HoRNet Plugins has released HoRNet Tape, a tape effect plugin that simulates the effect that magnetic tape applies to the signal recorded on it.
Tape was the recording medium of choice before digital took its place in the early 90s and has s distinct effect that helped to define the sound of the music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
What Tape does is to apply the distinct saturation of tape to your tracks and also adds the specific frequency response of four different popular tape machines, each at two different speed, 15 or 30 inch per second.
Tape saturation acts differently on high and low frequency, saturating much faster at high frequencies and giving drums and vocals that peculiar “shhh” sound, low frequencies are made thicker and gain weight, this combined with the non-linear frequency response of tape decks creates the classic vintage sound.
HoRNet Tape allows you also to change the bias applied to the tape changing the saturation characteristics and allowing you to increase the effect.
HoRNet Tape features
- Analog tape saturation simulation.
- Emulation of four different decks.
- Two different tape speed for each deck.
- Output compensation for constant level monitoring.
- Input analog VU meters.
- Auto Gain with three different target levels.
- Three tape bias options.
- Analog hiss simulation.
- Group function to copy settings from instances.
- Bypass button.
HoRNet Tape is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX), priced at 19.99 EUR. A demo version is available for download.