Year / Release Date: 05/15/2020
Developer site: wavesfactory
Format: VST, VST3, AAX
Bit depth: 64bit
System requirements: Windows 7, 8 or 10.
Description: Simulates recording on a professional tape recorder, home stereo system and a portable recorder.
The plugin offers a wide range of settings to give the signal a vintage and imperfect sound. At the same time, the quality of processing directly depends on the settings, and Cassette can be used as a decoration tool or signal degradation.
The plugin’s capabilities are in no way inferior to the more famous and widespread emulators from IK Multimedia, Klevgrand, AberrantDSP and other developers. Wavesfactory Cassette users can choose the type of cassette and tape used, as well as one of three virtual deck sound options – Pro, Home, Micro.
Separate knobs control tape jamming, film degradation, and the amount of noise and artifacts during playback. According to the developers, the plug-in is able to give the recordings any sound: after processing, the signal can sound like a high-quality recording of the best cassette recorders or like a rough mixtape hastily recorded on a portable player.
All changes are displayed in the Cassette interface, which photorealistically mimics the cassette deck (the cassette rotates as the signal passes through, yes). To get started, the plug-in provides a set of presets that simulate the operation of various recorders and change the degree of signal distortion
New in version
– Fixed: crash when re-loading a project in Ableton Live.
– Fixed: graphics CPU bug.
– Improved: presets are now in alphabetical order.
– Added: enable / disable OpenGL.