Tone Empire has announced the release of a new tape saturation and compression effect.

The Reelight Pro plugin uses Advanced Dynamic IR (impulse response) systems in addition to DSP modeling, to get the authentic sound of tape machines. It emulates 6 different models: Ampex ATR 700, Studer A812 and A80, TEAC A-2300 SD, AEG Telefunken M20, and Revox B77 mk2.

The invention of digital audio recordings liberated sound engineers in many ways which were not possible in the analogue era. Even with all the tools at one’s fingertips, musicians and engineers sorely missed the sound and sonics of earlier recordings. The magic that the recording mediums imparted by default and one which was taken for granted.

Reelight Pro is a plugin designed to bring back the authentic tape sounds of not one, but 6 different sought-after Tape Machines at different speeds and levels to bring us even closer to the “reel” sound of tape. With this plugin, you also get access to desirable parameters such as tape speed, bias, input saturation, crosstalk and even the compression imparted by tape as separate controls! The plugin comes with a lot of presets designed to help get you started, or design your own from scratch!

Available in VST3, AU and AAX formats, the plugin is on sale at Plugin Boutique at an introductory price of $49 USD until April 30th, 2021 (regular $99 USD).

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