From clean and punchy to broken and distorted, Machines features the sounds of classic drum machines processed through cassette tape. It includes one-shot kicks, snares, claps, high hats, cymbals, toms, claves, cowbells, and textures — all with that magical tape coloration.
- Patterns from 70 to 124 BPM
- Analog bass tones including 808-style sub bass
- Chords, loops, arpeggios, and one-shot tones made from synthesizers and tape loops
200+ samples in total.
All of the sounds were recorded at 48kHz 24bit via Apogee mic preamps and mastered for maximum detail, low end balance, and transient depth. Keys and pitches are outlined in the filenames.
Featuring Tascam 424 MKI, Tascam 414, Tuscan PortaOne, Moog Matriarch, Sohmer and Sons upright piano, Sequential Prophet Six, Autodyne compressor, and Elektron Digitakt.
Performed, composed, and recorded by BlankFor.ms
(A technical note; many of the samples’ transients begin immediately, which means you’ll want to turn off your DAW’s auto fade feature to avoid losing the punch.)