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Bad Tape

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A raw, wonky tape harmer that causes
crackling, detuning and buzzing
until it stops and breaks

Watch our Bad Tape walkthrough video

We emulated extreme tape artifacts and man does it sound bad!

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The plugin for “out of tune and off the grid” beats
Twist your guitar licks
The detune button can be automated at certain points to slow down the riff, but sound natural at the same time like a real tape head.
Master tape head
Make a drum wonky
Warmth & character to a synth
Tape-like movement to a drum
Tape fluctuations to vocals
Fuzz to a bass guitar
"This tape plugin is nuts!!"
“I have wanted a tape machine for a long time but this will hold me off that mission for a while. For now I use mostly samples and this really enables me to f**k with them and create some really special warped out fx - I especially like to mess around with 'Wow', 'Hiss', 'Squeal' and 'Harm'. I've also used it on top of the Granulator II and I'm in love!"
DJ/Producer (Rinse FM / Wilde Renate Club)
S Ruston

Make it hurt

#tapeharm mixing techniques
Instant industrial
Add an instant industrial warm, fuzz feel with plenty saturation and harm.
Bitcrusher
Trip hop feeling
Dramatic tape squeal
"Dialing in warmth"
“When I'm producing, I love what the colour dial on the Bad Tape can do for enhancing vocals. I also like dialing in other effects like a little bit of saturation to add warmth and depth.”

Tigerlight

Producer/DJ/Vocalist (Beatport, Soul Rush Records, UMG)

Extend your #tapeharm

Combine with other effects.
Noize: Fat and edgy drums
Make a drum bus fat and edgy by combining some pink noise from the Noize 2 with a lot of harm, shake, wow and some saturation for extra warmth from the Bad Tape.
Space Invader: Authentic goth
Noize: Create new textures

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Mix
Smoothly mix in different extreme tape artifacts with great precision.
Detune (Tape stop)
Slow down the tape in real time, as if you would press your finger on the tape reel.
Wobble & Shake
Randomly detune the pitch of your track like your tape machine has an inconsistent playback speed.
Harm
Introduce failing tape artifacts with subtle bitcrushing.
Squeal & Noize
Add old tape machine noises for character and vibe.
Color & Speed
Adjust the color and speed of the tape for a unique flavour.
Presets
Comes with presets for synth, drums, bass and classic tape style effects.
Saturation
Saturate your tracks for that good old vintage tape sound. Warm and smooth character due to hysteresis emulation.
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Bad Tape
32.23
combine with
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81.82
Perfect Room
90.08
 
40.50
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23.97
Perfect Plate
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God Mode
40.49
Noize 2
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Punisher
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23.97
The Sweeper
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Bass XL
23.97
Dragon Fire
81.82
 
40.50
total:  
32.23
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