Caelum Audio has released a free Tape Cassette 2 plug-in, an update of their previous version, both being free releases leading up to a fully fledged paid for Tape Pro plug-in. Here's the story in their own words...
Tape Cassette 2 is an audio plugin that emulates the warmth, noise and character of old tape cassettes. Following up from our well received Tape Cassette 1, we've updated the plugin with a sleek interface and more changes under the hood too.
Along with a brand new selectable Type 1 Cassette Impulse Response (IR), we've improved the saturation algorithm, wow & flutter engine and implemented real sampled tape noise, all which results in a wonderfully warm and more accurate vintage sound. In addition to this you now have two VU meters to monitor your audio as well as selectable oversampling. Specifics are listed below:
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 and Simple Parameters
OSX 10.11 and above AU and VST3. Windows 7 and above VST3. On iOS Tape Cassette 2 is both a stand-alone application as well as an AUv3 plugin, meaning it works within iOS hosts such as GarageBand. An internet connection is required to licence the plugin.
Pricing and Availability:
Deep look at the new generation interface