From 28th January to 25th March, Plug-in Collective members can download DAW Cassette – which otherwise retails for $40 – for free, and get a 40% discount in the Klevgrand online store.
Tape emulation plug-ins are ubiquitous in today's software-based studio, but Klevgrand have taken a different approach to most with their take on the concept. In a market – if you'll pardon the pun – saturated with high-end reel-to-reel recreations, DAW Cassette keeps things rather more… domestic, encapsulating the nostalgic sound of a hi-fi cassette tape deck in a VST/AU/AAX plug-in for Mac and PC.
DAW Cassette offers plenty of customisation options for both the deck itself and the tape running through it. Dial in tape degradation, adjust tape head alignment and reduce the smoothness of the motor with the three Quality knobs, and switch through three very different frequency responses with the Normal, Chrome and Metal tape types. You can even apply variable crosstalk between the left and right channels, skew the angle of the tape head to introduce phase issues, mix in white or pink noise, overdrive the input, and further tweak the frequency response with a four-band graphic EQ.
Easy to use and perfectly evocative in its authentic realisation of consumer-grade tape distortion, noise and wobble, DAW Cassette is a must-have for producers of synthwave, chillwave, vaporwave and all other genres with 'wave' in the title, as well as sound designers looking to bring a lo-fi, vintage or downright messed-up texture to any audio signal.
Besides grabbing DAW Cassette, Plug-in Collective members can also capitalise on a 40% discount in the Klevgrand store.
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