HoRNet promises a ‘vintage analogue vibe’ with its Tape plugin

HoRNet’s Tape is the latest plugin to simulate the effect that magnetic tape has on your music when you record to it.

It works by applying a distinct type of saturation, and emulates the specific frequency response of four different tape machines, each at two different speeds. You can also adjust the bias, enabling you to change the saturation characteristics and overall effect.

The input gain is set automatically using HoRNet’s Auto Gain technology, and there are analogue-style VU meters. The grouping feature, meanwhile, enables you to copy settings from one instance of the plugin to all others in the same group.

Tape costs €20, and there’s also a demo for you to download. It’s available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats from the HoRNet 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. 

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