Tape Mate

Crap Cassette Emulator

(38 Votes)
1.00 (Updated 2 years ago)
8.5MB
June 02, 2016
Reaktor 6
Effect Other

DESCRIPTION

My simple attempt to emulate the warm and warn out tones of crappy old cassettes and VHS tapes.

Also inspired by my love of a certain Scottish electronica duo ;)

No presets, but the controls are pretty self explanatory (plus the default settings are set where I like them).

A lot of tape emulations I have found are aimed at simulating high quality tape recorders that are well setup and maintained. This is designed to do the exact opposite!

COMMENTS  (29)

Tao Ndanga
4 weeks ago
Fantastic work all around, my favourite Reaktor lofi cassette machine.
1 month ago
Compared it with Klevgrand Tape DAW and it kills! Thanks for such awesome lofier!
jace cavacini
6 months ago
Nice and elegant GUI with nice graphics (could stand to be larger though, since i'm on a 27" screen here), straight-forward, good trashing of sound... Thanks for sharing this.
Stephen Reid
6 months ago
Thanks for the kind comments! Please note there is no VST version, and I believe you need the full version of Reaktor to run User Library Ensembles (not sure though you will have to check). Cheers!
Alex Flynn
7 months ago
What is free about this?
Carl Garthwaite
7 months ago
Is there a VST version of this?
cecilia brown
7 months ago
Thanks, Stephen!
Bruno Veloso
7 months ago
Works in Reaktor Player? (2)
Vitaly Gavrilov
7 months ago
Works in Reaktor Player?
Askal
7 months ago
love it. love it. love it.
Simon Götz
1 year ago
My MOST favourite Reaktor effect and only rivaled by XLN's RC-20 when it comes to low-fi effects that I use frequently (which is not at all free). Thanks so much Stephen!
ian ainslie
1 year ago
Fantastic for those lo-fi moments :)
jimmy deer
1 year ago
sounds great
James Peck
1 year ago
really good.
Michael Barker
1 year ago
I love BOC and I love this. Love it. Lovvvvee it. Thanks for sharing, I'll be using this alot. Probably overusing it. Definitely overusing it.
Marker Marker
2 years ago
awesome work
Marco Scherer
2 years ago
Awesome!!
Klas Linder
2 years ago
My latest two beat tapes got this effect all over it... lol. https://qlasbeats.bandcamp.com
Mikko Renko
2 years ago
Fantastic! :D
Stephen Reid
2 years ago
Hi Matt thanks for the comments. It's a simple mod (make the cb attenuation higher on the knob). I'll update the ensemble.
Stephen Reid
2 years ago
Hi Matt thanks for the comments. It's a simple mod (make the cb attenuation higher on the knob). I'll update the ensemble.
Matt Hodson
2 years ago
Superb - been after this kind of thing for a while. Anyone able to mod this so that the noise disappears completely when the 'noise' dial is turned all the way down? Thanks!
Anatol Locker
2 years ago
That’s exactly what I was looking for. Thanks, mate!
Phil Durrant
2 years ago
Great, I love Boards Of Canada!
andrew aronson
2 years ago
wow!!!! towards the end when you crank it, it sounds very convincing to me
GG.G SakabeaT
2 years ago
love it...thx 4 that buddy....
Stephen Reid
2 years ago
thanks for the feedback guys. I've added a very quick demo. Tape Mate is enabled after the first 8 bars :)
Bryce Upright
2 years ago
Great job Stephen....very nice for a lo fi vibe
Jonathan Tremblay
2 years ago
Very cool, would be nice to upload some Sound Examples on the edit page for those who want to be sold on hearing it before downloading.
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