AudioThing Introduced Reels Tape Emulation Plugin! 30% OFF Intro Sale!

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Reels by AudioThing is a new tape emulation plugin for PC & Mac that emulates a vintage Japanese reel-to-reel vintage recorder with all best-known imperfections!

AudioThing has released today Reels, a new tape emulation plugin for PC/Mac that is based on a vintage Japanese reel-to-reel vintage recorder. It offers modern features but also all the imperfections of the original vintage recorder like harmonic distortion, wow/flutter, ducking, crosstalk, hiss and motor noise.


Reels is a tape emulation plugin with built-in echo section and tape-stop effect. Based on an old Japanese portable tape recorder with a very distinct Lo-Fi analog sound, Reels emulates all the imperfections of consumer reel-to-reel recorders. We have modeled three different 1/4” tape frequency responses and saturations, along with all the analog imperfections of tape recording/playback.

Reels is based on a vintage Japanese reel to reel, ironically marked as High Fidelity, found in a distressed state at a local flea market. Most of these consumer tape recorders, also due to their age, produce has a very rough Lo-Fi analog soundDuring recording or playback, the motor noise somehow bleeds in, along with the usual tape hiss, limiting the actual bandwidth available on the tape.


  • Vintage Tape Emulation.
  • Tape Stop Effect.
  • Echo Section.
  • 3 Tape types.
  • Hiss and Motor noise with Envelope.
  • Resizable Window.
  • Preset system with randomizer.

AudioThing Reels is a available now for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3/AU/AAX) for the introduction price of $39.95 USD (regular $59 USD). The offer is valid until November 1st, 2018.

Available here: AudioThing Reels

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