Multitrack Tape emulation with delay

Simple interface. Punch and Tone.

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- stereo

- several algorithms

- transparent

- "emphasis" control

- optional 2nd stage

- light on CPU

- latency-free (opt)

- multitrack linking

- oversampling

- tape delay

- B enhancer

- wow and flutter

- flange

- noise


(dry, tracks effected, master effected, master emphasis, dry)



(bassdrum, snare, panoramics, bass through tape)



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Roundtone Tape Machines


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Roundtone VST effect

  • Roundtone is a tape emulation software.

  • It adds typical tape recording interesting side-effects to every audio track.

  • Useful on single tracks (mono/stereo) and on submixes/mixes.

  • Very light on CPU and latency-free, adds punch, color and gently compresses the sound.

  • Includes several algorithms (different tape, saturation curve, color, response). More to came in future free updates.

  • "Emphasis" control adds color while preserving the high frequencies.

  • Includes an optional 2nd stage of saturation (head).

  • v.2: Multi-track and Multi-machine modes. Link several tracks to the same Tape Machine to control from a single interface. Trasform any host to a virtual Multitrack Tape Recording system

  • v.2: Multimode oversampling (with optional "on export" mode for low cpu load). Hi-Quality (non linear phase, IIR) and Super-Quality (linear phase, FIR) oversampling. Select "Now" modes for realtime, "Export" modes for rendering

  • v.2: 7.5ips algorithms and "Dirty" algorithms for more harmonics

  • v.2: dry/wet mix knob with sample accurate alignment

  • v.3: New B enhancer

  • v.3: Stereo Tape Delay with synch

  • v.3: Wow and Flutter

  • v.3: Flange

  • v.3: Noise

  • v.3: New "Bright Formula" and "Lo-Fi" algorithms

  • v.3: New meter

Available as Win32/64 VST, Mac32/64 VST/AU and soon RTAS

Tutorial page - examples, sound samples and presets

Demo by Matt Bentley (mattbentley_dot_net)

"Wronged" - original

"Wronged" - through tape

On all submixes except drums and background synth (used it on background strings). Partial usage on vox.

Pop-Electro demo by Giuseppe Novella

Demo_by G. Novella - original

Demo by G. Novella - through tape

Roundtone on every track

Sax performance (mid-side recording)

Recorded by Christian Spataro

Roundtone inserted and bypassed several times.


Demo by Mauro Ghilardini

Roundtone on every track



Demo by Rifftrax at

Roundtone on every track and a bit on the master bus