Chow Tape
by Chowdhury DSP
4.9 / 5     (9 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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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