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The Last Tape Emulation You'll Ever Need!

Tape Face is an analog emulation of a classic Irish tape machine with a few added features to give you versatility in every mix!

Tape Face is perfect for adding warm analog character to your master or sub group busses. Use our custom bias algorithm to add unique low mids and saturation to drums and bass. Or throw it down on every track to emulate recording through a physical tape recorder using our very CPU friendly oversampling!

Kiive Tape Face Plugin Alliance

Available now on Plugin Alliance

Tape Face V3

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Mode I

This mode is the exact same as the original tape face. Perfect for getting that pumpy tape sound while adding minimal distortion. This setting is best used for mix bus or drums with heavy transients that need taming.

Mode II

This tape mode is by far our favourite over here at kiive (as you’ll see by all the presets for this setting). This mode emulates a near perfectly calibrated tape machine with silky smooth high end, low end bump and a very usable tape compression when the input is driven. Perfect for mix bus or any finishing touches.

Mode III

This tape mode was made with all our loFi producers in mind. It's a dark and gritty style tape saturation with every heavy Gain reduction and harmonics when pushed.


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(Kanye West, Burna Boy, Doja Cat)

"MAN this thing is sick! Gets so chubby and fat, and then I flip the ips switch and it’s the PERFECT top end! Tape Face is the best tape sim. Hand Down! Completely replaced Crane Song Phoenix II for me"


(Cancer Bats, Speaker, Lawless Sons)

“Tape Face oozes classy, warm, & gooey tape vibes all day long! Love it’s fast and well thought out approach to help get a mix or master just the right amount of harshness taming saturation, & gifting it with the right amount of low end punch!”

Minimum System Requirements​:

  • 1 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor or AMD equivalent (PC)

  • 4GB of RAM

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, 10.14 or higher recommended

  • Windows 7 & Above

  • Screen res: 1024 x 768 or higher

  • 64 bit DAW support only

Supported  Plugin Formats

  • Mac 64bit / M1 Native: VST3, AU, AAX

  • Windows 64bit: VST3, AAX

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