Product Overview

No.10 in the microtape series. Glockowonko - 20 patches coaxing weird and wonderful sounds from a simple glockenspiel, most with tempo synced rhythms. From Dwarf Mine Repairing to a Tibetan Teashop....or something like that... Recorded through valves to one inch tape. For full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later The microtape players feature a virtual tape machine running all the time beneath the engine. You have 3 types of control (via the 'Degrader') over tape damage - via filter,amplitude or pitch, with a tape speed slider as well, so Boards of Canada style sounds are easily obtainable, or you can set the controls to zero to bypass the effect. There is a simple low pass filter (no resonance) that can be connected to velocity (as can amplitude) for instrumental expression, but also more interestingly is hard wired to the ADSR envelopes, so a slower attack also brings about a slower filter attack (if engaged), to emulate the tape head coming into contact with the tape (likewise with the release). The player also has a sample reverse function, as well as a saturation button with Tronsonic's 'magic wav' impulse response (as found in Tronto) blended with Kontakt's own saturation effect. Many thanks to Total Composure for the scripting and Glyn for rendering the graphics.


If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Glockowonko