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Ever since the move to digital recording and higher fidelity audio, there has been a market for those who craved the imperfections of analogue recording, and it's that market that Caelum Audio are directly speaking to with the release of Tape Cassette 2.
Building from the success of the original, Tape Cassette 2 comes with lots of new and improved features including a selectable Type 1 Cassette Impulse Response (IR), wow and flutter engine, real sampled tape noise and an improved saturation algorithm.
After a little demo ourselves, we can report that Tape Cassette 2 does add some great character to your audio, but the real fun lies in going crazy with the parameters to create some crazy sounds. The plugin does come with a list of presets, but we recommend just diving in.
Tape Cassette 2 is compatible with OSX 10.11 and above AU and VST3. Windows 7 and above VST3. Additionally, the plugin is also compatible with iOS as a standalone plugin or AUv3 so it can be integrated with applications like GarageBand. Download it for free using the link below.
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Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2
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