Team FLARE | 29 May 2022 | WiN: 35.2 MB | macOS: 33.6 MB
MAC: VST, VST3, AU, AAX | WiN: VST, VST3, AAX
Did it get worse? The Bad Tape is amongst denise’s most popular plugins and focuses on recreating tape artifacts in a controlled way: tape stops, slight slow-downs and speed-ups, multiple ways to go out of tune and off the grid. Now denise wanted to take the Bad Tape to the next level, giving you more FX and a new level of flexibility to shape the tape degradation of your sound. With the Bad Tape 2, it gets even worse!
Next level detune
The detune is perhaps the most beloved feature of the Bad Tape, both by our users and ourselves – and for this new release, we wanted to take it to the next level. We added the ability to control the rewind and recover times of the detune individually. Work off the grid or sync it to the host BPM if you like. Recreate the sound of a (slightly) broken tape recorder, a cassette player or the nostalgic vibe of your old walkman.
What does the side-chain add?
With the newly added advanced side-chains, you can trigger your tape malfunctions via external audio sources: for instance, create detuned synth grooves from your kicks, resulting in an elegant touch – or complete madness. Use the side-chain to add interesting rhythmic noise textures with “Hiss” and “Harm” or finally control that damned squeaking tape reel to only play when desired, resulting in a very organic sound and a whole new level of fun and depth.