Robotic Bean Portatron
4-Track Tape Synthesizer Virtual Instrument
Get all the mojo from a 4-track cassette recorder, right in your project! From the instant lo-fi sound with tape saturation, noise, and wobble, to breathing new life into
Play tape loops that either follow your DAW's transport, or play them like a monophonic Mellotron from your keyboard. Build a complete soundscape by mixing four tracks with the built-in EQ, delay, and reverb.
Full Lo-fi Control
We have carefully modeled and recreated the cassette sound, giving you full control over individual aspects like Tape Speed, Noise, Dropouts, Wobble, and start/stop Lag.
Switch between Normal or Chrome tape for different noise types and frequency response.
Pushing Drive on a track recreates the saturation and compression you get when recording a signal hot to tape.
Layer Your Samples
Build 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 bunch of instruments like piano, vibraphone, vocals, and synths, and also included stuff like hydrophones and shortwave radio.
With the same wobble and other tape effects across all tracks, the samples gel together creating a unique sound.
Drone, Looper, or Instrument
Portatron can be played in many ways. You can let it play along with your DAW transport, instantly creating a drone in your project. By letting it restart on each, second, or fourth bar creates a semi-synced loop which works great for ambient samples. Or just play it like a 4-track monophonic Mellotron from your MIDI keyboard, which works great for quirky leads with vocal samples.
- MacOS 10.7 Lion and above
- Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
- Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
- 500MB free storage space
AAX Native, AU, VST3
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