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Tape Pro is a multi-fx tape audio plugin and app that introduces warmth, frequency shaping, modulation, noise and delay. Whether you want to accurately replicate a microcassette tape running at 1.2cm/s, or you want to drive a mastering grade tape machine with strange distortion shapes into a high feedback delay engine, Tape Pro is the plugin for the job.

Available as: VST3 for Windows, AU + VST3 for MacOS, AUv3 + IAA + standalone app for iOS and iPadOS. Please ensure your DAW supports one of these formats.

To try before you buy: Tape Pro Demo (A Caelum Audio account is required)

Tape Pro
Saturation

Worlds of Saturation

The saturation module is the first part of the signal chain within Tape Pro. It's very flexible as it isn't restricted to the traditional sound of tape and can be used to tune into your desired distortion sound.

The module has 5 user parameters: Type, Drive, Asymetry, Hysteresis and Remanence.

The types of saturation on offer are:

  • Tape
  • Digital
  • Rectify
  • Half-Rectify
  • Sine
  • Smooth

Response

Classic Responses

The response module within Tape Pro models the dynamic frequency response of tape. This can bring warmth, presence, or even jarring qualities to your audio - this is entirely subjective of course!

The module has 3 user parameters: Type, Low Pass and High Loss.

Tape Pro includes the following impulse responses:

  • 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

Tape Pro also includes Minimum Phase (MP) versions of the IRs listed (not including the copi-delay versions).

If you are using Tape Pro in parallel, on a bus or on a send, we recommend that a minimum phase IR is used. (For more information on this please see the explanation in the manual).

Noise

Noisy Textures

The Noise module applies real, sampled tape noises to the signal chain. Add the rolling sound of a tape delay or the subtle hiss of a mastering grade tape machine.

The module has 4 user parameters: Type, Pre/Post Delay, Gain and Crosstalk.

The noise types included are the same as listed above in the response module.

Wow & Flutter

Tape Warbles

The Wow and Flutter module emulates the natural irregularities in the physical medium of tape. Wow recreates the low speed fluctuations of tape speed, while Flutter recreates the high speed fluctuations. The modules have 10 parameters in total.

Wow: Depth, Rate, Mod, Mod Rate and Sync x2.

Fluter: Depth, Rate, Mod and Mod Rate.

Noise

Wild Delays

The Delay module is an emulation of an analogue tape delay machine.

The module has 11 user parameters: Dry, Wet, Time L, Time R, Feedback L, Feedback R, Portamento, Enable, Initial, Sync and Link.

Manual

Download: Manual v1.0

System Requirements

OSX 10.11 and above AU and VST3. Windows 7 and above VST3. On iOS Tape Pro is both a stand-alone application as well as an AUv3 plugin, meaning it works within iOS hosts such as GarageBand. An internet connection is required to licence the plugin.

EULA

VST Compatible VST Compatible

iOS:

Tape Cassette App Store