereo unbalances and other.