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  • Tape MELLO-FI – a free gift from Arturia

    Tape MELLO-FI is an easy-to-use plugin that brings instant atmosphere and vintage tape-aged warmth in a few clicks. The plug allows users to add sublime lo-fi vibes over drum loops, vocals, mix bus, and anything in between.



    Before sampling, there was tape…
    Tape MELLO-FI’s sound and behavior is inspired by Mellotron V, our software recreation of the legendary Mellotron instrument.

    The combination of tape reels, analog circuitry, and aging over time gave the Mellotron a distinct sound. Fluttering, grainy, compressed; these qualities have become an endearing part of the ‘Tron sound.

    Altering signals with style…
    Pitchy flutters, subtle distortion, warm saturation, velvety smooth filtered sounds; Tape MELLO-FI captures the uniquely imperfect behavior of tape in perfect detail, distilled into a single plugin.

    Fun and straightforward to use, Tape MELLO-FI isn’t just a one-trick lo-fi pony. It comes as a feature-rich tool for all musicians and producers to use.

    • Authentic tape emulator & lo-fi effect based on Mellotron V’s vintage sound & behavior
    • Classic tape controls like Noise, Flutter, Wow, Wear, and Mechanics
    • Added features like Distortion and Boost
    • Interactive tape wheel with tempo-synchronized Tape Stop feature and optional Instant Tape Catch-up
    • 12dB low-pass and high-pass filter section
    • Enhanced Stereo Width feature introduces offsets to Wow & Flutter from left to right for an extra-wide sound
    • Curated 25-preset library for instant-access to retro & lo-fi effects

    Free gift for everyone
    All users can enjoy the retro charm of Tape MELLO-FI for free from Tuesday, December 21st 2021 at 5PM CET to Friday, December 31st 2021 included. The plugin will be available for download on the Arturia Software Center and arturia.com

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