Voxengo released there tape saturation plugin’s version, Voxengo CRTIV Tape Bus V 1.2. It’s a premium reel to reel tape saturation plugin for professional music composers and recording engineers.
Voxengo CRTIV Tape Bus plugin is available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 formats and supports both Mac and Windows systems with 64-bit architecture on MAC and 32/64 in Windows.
Here are some features included in the new version of Voxengo CRTIV Tape Bus tape saturation plugin.
- Rec Gain modes that can imitate overload protection circuitry.
- Knobs and background textures all are redesigned.
- Retina support on Mac OS and automatic high-resolution size adjustment for Windows.
- 15% lower CPU usage as compared to the older versions.
- Flutter mode to imitate a high-quality tape drive mechanism.
In MacOS it only supports 64-bit architecture and requires SSE4.2-capable processor (Core i-, Bulldozer- or Ryzen-based processor).
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The main goal of using Voxengo CRTIV Tape bus plugin is to add analogue feel in the mix. It recreates the characteristic elements of the reel-to-reel tape sound in your mix and gives a pleasant vintage sound that people really like.
This plugin includes saturation, modulation noise and smearing effects that are used to achieve the analogue feel in your mix.
They successfully emulated the selected impulse response from the existing world-famous tape machines.
This emulation is responsible for the sweet tape saturation effect. I really like its great mid frequency smoothing.
There are several presets are given including 4 distinct tape impulses, 2 flutter noise modes, and “overload protection” circuitry modes.
Features of CRTIV Tape Bus plugin
- Tape medium controls
- “Overload protection” modes
- Preset manager to save and load presets
- Contextual hint messages
- Saturation controls
- Resizable user interface
- Undo/redo history
- A/B comparisons
- All sample rates support
- 1 ms compensated processing latency
- Retina and HighDPI support for both Windows and Mac
The regular price of Voxengo CRTIV is US$ 49.95. If you are an existing owner, you can update it for free.
Download demo version of this plugin here
2 best alternates of Voxengo CRTIV Mix Bus tape saturator plugin.
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