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Softube launches Tape plug-in, adds 4ms to Modular platform

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Laura  Barnes
Softube launches Tape plug-in, adds 4ms to Modular platform

Both Tape and 4ms SMR are available for special introductory prices until June 30th.

Softube has made two new product announcements – the launch of its new Tape plug-in, and the addition of 4ms to its Modular platform.

Softube’s Tape is a sonically versatile, yet easy-to-use tape emulation plug-in that models three types of reel-to-reel tape machine.

Tape effectively displays three distinctly different tape machine characteristics in one plug-in: TYPE A is based on a classic Swiss high-end reel-to-reel design, generally known and admired for its precision and linearity; TYPE B is a transformer-based machine that adds weight and creaminess to the low end; and TYPE C is based on a British tape machine with a visible vintage vibe.

“Users need not necessarily look any further than simply selecting a tape machine TYPE, then adjusting the associated AMOUNT control to add COLOR to taste. In most cases, tweaking these self-explanatory controls are all it takes to soak tracks in analogue tape sweetness,” explained the makers.

“Sweeter still, load up one of the included presets from award-winning engineers, such as Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, Strokes, U2) and Howard Willing (Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Smashing Pumpkins), and you’re good to go!”

Tape is available as a standard plug-in that will run on any DAW that hosts AAX, AU, or VST formats.

You can grab it now from Softube’s website and from authorised dealers around the world.

The list price is $99, but it is available at an introductory price of $79 until June 30th, 2017.

Also announced by Softube today, synth module-maker 4ms has joined the plug-in specialist’s ever-expanding Modular platform.

4ms’ Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR) is now available as an add-on to Softube’s Modular.

4ms SMR can process audio like a classic filter bank, ring like a marimba when plucked/struck, act as a vocoder, remix tracks, harmonise, output spectral data, and quantise other oscillators to scales.

Moreover, the 4ms SMR plug-in is light on the host computer’s CPU and comes complete with 75 expertly produced presets.

Simultaneously, Softube is releasing Modular-adapted versions of its award-winning TSAR-1 and TSAR-1R reverbs. These use the same algorithms and have the same feature set as their standard plug-in counterparts, meaning Modular users now have an easier way to add plug-in reverbs to their synth patches.

The license for TSAR-1 and TSAR-1R for Modular is one and the same as for the standard versions of the plug-ins, so owners of both Modular and either of the reverbs – including all subscribers and owners of the Volume 1 bundle – can simply download the update and get to work without making any additional purchases.

Conversely, buying TSAR-1 or TSAR-1R with the intention of using them with Modular makes them available as traditional reverb plug-ins.

4ms SMR is an add-on to Softube’s Modular, and can only be used from within the Modular platform. It is available now at an introductory price of $39. After June 30th, 2017, the module will be priced at $49.

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Tags: Software, new gear, plug-ins, Softube, Tapes, 4ms, 4ms SMR

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