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Voxengo is happy to release CRTIV Tape Bus version 1.2, a reel-to-reel tape saturation plug-in for professional music production applications, available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST and VST3 plug-in formats (including native 64-bit support), for macOS (v10.7 and later), and Windows computers.

Version 1.2 update includes the following changes:

  • Added "Rec Gain" modes that imitate overload protection circuitry.
  • Added "Flutter" mode that imitates a high-quality tape drive mechanism.
  • Redesigned knobs and background texture.
  • Added Retina support on macOS, and automatic high-resolution UI size adjustment on Windows.
  • 15% lower CPU usage on AVX2-capable processors (in 64-bit mode).

We should note that now this plugin on macOS comes only in 64-bit form, on Windows it comes both as 32- and 64-bit plugin, and requires SSE4.2-capable processor (Core i-, Bulldozer- or Ryzen-based processor).

Voxengo CRTIV Tape Bus 1.2 Screenshot

CRTIV Tape Bus plug-in for professional music production applications recreates characteristic elements of the reel-to-reel tape sound.  This includes saturation, modulation noise and smearing effects which are known for the “analog” feel they bring to audio recordings.  This plug-in also applies a selected impulse response taken by us from the existing tape machines.  Great for mid-high frequency smoothing.

In CRTIV Tape Bus you can choose between 4 distinct tape impulses, 2 flutter noise modes, and several “overload protection” circuitry modes.

CRTIV Tape Bus features:

  • Saturation controls
  • Tape medium controls
  • “Overload protection” modes
  • Preset manager
  • Undo/redo history
  • A/B comparisons
  • Contextual hint messages
  • All sample rates support
  • 1 ms compensated processing latency
  • Resizable user interface
  • Retina and HighDPI support

CRTIV Tape Bus is available for purchase for US$ 49.95.  It is a free update for existing owners, and Premium Membership owners.  Demo version of CRTIV Tape Bus can be downloaded freely at the Voxengo web site: https://www.voxengo.com/product/crtivtapebus/


The redesigned GUI looks great!  Thanks for the update.

swindus: The redesigned GUI looks great!  Thanks for the update.

Thanks for your feedback!  I'm glad you are liking it.


One of the best Voxengo plugs!  I use it on every track.  Thanks for everything, Aleksey!

klaggu: One of the best Voxengo plugs!  I use it on every track.  Thanks for everything, Aleksey!

Thank you for your feedback!

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