Voxengo has released version 1.2 of CRTIV Tape Bus, a reel-to-reel tape saturation plugin for professional music production applications.

Voxengo CRTIV Tape Bus

CRTIV Tape Bus plug-in for professional music production applications recreates characteristic elements of the reel-to-reel tape sound. This includes saturation, modulation noise and smearing effects which are known for the “analog” feel they bring to audio recordings. This plug-in also applies a selected impulse response taken by us from the existing tape machines. Great for mid-high frequency smoothing.

In CRTIV Tape Bus you can choose between 4 distinct tape impulses, 2 flutter noise modes, and several “overload protection” circuitry modes.

Changes in CRTIV Tape Bus v1.2

  • Added “Rec Gain” modes that imitate overload protection circuitry.
  • Added “Flutter” mode that imitates a high-quality tape drive mechanism.
  • Redesigned knobs and background texture.
  • Added Retina support on macOS, and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows.
  • 15% lower CPU usage on AVX2-capable processors (in 64-bit mode).

CRTIV Tape Bus (VST/VST3/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for $49.95 USD. It is a free update for existing owners, and Premium Membership owners.

More information: Voxengo