Custom Filter Types – the Options Panel now has a section for choosing which Filters are loaded into each of the 6 Filter Slots. Be warned that changing Filters can take quite a few seconds as Kontakt replaces the Filter in all groups. This causes a potential delay to loading presets with non standard filter types, so it is best to start browsing/loading patches from the default filter assignments. You can achieve this by using the Global Default or the section’s default button. Unless you have changed any of the Filter types, it will already be the standard configuration.
Added Prev/Next Preset Buttons to the browser Page (A preset needs to be loaded through the browser before these will work)
Fixed an issue in Cubase where the first note could be missed occasionally in cycle mode. May have occured in other hosts too.
When a preset is loaded, playing sequences/notes will be cancelled and must be re-triggered.
Fixed a Crash that happens using Kontakt 5.6 when loading presets in Cubase and possibly other hosts.
Kosmology now requires Kontakt v5.5
All Releases have been re-structured to make it much easier to combine them to a single Folder, just choose the same directory to extract them and select yes to all replace messages. Unfortunately this does mean downloading them again but it will make life easier in the longrun.
This release of Cassetto focuses on Randomization with 6 new tuned Randomization Modes. These can be assigned to the Global Randomizer and also have their own Triggers on the Advanced Panel. The Modes consist of 2 Pad Modes, 1 Lead Mode, and 3 Morph Modes.
A third Limited Edition Bootleg is also introduced which adds the Cassetto scripted instrument to Multiverse Dominate and is available for $4.99, but can also be selected as a bonus product through the Cassetto Group Buy. The Group Buy costs just $14.99 and is currently at 7 Bonus products as well as Cassetto.
Added 2 Global Randomizer Modes that are more suited to Pads, you can select which is used by the Global Randomize Button on the Advanced Page.
Added a Global Randomizer Mode that is suitable for Leads.
Added 3 Morph Randomizer Modes that Morph the sound away from the current Settings.
Fixed an issue where Legato and mono became non selectable.
Cassetto for Kontakt gets 16 Modulation Sequencer Modes with this update, allowing the Mod Sequencers to be used without the ARP triggering notes. The introductory Group Buy has 2 weeks left to go and currently stands at 6 free bonus products for just $14.99.
By request a couple of Bootleg titles have been released which add Cassetto scripted instruments to Multiverse Classics and Multiverse Calculus. They are not free but low cost at $9.99 and $4.99 respectively. The original Multiverse release must be owned to make use of them.
Added Mute Buttons to Oscillators, these are temporary and reset when Cassetto is reloaded. They are used for isolating an oscillator when sound designing.
Added 16 Mod sequencer Modes to the Arp. These make use of the Pitch, Cutoff, Resonance, Decay and Release Sequencers without triggering any notes. It means that these sequencers can be used whilst playing notes normally.
Added a Menu for the ARP Modes which makes selecting easier and the selected mode can always be seen.
This updated sees the introduction of a Microtonal System, Scales can be loaded via the inbuilt preset browser. There is also an online facility for converting Scala (*.scl) files to the Cassetto format. Over 300 scales are included covering a lot of territory.
The introductory group buy for Cassetto has been extended until December 1st, and currently you will get 6 bonus products as well as Cassetto for just $14.99.
Added Randomize Waves on Load Preset – An interesting alternative when scrolling through the Presets.
Replaced the loaded Wave displays with menus so that they can be selected via the menu as well as the slider and -+ buttons.
Added a Microtonal Engine that loads Microtonal presets through the existing browser.
Ability to intelligently map scales of less than 2 octaves to 12 note mappings so that they make more sense on a standard Keyboard.
Support for scales up to 88 notes in size.
Support for Scales that span multiple octaves in total range as well as the more common 1 octave interval scales.
Added an online facility to convert most Scala (.scl) Files to Cassetto format.
Cassetto sees another major update mainly focused on the arpeggiator with the introduction of 6 Modulation sequencers and a Scale Re-Mapper. The introductory No Brainer Group buy which costs just $14.99 is entering it’s final week and so far has achieved 4 bonus products.
Improved the Visibility of the Information Panel
Length Mode for the ARP Chord Modes that only triggers new notes if they are not already playing, using the length slider can create some interesting rhythmic results, and can be automated.
3 Root Modes for the ARP where the Root note decides the Key and Scale that all other Notes pass through.
“High & CHORD ARP” Mode Added – Lowest Note plays the Pitch Sequence, other notes play without Pitch sequencer
“Low & CHORD ARP” Mode Added – Lowest Note plays the Pitch Sequence, other notes play without Pitch sequencer
Scale Re-mapper added to to the ARP Pitch output
Each Sequencer now has a Repeat Button which will cause each step to repeat x times before moving on. The Repeat Time is set by the Repeat Slider which previously only affected Pitch.
Added Modulation Sequencers to the ARP for Filter 1 & 2, Resonance 1 & 2, Filter Decay and Volume Release.
Percentage Knob for controlling the overall level of the Modulation Sequencers.
Sustain Pedal Now works as expected when the ARP is disabled
Added 22 Custom LFO Shapes
12 Multi Waveforms using multiple single cycles added to the Waveform Selections
Panel Selection is now sticky and can be saved by Saving the Cassetto .nki
Fixed a bug where negative Keyboard → Filter didn’t invert
Fixed a bug where the display flickered occasionally
Fixed a bug where the ARP length when extreme could cause polyphony runaway
Cassetto has been reviewed on Producer Spot. and gets a major update adding a 3rd Envelope and LFO with some interesting destinations. The introductory group buy is now halfway and currently has achieved 3 bonus products with the new option to buy multiple credits for further bonus products.
Added Filter Swap Button which exchanges the settings of the filters
Added Buttons to assign LFO→Volume amounts to pitch instead
Sequencer Lights now switch off when no notes are playing
Added LFO Sync Mode
Added Advanced Panel with extra controls for FX
Added LFO3 with destinations for Resonance 1 & 2, Filter 1 & 2 and LFO1 Frequency
Added ENV3 with destinations for Resonance 1 & 2, Filter 1 & 2, LFO1 Frequency and LFO3 Level.
No Purge Option added (‘P’ next to ‘D’ in the master section
Oscillator Waves now have a randomizer each
Improved delay contamination when changing presets
Some sliders can now have negative values so that 0 is the centre, a black mark at the centre of the scale shows this.
Cassetto gets a major update, most importantly a few people requested a version for Kontakt 5.5 and so Micro Cassetto is born. It is functionally identical to Cassetto but uses Panels. There are also an additional 63 hand crafted Single Cycle Waveforms, after making presets with the existing single cycles I wanted to expand the digital side of the synth. It has increased the amount of sounds it can make extensively.
The Introductory Group Buy is currently at 84 members with only 16 to go to achieve the 2nd Bonus product.
Added Micro Cassetto, a smaller version which is identical feature-wise yet compatible with Kontakt 5.5
63 Digital Single Cycle Waveform Added
Added some Dotted Tempo values to ARP Tempo
Fixed an issue where HOLD and As Played didn’t work correctly
Increased ARP Length to 300%
Decreased CPU Usage significantly and raised Polyphony to 64
Improved GUI slightly
Fixed an issue with Automation in Ableton Live
A few more presets demonstrating the new Waveforms
Cassetto is a synthesizer Emulation with a unique character. At it’s heart it has Multi-Sampled Oscillators sampled from Cassette using the raw oscillators of an Analog Four Synthesizer as the sound source. It is a full featured Synthesizer with a built in preset system and the ability to save your own. It makes full use of larger GUI size (1000×700) that Kontakt 5.6 introduced, so that all parameters are on the screen to make creating sounds easy. There is also an advanced Arpeggiator which runs as a standard ARP, but with an additional 6 sequencers for targeting parameters such as Pitch, step length and Pan. Each Sequencer can have it’s own independent Step size which can lead to some complex polyrhythms with little effort.
Cassetto is being launched with a ‘no brainer’ Group Buy for just $14.99 and for every 50 people that sign up a free product of your choice will be added to the deal from the HGS Kontakt and Synth Preset Releases.
2 Oscillators with both multi-sampled cassette sampled sound and single cycle Waveforms
Noise Oscillator sampled from Tape
Unstable for warbling the oscillator pitch
Dual Filters with a large choice of filter types
Parallel Filters or One for each Oscillator
2 LFOs with selectable Waveforms, LFO1 resets on note, LFO2 is free running
Random LFO of the Filter
Filter Envelope for the Cutoff, Pitch and Optional Volume of Oscillator 2
VCA Envelope for Volume Control
Reverb with 50 Impulse Responses
Modulator with a choice from Chorus, Flanger or Phaser
Arpeggiator with Sequencers for various parameters
Preset Browser with the ability to save presets
Global Randomizer and Default, with the ability to save you own Default preset.