Glockowonko – 20 patches coaxing weird and wonderful sounds from magesy download 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. 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.