LoFi Playtime

Lofi Playtime is a characterful and unique effect to spice up any sound.

Lofi Playtime is a magical, unique plugin that allows you to literally play with time.

We took our virtual tape circuits and used them in a way that would be quite complex to re-create on an analog device.

The result is a very characterful and unique effect that you can use to pitch, reverse, or add delays and space to your audio.

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Developer

Yum Audio

Size

200 MB

Format

vst au plugin

LoFi Playtime - Time Twister Full of Character

Each tape can read out with slow, normal, or fast speed.

The slow speed will read slower through your signal and play back the audio an octave lower.

The fast speed will read out with a higher rate and play back the audio an octave higher.

Each tape head has an age dial which allows you to set how long the virtual tape has been in use for.

When it is set to 0%, the tape is of pristine quality and will have no pitch fluctuation.

When the values are higher, more dropouts plus warble will happen and artifacts will be added to the signal character.

Reverse will reverse your audio and work together with the Slow, Normal or Fast speed settings of the virtual tape.

While the tape sections of Playtime alone offer a great deal of creative options, we decided to add a delay section as the icing on the cake.

The more you increase the feedback slider, the longer the feedback of each delay line will last.

The basetime dial is a central control of the plugin and defines how long the time is for the readout steps of each of the tape heads.

This will also set the size of the Delay and Freeze functions.

The freeze control allows you to create a very interesting looping texture from your input signal.

The best thing about it: you can change the tape speed, age, brightness, and also reverse the tape even when the tape is frozen.

This means that you can freeze your signal at any point in time and create amazing textures.

This toggle switches between time and synced mode.

In the Time mode the dial will be set in milliseconds, allowing you to set a time that runs independently of your DAW.

With the time mode to SYNC, the time will be set in note values and the plugin will restart its cycle when starting playback.

This slider does what it says.

It spreads the sound of the two virtual tape heads.

This plugin is only one of our growing LoFi Series

This series allows you to combine a variety of LoFi characteristics, which add life and texture to your productions.

Look out for our upcoming LoFi Series products, we have a whole lineup of spices that will be ready for you soon – blend to your own taste!

Key Features

  • Unique new approach to time and pitch
  • Two virtual tapes with different playback speeds, instantly change the played back pitch of your input signal
  • Create textures out of anything and freeze your audio in time
  • Change the sound of your frozen signal on the fly
  • Use Tape Age to create characterful pitch fluctuations and chorusing effects
  • Use delay to create warbling delay lines and mix them with the dry signal
  • Works in Sync with your Session or in free time based mode

System Requirements

  • AAX, VST3, AU versions included
  • 64-bit only (Mac / PC)
  • Mac OS X 10.13 or higher (Intel native | ARM native)
  • Windows 10
  • At least 4GB of RAM, 16GB is recommended
  • At least 200MB of free drive space (OS drive)

DAW Support

  • AAX, AU, VST3 versions
  • 64-bit only
  • Ableton Live 10.1+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)
  • Bitwig 2+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)
  • Cubase 8+ (Mac & PC: VST3)
  • Digital Performer 10+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)
  • FL Studio 12+ (Mac & PC: VST3)
  • Garageband 10+ (AU)
  • Logic Pro 9+ (AU)
  • Pro Tools 11+ (Mac & PC: AAX)
  • Presonus Studio One 4+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)
  • Reaper 5+ (Mac & PC: VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab (PC: VST3)