For a limited time, you get the Arturia Tape MELLO-FI effect plugin for free with every purchase at ADSR Sounds throughout the month of June.
Last Christmas Arturia gave away a full version of the Mello Tape Fi Plugin for a few days. An effect plugin for tape effects. The deal lasted a few days, since then the plugin has been available for purchase for $99 USD.
Now there is the possibility to get the plugin again for “free”. This time at ADSR Sounds with a purchase at their online shop. If you don’t plan to go shopping on ADSR sounds, the cheapest option is to buy the AudioThing Things Crusher plugin, which costs $9 USD. This gives you the Arturia plugin for free.
Arturia Tape MELLO-FI
Tape MELLO-FI’s core is based on the behaviour and sound modeling technologies from their Mellotron V plugin, Arturia’s own software recreation of the legendary Mellotron instrument. All the sonic aspects of the Mellotron V are built into a standalone, easy-to-use effect plugin that brings instant atmospheres and vintage-tape
Tape MELLO-FI features a preamp section with drive, tone, and noise control as well as a VU meter. The section adds the desired heat and warmth to the signal. With less or more noise for a sound full of character.
In the tape section, you can find all the lovely sonic aspects from vintage tape machines and of the Mellotron. You can control the flutter, wow, wear, and mechanics. The Mechanics, in particular, are a lot of fun adding to a sound. And the developers expanded the concept by adding an enhanced stereo with functionality. This creates some nice offers to wow & flutter from left to right for extra-wide sounds.
There is also an interactive tape wheel with a tempo-syncronized tape stop feature. It also hosts an optional instant tape catch-up which is very unique. And on the output, you can use an additional 12dB lowpass and high pass filter to filter the effect.
The Arturia Tape Mello-Fi is definitely an interesting plugin for all fans of wobbly, grainy, lo-fi textures. Or if you don’t have it yet but already the mighty FX Collection 2, you can also wait for the FX 3 version where it’s probably included.
Arturia Tape MELLO-FI is available for free throughout the month of June with every purchase at ADSR Sounds. It runs as a 64-bit only VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin on macOS and Windows.
More information here: ADSR Sounds