Experience the sound of tape with ToneBoosters’ ReelBus 4 plugin

ToneBoosters has busted out an update to its ReelBus plugin, with version 4 bringing together tape recorder, flanger and echo simulations.

Tape saturation models from previous verions of ReelBus and Ferox are included, while the echo, flanger and tape-stop simulations are all new. There’s also a Drive EQ that enables you to drive the tape simulation in a frequency-dependent manner.

You get dedicated controls for tape saturation, hysteresis, compression and spectral effects, while accurate wow-and-flutter, tape wear, hiss and asperity simulations are also promised.

You can grab ReelBus 4 now for €20 - regular price is €30. It’s available for PC and Mac in VST/AU formats on the ToneBoosters website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.