TapeSound free tape-emulator by Rancorsoft

TapeSound is a free tape emulator Stand Alone, VST plugin developed by Rancorsoft. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

TapeSound is a VST instrument pre-loaded with 9 sound loops of real tape hums and noise. TapeSound contains reel tapes, video tapes, cassette tapes, and more all in high fidelity. TapeSound is activated by MIDI – you can change the pitch of the output by playing / sending higher or lower MIDI notes to it. Then you can fine tune the sound with the Speed slider on the turntable, until you find that perfect tape feel.

Feature list:

  • 9 pre-loaded tape crackle, hum and whoosh loops.
  • +100% to -100% speed control.
  • Master volume control.

Demo Video: {See video at top of page}

Made with FlowStone


Signal Noise SN03-G Tape Recorder

Signal Noise SN03-G Tape Recorder free tape-emulator by Sender Spike

Signal Noise SN03-G Tape Recorder is a free tape emulator VST plugin developed by Sender Spike. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

SN03/SN03-G is a tape sound emulation plug-in not based on tape speed or tape type (nor particular brand of tape machine). It takes the key components of analog tape recorders and gives the user tools to create a properly calibrated “custom tape machine” that operates in the range of 7.5 to 30 IPS, while conforming to NAB, IEC, and AES equalization standards. The plug-in is designed with ASIO/CPU footprint that allows use of many instances for cumulative effect.


  • input gain +/- 24dB.
  • output gain +/- 24dB.
  • NAB, IEC (15 IPS), AES (30 IPS) EQ modes.
  • adjustable recording EQ (LF +/- 10dB, HF +/- 14dB).
  • adjustable reproduction EQ (LF +/- 10dB, HF +/- 14dB).
  • adjustable “head bump” frequency from 65Hz to 105Hz.
  • adjustable “head bump” gain from 1dB to 8dB.
  • “head bump” bypass.
  • tape hiss gain +/-30dB from ca. -76dBFS (RMS).
  • tape hiss on/off switch.
  • complete I/O VU metering.
  • “Anarchy” button — to defy some norms;).
  • …and tape saturation, of course.



ZynAddSubFX free software-synthesizer by paulnasca 2

DrumSlam is a free tape emulator Audio Unit plugin developed by Airwindows. Compatible OS(s): macOS.

DrumSlam is an overdrive and tone shaping plugin, similar to Massey’s TapeHead, but mutated into its own thing. It’s very colorful and great on snare drums.