A downloadable Sound Library

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Play. Pause. Rewind.

Cassette is a library of over 200 portable tape recorder, cassette, rewind/fast forward, slow-down/speed-up and noise sounds. Sourced from recorders that have seen better days, the devices hiss and sputter, warble and moan – if you're after samples with a little personality these might be just the thing!

Ideal for time manipulation events, cutscenes and in-game foley, as UI button sounds or source for mechanical and sci-fi sound design.

  • 50 button presses with and without tape and device noise.
  • 73 designed rewind, fast-forward and tape stop effects, excellent for entering or exiting time manipulation sequences. Includes vinyl scratch style effects.
  • 32 cassette rattle and handling sounds great for cutscene foley or in-game collectibles.
  • 7 seamless tape playback/rewind loops for in-game comms devices or tape playback foley.
  • 35 load and remove cassette, close deck, open case and mechanism sounds.
  • BONUS 10 EMF and tape noise samples. Electromagnetic fields recorded directly onto tape help you add convincing grit to in-game comms devices, and create eerie sounds from the ether in horror and sci-fi titles.
  • 24-bit 96kHz WAV audio in a mix of stereo and mono allows for further mangling and sound design.
  • Royalty-free. Use the sounds in commercial or non-commercial projects.
  • BWF & Soundminer metadata.

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TagsAudio, Buttons, cassette, foley, play, Sound effects, sounds, stop, tape


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In order to download this Sound Library you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Shapeforms CASSETTE.zip 180 MB

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oh, nice! thanks for this pack! won't have to rely on youtube videos for realistic casette sounds anymore :)


Thanks – you're welcome!

Very cool. My tape player broke so I couldn't make my own sounds. Glad to find that someone else did the hard work for me ;)

Thanks :) I think my tape players are on the way out too, just barely spinning up. Glad they might be of some use!


I'm not even a sound designer, but I have to download this for some sweet, sweet nostalgia. Thank you!


Thanks! Gotta love that ol' retro tech.

This rules, thank you. Followed.

Glad you like it. Thanks for the follow :)


Stumbled onto this is the massive bundle and would've happily paid full price and more, these sound awesome!

Thanks so much!


As a sound designer I did not expect anything like this in the Bunlde for Racial Justice and Equality. Thanks! Great add to my sound library.

Thanks! Always happy to support other audio folk, hope you find it useful :)

Thank you for adding this to the bundle! Such a fantastic addition to my sound design library :)


You're welcome :) Thanks for the kind words!