Free Plugin: Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2 Saturation (VST3/AU)

Caelum Audio has today released Tape Cassette 2, a new tape emulation plugin that is described as a nostalgic saturation. It emulates the warmth, noise, and character of old tape cassettes. This is an updated version with a sleek interface and more changes under the hood too.

The plugin features a brand new selectable Type 1 Cassette Impulse Response (IR), an improved saturation algorithm, wow & flutter engine, and implemented real sampled tape noise. The results are nicely warm and more accurate vintage sound. In addition, it comes with two VU meters to monitor your audio as well as selectable oversampling. Pretty nice free update.

Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2


  • Selectable Type 1 Cassette Impulse Response (IR)
  • Dynamic saturation curve algorithm implementing hysteresis and including oversampling
  • Wow & Flutter engines rebuilt to focus on smoother emulation
  • Real sampled noise from a Type 1 Cassette
  • Low Pass range increased down to 5kHz

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 & Simple Parameters

  • Saturation +/-24dB
  • Low Pass Filter 5-22KHz
  • Noise -80 to 0 dB
  • Wow 0 – 100%
  • Flutter 0 – 100%
  • IR On/Off
  • Oversampling (2x, 4x, 8x, 16x)

Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2 is available now as a free download for PC & Mac (VST 3 & AU) and iOS (AUv3). An internet connection is required to license the plugin.

More information here: CA

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