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Softube's new plug-in Tape re-creates the sound of reel-to-reel

The Swedish software giants tackle tape...

Softube have released a new plug-in emulating all things Tape. With three models included, it’s certainly not the first software emulation of tape, but with their reputation and history of high-quality plugs, Tape might just be the one we’ve been waiting for. 

With three emulations in total and presets made by famous mastering engineers, Tape aims to give you the sound of analogue in the box. Tweak everything from tape speed to stability for tape-style pitch warbling and dial it all in using the Amount knob. At only $99, Softube have also claimed it’s as low a CPU hit as you’re likely to find for tape emulation tools. Find out more here.

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