Spitfire Audio have released Aperture: Cassette Symphony, a new and unique sample library that offers the sound of a full symphony orchestra resampled through 200 cassette players at Assumption Studios. As with previous Aperture installments, the company are offering the library for free to anyone who spends $299£249 including VAT / €299 over the course of their Black Weekend sale. After the sale period, it will be available to purchase for $249£199 including VAT / €249.
Aperture: Cassette Symphony
Aperture: Cassette Symphony has been created by arranging 200 cassette players in a classic orchestral positioning, playing back over 800 tapes of orchestral material through 15 speakers, and then capturing their output with a full orchestral microphone setup.
Seven sections are provided, with strings, woodwinds, brass all separated into low and high sections, along with a percussion section, each offering a range of different articulations. As with previous Aperture libraries, users are able to blend between a signal containing a solo player, through to full symphony sections. Two presets are included, Aperture and Worn, with the latter offering a signal further degraded by tape artefacts.
The library runs within Spitfire Audio’s own plug-in, which is supported on PCs running Windows 7 and above, as well as Macs running macOS X 10.13 to macOS 12 Monterey. It is available in AU, VST2, VST3 and AAX formats, and the library requires 24GB of disk space.
Black Weekend Sale
The company are also currently running their Black Weekend sale, with significant discounts available on a range of individual products and bundles until 30 November 2022.
Three exclusive bundles has been created for the sale, offering up to a 75% saving compared to purchasing their content separately, in addition to other discounts including 40% off of selected libraries including BBC Symphony Orchestra Core and Professional, the Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra range, and Hans Zimmer Drums.
A discount of 25% is available on individual libraries such as Albion One and Eric Whitacre Choir, and up to 25% saving are available on libraries released in the last 12 months, such as Polaris and Mercury (print / web / app / replica / PDF editions).
Throughout the Black Weekend, the company are also running a daily "wheel spin" feature on their website, with customers who are logged into their account able to spin once per day for a chance to win prizes that include sample libraries, gift cards, exclusive bundles, and even the Everything Collection.