Recording School Online has released Extreme Punch, a VST effect plug-in for Windows specifically designed to emulate the sound of tape saturation. Tape saturation occurs when the magnetic particles on analog tape become completely saturated; the result is a type of very fat compression which many producers believe sounds rounder and more dense than mechanical compression.
ExTreme Punch is simple to use and was designed for thickening low frequency tracks such as bass guitar and bass drum. It costs $39.95. Video and audio demos are available.
Also available now from RSO is Vocal Magic, a VST effect plug-in for Windows that, apparently, performs magic on vocals.