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Start-up your creativity

Analog modeled start-ups and slow-downs

The famous production technique
at your fingertips

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This button triggers the slow-down and stop of the virtual tape machine. It will create a pitch down effect, known from countless great productions. Fully retriggerable, no need to start first!


The Flux slider allows you to mix in pitch warble and errors with the start-up and slow-down effects. At 0% the effect is fully accurate, like a pristine tape machine. At 100% the effect is full of character and analog modelled imperfections. Tweak as you like!


The Dust slider will add warm noise and fuzz to your tape-starts and -stops. This is an actively changing control, meaning the lower the pitch of the signal becomes the noisier it gets.

Make it as accurate or lofi as you like!

Tapestop uses our virtual tape circuits to replicate the pitch behavior and instabilities an analog tape player produces when starting up or stopping.

With Flux, Noise and Muffle effects, as well as fully customizable start and stop times, you have full control - have it accurate or loose and bring your sound to life as you like.

To give you even more control over your starts and stops, the plugin can optionally run in full sync with your session and starts and stops can be triggered by use of automation at any time.

This plugin is only one
of our growing LoFi Series

This series allows you to combine a variety of LoFi characteristics,
which add life and texture to your productions.

Look out for our upcoming LoFi Series products, we have a whole lineup
of spices that will be ready for you soon - blend to your own taste!

Key Features

  • Classic tapestop and tapestart effect with a modern twist
  • Can be as accurate or lofi as you like
  • Dust control to add noise and artifacts
  • Flux control to add fluctuating pitch warble
  • Muffle control for tonal shaping of the slow-down and start-up
  • Sync with your session's bpm
  • Retrigger either start or stop as much as you like
  • Up to 9999ms of slow-down and start-up time!

System Requirements

AAX, VST3, AU versions included

64-bit only (Mac / PC)

Mac OS X 10.13 or higher (Intel native | ARM native)

Windows 10

At least 4GB of RAM, 16GB is recommended

At least 200MB of free drive space (OS drive)

DAW Support

AAX, AU, VST3 versions

64-bit only

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FL Studio 12+ (Mac & PC: VST3)

Garageband 10+ (AU)

Logic Pro 9+ (AU)

Pro Tools 11+ (Mac & PC: AAX)

Presonus Studio One 4+ (Mac & PC: AU, VST3)

Reaper 5+ (Mac & PC: VST3)

Cakewalk by BandLab (PC: VST3)

AAX is a trademark and
software of Avid Technology.
Audio Units is a trademark
and software of Apple Inc.
VST3 is a trademark and software of
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

Product Manual

Download the product manual for Tapestop here.