AudioThing has released a new plugin called Reels, a tape emulation with built-in echo section and tape-stop effect.

Based on a vintage Japanese reel-to-reel, Reels comes with all the imperfections of consumer reel-to-reel vintage recorders such as harmonic distortion, wow/flutter, ducking & crosstalk, hiss and motor noise.

Based on an old Japanese portable tape recorder with a very distinct Lo-Fi analog sound, Reels emulates all the imperfections of consumer reel-to-reel recorders.

We have modeled three different 1/4” tape frequency responses and saturations, along with all the analog imperfections of tape recording/playback.

Reels will add a very rough retro analog sound to your mixes. If you are looking for a Hi-Fi mastering tape emulation, this is not the plugin for you!

Reels features

  • Vintage Tape Emulation.
  • Tape Stop Effect.
  • Echo Section.
  • 3 Tape types.
  • Hiss and Motor noise with Envelope.
  • Resizable Window.
  • Preset system with randomizer.

Reels for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3/AU/AAX) is on sale at AudioThing and distributor Plugin Boutique for the intro price of $39.95 USD (regular $59 USD). The offer expires November 1st, 2018.