And since this thread got bumped anyways, I just wanted to say that I've been working on the different karma~ modes (while brainstorming the architecture/routing), and am really really happy with how they're sounding. I think @glia specifically will enjoy them as the tape/lofi modes (the ones I've gone through so far) are pretty detailed and flavorsome. I've sampled my old shitty dictaphone start/stop noise, hiss/hum, and nailed a sweet sounding wow/flutter.
I'm even modelling the start/stop speed warbles so it's random each time, but still following the general pitch contour of start/stopping a crappy tape deck.
And rather than have all sorts of different parameter controls, there are presets within each mode, each with its own different set of 'stanks'.
lofi mode choices:
Casio SK-1 // 8-bit 9.38kHz + aggressive compression + bandpass EQ + crackle noise
Ensoniq Mirage // 8-bit 12kHz + light compression + bandpass EQ + crackle noise
Akai S900 // 12-bit 30kHz + white noise
Akai MPC60 // 12-bit 40kHz + saturation
WTPA // dynamic bit/sample (based on karma pitch) + saturation + crackle noise + clicks
I've spent a laughable amount of time on the different types of noise/clicks/crackles for each mode preset...lol.
tape mode choices:
dictaphone // start/stop clicks + noise + wow/flutter + eq + compression + saturation
4-track // hiss + wow/flutter (less) + compression (fast) + saturation + eq
15 ips // white noise + same but less of everything
30 ips // little white noise + same but less of everything