BLANKFOR.MS – TAPE SYNTHS as inspiring tape-drenched textures from Brooklyn-based BlankFor.ms namesake.
Spitfire Audio announces BLANKFOR.MS – TAPE SYNTHS — duly designed to immerse producers, composers, and beat-makers in the tape-drenched world of renowned Brooklyn-based composer and electronic musician Tyler Gilmore (a.k.a. BlankFor.ms) as an aptly named unique-sounding, deeply-sampled software instrument anchored around a vast (~10.5GB), inspiring collection of mind-bending dreamlike sounds and unpredictable, multi-layered textures, dripping with vintage analog warmth and nostalgia, thanks to the radically transformative processed signal featuring over 150 layers of tape and granular processing across 28 main presets presented in the sound-specializing British music technology company’s award-winning AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-compatible, NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) – ready plug-in that loads into all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) without the need for any additional software.
As a living, breathing machine of complex sonic metamorphosis spanning multiple genres, BLANKFOR.MS – TAPE SYNTHS pushes the tone-shaping magic of tape to its limits, harnessing its Brooklyn-based BlankFor.ms namesake’s enviable collection of classic and unique tape machines, pedals, and unusual gear, coupled with bespoke experimental processing techniques to create a kaleidoscopic range of multidimensional textures that change and grow beneath its user’s fingertips. For through BLANKFOR.MS – TAPE SYNTHS, Tyler Gilmore (a.k.a. BlankFor.ms) shares his unique creative process and lifelong passion for the world of tape and its endless spectrum of sonic possibilities — from lo-fi digital grit and playful stabs, plucks and bells through to Eighties neon-lit, retro pads, gamer’s nostalgia, and woozy, shimmering euphoria. While working out of his Brooklyn-based studio, the artist uses a range of degraded tape machines run through rare and classic pedals, tone-shaping devices, vintage delay chips, and other unusual equipment, spanning Sony’s once-ubiquitous Walkman (starting its revolutionary life in 1979 as a culturally-changing portable cassette player before the brand was extended to serve most of the Japanese giant’s portable audio devices) to a 1981-vintage Library of Congress C1 cassette player (featuring some unique features, making it an interesting tool for experimenting with cassette tapes), and a range of TASCAM Portastudio 4-track cassette recorders (famed for jumpstarting the home recording revolution), as well as a modular (synth) system — all heavily mangled and processed via tape splicing, pitch-shifting, generative techniques, analog saturation, filtering, distortion, granular synthesis, and more.
BLANKFOR.MS – TAPE SYNTHS is available as an AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-compatible plug-in supporting Native Instruments’ NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) for Mac (OS X 10.10 – macOS 11) and Windows (7, 8, and 10 — latest Service Pack) that loads directly into any compatible DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for an RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of only £49.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$49.00 USD/€49.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here: