Transformative tape-drenched textures
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A living, breathing machine of sonic metamorphosis, this instrument harnesses the rare tape machines and complex processing techniques of tape artist Blankfor.ms to create rich kaleidoscopic textures that morph, change and come alive as you play. Push the magic of tape to new limits with mind-bending sounds and unpredictable atmospheres that span multiple genres — dripping with vintage analog warmth and nostalgia.
Our sophisticated, interactive plugin invites you to cycle through over 150 layers of tape and granular processing across its core presets — combined with extensive in-built controls and effects for endless analog inspiration. From woozy, dusty lo-fi atmospheres to dreamlike, multi-tonal textures that haunt and glisten, Tape Synths will transform your soundscapes — whether you’re a pop producer, remixer, beat maker, or composer writing your next indie or game score.
BlankFor.ms – Sediments (0:00 / 1:35)
Lucie Treacher – Shockproof (Trailer Music Extended) (0:00 / 1:01)
Homay Schmitz – Before We Forget (feat. Heirloom) (0:00 / 2:08)
Leo Wyatt – Snowdonia (0:00 / 3:32)
Leo Wyatt – Sunrise (feat. Heirloom and Chamber Strings) (0:00 / 2:42)
CAIROXVI. – Past Encounters (0:00 / 1:53)
Through Tape Synths, Tyler Gilmore, aka BlankFor.ms, showcases 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. In his own words, "To my ear, tape introduces a deep, organic version of chaos and brings something more tactile, more alive, to every tone...."
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 140 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 exciting, unpredictable colours and textures to your sonic palette.
BlankFor.ms is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes richly textured, emotive ambient music using his rare collection of degraded tapes, analog synthesisers and an old spinet piano. Growing up surrounded by nature in Wyoming has influenced his signature sound, finding his musical home in an analog electronic aesthetic. He has released two EPs and Works for Tape and Piano, a full length LP on Puremagnetik, and has also created remixes for The Cinematic Orchestra, Arthur Moon, and Para One. In addition to his popular line of self-released tape-oriented sample packs, BlankFor.ms was sampled on the Ethan Gruska and Bon Iver single, So Unimportant. Tyler maintains a transparent relationship with his fans, sharing the ups and downs of his creative process across his social media platforms with his dedicated 100k+ following.