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How bad can it be?

The Bad Tape is amongst denise’s most popular plugins and focuses on recreating tape artifacts in a controlled way: tape stops, slight slow-downs and speed-ups, multiple ways to go out of tune and off the grid. Now denise wanted to take the Bad Tape to the next level, giving you more FX and a new level of flexibility to shape the tape degradation of your sound. With the Bad Tape 2, it gets even worse!
music: Enrico nrec Tiberi 
Listen to what the Bad Tape 2 can do:
Making Loops Unique
Movement & Tape Stops
Guitars Gone Wild

Easy Push-Pull graph

Unique detune algorithm

Next level detune

The detune is perhaps the most beloved feature of the Bad Tape, both by our users and ourselves – and for this new release, we wanted to take it to the next level. We added the ability to control the rewind and recover times of the detune individually. Work off the grid or sync it to the host BPM if you like. Recreate the sound of a (slightly) broken tape recorder, a cassette player or the nostalgic vibe of your old walkman.
Wonkiness Wanted:
Detune
Wow
Shake

Ingenious plug-in

"Bad Tape 2 is an ingenious plug-in that does much more than your average tape enhancement. I love that you can achieve a spacey Lo-Fi sound in just a matter of seconds all in one plug-in. Automating the detune feature is a wonderful alternative to the classic "Vari-Fi" sound that most Pro Tools users have come to know and love. denise has done an exceptional job with innovating their original Bad Tape."
Skyler Gibbons (Interscope/Warner Records)

What does the
side-chain add?

With the newly added advanced side-chains, you can trigger your tape malfunctions via external audio sources: for instance, create detuned synth grooves from your kicks, resulting in an elegant touch – or complete madness. Use the side-chain to add interesting rhythmic noise textures with "Hiss" and "Harm" or finally control that damned squeaking tape reel to only play when desired, resulting in a very organic sound and a whole new level of fun and depth.
Working with the Side-Chain:
Intro
Squeal
Hiss
Harm
Wow
Shake
Resonator
Detune

New effects

Hysteresis tape emulation

I used it on every Synth

"Since I discovered the Bad Tape 2, I used it on every Synth that I play. I especially happen to like the Wow effect and the Tapestop. Love that thing!"
Suff Daddy (Jakarta Records/ Melting Pot Music)

And beyond…

How to use the Push Pull graph?
Add Noise: Intro
Add Noise: Squeal + Side Chain
Add Noise: Hiss
Add Noise: Harm
Reso Mag Doub (Resonator)
What hotkeys can you use?

Skyler Gibbons created 14 unique presets included with the Bad Tape 2

Skyler Gibbons (Interscope/Warner Records)

What's in the box?

Next Level Detune
Slow down the tape in real time, as if you would press your finger on the tape reel.
(Artist) Presets
Comes with in-house and artist presets for synth, drums, bass and classic tape style effects.
Side-Chain
The side-chain allows you to trigger the effects via an external audio source. The amount can be set individually for each of the effects, for endless combinations and sounds.
Push-Pull Graph
The push-pull graph lets you have complete control over the frequencies that are going to be saturated. Automate it to create organically changing tape saturation and create steep curves for screaming resonances.
Harm
Introduce failing tape artifacts from subtle to extreme tape degradation.
New Effects
Phaser, doubler, resonator & magnet.
Squeal & Noise
Add old tape machine noises for character and vibe.
Colour
Adjust the overall colour of the sound analog to different tape materials.
Speed
Adjust the speed of the wow and shake effects to easily create interesting variations.
Saturation
Saturate your tracks for that good old vintage tape sound. Warm and smooth character due to hysteresis emulation.
More Benefits
Works offline, has oversampling, host syncing, native M1 support and works without dongles or complex license managers
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BF + Holiday '22 Promotions!
One plugin 45% off
Two plugins 55% off
Three plugins or more 60% off
If you already own the Bad Tape 1 (bought before 27 May '22), you can get your copy for €29.
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