Distorted. Dreamlike. Unstable. Chaotic. Granular. Noisy. Woozy. Euphoric. Intangible. Imperfect. Ever-changing….
Through Tape Synths, Tyler Gilmore, aka BlankFor.ms, shares his unique creative process and the endless spectrum of sonic possibilities that tape provides — from lo-fi digital grit and playful stabs, plucks and bells through to 80s neon-lit, retro pads, gamer’s nostalgia and woozy, shimmering euphoria. Based out of his Brooklyn studio, the artist uses a range of degraded tape machines run through rare and classic pedals, tone-shaping devices, vintage delay chips and unusual gear, from the Walkman, Library of Congress C1 cassette player to a range of Tascams and a Modular system — heavily mangled and processed via tape splicing, pitch-shifting, generative techniques, analog saturation, filtering, distortion, granular synthesis and more.
Designed to encourage sound design, the plugin features 138 presets as a starting point, offering users as many opportunities as possible to make the sounds their own. Whether you’re looking for instantly usable sounds straight out of the box or wanting to spend a few hours getting lost in analog inspiration, Tape Synths will deliver — introducing exciting new and unpredictable colours and textures to your sonic palette.