Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2, Free Tape Saturation Plugin (VST3/AU) & iOS App

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Caelum Audio publishes Tape Cassette 2, a new free tape saturation plugin (VST3/AU) and iOS app (AUv3) that emulates the warmth, noise, and character of old tape cassettes.

It’s not complete new but an updated version with sleek interface and more changes under the hood too. The Tape Cassette 2 features a brand new selectable Type 1 Cassette Impulse Response (IR), an improved saturation algorithm, wow & flutter engine, and implemented real sampled tape noise.

The results are nicely warm and more accurate vintage sound. In addition, it comes with two VU meters to monitor your audio as well as selectable oversampling. Pretty nice free update.

Tape Cassette 2


  • Selectable Type 1 Cassette Impulse Response (IR)
  • Dynamic saturation curve algorithm implementing hysteresis and including oversampling
  • Wow & Flutter engines rebuilt to focus on smoother emulation
  • Real sampled noise from a Type 1 Cassette
  • Low Pass range increased down to 5kHz

Now you can easily add that classic sound entire track, or use directly on individual channels, for added movement, texture, and warmth. Alternatively, you can take it further than the material limitations of tape and push the parameters into a far more experimental soundscape, as a sound design tool.

Powerful & Simple Parameters

  • Saturation +/-24dB
  • Low Pass Filter 5-22KHz
  • Noise -80 to 0 dB
  • Wow 0 – 100%
  • Flutter 0 – 100%
  • IR On/Off
  • Oversampling (2x, 4x, 8x, 16x)

Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2 is available now as a free download for PC & Mac (VST 3 & AU) and iOS (AUv3). An internet connection is required to license the plugin.

More information here: CA

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