Reels by AudioThing is a new tape emulation plugin for PC & Mac that emulates a vintage Japanese reel-to-reel vintage recorder with all best-known imperfections!
AudioThing has released today Reels, a new tape emulation plugin for PC/Mac that is based on a vintage Japanese reel-to-reel vintage recorder. It offers modern features but also all the imperfections of the original vintage recorder like harmonic distortion, wow/flutter, ducking, crosstalk, hiss and motor noise.
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 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.
- Vintage Tape Emulation.
- Tape Stop Effect.
- Echo Section.
- 3 Tape types.
- Hiss and Motor noise with Envelope.
- Resizable Window.
- Preset system with randomizer.
AudioThing Reels is a available now for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3/AU/AAX) for the introduction price of $39.95 USD (regular $59 USD). The offer is valid until November 1st, 2018.
Available here: AudioThing Reels