- Introduce warmth, shaping, modulation, noise and delay to your music.
- Authentically recreate a variety of tape-machines' characteristics.
- Colour your track with a mastering grade reel to reel or chew it up with a microcassette.
- Dive into strange saturation shapes, erratic wows & flutters and aggressive delay feedback lines.
Shape the warmth in your tracks using the Tape, Digital, Rectify, Half-Rectify, Sine and Smooth saturation types.
From highly-filtered micro-cassettes to mastering grade reel-to-reel, choose among 21 Impulse Responses for authentic modeling.
Rolling heads, subtle hiss and rumble, introduce these unique mannerisms of tape with genuine recordings from real hardware.
Create wonderful wow and flutter modulations emulating the natural fluctuation of tape speed, either synchronized to your DAW or free form.
Open up the depth and space of your sounds with the lush sound of a tape delay machine, or increase the feedback to make it scream!
Tape Pro is a multi-effect audio plugin that has a module for each sound feature of tape. The first of these in the signal chain is the Saturation module containing 6 saturation algorithms with hysteresis, asymmetry and remanence control. The variety of distortion types are a valuable creative tool to shape the exact saturation sound you want.
The Response module uses 21 selectable impulse responses from 11 different tape machines to recreate their characterful sound:-
- Cassette Type 1
- Cassette Type 2
- Cassette Type 4
- Worn Copi-Delay
- New Copi-Delay
- Mod Copi-Delay
- Master SA812
- Master TM15
- Microcassette 1.2cm/s
- Microcassette 2.4cm/s
- Semi-Pro RB77 7.5ips
- Semi-Pro RB77 15ips
The Wow module recreates the low speed fluctuations of tape speed, while the Flutter module recreates the high speed fluctuations. The rate of the wow can even be synchronised to your DAW and can be pushed far further than real machines can.
The Noise module uses 12 different looping noise samples to help build texture within any vibe you're making. From the rolling heads of a tape delay to the subtle hiss of a top of the range mastering tape machine or the low rumble of XXX.
Part of the inspiration for creating Tape Pro came from a tape delay machine sat in the Caelum Audio studio. We wanted the genuine tape delay sound anywhere we went, without having to transport, setup and wire in the hardware unit. Because of this, a huge amount of effort went into getting Tape Pro's delay module right. The hardware unit is no longer needed, it has been fully replaced by Tape Pro.
Requires Windows 7 or higher. VST3 & AAX (AAX is 64-bit only).
Requires macOS 10.11 or higher (64-bit only). AU, VST3 & AAX. Native Apple Silicon support.
iOS & iPadOS
Requires iOS 11 or higher. Standalone and AUv3.
Computer Music - Value Award
"Tape Pro is a very funky plugin with plenty of sonic flavour and an affordable price tag.”
"Tape Pro is a fantastic alternative to the virtual tape machines and tape echoes from well-known manufacturers. 5.5/6”