Wavesfactory Cassette Tape Plugin Brings Character & Warmth To Your Tracks

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Wavesfactory Cassette is an authentic tape emulation effect plugin that brings the unique warm & saturated character of vintage cassette tapes and decks to your DAW.

For this purpose, some well-known cassette recorders/players from the past have been analyzed and modeled in detail. Cassette offers 4 tape types, 3 decks and a wide range of different parameters to adjust the sound. The developers describe it as a no high-fidelity plugin but one that makes fun.

The results are known and are loved by many music producers: wow &  flutter effects, quirks & random fluctuations and more.

Wavesfactory Cassette


Cassette has been carefully modeled after exhaustive analysis of several tape types (I, II, III and IV) and cassette recorders/players: Tascam 414 (Pro) and Omega Reporter-20 (Micro). We’ve included a third deck named “Home” which is a combination of the Pro and Micro decks.

Magnetic tape is not a sterile media and cassettes are no different. It will impart its own signature to signals recorded into it. These include frequency dependent saturation, high-frequency compression, frequency response, hiss, asperity noise and much more. Reproduction systems will also induce some of their sound fingerprint-like wow and flutter, random frequency loss, crosstalk between channels, stereo unbalances and other. These little quirks and random fluctuations imprint instant character, movement and analog feel all around in its path.

This is not a high fidelity plug-in! Cassette is designed to be fun.


  • Cassette emulation.
  • 4 tape types.
  • 3 decks.
  • Set of parameters to control every detail.
  • HQ oversampling.
  • Preset system.
  • Resizable GUI.
  • Auto-updater.
  • Formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX (64 bit only).
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows.

Wavesfactory Cassette is available now for an intro price of 29€ until December 4, 2019 (regular 59€).

More information here: Wavesfactory

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1 Comment

  1. There is nothing in this Plugin what I could not do with a combination of cubase Stock Plugins, but I get that old feeling I have had in the 80ties and ninetees. Yes I bought the cassette recorder.

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