Genuine Soundware has got some really good effect plug-ins and instruments, all of them availible in both Mac and PC formats. What I especially like about this guy is that his goal is to recreate everything from the old machines. If there was a noticable hum or noise, any specific error for the machine, stuff like that, it’s also there in his plug-ins.
“WatKat is a digital “clone” of a Wem Watkins “Custom” Copicat. It sounds very lo-fi, noisy, irregular. When you turn it off and leave the tape loaded, the tape bends in proximity of the capstan, and this turns into a periodic pitch fall during echo playback; plus, it gets hot and the background hum gets worse in time… you should turn it off every now and then; the tape is never completely erased, and the capstan motor flutters… and it gets worse if you touch it while it’s spinning; heads tend to get dirty very soon, infact you should clean them often. This is true for the actual hardware unit, and for the digital simulation as well!”
Can’t get more hardcore than that, really.
Some are pay and some are free, check them out, you might find something really useful.
They’re all royality free, I got them off Computer Music #124 CD.
<3<3<3<3 I don’t want to be that bitch blogger that keeps talking about how his girlfriend dumped him last week and went lesbian; I believe blogs should be delivering shit other than diary entries! (yes, that was a joke)
Oh, and I know that the sub-folders are messed up… I noticed that AFTER I had uploaded the zip! It took forever! Blame Soundforge!