By Denis Isakov
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Stereo Cassette Deck Simulator.
The set includes 3 colors for the deck and amplifier panels: Grey, Silver and Gold. Two colors for the legs: Silver and Gold. Decorative wooden side panels. Concealable power cord and signal wires.
40 types of cassettes.
Complete kinematic simulation of the tape mechanism.
Bright and realistic recording level indicators on the deck, as well as analog arrow volume indicators of Amplifier.
Smooth and realistic volume control.
Realistic cassette behavior.
Ability to sign cassettes.
Switchable kinematic sounds and tape noise.
Smooth and independent color adjustment for the wall and the desktop.
I spent the better part of my morning exploring NAKANO. I think it's worth the money, and obviously, it's not meant to be convenient or easy. It’s designed expressly for nostalgia, everything from the unboxing to tape transport.
There's one glaring omission in the otherwise fastidiously accurate cassette experience. YOU CAN’T SEE THE CASSETTE LABEL AND SONG LIST WHILE LISTENING, so you can’t skip around and find cuts. Wasn’t that part of the cassette ritual? Integration with iTunes album artwork would be nice too.
There are other niggles like the cassette creation process that involve too much repetition. You have to be sure the cassette is the right length, otherwise it won’t hold all the tracks you transfer from iTunes. But overall, once I figured out how obsessive the designer was with the subtle controls and analog world view, I was able to do what I wanted.
Does it work?
How do you get it to work? Open here doesn't seem to work, please fix or explain how to start app.
- Category: Music
- Released: Jan 03, 2017
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 97.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Denis Isakov
- © Denis Isakov 2017
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.