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HoRNet Plugins Release HoRNet Tape MK2

HoRNet Plugins have released HoRNet Tape MK2, a significant upgrade to the initial version, available for €19.99. Registered MK1 users can upgrade for only €1.99.

What’s new in Tape MK2:

  • Enhanced Emulation: We’ve pushed the boundaries to capture the essence of real magnetic tape. Feel the subtle nuances and warmth that only analog tape can provide.
  • Iconic Models: TapeMK2 includes five legendary tape recorders, each with its unique sonic character. Choose your favorite to sculpt your sound.
  • Variable Speeds: Control the tape’s response with two speed options for each deck. Fine-tune your saturation to perfection.
  • Bias Control: Achieve the perfect balance of warmth and color with our continuous bias control.
  • Analog Hiss: Add optional analog hiss to recreate the vintage vibe that makes tape so special.
  • Recording EQ: Shape your recordings with the pre-emphasis filter, just like the classics.
  • Auto Gain: Simplify your workflow with seven target levels for consistent audio quality.
  • Group Function: Copy settings seamlessly between instances and streamline your production process.
  • Seamless Interface: Our vector user interface adapts to your system’s light or dark mode for a comfortable viewing experience.
  • Optimized for Modern Systems: Tape MK2 is Apple Silicon native and compatible with macOS (10.13 and later) and Windows (Windows 10 and later). It operates in 64-bit on both Mac and Windows systems.

The new HoRNet Tape MK2, a cutting-edge software emulation of the classic tape saturation effect that left an indelible mark on music production from the 1960s through the 1990s. This remarkable update takes the tape saturation experience to new heights, with a host of enhancements that faithfully replicate the physical characteristics of authentic magnetic tape, resulting in a more genuine and versatile audio effect.

HoRNet Tape MK2 has undergone a significant transformation, boasting improved mathematical models meticulously crafted to capture every intricate detail of iconic tape decks. These mathematical models don’t just replicate the overall sound but also encapsulate the idiosyncrasies that made each tape deck uniquely recognizable. To augment your creative toolkit, we’ve also introduced a brand-new deck in Tape MK2: the “Swiss 2 Deck,” further expanding your array of tape emulation options.

One of the standout features of HoRNet Tape MK2 is the introduction of oversampling, which plays a pivotal role in reducing aliasing artifacts. This ensures a smoother and more precise tape saturation effect, letting you achieve audio perfection with ease.

In addition, HoRNet Tape MK2 offers a continuous bias control, granting you unparalleled precision in calibrating and fine-tuning the saturation characteristics. This newfound control empowers you to sculpt your sound exactly as you envision it, giving your music a unique and customized sonic signature.

To complement this, we’ve incorporated a pre-emphasis filter, specifically a high-shelf filter. This filter is ingeniously designed to counterbalance the natural loss of high-frequency content that occurs during the tape recording process. By replicating the behavior of the famed “recording eq” found in professional tape recorders, your audio retains its brilliance and fidelity.

HoRNet Tape MK2 not only elevates your sound but also enhances your workflow with its sleek and modern graphical interface. This visually appealing interface not only adds a touch of style but also streamlines your creative process, making working with the plugin a delightful experience.

In summary, HoRNet Tape MK2 is your gateway to the vintage tape saturation magic of yesteryears, now enhanced with advanced features that cater to modern audio production demands. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a budding musician, this plugin is your key to crafting rich, warm, and authentic tape-saturated sounds with unmatched precision and convenience. Experience the past, master the present, and shape the future of your music with HoRNet Tape MK2.

Features include:

  • Software simulation of the vintage tape saturation effect
  • Improved emulation of the physical behaviour of the real magnetic tape
  • Five of the most iconic tape recorders included in the TapeMK2
  • Two different speed for each deck.
  • Continuous bias control 
  • Optional analog  hiss emulation
  • Pre emphasis filter (recording eq)
  • Auto Gain with seven different target levels
  • Group function to copy settings from instances
  • Input and output and be linked to maintain constant loudness
  • Hiss level settings
  • Bypass button
  • Oversampling up to 4x with “auto” option
  • Seamlessly adapts to light and dark mode interface based on system settings
  • Vector user interface which is sharp on every resolution
  • Apple Silicon native support

Hornet Tape MK2 is available to PC and Mac users (VST2, VST3, AU and AAX).

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Tags: 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, aax, au, desktop music production, desktop plugin, emulation, FX, macOS, plugin, saturation, tape, vintage, vst2, vst3, windows

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