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lo-fi tape machine

lo-fi tape machine

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drift your sound

Introducing DRIFT, a tape degradation plugin that brings the warm, nostalgic sound of vintage tape machines into the digital realm, offering music producers and audio enthusiasts an authentic and versatile tape experience. Easily add the unpredictability and nostalgia of tape into your tracks with all the crinkles, wobbles and crunch that we’ve all come to know and love.

Recapture the authentic sound of tape with customizable tape controls, enabling you to dial in the perfect amount of vintage charm. Gently add pitch drifting and tape failures for a lo-fi texture, or turn everything up to emulate a tired and worn tape machine. Play with tape start/stop functionality, resulting in classic tape pitch drops and rises. Choose from 8 EQ profiles modelled from multiple tape formats and machines including cassette and VHS. All wrapped in our our easy-to-use interface, Drift provides seamless user experience for both beginners and seasoned professionals. Drag, drop and Drift.

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discover ‘drift’

  • agitate your audio with faithfully recreated tape wow, fail and flutter artefacts 
  • saturate any signal using tape saturation, adding vintage crunch and heat
  • reduce colour using our analysed tape eq profiles, stereo width and tape noise controls to add vintage colouration

tape start & stop

when you stop a tape machine, the tape doesn’t stop instantly – it decreases in pitch as it comes to a stop, or slowly rises in pitch as it reaches the full play state. simply click the tape deck to recreate this effect. the slider underneath the player sets the time in seconds for the tape to start/stop. 

tape failures

the quality of tape can introduce playback errors, such as intermittent volume drops caused by tape losing contact with the playback head. small audio artefacts caused by the tape getting stuck, crinkles in the tape or obstructions like dust are also common. with the ‘fail’ control, you can introduce these errors. 

tape eq profiles

every tape has a slightly different sound, so we’ve analysed the eq profiles of 8 tape formats and machines, then placed them directly into the plugin. choose from multiple sources including cassette, VHS and reel to reel tape. multiple machines are also included – cassette multitracks, handheld recorders and a classic 80’s boombox.

listen to how drift can add vintage colouration to your music:




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  • tape degradation plugin (VST3/AU)
  • add pitch imperfections with flutter, wow and fail 
  • infuse authentic tape saturation into your track
  • start and stop functionality for classic tape drops with time selection (from 0.5 to 5 seconds)
  • 8 eq profiles, all analysed from tapes and machines (option to bypass included)
  • reduce stereo imaging and add tape noise 
  • MIDI control and automation supported
  • plugin window Resize functionality 
  • Native Apple silicon support (m1 + m2)

what you need:

  • Any DAW that supports AU or VST3 plugins (Pro Tools/AAX not supported)
  • Mac OSX 10.12+ (includes native mac arm/m1/m2 support)
  • windows 8+ (64 bit)
  • 50MB+ free Disk Space
  • 4GB+ RAM, modern CPU (INTEL I5 OR equivalent) RECOMMENDED 

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