Whether you look back happily on the days when you recorded on a 4-track cassette machine or simply want to find out why they’re so fondly remembered, HoRNet’s Cassette644 plugin might help you to scratch that nostalgic/curious itch.
This promises to emulate the sonic characteristics of three classic cassette tapes - Type I (Normal), Type II (Chrome), and Type IV (Metal) - each of which sounds slightly different. All are designed to give your music a splash of lo-fi goodness.
We’re promised realistic hiss emulation, a three-band EQ for precise tone shaping, variable tape speed control and versatile routing options. You can link multiple instances for that authentic multitrack experience, and there are built-in VU monitors for visual monitoring.
And the good news is that, because it’s all virtual, this tape will never get chewed up.
Cassette644 runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and costs €17. Find out more on the HoRNet website.