Impact Soundworks has released Tape Sculptor, which they describe as a next-generation tape plugin created in partnership with engineer Jatin Chowdhury.
A spokesperson told us, "Tape Sculptor enhances Chowdhury's free ChowTape Model with an improved user interface and expands it to include 10 independent tape emulation modules and 132 factory presets among many other improvements. The resulting plugin is versatile, easy-to-use, and effective for everything from subtle to extreme processing."
Here's more details in the company's own words...
Tape Sculptor adds warmth, fatness, and smoothness to productions with the true sound of magnetic tape saturation and natural compression. The 10 modules can each be toggled and controlled independently: Filters, Emphasis, Compressor, Saturation, Degrade, Chew, Loss, Flutter, Wow, and Delay. Tape Sculptor can be used to keep a clean and modern sound, or push into intentionally vintage and lo-fi territory with 5 components specifically designed for retro vibes. The 132 presets give a time-saving starting point, conveniently organized into categories: Bus, Saturation, Mastering, Spatial & Modulation, and Extreme.
"As a longtime fan of Jatin's work, I was thrilled for us to collaborate with him on this plugin," said Impact Soundworks president Andrew Aversa. "It truly goes way beyond standard tape saturation, and I think people will love the incredible variety of sound design and shaping possibilities."
Tape Sculptor allows users to infuse subtle warmth and color during mastering, fatten up drum and bass parts, add lo-fi grit or extreme distortion, or explore entirely new sound design possibilities.
Tape Sculptor is available at an introductory price of $79 (MSRP $99) at the Impact Soundworks store. It is available in VST3, AU, and AAX formats, with no dongle required.
About Impact Soundworks
IMPACT SOUNDWORKS is a leading developer of virtual instruments, sample libraries, and music software tools for composers. Since 2008, their instruments have been used by over 100,000 musicians around the world on Billboard charting albums to major Hollywood blockbusters and AAA video games. Popular instruments include the SHREDDAGE series of virtual guitars, SUPER AUDIO CART retro chiptune sounds, VENTUS and PLECTRA SERIES world instruments, and dozens more.
About Jatin Chowdhury and ChowdhuryDSP
Jatin is a software engineer and musician whose innovative work in DSP has been widely-recognized by academia, industry peers, and users of his free ChowdhuryDSP plugins. His novel research includes cutting-edge analog modeling techniques, hardware emulation, and the use of neural networking for DSP.
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