Developer SKNote has announced version 4 of its Roundtone Tape Machine and Delay plug-in. Version 4 comes with a revamped interface and important new features.
Roundtone now has continuous tape speed control with head modeling. A tape delay has been added, featuring new options and presets. Tape formulae are also available for a more exotic edge to using the plug-in. There’s a new input section for saturating the input stage, as well as new flange modes. The reels are responsive and allow for different types of abuse.
There’s a good amount of updates in addition to all the new features. SKNote has refreshed the “Dolby B” style enhancer, the wow & flutter algorithms, the multi-mode noise feature, linked machines, the sync’d tape delay, and oversampling is now enabled by default. Overall, Roundtone 4 looks like a great tape saturator with plenty of options for sound shaping.
Price & availability
SKNote isn’t giving a time frame for release yet, but we know that Roundtone 4 will be available in VST, AU, and AAX formats for Windows and macOS systems, priced USD 40 and sold at an introductory discount. The update is free for existing users, who will also receive a call for beta testers via e-mail.