Your favorite Tape plugin in 2023? [#POLL]

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Your favorite Tape plugin in 2023?

U-HE Satin
84
17%
Softube Tape
63
13%
UAD ATR-102
18
4%
UAD Oxide Tape
10
2%
UAD Studer A800
29
6%
Toneboosters ReelBus 4
33
7%
Fuse Audio Labs Flywheel
10
2%
Goodhertz Tupe
19
4%
Kiive Audio Tape Face
8
2%
Airwindows ToTape 6
7
1%
Cymatics Origin
5
1%
IK Tape Machine Collection
50
10%
IK TASCAM Tape Collection
11
2%
Hornet Plugins Cassette644
2
0%
Hornet Plugins Tape MK2
9
2%
Tone Empire APX 351
0
No votes
Tone Empire Reelight Pro
0
No votes
Aberrant DSP SketchCassette II
14
3%
AudioThing Reels
8
2%
Arturia Tape Mello-Fi
15
3%
Chow Tape Model
44
9%
NEOLD WARBLE
8
2%
London Acoustics Taipei
9
2%
G-Sonique Analog Tape AXX-72
3
1%
Yum Audio Flux Machine
0
No votes
Wavesfactory Cassette
11
2%
Acustica Audio Taupe
6
1%
Imaginando K7D
1
0%
Klevgrand REAMP
4
1%
Klevgrand DAW Cassette
4
1%
 
Total votes: 485

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Among the vast amount of your 'favorite' Saturation and Reverb plugin, lets also talk little a Bit about Tape or not. :shrug: Added Poll.
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Softtube Tape for me. It just sounds great

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The best sounding for me is the IK stuff. But Christ is it heavy on CPU.
I will take the Lord's name in vain, whenever I want. Hail Satan! And his little goblins too. :lol:

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UAD ATR-102 is a beast !

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### TAPE ###
Toneboosters Reelbus
UAD Studer a800
Airwindows various
Kiive Tape Face
Klevgrand REAMP
Goodhertz Tupe

### Tube ###
Klanghabitat Cassiopeia
Klevgrand REAMP
Tone Projects Kelvin
Goodhertz Tupe
D16 Redopter and Devastor
Kiive Xtressor

### Other ###
Inertia Sound Systems Instinct
Klanghelm SDRR
Audiothing Valves

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I find Cymatics Origin (which is free) gives all the vibe I need for various lo-fi effects.

https://cymatics.fm/products/origin-vintage-plugin
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Bought two 2023 tape plugins as CPU-friendly alternatives for the IK Multimedia tape plugins:

Hornet Plugins Cassette644
Hornet Plugins Tape MK2

My other favourites are a bit older:

Aberrant DSP SketchCassette II
AudioThing Reels
Arturia Tape Mello-Fi
Chow Tape Model
Kiive Tape Face v3
ToneBoosters ReelBus v4

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I'm only going to talk "Studio quality tape plugins" and leave out any lo-fi style stuff. But for me, the king is still the IK Tape Collection. I just wish it had adjustable noise (there's no noise at all - a little goes a long way in tape sims IMO). After that, maybe Satin. The Slate one is still decent. Taupe by Acoustica is good but also lacks noise.

Really still haven't found that killer tape plugin outside of the IK offerings.

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Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote: Sun Nov 12, 2023 7:24 am I'm only going to talk "Studio quality tape plugins" and leave out any lo-fi style stuff. But for me, the king is still the IK Tape Collection. I just wish it had adjustable noise (there's no noise at all - a little goes a long way in tape sims IMO).
Just add a layer of pink noise with 50-60 dB. That'll do the trick.

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YAYYY, my fav plugin type.
Ok so i tried a lot, when i want to go vintage i use tape plugins with band pass filters to sound very old.

The best - NEOLD WARBLE, i just love the saturation on that thing with combination of the wow and a little bit of flutter effect, also the knob age and low and high pass filters you can shape the sound to be very vintage, the best tape emulator i tried.
Not so good - noise section is static white noise and there is no dropouts.

Second place - Aberrant DSP SketchCassette II, i love this thing, the saturation is delicious and there is dropouts that you can set exactly as you want, you can go real BOC with that one.

i tired a lot more but i dont ever remember their names, tape pro or something, whatever, those two are all i need anyway
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Softube tape has that magic for master bus.

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I like IK's Saturator-X and Chow Tape.

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egbert101 wrote: Sun Nov 12, 2023 6:57 am I find Cymatics Origin (which is free) gives all the vibe I need for various lo-fi effects.

https://cymatics.fm/products/origin-vintage-plugin
DUDE, thanks, i like it a lot, i made noise out of a drum break, very nice :? . . . :hug:
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I know right? instant depression and rain. I love it. :neutral:
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Aberrant DSP SketchCassette II and IK Multimedia Tascam 388. Those are my most used this year.

Honorable mention also to UA Oxide Tape which I'm seeing myself using more and more.
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