Foam | Bass Drum Tape

Foam is also included in the Tape Devices bundle

Foam is a low-end machine, designed for detailed bass drum sculpting. It is an analog-style bass drum synthesizer with a dub-inspired delay and tape saturation. Foam can be used as a standalone drum voice but is also perfect for low frequency support and drum replacement on existing recordings.

The synthesis section is divided into two sound engines allowing you to sculpt its tonal balance from purely electronic to acoustic bass drums. Additionally, you can create hybrid drums that classic drum machines lack. For instance, you can create an 808-style sustain portion with an acoustic-style beater attack.

The delay section is inspired by tape dub echoes with separate sections for delay time, feedback, mod and analog tape compression/saturation.

Foam has been specifically tailored to deliver only musical results. With a dedicated set of macro controls, all parameter dependencies have been programmed under the hood. That means, no matter how you tweak the controls, you will always get a solid drum sound.


Foam Controls:

LENGTH – Overall sustain portion length
PITCH – Bass drum sustain frequency 
SPIKE – Attack filter envelope initial frequency
SNAP – Attack pitch envelope duration
TONE Bass drum attack frequency 
ATTACK – Overall attack level
RESO  – Filter resonance
SLIDE – Pitch envelope initial frequency
SLIDE X – Pitch envelope decay
TIME – Echo time
ECHO – Echo feedback
MOD – Modulation factor of TIME
BLEND – Echo Mix
TAPE – Tape amount/saturation
SIN/HALF/SQR – Sustain potion waveform
TIME/TEMPO – Manual control in seconds / Host tempo-sync
PART/HARM/SAW/NOISE – Attack potion waveform
MAN/MIDI – Manually adjust pitch or use MIDI input
LEVEL – Overall output gain
JUMBLE – Randomize all controls

Minimum Requirements
• OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64 (Puremagnetik Plugins run as M1/2 Native)
• Audio Units or VST/VST3 compatible audio host