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TapeStop

Tape Stop/Start Pitch Modulator Plugin by EAS Audio
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TapeStop
TapeStop by EAS Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS, Windows and Linux. It functions as a VST 3 Plugin.
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TapeStop emulates the warping effect that occurs when stopping a reel-to-reel tape machine while playing. Stopping the "virtual tape" will progressively slow the affected track down to a complete halt, while starting the virtual tape again will accelerate the playback up to normal speed.

Unlike a physical tape machine though, TapeStop ensures that, once restarted, the affected track remains aligned with the rest of the project, as if it had never been stopped.

Start and stop times are adjustable up to 2 seconds and can "snap" to (fractions of) the beat allowing for simple and precise automation control.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 3.67 from 3 reviews
TapeStop

Reviewed By mcoyle1960 [all]
April 10th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.0.2 on Linux

To get this to load in Linux, Reaper specifically, simplify the folder structure. Manually copy the plugin (.so) the json and the graphic elements out of their subfolders and just have them loose in the TapeStop.vst3 folder.

Response from vpascucci from EAS Audio on May 19th, 2023

Hello, thank you for reporting this, though I tested specifically on reaper and I didn't have to perform the actions you described, I just put the .VST3 folder in my plugins folder and it "just worked". I'll look into it again :).

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TapeStop

Reviewed By tomguit [all]
March 2nd, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.0.1 on Windows

Crashes in Reaper 6.75 under Win 10.

Load VST - application stuck - after 2 seconds Reaper closes.

Response from vpascucci from EAS Audio on March 2nd, 2023

Make sure you are copying the whole TapeStop.vst folder and not just the .vst file into your VST3 location.

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TapeStop

Reviewed By Eine Alte Oma [all]
February 27th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

edited comment:

4 stars now for the bug fixed. now about the latency: the daw i'm using is bitwig. it usually deals with latency correctly but it has a limit to how much latency a track is allowed to have. idk, i think it was 1sec or so. could it be that you try to send a longer latency to the daw with your plugin? apart from that i know no latency-bugs of bitwig.

old comment:

hey. cool tape stop plugin. i like the temposync feature. unfortunately it doesn't latency compensate the signal and the audio engine breaks when both time parameters are on 0. maybe check if you accidently left some edge cases that can stream nans and infs into the audio buffer.

fix these and i edit this comment and give you 5 stars, because the temposync feature is something that i really wanna have :).

Response from vpascucci from EAS Audio on February 27th, 2023

Thank you very much for confirming that the bug was in fact fixed. As for the latency, what you say is rather interesting. The plugin has (and advertises) a latency of precisely one second (half of the max stop/start time). I wasn't able to find anything regarding the maximum latency compensation in Bitwig, can you point me so some resources? Perhaps though 2 seconds start/stop time is overkill. I could lower it to 1 second (so 500ms latency) if that means working better with Bitwig...

>>> old.

Thanks for the info. I just uploaded a patch. The crashes with start/stop time of zero might have been due to a division by zero. As for the latency compensation, the plugin actually does advertise its latency to the host, and it is up to the host to compensate for that. I could verify that latency is compensated in Reaper and Studio One 6, while for instance Ardour does not seem to compensate it. Which DAW are you using?

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vpascucci
vpascucci
27 February 2023 at 2:50pm

Please feel free to report any early issues here in the comments (and perhaps some basic steps to reproduce) so that they can be quickly fixed.

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LesheMan
LesheMan
1 March 2023 at 2:39am

I can't install the plugin, it doesn't have a .dll file to use it in my DAW.

vpascucci
vpascucci
1 March 2023 at 9:39pm

Hello, newer VST3 plugins are simply folders with a bunch of stuff inside (called bundles). All you need to do is take the whole TapeStop.vst3 folder and put it in your VST3 location. Let me know if that helps.

LesheMan
LesheMan
2 March 2023 at 1:45am

Thanks for the help, it works now, but I found an issue with audio playback, when I play and stop playing my song and then play again, it plays the part that was playing right when I stopped, for around 1.5 seconds, and then plays the correct part, sorry if I can't explain myself very well, english is not my main language.

vpascucci
vpascucci
2 March 2023 at 12:38pm

I'll look into that, thanks for reporting the issue. Which DAW again?

doktoredgar
doktoredgar
3 December 2023 at 7:27pm

Same thing happening to me on Ableton Live 10.

flashaha007
flashaha007
2 March 2023 at 12:02pm

Erm, I'm still trying to figure out how to actually add to basket/download?

vpascucci
vpascucci
2 March 2023 at 12:39pm

top-right under the green "free" button there is a "downloads" link that will bring you to the downloads page.

flashaha007
flashaha007
4 March 2023 at 9:06am

Fantastic thanks, I was clicking on the windows icon to the right. Very much appreciated.

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