Kilohearts Tape Stop gives you a simple way to create Spindown sounds

Easy as that.
Easy as that.

The distinctive sound of magnetic tape coming to a stop is one that's frequently used creatively, and now KiloHearts is giving you the option of generating it with a simple plugin.

In fact, Tape Stop enables you to create spindown/speedup sounds with just the push of a button. Controls appear to comprise nothing more than Stop Time and Start Time knobs.

Tape Stop is available now for PC and Mac in VST/AU formats. It costs €17 and can be purchased from the Kilohearts website.

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