We explore the legend that is Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark aka OMD and find out how they pioneered their early synth-pop sound.
Often described as the band's heaviest album, we look into the recording process behind Led Zeppelin II and the gear used in its creation.
Trip-Hop pioneers, Portishead, are known for unique production style, we find out more and look into some of their interesting gear choices.
Foo Fighters grew from solo project to becoming a multiple Grammy Award winning band with a major international following. We find out how!
We're witnessing a cassette tape comeback! The compact cassette experiences its biggest sales in 20 years. Here's why you should rediscover tape...
The Smashing Pumpkins broke through in the early 1990s, with a sound influenced by both classic and progressive rock. We find out how!
This week in 1973, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon was released. We take a look back in history at this epitaph of modern music.
A Tribe Called Quest combined conscious lyricism with Jazz-influenced beats to create some of Hip-Hop's classic albums. We find out how!
IK Multimedia has released the T-RackS Tascam Tape Collection. The bundle brings emulations of four classic Tascam and Teac tape recorders to your DAW.
Baby Audio's TAIP uses artificial intelligence instead of standard DSP to eek out the subtle nuances of analog circuits. Is TAIP worth a spin?
Two tape machines is better than one, and then you get all the controls to dial in the sound of a bygone era. London Acoustics know what's up!
Tone Empire has released Reelight Pro. The plug-in brings emulations of six analog tape machines to your DAW. Have they reinvented the reel?
Tape Pro is something of a tape-based multi-fx processor with a very interesting feature set and signal flow. It's also on introductory sale that sees 20% taken off the regular GBP 40 price!
Flywheel brings back the subtle imperfections of tape recording thanks to simulated saturation, hysteresis, upper frequency damping, and head bumps. Is this the best tape sim plug-in for €25?
The guys at Plugin Boutique are taking a scrumptious 60% off the price of Tape, Softube's tape machine emulation plug-in. Grab it while it's hot!
This week, check out a free tape simulation plug-in that began as a class project! We've also got distortion and a colourful 4-channel oscilloscope. Here's CHOW Tape Model, 2B Clipped and Psyscope.
Another plug-in which you can legally steal, Mishby is an unorthodox tape sim meant for creative audio degradation and destruction. One look at the interface says it all...
ReelBus 4 has improved tape simulation algorithms and new creative effects, such as Wear, which simulates tape damage to different degrees. New to version 4 are also a tape flanging effect with LFO.