Nico Lud
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Give your sounds a vintage feeling.


Give your sounds a vintage feeling by adding subtle vinyl crackle and tape noise. Because this can really define a sound’s character, those knobs are made to be extremely flexible and dynamic.

As you turn up the 'VINYL Crackle' it becomes more dense and mechanical turntable spinning noise gets added.

With the 'TAPE Noise' knob you can sweep through lots of different hiss, hum, rumble and mechanical noises.

* Note that CRACKLES needs a bit of cpu power to create the completely random crackle and noises. To save unneeded cpu power, consider automating the knobs - when set to 0 it does not strain your cpu.


Give your sounds the well-known character of tape. It uses Live’s Amp, Overdrive, Vinyl Distortion, Phaser and EQ devices to achieve quite detailed and unique saturation effects.

Because it only uses stock devices it of course can’t compete with some fancy & expensive tape. But it’s a good quick and free way of achieving this sound.

Because tape and distortion of all types react to volume differences, the 'COLOR Sound' knob gives you the possibility to get the intensity you want regardless of signal amplitude.


Analog tape is a physical medium, which is susceptible to all sorts of physical interference.

Known as 'WOW' is the sound of relatively slow fluctuations in pitch due to slightly varying playback speed.

'FLUTTER' is the sound of more subtle fluctuations in pitch, volume and phase. CRACKLES also gives you the option to use these in extreme amounts to get a pretty wonky sound of very old and almost broken tape.


Achieve the effect of a vinyl record slowing down.

Simply use ramp automations to precisely control how fast the pitch drop happens.

Bug / Feedback Report:

While I try my best to make everything as good as I can from the start, I’m always looking for improvement. So if you have some suggestions on how I could improve this rack, experience any sort of bug or just would like to say hi, feel free to contact me at hey@nicolud.com.
Thanks a lot for your help! 🤗 I really appreciate your time and effort in helping me make CRACKLES even better!

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    Ableton Live Suite 10.1+
  • 🎛️ RACKS by Nico Lud – design collection
  • Latest Version4.0
  • CompatibilityAbleton Live Suite 10.1+
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