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 WatKat by GSi is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
Product WatKat
Developer GSi
Price (MSRP) Free
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WatKat is a digital "clone" of a Wem Watkins "Custom" Copicat. It sounds very lo-fi, noisy, irregular. When you turn it off and leave the tape loaded, the tape bends in proximity of the capstan, and this turns into a periodic pitch fall during echo playback; plus, it gets hot and the background hum gets worse over time... you should turn it off every now and then; the tape is never completely erased, and the capstan motor flutters... and it gets worse if you touch it while it's spinning; heads tend to get dirty very soon, in fact you should clean them often. This is true for the actual hardware unit, and for the digital simulation as well.

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24 May 2015 at 9:31amTini

Hi, this is pretty cool...but a speed ctrl were put it on a superior level.....

21 March 2016 at 7:52amrcrath

Just the thing for a rockabilly slap. head 1 on, other two off, swell about 7/10, feedback just above 0, both gains on full. hardly a hit on my CPU and does the slap perfectly. Thanks.

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