4.7 / 5     (31 votes)
Ferox is a tape saturation modeller.

It has separate controls for saturation and hysteresis effects. Feedback with variable tape speed is provided to simulate vintage tape echos.
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Gwugluud Barcher Jul 08 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 08 2021
I own several tape sims, and this allows me to dial in era-perfect mid 60s garage rock feel and tone. The tape speed is adjustable freely, from very ridiculously slow to what I suppose could be 30 ips, but maybe it's 15. The slower end of the range gets you low and lowish-fi harmonically happening sound characteristics. The only other tape sim I've paid for which is similarly useful, is Audio Thing "Reels", which isn't a model of a studio tape rig, but a 60s consumer tape recorder, so it's more of a novelty or effect, but I've had good results using it. It's modeled on consumer small scale reel tape, which may have been about double or triple the width of cassette tape, and speeds were about 3 1/2 ips and about 1 1/8 ips , switchable between those 2 speeds and 3 formulations of tape. But Ferox is even better, and you can jack with tape alignment and a couple of other arcane controls, with which you can arrive at excellent "almost terrible in a good way" sound characteristics. It's the realest-sounding tape sim there is, imo and in my experience. While showing someone songs I've recorded, there have been a couple of times where I had to repeat myself, explaining to peeps, "No, this isn't from the 60s; this is me last week", and they initially didn't believe me. That's how good and authentic-sounding Ferox is. IDK whether there's a manual, but I'm not sure what a couple of the controls do. I THINK one of them switches between 2 tape types.
JC Jun 30 2021
(5 / 5)
Jun 30 2021
Still years later is one of the best out there. The sound is excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ducker May 08 2021
(5 / 5)
May 08 2021
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ZVP Production Jun 15 2020
(5 / 5)
Jun 15 2020
Perfect !!!
R Apr 23 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 23 2020
Perfect to color and reduce dynamic range (instead of compressor): natural compression !
cesar solis Apr 14 2020
Apr 14 2020
Awesome plugin
Raw Rock Nov 26 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 26 2019
Simple, very vorgiving and oh boy warm, perfect for adding "glue" or vintage character. Truely one of the best Tape saturation VSTs I've tried in a loooong time! And I can't believe it's free! 1000x thanks Jeroen!
Tim Nov 09 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 09 2019
I think it's about 14 years old and as far as tape machine emulations go, it hasn't been beaten yet by anyone.
Ken B Nov 05 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 05 2019
I have used this for over a decade now I think ......... a tiny bit goes a long way ... truly awesome free plug in. Thank you Jerome.
Därius Sept 22 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 22 2019
What I've been looking for for years, it's been there all these years :O
Pascual Jun 25 2019
(5 / 5)
Jun 25 2019
Impresionante!!!! simplemente al insertarlo ya te da ese calor que necesitas,no tiene nada que envidiar a la malloría de plugs de pago,seguramente el mejor!!!
Jason May 02 2019
(5 / 5)
May 02 2019
The best of the best. The closest tape sim ever. This baby blows them all away.
jayinhisprime Jan 28 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 28 2019
5 stars im using this on all my beats
J.C Dec 24 2018
Dec 24 2018
MERCI,très bon plug.
Ken B Sept 02 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 02 2018
As the others say .... this is an amazing free plug in. Gives gentle warmth or crazy distortion, with deakys !
Tim May 29 2018
(5 / 5)
May 29 2018
I had this one for years, it's really old but stands the test of time. Very useful on all sorts of signals. Doesn't wash out the audio like many other plugs do. Nice for srums, just turn up recording level that's all. It adds something you can't hear much but completes the drum sound.
Underpass 47 Nov 16 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 16 2017
I would say this is my most used plugin. Drums, vocals, banjo, bass...even soft synths and vst organs that sound too dry or even too hi-fi. I've used it in vst winds with great results as well. The hysterisis ecxites the high frequencies, the saturation adds harmonic distortion..the filter shape wonderfully.... the only possible criticism is the large increments on the knobs to hear a discernable difference. When you hear it though, it's the missing element.
John Sept 23 2017
(4 / 5)
Sept 23 2017
Very close to authentic but missing something like all analog emulations do. Still is better than most others.
Cognoscentis Jul 02 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 02 2017
Super plugin, love it
Bob Dobbs Jan 16 2017
(5 / 5)
Jan 16 2017
Plugins can be a pain in the butt to keep track of over time when mixes no longer work cause I can't find that one plugin. Well, this particular plugin is one that I would be really sad if it disappeared from the internet. Vst4free.com is an important site for that, and Ferox is an important plugin.
Only Me May 17 2016
(5 / 5)
May 17 2016
This little baby is really good at rounding off all the digital edges and adding noise. I purchased the Tone Booster, Track Essentials, which contains a similar product called TB Ferox (same developer), but I prefer this one. Thanks.
tylr Apr 23 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 23 2016
One of my favorite plugins. It is great for saturation, but it is also a fantastic analog delay.
Analog Noise Jan 11 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 11 2016
I thought this was gone for good. Looking forward to test this one!
Rico May 31 2015
(5 / 5)
May 31 2015
Best for saturation... I love it makes everything sound more pro..=)
chadmius May 05 2015
(5 / 5)
May 05 2015
Holy hell. Simply the best tape saturation VST out there. Can't believe it's free. Brings out LUSH harmonics. Use it sparingly on my drum buss. But I drive it during the mastering process and reign it in with a limiter. Has changed my mixes in a serious way.
mike Dec 29 2014
(5 / 5)
Dec 29 2014
This is an excellent vst, I am still checking it out but I have to say right on.
Izzy Waan Oct 21 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 21 2014
Superbissimo....