Chow Tape
by Chowdhury DSP
4.5 / 5     (18 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX Linux
Chow Tape is an analog tape machine physical model, based on the Sony TC-260. Useful for that vintage, top-of-the-line 1967 consumer audio sound.

The current version can be used to emulate a wide variety of reel-to-reel tape machines.
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Theodore Feb 25 2024
(5 / 5)
Feb 25 2024
I have j37 and studer a800, and this one is my favourite of them all! Keep in mind they are all used for different things! J37 is really good on drums and studer a800 is good on master, but none of them have just magically fit with everything the same way this one has!
John Burns Aug 02 2023
Aug 02 2023
I got a false positive virus thingy when I tried to install.
Eel Jul 05 2023
(5 / 5)
Jul 05 2023
An absolute must have. Paid or not, this is a fantastic plugin. Thank you!
Barry Mar 11 2023
(3 / 5)
Mar 11 2023
Still the all-time best free tape emulation so far. The latest version (2.11.1) is choppy as heck, though. Luckily the version here (2.9.0) in plugins4free is the last good version for my PC. They need to fix that GUI.
RockNRollin Jun 17 2022
(0 / 5)
Jun 17 2022
This don't work on windows 8
Мыкола Feb 09 2023
Feb 09 2023
This works on Windows 8.1 x64
RockNRollin Apr 06 2023
Apr 06 2023
It's very strange, I tried it on windows 8 x64, but it didn't work. So I installed it in windows 10 x64 and there it works
RockNRollin Jun 16 2022
Jun 16 2022
How to install this plugin? Flstudio says that i need some files??
Kollusion May 25 2022
May 25 2022
Like this, but it's a bit heavy on the juice?
Госкомпортрет Apr 20 2022
(4 / 5)
Apr 20 2022
And for these purposes, I have a huge, reel-to-reel tape recorder, and it copes with these problems better than all plug-ins!
cyber_T Jun 16 2023
Jun 16 2023
I really understand you - a real tape gadget is unique and easy to afford. It hasn´t to be a fancy "St*der". An old tape recorder can make your day ;) But sometimes I´m lucky with simulations just because it´s so fast´n´easy.
audioonlinux Dec 13 2021
(5 / 5)
Dec 13 2021
Love this plugin, very good, works great on linux , thank you very much :)
ImissVL1 Jul 02 2021
(5 / 5)
Jul 02 2021
This is full commercial quality handling and sound-wise. There are so many settings, the tape sound can be shaped to some extent for individual taste. Result is a damn fine go-to or desert island tape emulation, all you might ever need. Enough said. For low rigs: the CPU performance should be fine on lowest oversampling setting, possibly even on 2x.
Mark Jun 13 2021
(5 / 5)
Jun 13 2021
Really nice plugin
fauxcoatil May 26 2021
(5 / 5)
May 26 2021
I'm in agreement with all of the other comments. This plugin is GREAT, but it does take a considerable hit on my CPU.
Marcin May 21 2021
(5 / 5)
May 21 2021
Very good for stoner/doom/drone guitars and not only! great work! thanks!!
Mark Christopher Apr 12 2021
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2021
Omg mate thank You so much, You absolutely nailed it, best tape emulation ever, end of, You can even get that random high loss, omg I can't believe You nailed it, had so many tape emu's/ saturations and they always sound turd, this is top notch My friend, excellent work, expect to hear this on all of My future releases on 3rd Way Recordings, You little beauty, if I could give it more than 5 stars I would, You Sir are a genius!
Jon B Feb 03 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 03 2021
Best free tape emulation period. It's made to be used more as an effect but works great on busses and for mastering! In terms of quality of sound it's as good as U-he Satin and better than the Waves tape emulations.
johno Dec 17 2020
(4 / 5)
Dec 17 2020
Very realistic R2R. But it takes 30% hit on my CPU
Dumitru) Dec 15 2020
(5 / 5)
Dec 15 2020
The plugin is not bad, but the CPU load leaves much to be desired ... Although I personally did not experience any inconvenience. Unless if you load another 40% ... In general, I put 5, but I’ll hardly use it ... Although, who knows ...
Mark Christopher Jun 27 2021
Jun 27 2021
You had 5 running, holy sh*t what cpu do You have?
X4 Dec 08 2020
(5 / 5)
Dec 08 2020
Great stuff, the best tape emulation you'll get for free