Kiive Audio

Tape Face

Realistic tape emulation with extra character and digital only features

Product Type:

Saturation, Mixing, Mastering, Hardware Emulation 

User Groups:

Mixing Engineers, Mastering Engineers, Producers

Atmospheric Chill Beat - DRY
Atmospheric Chill Beat - WET
Bass Guitar - DRY
Bass Guitar - WET
Drum 1 - DRY
Drums 1 - WET
Drums 2 - DRY
Drums 2 - WET
Electric Guitar - DRY
Electric Guitar - WET
Hip & Phat Bass - DRY
Hip & Phat Bass - WET
Hip & R&B Beat - DRY
Hip & R&B Beat - WET
Hip & R&B Drums - DRY
Hip & R&B Drums - WET
Instrument - DRY
Instrument - WET
Modern & Funky - DRY
Modern & Funky - WET
Modern & Funky Bass - DRY
Modern & Funky Bass - WET
Modern & Funky Drum Kit - DRY
Modern & Funky Drum Kit - WET
Square Synth - DRY
Square Synth - WET
Urban Drums - DRY
Urban Drums - WET
Vocal 1 - DRY
Vocal 1 - WET
Vocal Sample - DRY
Vocal Sample - WET
Kiive – Tape Face Sound Examples

All the vibe of real analog tape… and more

Some of the most common emulations of high end tape machines on the market can be a bit too subtle at times, leaving one to ask “is this thing on”? That’s why Kiive Audio’s Tape Face is modeled after one of the most characterful professional tape machines ever made, adding a welcome dose of analog charm to digital recordings.

Three modes: from tasteful, to subtle, to seriously tapey

In Mode I, Tape Face provides an exacting emulation of an Irish-made tape machine known for its pleasantly colored tone. In this default setting, it offers an even greater sonic imprint than some of the cleaner machines made in Switzerland and the U.S. In Mode II, the emulation becomes significantly more transparent, for when a gentler touch is in order. And for Lo-Fi enthusiasts, Mode III dials in extra grit, saturation and top-end softening for more extreme analog degradation.

More than just emulation

The Tape Face offers features not found on the original analog tape machines. It adds extra tape speeds for a greater number of frequency curves and head bumps. Want that head bump to be even more significant? Try the “Low Boost” feature to restore lose bottom end. Want more tape color and compression without increasing the gain? Just turn up the saturation knob. Want some real magic? The “Bias”’switch fattens and saturates your low mids while keeping them controlled with frequency dependent tape compression. Tape Face even allows you to add stereo width or see just how much tape compression is being applied.

Try it on EVERYTHING

Tape Face sounds great just about everywhere. For a hint of subtle tape saturation, try Mode II on mix bus or on all your tracks, in 30 or 15ips. Fatten up thin guitars in Mode I, and then try flipping on the bias switch and running it in 15 or 7.5 ips for an even richer sound. Bring parallel drum buses and loops to life by engaging Mode III—And don’t be shy with that saturation knob! Give any of these approaches a try on vocals, bass, high percussion and synths to dial in your preferred amount of color.
Downloads

Download this plugin and all other Plugin Alliance installers HERE, using the PA Installation Manager desktop application.

Download the product manual for Kiive Audio Tape Face HERE

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon architecture

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System requirements

Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

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