Put the irresistible texture of 1/8-inch analog cassette tape into you studio with OXIDE.
OXIDE features 105 from-scratch, royalty-free percussion samples that have ALL passed through 1/8" analog cassette tape using Pyro Audio’s hand-selected, Japanese hi-fidelity tape deck.
• 105 all-new production-ready sounds (that's six+ 16-pad banks!); distinctive but versatile enough for practically any genre
• Every sample imparts the characteristics of the iconic analog cassette tape
• Samples incorporate micro-effects from the magnetic particle medium, input GAIN circuitry, and PLAYBACK & RECORD tape heads fused with modern design elements
• Contains a plethora of kicks, snares, hats, claps, hand drums, transitions, snarling cymbals, auxiliary percussion and a few surprises
• Wet and dry variations of specific samples for instant inspiration
• Sticky, warm, and inimitable textures
• Processed with a hand-selected Japanese hi-fi enthusiast cassette deck
• Completely unique stereo depth that translates on headphones and speakers
The samples fuse the benefits of ultra-high resolution digital audio design with the character and charm of the iconic cassette tape. During the design process, these desirable micro-effects such as warble, flutter, distortion, broadband noise (tape noise) soaked the OXIDE samples with an inimitable sonic DNA.
Specific samples were captured direct-to-tape before their digital editing, while other designed samples were transferred to tape, then back to the editing suite via the tape deck’s playback head. These samples were processed using high and medium gain stages to offer various levels of desirable magnetic particle saturation and S/N ratio.
This pack also features sounds that were captured from the record tape head, offering deeper sample detail while integrating the deck’s analog circuitry. The result is a magical depth of field that is impossible to recreate using plug-ins. ZERO analog medium simulation plug-ins were used to create these tape effects (and affects)—they are the real deal.
Lastly, none of the cassette tapes from your personal collection were harmed or eaten by an old, poorly maintained or malfunctioning tape deck.
- Pyro Audio samples work with all popular DAWs and groove production software that supports .WAV files. This includes (but is not limited to): Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, MPC Software, Maschine, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Studio One, iPad apps, and so on.
- Pyro Audio samples work with any hardware samplers that support 24-bit, 48 kHz .WAV files. Older samplers that do not support internal loading of 24-bit content will require that the samples be converted to 16-bit or lower. A number of free converter tools are available here so that if your requirements change, you can still use your Pyro collection.