LoFi Tapestop

LoFi Tapestop uses our virtual tape circuits to replicate the pitch behavior and instabilities an analog tape player produces when starting up or stopping.

With Flux, Noise and Muffle effects, as well as fully customizable start and stop times, you have full control – have it accurate or loose and bring your sound to life as you like.

To give you even more control over your starts and stops, LoFi Tapestop can optionally run in full sync with your session and starts and stops can be triggered by use of automation at any time.

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LoFi Tapestop - Analog Modelled Start-Ups & Slow-Downs

This button triggers the start-up of the virtual tape machine.

It will create a classic pitch up effect and start the playback.

Fully retriggerable, no need to stop first!

This button triggers the slow-down and stop of the virtual tape machine.

It will create a pitch down effect, known from countless great productions.

Fully retriggerable, no need to start first!

Already a staple of our LoFi series, the display gives you a clear visual representation of the current tape behavior inside the plugin.

The Flux slider allows you to mix in pitch warble and errors with the start-up and slow-down effects.

At 0% the effect is fully accurate, like a pristine tape machine.

At 100% the effect is full of character and analog modelled imperfections.

Tweak as you like!

The Muffle slider will reduce the brightness of the tape starts and stops.

This is an actively changing control, meaning the lower the pitch of the signal becomes the more muffled it gets.

The Dust slider will add warm noise and fuzz to your tape-starts and -stops.

This is an actively changing control, meaning the lower the pitch of the signal becomes the noisier it gets.

This knob allows you set the time each start-up or slow-down takes.

Depending on the Time Mode setting this can be in milliseconds or note values that sync to your session.

Starts and stops up to 9999ms!

This switch allows you to choose between free-running time mode (milliseconds) and synced beat mode for the start and stop time control.

The Shape switch allows you to select between two different shapes for the start-up and slow-down behavior.

It can be set to linear or curved becahvior, both modelled from real world devices.

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

  • Classic tapestop and tapestart effect with a modern twist
  • Can be as accurate or lofi as you like
  • Dust control to add noise and artifacts
  • Flux control to add fluctuating pitch warble
  • Muffle control for tonal shaping of the slow-down and start-up
  • Sync with your session’s bpm
  • Retrigger either start or stop as much as you like
  • Up to 9999ms of slow-down and start-up time!

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)

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