ELPHNT has released Analog Tape, a free Ableton Live Rack, designed to emulate various audio tape effects.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
There really is nothing like the sound of tape, whether you’re after that crunchy saturation, warm colour or the wonky, wobbly wow & flutter you can use TAPE to add some vintage flavour to your productions.
Now I’ll be the first to admit, TAPE is by no means the best tape emulation out there – there are some amazing plugins that emulate the sounds of analog tape with amazing accuracy using all sorts of algorithms and component and frequency response modelling to copy the sound of tape in a very detailed way.
However, there are much more general characteristics of tape that don’t require detail circuit modelling to achieve; TAPE cleverly copies these characteristics to create a tape sound that is very generic but surprisingly authentic.
Analog Tape is a free download via the ELPHNT site.
If you’ve used Analog Tape, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!