Arturia Tape Mello-Fi Lo-Fi Effect Plug-In Download

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Arturia Tape Mello-Fi Lo-Fi Effect Plug-In Download

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  • $99.00

Description & Specs

Tape MELLO-FI is an easy-to-use plugin that brings instant chill atmosphere and vintage tape-aged warmth to any sound. Use its straightforward preamp, modulation and filter/output sections to sprinkle sublime lo-fi vibes over any sounds.

Take any beat, sound, or project, and instantly inject beautiful nostalgic flavor and endless vibes. Pitchy flutters, subtle distortion, warm saturation, velvety smooth filtered sounds; Tape MELLO-FI captures the uniquely imperfect behavior of tape in perfect detail, distilled into a single plugin that you’ll always come back to.

Tape used to be the default way to record audio, degrading with every playback in a way that’s become synonymous with its sound. Now producers, beat-makers, and sound designers actively search for that crunchy, noisy, imperfect sound to give their production character and attitude. With Tape MELLO-FI, that search is over. Inspired by iconic tape-based instruments that truly pioneered ‘that’ sound, this plugin is expertly-engineered to not just sound like tape; it behaves like tape too. From the uncanny wows and flutters, to a tape wheel that you can actually click on and interact with, Tape MELLO-FI gives you the bold, unmistakably aged character of a worn out magnetic tape right in your DAW.

The preamp
Apply distortion with the Drive control, boost the signal going into the preamp section with the dedicated switch for subtle crunchy clipping, alter the shape and color of your tape’s sound with Tone, and of course introduce that much-loved grain texture with the essential Noise control.

The tape stop
Replicate the gradual slow-down behavior of stopping tape playback, but with tempo-sync options ranging from 8 bars to a 1/4 bar. You can even click on the spinning reel for glitchy real-time tape effects.

The tape controls
Customize the character of your tape reel to taste. Flutter and Wow introduce fast and slow pitch fluctuations respectively, while Wear simulates the sound of degraded tape. The Mechanics control even brings in some actual mechanical noise for that retro machine vibe.

The filter
Tilt this control left to introduce a rich 12dB low-pass filter, or tilt it to the right for a crisp 12dB high-pass, giving you just the right amount of sound-shaping flexibility. Ideal for a quick mix fix or a sweeping creative effect.

Mellotron
The Mellotron, introduced in 1963, was a keyboard that had a tape playback mechanism under every key. Tape MELLO-FI’s sound and behavior is inspired by Mellotron V, our software recreation of this legendary instrument. The original Mellotron’s tape-based functionality put orchestral sounds into the hands of keyboardists in a way that was previously unthinkable. This functionality revolutionized music as we know it, and its influence is still felt to this day. The combination of tape reels, analog circuitry, and aging over time gave the Mellotron a distinct sound. Fluttering, grainy, compressed; these qualities have become an endearing part of the ‘Tron sound. Now they’re yours to use on whatever sound you want.

Features:
  • Authentic tape emulator & lo-fi effect based on Mellotron V’s vintage sound & behavior
  • Includes classic tape controls like Noise, Flutter, Wow, Wear, and Mechanics
  • Introduces useful features like Distortion and Boost
  • Interactive tape wheel with tempo-synchronized Tape Stop feature and optional Instant Tape Catch-up
  • 12dB low-pass and high-pass filter section
  • Enhanced Stereo Width feature introduces offsets to Wow & Flutter from left to right for an extra-wide sound
  • Curated 25-preset library for instant-access to retro & lo-fi effects
  • Apple M1 compatible

Windows
Win 8.1+ (64bit)
4 GB RAM
2.5 GHz CPU
2GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration
Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).

Apple
Mac OS 10.13+
4 GB RAM
2.5 GHz CPU
2GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

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