Top Tape-Stop VST Plugins
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Top 3+ Tape-Stop VST Plugins 2022

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  1. TimeShaper 2
  2. Tape Stop
  3. REELS

1. TimeShaper 2

 
TimeShaper 2
 

MULTIBAND STUTTER – HALF-TIME – REVERSE – SCRATCH – TAPE-STOP

Just like a DJ working vinyl, TimeShaper 2 lets you freely manipulate the flow of time, slowing down or accelerating your music. Simply draw the exact LFO shapes you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy. Warp pitch and time to create everything from essential everyday FX to extreme multiband transformations.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH IT?

  • Rearrange the beat
  • Scratch like a DJ
  • Drop in a tape-stop
  • Scratch on time
  • Add retro vinyl ‘wow’
  • Get that half-time effect
  • Reverse in real time
  • Get crazy with combos
  • Go multiband!
  • Custom chorus/flange FX

Running inside Cableguys’ ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use TimeShaper 2 on its own or with other Shapers — they all work in exactly the same way, stacking up to create elaborate, multilayered effects that’ll make your productions stand out.

MAIN FEATURES:

  • New! Interface resizable from 75% to 200%
  • New! Redesigned interface with larger editing areas
  • New! Retina/HiDPI support for crisper, clearer graphics
  • Built-in help — hover over any control for description
  • Expandable LFO for detailed editing
  • Set LFO loop length in beats and bars, or Hertz
  • LFO loop length from 1/128 to 32 bars, with sample-accurate sync
  • Audio-rate modulation up to 5.24kHz for extreme sound design
  • New! Even better Smooth Step Mode, to avoid clicks in stepped patterns
  • Trigger LFO in any rhythm via MIDI
  • New! Trigger Smoothing to reduce clicks when MIDI Triggering
  • New! Fine Mode with 2.5/10/20ms options, for subtle pitch ‘wow’ effects
  • Dry/wet mix for each band
  • New! Blend dry and Fine Mode for flanger and chorus effects
  • Solo bands for easy setup
  • New! 1-click Quick Presets for Stutter, Scratch and Half-time
  • New! Dedicated selection tool for multinode editing
  • New! 2x/3x button — double or triple patterns with a click
  • Flip/resize/move/randomize wave or selection
  • Copy/paste waves between any Shapers
  • Unlimited undo/redo for LFO wave edits
  • 72 Wave Presets covering all common uses
  • 9 slots to store User Waves, saved with the patch
  • Switch User Waves via MIDI
  • New! Increased band-split range, now from 20Hz-20kHz
  • New! Improved multiband crossover filters
  • New! Smoother, more accurate spectrum view
  • Large, precise oscilloscope view with Freeze option
  • New! Magnitude oscilloscope graph
  • New! Clearer oscilloscope waveforms and smoother LFO editing

This product is part of a greater collection of products. Check out ShaperBox 2 here.


2. Tape Stop

 
Tape Stop
 

At about the same time as dinosaurs roamed the earth, magnetic tape was the hottest way to store recorded audio. Naturally, cave men discovered that starting and stopping the tape while playing back would lead to interesting effects.

kHs Tape Stop simulates this arcane technology in a simple way, allowing you to get great spindown/speedup sounds quickly with the push of a button. What’s next? Harnessing the power of fire?

Play button

The current state of the tape motor.

Stop Time knob

Time until the tape motor reaches full stop when stopping.

Start Time knob

Time until the tape motor reaches full speed when starting.

Curve

The speed curve of the tape motor starting/stopping.

Settings panel

Whenever you have your mouse cursor over a snapin theree is a small arrow at the top right corner (not visible in screenshot). It opens a settings panel where you handle presets. It also has a “randomize” button that can be useful. I guess…

Enabled checkbox

The small checkbox to the left of the plugin name is a checkbox that bypasses the effect when disabled.Resize handleThe bottom right corner of all Kilohearts plugins is a resize handle for scaling the UI to any size. This allows you to get a good view of the controls whatever the screen resolution, and also comes in handy if you need big controls, e.g. when using Tape Stop as a real-time effect on a touchscreen monitor during a live set. (This is not available when the snapin is used inside a snapin host.)


3. REELS

 
REELS
 

REEL TO REEL

Reels is a tape emulation plugin with built-in echo section and tape-stop effect.

Based on an old Japanese portable tape recorder with a very distinct Lo-Fi analog sound, Reels emulates all the imperfections of consumer reel-to-reel recorders.

We have modeled three different 1/4” tape frequency responses and saturations, along with all the analog imperfections of tape recording / playback.

Reels will add a very rough retro analog sound to your mixes. If you are looking for a Hi-Fi mastering tape emulation, this is not the plugin for you!

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Vintage Tape Emulation
  • Tape Stop Effect
  • Echo Section
  • 3 Tape types
  • Hiss and Motor noise with Envelope
  • 50 Presets
  • Resizable Window
  • Preset system with randomizer

PORTABLE TAPE RECORDER

Reels is based on a vintage Japanese reel to reel, ironically marked as High Fidelity, found in a distressed state at a local flea market. Most of these consumer tape recorders, also due to their age, produce has a very rough Lo-Fi analog sound.

During recording or playback, the motor noise somehow bleeds in, along with the usual tape hiss, limiting the actual bandwidth available on the tape.

Reels recreates all the imperfection of consumer reel-to-reel vintage recorders, including:

  • Harshness, harmonic distortion with loss of clarity (mid-range)
  • WOW/Flutter, pitch instabilities due to recording and playback issues
  • Ducking, random volume loss due to tape or rec/play head imperfections
  • Crosstalk, the leak between left and right channel in a stereo signal
  • Hiss, high-frequency noise caused by the magnetic particles in the tape
  • Motor, mid-frequency noise caused by the reels motor

TAPE STOP

When pressing stop on a reel-to-reel player, the tape doesn’t stop immediately. Instead, it slows down creating a pitch down and fade out effect. You can replicate this effect with Reels, and you can also control the speed of the tape stop.

TAPE MODELING

We’ve modeled three different tape types, from ruined to NOS (new old stock) state. The tape types are named after the country of origin: JP (Japan), IT (Italy), FR (France).

JP Used tape but with an overall better frequency response

IT New old stock but with a limited frequency response

FR Overused and badly stored, very bad frequency response

Each tape will affect the sound in different ways, especially at higher feedback settings when using the Echo section.

WOW/Flutter, Ducking, and other parameters will also change according to the selected tape, creating different amount of pitch and volume changes.

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