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
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
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.
Simply introduce tape warmth and fluctuations into a whole mix to give it a retro feel.
Static drum loops can have more movement and become wonky with a mixture of the wow, shake and some saturation for additional warmth.
Digital synth lines can become warm and analog by introducing some of the Bad Tape imperfection controls.
The wow and shake features on the Bad Tape can provide gentle and natural fluctuations to a full drum bus when used sparingly.
Trigger the detune button off and on with automation to create interesting vocal fluctuations.
Add fuzz to a bass guitar by using the harm with additional shake and wow from the tape head.
DJ/Producer (Rinse FM / Wilde Renate Club)
"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!"
Make it hurt
#tapeharm mixing techniques
Trip hop feeling
Dramatic tape squeal
Add an instant industrial warm, fuzz feel with plenty saturation and harm.
Use the tape harm as a bitcrusher to aggressively create a new sound out of your loop.
Give a trip hop feeling to your drums, making them fatter and noisy by using a lot of hiss and saturation.
Add a dramatic retro tape squeal to your soundscape and atmospheres using the squeal feature.