Astral Tape Dream enchants your sonic journey with 4-voice polyphonic ethereal plucked autoharp tones. Wandering through a cosmic tape echo signal path (mind you, it’s all in good fun, the cosmic tape echo is of course purely a delightful illusion!), the worn-out fake tape adds a hint of nostalgia, magically whisking the sound into a captivating realm filled with dancing harmonics and reverberations that feel like echoes from another dimension.
0.2 The delay time is now globally synchronized to the tempo, spanning from 1/2 dotted to 1/32 note length, abandoning the concept of free delay time.
Additionally, a wah-wah shift function has been incorporated. Samples get loaded into arrays during startup. Although this process has extended the boot time, it enhances stability. Last but not least a basic envelope has been added.
Tempo: Global Tempo (affects delay time too)
Knob 1: Delay time
Knob 2: Delay feedback
Knob 3: Warble (wow & flutter)
Shift + Knob3: Wah Wah
Credits go to Zoey Cairns for her fantastic sample pack. I’ve used lower resolution mp3s and re-converted them to wav files. If you like the samples, I’d recommend going all-in and buying the sample pack in all its high quality glory, it’s a steal:
The fake tape echo borrows heavily from Umberto Boldarin’s Tape Delay tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cw60uW8JJU
More credits go to luther_22 for his excellent Wow & Flutter Organelle patch, which I have slightly modified: https://patchstorage.com/wowflutter/
Wah Wah adapted from Pierre Massat’s Autowah: https://guitarextended.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/wha-wha-auto-with-pure-data/