AudioThing has announced an update to its lofi tape plugin Reels, an emulation with built-in echo section and tape start and tape stop effect.

The update includes support for iOS/AUv3 and well as Linux.

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.

Changes in Reels v1.5.2

  • Added: Linux VST2, VST3, CLAP plugin formats.
  • Added: macOS 13 Ventura support.
  • Added: Windows 11 support.
  • Added: AAX Silicon Support.
  • Improved: Oversample latency and CPU usage.
  • Improved: Gain staging.
  • Fixed: Resize reset issue.

Reels is now available for iOS on the App Store for $9.99 USD. The desktop version for Windows, macOS and Linux is on sale at a 50% discount at the AudioThing store and from Plugin Boutique, priced $29 USD / 29 EUR until March 31st, 2023 (regular 59 USD/EUR).