by SuperflyDSP
3.3 / 5     (11 votes)
Win64 OSX Linux
Lost-Tapes effect is based on tape emulation, but do not claim to model any hardware model.

Lost-tapes modify with character your sound with state of the art algorithms. Plugins can be used mainly on instruments (like guitar, vocals or keyboards.), but also on stem track like drum-kit or stacked chord track.
  • Tape-type buttons affects mainly the frequency bandwith.
  • Artifact add glitch and increase distorsion.
  • Depth increase the tape effect.
  • Rate increase flutter frequency.
  • Crunch button add more harmonic distorsion.
  • Mix effect allow you to mix dry sound ans effected sound.
  • Noise slider allow you to increase noise volume.
  • Stereo mode add unique wide stereo (especialy effective on synth lead or electric keyboard).
  • Resizable Gui.
  • Strong anti-aliasing algorithm.
  • Low cpu consumption.
  • Cross-platform.
  • Built-in preset.
  • Operatings systems : Windows 7/8/10/11 – Linux 64bit – MacOs (Intel only).
  • Plugin format : VST3 – AudioUnit.
  • Audio host buffer size : [64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048].
  • Sampling frequency : [44.1KHz ; 192KHz].
John Burns Aug 02 2023
(3 / 5)
Aug 02 2023
Another tape sim with a gimmicky sound and very high CPU usage. Sounds cool but I don't think I'll hang onto it.
sean Jun 20 2023
Jun 20 2023
It's a vst3 file.
cyber_T Jun 07 2023
(5 / 5)
Jun 07 2023
I like Superfly´s "lost-vinyl" and now I tested "lost-tapes". Like other users said: This VST has got it´s own character, different from other free tape sims. In my opinion it´s not a substitute for expensive commercial VSTs that simulate vintage tape machines in a subtle way. But "lost-tapes" is really great for tape-style lo-fi-sounds. It reminds me on some stuff from the band / project "Boards of Canada". The only con I´ve noticed is the speed-range of the wow / flutter section. It could be much more slower, but I can live with this. Thanks to SuperflyDSP ;)
ess Feb 03 2023
(0 / 5)
Feb 03 2023
Always crashes audacity, making it completely unusable
gwugluud 77 Jul 16 2022
(2 / 5)
Jul 16 2022
This would possibly be my fave tape sim, as I can hear that authenticity of the tape effect, if only the artifacts could be zeroed if need be. Strangely, when rendering mixes which has an instance or instances of this involved, the wow/fluttering gets magnified and takes over the entire mix, even in clean mode with artifacts dialed all the way back. The "stereo" mode sounds silly, like the built-in chorus you'd find on a Dollar General store-brand kid's toy keyboard. Fix this, and this would become a gem.
audio on Linux Jul 06 2022
(5 / 5)
Jul 06 2022
Very good, I highly recommend this plugin ... and thank you very much for the Linux version ;)
shelll Jun 17 2022
Jun 17 2022
I cant get it to show up in the fl studio plugin list. Maybe it's not compatible with fl?
CESAR NOVA May 29 2022
(3 / 5)
May 29 2022
Good tape emulation, I like the sound of it
Sound Freq May 26 2022
(4 / 5)
May 26 2022
A great lofi tape plugin! I've been using this in conjunction with the other free tape plugins like the Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2, Chow Tape, and Softube Dirty Tape (which was free a few months ago.) The only downfall of this one is that it has a whistling sound when I enable the stereo button (which in my case seems to be doesn't do anything aside to adding a whistling sound) other than that it can be a somehow of a useful plugin
B-DAWG May 22 2022
(1 / 5)
May 22 2022
It doesn't do anything ...at all...PLUS the GUI is hot trash. wish I never downloaded it.
mgfaudio May 25 2022
May 25 2022
Does your DAW support VST3 or AU plugins?
LGBBQ+ Jul 23 2022
Jul 23 2022
You're doing it wrong, works on my machine.
Jon B May 22 2022
(4 / 5)
May 22 2022
Love it! Definitely has it's own vibe compared to other free lo-fi plug-ins like Caelum Audio Tape Cassette 2, Chow DSP ChowTape and iZotope Vinyl (last one is not supposed to sound like tape, but still). The saturation is really nice and the stereo effect you get from it is great for mono tracks. It's more lively and not so sterile like many regular stereoizer effects can be. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that there is some harsh whistling resonances at 11-12kHz, but they are only audible when you have it set to New mode. In the other mode it's cut by the low-pass filter so you can't hear it. In Broken mode you get resonant frequencies at about 2k, 8k and 14k, but that mode is supposed to sound "broken" so it's to be expected. All-in-all, it's a lovely and great sounding plug-in that I'll be definitely using from time to time.
meaou May 22 2022
May 22 2022
What for is the grey stripe middle right, if one clicks on this?
cyber_T May 24 2022
May 24 2022
This is a VST3-plugin. With this new standard it is very easy to scale the GUI of a plugin. A click on the gray stripe makes the GUI bigger or smaller, but a last it depends on your DAW. In my DAW (Traktion Waveform 11) it works fine.
Superflydsp May 24 2022
May 24 2022
It resizes the GUI
meaou May 25 2022
May 25 2022
Thank You
ich May 22 2022
(4 / 5)
May 22 2022
Sehr schön: no exe! Einfach direkt VST3. GUI nicht so gut zu lesen und nicht so gut zu bedienen, könnte simpler und deutlicher sein. Effekt haucht manchen Sounds mehr Leben und Individualität ein. Funktioniert mit Ableton.
Cesar nova May 22 2022
May 22 2022
Remind me of the best electronic music album lost tapes by Armin Van Buuren I'll try hope his good as the name :)