#1
Hi. Time to pester y'all with an another question on VSTs.

Anyone recall a good plugin for tape effects? Stuff that'd let me add tape saturation, warmth and flutter on an audio track? I don' t really have money for a tape deck you know. I'm on my phone away from home so I can't try stuff out right now, so I'm asking people here what they'd recommend so I could check them out when I get home. Cheaper the better Thanks.
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#2
If you just want simple tape saturation, Fab Filter Saturn is great. It's a very simple but useful saturation plugin that features a few different distortion types (Clean Tape, Warm Tape, Warm Tube, Power Amp, etc.). I use it all the time these days to give tracks a little more warmth or presence,

An even more useful plugin is Izotope Trash. It's a distortion modeler, geared more towards extreme effects, but it's actually incredible versatile. It's most easily used for crazy distortion on drums or vocals, and it even makes a great amp modeler, but if you dial things back a bit, or focus on the list of Saturation presets, you can add subtle harmonics to your mix.

Those would be my two choices. Saturn is aimed at tape/tube saturation specifically, but Trash is much more versatile, just harder to use.
#3
I got Waves J37 on sale and I absolutely love it. Loads of options and it's very easy to use after spending 30 seconds with the pdf manual. If your budget includes a waves plugin, and you're patient waiting for the right sale (THEN visit plugindiscounts.com for a further sale - I am not affiliated, just a happy customer) you can get some great stuff.
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Thanks, I'll check those out. Now to find a nice tape flutter effect.
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a tape deck would prob be 20x cheaper than any waves plugin (if you are a pleb that actually buys plugins)
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a tape deck would prob be 20x cheaper than any waves plugin (if you are a pleb that actually buys plugins)


You must have some crazy deals over there.

And I'd rather not pay of course. But for a good plugin, sure, I can spare some money.
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#7
Waves J37 or u-he Satin.
FabFilter's Saturn is good for all around stuff, but if you care about tape emulation go for a tape emulation plugin.
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Quote by tateandlyle
a tape deck would prob be 20x cheaper than any waves plugin (if you are a pleb that actually buys plugins)

uhhhhhh my J37 was like $85 haha

Any non-cassette stereo tape deck will be a few hundred bucks minimum
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uhhhhhh my J37 was like $85 haha

Any non-cassette stereo tape deck will be a few hundred bucks minimum


My thoughts as well. I still don't want to pay 85$
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My thoughts as well. I still don't want to pay 85$

Well depending on how much you DO want to pay, check out Slate's new subscription model. Could be up your alley!
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#12
Sure, I'll check out as many options as I can
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Quote by Sid McCall
uhhhhhh my J37 was like $85 haha

Any non-cassette stereo tape deck will be a few hundred bucks minimum

wtf is a non-cassette tape deck

you can easily get a reel-to-reel for less than $85 if you want as well
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wtf is a non-cassette tape deckl


A tape deck that uses proper reels I guess. Not cassettes.

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you can easily get a reel-to-reel for less than $85 if you want as well


Maybe, if you live somewhere that is not where I live.
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wtf is a non-cassette tape deck
A reel to reel usually.
Like this - http://www.supersound.org.uk/images/tapedeck2.jpg
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