A raw, wonky tape harmer that causes crackling, detuning and buzzing until it stops and breaks
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We emulated extreme tape artifacts and man does it sound bad!
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)
Make it hurt
#tapeharm mixing techniques
Add an instant industrial warm, fuzz feel with plenty saturation and harm.
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.”