Arturia’s $99 Tape Mello-Fi plugin is free to download again, but only for a limited time

If you missed Arturia’s giveaway of her $99 Tape Mello-Fi plugin last holiday seasonnow you have another chance to download it for free thanks to Audio Plugin Deals.

In case you’ve forgotten, this is a vintage tape emulation and lofi effect based on the sound and behavior of the classic Mellotron (and, in turn, Arturia Mellotron V emulation). The settings buttons allow you to adjust the amount of noise, flicker, wow, wear and “mechanics”, and you can also dial in subtle distortion and saturation.

That leaves you with an effect that promises to apply lo-fi vibes to whatever you stick it on – drum loops, vocals, or even your entire mix.

Other features include an interactive tape wheel with tempo-synchronized tape stop function and optional instant tape catch-up, a 12dB low-pass and high-pass filter section, and a stereo width function that introduces shifts of Wow and Flutter from left to right. for extra wide sound.

A library of 25 presets, meanwhile, gives you plenty of retro starting points.

Tape Mello-Fi works as a VST/AU/AAX plug-in on PC and Mac and is available for free for the next two weeks. Go get it on the Audio Plugin Deals (opens in a new tab) website.

Arturia Mello-Fi Ribbon

(Image credit: Arturia)