Wavesfactory has introduced Cassette, an audio plug-in designed to emulate the sound of vintage cassette tapes and decks.
Cassette – available for MacOS & Windows – is an audio plugin that ‘imparts the unique character and sonic imprint of an often maligned recording medium.’
The plugin models four tape types. Each one delivers different sonic characteristics:
- I: was the standard and most compatible tape format. Featured a ferric-oxide coating (Fe2O3). First appeared in the 1960s.
- II: with a chromium dioxide (CrO2) formulation was introduced at the dawn of the 1970s featuring an undeniable increase in high frequency response.
- III: living a short period between the mid 70s and early 80s, the ferro-chrome (FeCr) never made it into the golden era.
- IV: metal-formulated hit the scene at the end of the 70s. Features firmer bass as well as louder high frequencies.
Changing tapes will have an effect in the frequency response of the plugin but also in the saturation, compression, static noise (hiss) and dynamic noise (asperity noise).
Cassette also models wow, flutter, random high-frequency loss, crosstalk between channels, stereo unbalances and more.
This audio demo demonstrates cycling through the various presets:
Pricing and Availability
Cassette is available with an intro price of €29.00 (normally €59.00).