65% off “Elixer – Prepared Tape” by Beautiful Void Audio

65% off “Elixer – Prepared Tape” by Beautiful Void Audio

“Elixer Prepared Tape” is the sequel to “Elixer The Lost Tapes”. However, instead of using synthesizers, this time around only old audio recordings were used.

The result is a diverse, unique, sometimes strange, sometimes quirky set of samples that are inspiring and nostalgic!

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Complex Modulated Sound Design!

In “Elixer Prepared Tape” you have a total of 419 Sound Sources to choose from, organized in 8 Distinct NKIs to explore, transform, combine and create your own. Standout features of this instrument include:

  • Four PagesMain Page, Modulation Page, Movement Page, Effects Page.
  • 240 snapshots have been added (not including “default” snapshots).
  • This includes 63 new snapshots for the “All Instruments” NKI, 20 snapshots for the new “Hybrid” NKI, 10 snapshots for all of the Reversed NKIs, and 10 snapshots scattered around in various NKIs.
  • In addition to this, 47 snapshots in various categories have been added by Paul Lebkuchner of Sound Aesthetics Sampling! (they will be designated by a “P -” in the beginning of the snapshot title).
  • There have also been 10 new beautiful and compelling Multis added (utilizing many of the new sounds).
  • Randomise Function  – Will give you instant results and an endless exploration playground.

Although there has been no concerted effort to emulate the sound of the following artists, those who’ve been working on audio demos believed the sounds to be influenced by Boards Of Canada, Amon Tobin and Olafur Arnalds. However, these artists do not endorse this library. You may hear a different artist when you hear the demos and sounds!

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Combine Up To Four Sound Sources To Create Endlessly Evolving Textures!

An Overview Of “Elixer Prepared Tape”

“Elixer Prepared Tape” sounds feature samples which are often a cross between two or more instruments (Violin+Cello, or Trumpet+Oboe, and so on). They aren’t simply “layered” on top of one another, but are actually “fused” together at the sample level.

Some of the multisamples sources have this characteristic up and down the keyboard, so that in the higher registers you may hear a cross between a piccolo, trumpet and oboe, but in the middle register, there is only an oboe and trumpet “fusion” – depending on the patch, this may be different. This is also not an exact science, so there is a great deal of variation in how this process is manifested.

In addition, the decision was made to make an alternative “reversed” NKI for each and every NKI (including the new Hybrid one).  So 11 total NKIs have been added (including the reversed ones).

The Main Page

On the main page interface you can select the samples, with a menu list clearly divided into the four categories above. You can also use the Randomise function which will randomise everything giving you instant results and making for an endless exploration playground.

You can also create your own Multi sounds, combining all existing patches.

Some performance guidelines:

  • You need to use the Mod Wheel for all modulations and X/Y movements to start.

The Movement Page

This page controls the way in which the four sounds chosen on the Main page morph between each other, there are three parameters with a set of common controls:

  • Horizontal – Speed, Depth and Smooth controls
  • Vertical – Speed, Depth and Smooth controls
  • Circular – Speed, Depth and Smooth controls

All of these parameters also have independent options for Sync (to your DAWs internal tempo) and Retrigger.

Customise Your Sounds With Extensive Modulation Options & Effects!

The Modulation Page

This is where you can add extra movement and interest to your sounds by assigning Pan, Tuning, Resonance, Drive, Cutoff etc to LFO’s and Envelopes. There are four of each of these and they come with the following modification options:

  • LFOs 1 to 4 –  Rate, Fade-in and Type
  • Envelope 1 to 4 – Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release (ADSR)

The Effects Page

Choose from a large selection of effects to add that finishing touch to your sound, options include:

  • Chorus – includes controls for Speed, Depth and Wet/Dry
  • Distort – includes controls for Drive and Damping
  • Lo-Fi – includes controls for Sample Rate and Bitcrush
  • Delay – includes controls for Rate, Length, Pan and Wet/Dry
  • Filter – includes controls for Cutoff, Resonance and Type
  • Spatial – includes controls for Width and Pan
  • Convolution Reverb – includes controls for Pre-delay, Hi Pass, Low Pass, Length, Dry and Wet. Plus a drop-down menu to choose Reverb Type


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So What Exactly Can I Do With “Elixer – Prepared Tape”?

Designed from the outset to add depth and emotion to your tracks with an endlessly tweakable palette of evolving sounds, “Elixer – Prepared Tape” is ideal for:

  • Ambient music
  • Underscore
  • Downtempo
  • Chillwave
  • New Age Music
  • Electronica

Note: Requires the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher (NOT compatible with the Free Kontakt Player).

"Elixer - Prepared Tape" by Beautiful Void Audio

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  • 65% off the normal price (normally €43)!
  • “Elixer Prepared Tape” – a diverse, unique, sometimes strange, sometimes quirky set of samples that are inspiring and nostalgic!
  • 1.77GB of Content
  • 419 Sound Sources to choose from, organized in 9 Distinct NKIs in the following categories: Bells, Brass, FX and MISC, Hybrid, Keys, Strings and Orchestra, Synth, Voices, Winds
  • This includes 63 new snapshots for the “All Instruments” NKI, 20 snapshots for the new “Hybrid” NKI, 10 snapshots for all of the Reversed NKIs, and 10 snapshots scattered around in various NKIs.
  • In addition to this, 47 snapshots in various categories have been added by Paul Lebkuchner of Sound Aesthetics Sampling! (they will be designated by a “P -” in the beginning of the snapshot title.)
  • There have also been 10 new beautiful and compelling Multis added (utilizing many of the new sounds).
  • Four Pages – Main Page, Modulation Page, Movement Page and Effects Page
  • Randomise Function  – will give you instant results and an endless exploration playground
  • Note: Requires the Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher (NOT compatible with the Free Kontakt Player)
  • Perfect for Ambient Music, Underscore, Downtempo, Chillwave, New Age Music, Electronica and much more!

What People Think About 65% off “Elixer – Prepared Tape” by Beautiful Void Audio

  • EXCELLENT \'VINTAGE\ SOUNDS, FANTASTIC INSTRUMENT

    "The sounds in this instrument are super atmospheric and nostalgic, but the instrument itself is top-modern, clean and very easy to use. The XY pad makes movements between the four sources very intuitive. Also, the range of sound sources is excellent, with many of them hinting at the original instruments, but having enough dirt and low-fi quality to make them unique. The included reverse sounds make this even more versatile, and browsing with the snapshots and various NKIs is very user friendly. I got this during the sale, but even at full price, this would be a steal. Highly recommended!"

    Thorsten Quandt

    Verified Kontakthub Customer

  • SERIOUSLY RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF POSSIBILITIES (IN A GOOD WAY).

    "Seriously Ridiculous Amount of Possibilities (In A Good Way).

    Nicely laid out GUI and easy and quick to use---shows its developers' pedigrees. Already updated with additional content. Dozens of lifetimes worth of possible voice combinations (more than 61 billion, forward and reverse), even before tweaking. The voices do have a "cassette tape" character to them that seems to come through on every patch. Nicely curated into 10 normal and 10 complimentary reversed instruments, giving you the option to work with all 419 voices or categorical subsets (Bells, Brass, Voices, etc.). Considering the number of voices, snapshots, multis, randomizations and possibilities that this version of Elixer comes with, even with (or because of) its characteristic sound it's a no-brainer on sale. Offhand, I can't think of anything that offers this many possibilities in this price range. Five stars because of the value, ease of use, and impossibility of being able to audition all that it offers.

    Since I wasn't able to locate a manual for either version of Elixer, some of my observations/notes: Randomization is by page (not global) and is quick and effective for each page (Main, Mod, and EFX). Even with the large number of snapshots provided, you can end up getting lost in time with the randomization results in a single snapshot. The Movement Page (XY-pad controls) does not randomize. The expected tweakability and then some, like sample start and 10 filter types, for the Main Page; a simpler set of controls on the effects. The expected modulation and modulation envelope controls are available; the mod/envelope targets are reduced to select sets of 6 or 7 common parameters. The mod type control no longer displays the active type (wave) when you move off of it, so you have to click on it to re-display your setting. All knobs (and the X-Y marginal sliders) do Ctrl-Click resets and Right-Click MIDI learn. The Pitch control is directly related to the sample sweep rate. If you're having issues setting up pulsing patches with the Mod Page, the Movement Page (XY-pad) does a great job of setting up dimensioned pulses, especially with the Circle controls (some snapshots are very instructive in this regard)."

    Stan Borek

    Verified Kontakthub Customer

  • BOC FAN HERE

    "I love this library. A must have for BoC's fans"

    Vincenzo Russo

    Verified Kontakthub Customer

  • GET LOST IN THE PREPARED TAPES

    Sometimes you need this special vibe in your music. Then it's time for jewels like this. When I listened to the demos I immediately fell in love with it and bought it instantly. Hours later, after playing around with this instrument, I opened a project I was working on and used it heavily there. The nostalgic vibe of The Prepared Tape is really very cool! The GUI looks good and you get into everything in a short time. The randomize functions often brings very good results. A big fun!

    Excellent job, great pool of samples and FX! I highly recommend it (and bought The Lost Tapes from the same developer, which is the same league).

    Andreas Kantner

    Verified Kontakthub Customer

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