Tape plugins. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Goodhertz have just released a new tape-based wow & flutter plugin called Wow Control ($129 - 15-day trial).
It can reproduce "every noise, every wobble, & every harmonic of three tape machines spanning three decades".
How'd you like your tape today?
Lots of parameters to play with:
Tons of settings to play with:
Wow control has 45 presets in total, ranging from Vinyl, Vibrato, Tape, Cassette and Stereo Widening effects.
Here's some guy at Goodhertz clicking through some of them:
Audio Examples - Beats
Here's some other guy (moi) going through some of the presets.
You'll hear two rounds of After Hours Beat 01, taken from the Apple Loops library.
Examples are 320Kbps MP3's.
Bad Cassette (really bad!):
Mastering Tape 30 IPS:
Fast Forward / Rewind (great for tape stops / backspins):
Audio Examples - 60s Drums
Two rounds of '60s Shuffle Fill 07', untreated:
The 33.3 RPM Vinyl preset, with saturation set to 165%:
Audio Examples - Strings
You'll hear one round of the 'Banquet All' loop.
Audio Examples - Voice
One of Wow Control’s coolest features is the ability to double — and even triple — sounds in interesting ways.
Here's Apple's Samantha voice reading back the above quote.
I'll make some more examples later. Let's first see if the server holds up...
In the meantime, you can download a 15-day trial of Goodhertz plugins here. You'll need an account.
The installer contains 15-day trial versions of all the plugins Goodhertz have produced sofar.
Or, play around with Goodhertz' uber cool loop machine to hear their plugin suite in action.
Make sure you try the random button, and let the loops run for a while.
Or try this one, with some loops from Vulfpeck's super funky "Fugue State":