Analog Tape ASX-72 is a new release by developer G-Sonique. The plug-in brings the sound and character of various tape machines to your DAW. Expect plenty of warmth, saturation, and all-around analog feel for your audio and instrument tracks. With several simulations of tapes and tape machines, you ought to find something which suits your production. The plug-in costs less than EUR 19 for the first 100 people who purchase it. That’s a killer price for a competent virtual tape machine like this, but there’s a caveat – it’s Windows and VST format only.
G-Sonique Analog Tape ASX-72
Analog Tape ASX-72 by G-Sonique is a tape machine plug-in simulating two kinds of tape (A421, C24) and the characteristics of several tape machines. The user interface brings additional realism to the experience along with a comprehensive control set. This includes Drive / Warmth, Fatness, Flutter, Wow, Bias, Feedback, Emphasis, Device Clip, Device Limiting, and Output Volume. Tape speed can be switched between 30 IPS or 15 IPS.
With detailed controls and clever coding (including the use of upsampling and oversampling techniques), the ASX-72 plug-in produces very convincing sounds. It’s the kind of saturated, weighty tape character that’s still craved by many producers. The developer is keen to point out the plug-in’s potentially rowdy character. Typically, tape machine emulations are designed to add subtle analog flavor whereas this one goes for in-your-face tape stunts. Furthermore, the software is priced quite modestly, which is typical of G-Sonique products.
Prices and availability data
G-Sonique Analog Tape ASX-72 is on sale at the developer’s website for the introductory price of EUR 19, down from EUR 38.90. You will have to hurry up a bit, because the offer is extended to the first 100 buyers only. The plug-in works under Windows XP or later in 32 or 64-bit VST format. You can also download a demo version.