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Robotic Bean Portatron v1.0.1 [WiN, MacOSX]

Robotic Bean Portatron
Team R2R | 16 November 2022 | WiN: 397.9 MB | MAC: 1.01 GB
Get all the mojo from a 4-track cassette recorder, right in your project! From the instant lofi sound with tape saturation, noise and wobble, to breathing new life into your samples!

Play tape loops that either follow your DAW’s transport, or play them like a monophonic Mellotron from your keyboard. Build a complete soundscape by mixing four tracks with the built-in EQ, delay and reverb.

Full lofi control
We have carefully modeled and recreated the cassette sound, giving you full control over individual aspects like Tape Speed, Noise, Dropouts, Wobble and start/stop Lag. Switch between Normal or Chrome tape for different noise types and frequency response. And pushing Drive on a track recreates the saturation and compression you get when recording a signal hot to tape.

Layer your samples
Build tape loops by combining your favorite samples in new ways, or use one of the hundreds of samples included in the sound Library as a starting point. We recorded a bunch of instruments like piano, vibraphone, vocals, and synths, and also included stuff like hydrophones and shortwave radio. With the same wobble and other tape effects across all tracks, the samples gel together creating a unique sound.

Drone, looper, or instrument
Portatron can be played in many ways. You can let it play along with your DAW transport, instantly creating a drone to your project. By letting it restart on each, second, or fourth bar creates a semi-synced loop which works great for ambient samples. Or just play it like a 4-track monophonic Mellotron from your MIDI keyboard, which works great for quirky leads with vocal samples.


Four tracks of sample playback
Library Sound Bank with patches and samples included
Realistic lofi tape sound with
Normal/Chrome setting
Tape Speed from 0-200%
Delay and Reverb Send Effects
Drive, EQ, Level and Pan on each track
Tape Editor with resize, move, repeat and reverse of samples
3 Locators
Return To Zero (RTZ)
Auto-RTZ on Key
Auto-RTZ every 1, 2, or 4 bars

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