Bad Tape 2 records over our popular Bad Tape plugin by offering an incomparable degree of control over its tape emulation parameters and even more ways for producers to delicately bend space and time or absolutely demolish their audio.
With Bad Tape being one of our most beloved plugins, we felt it deserved a fully featured followup. Bad Tape 2 takes the original’s lauded reel-to-reel emulation, gives you complete mastery over the behavior of its imperfections, and piles on some additional effects you can use to further modulate, stretch, distort, and excite your productions.
With Bad Tape 2’s sidechain option, you can manipulate its effects and settings using an external audio source as a trigger. Make a kick drum detune your synth bass with every hit. Smudge your guitars into a sonic smear using a vocal to slow down their playback speed. Use a percussion track to turn Bad Tape 2’s Hiss and Harm effects into a polyrhythmic glitchfest. The degree to which your source audio impacts the plugin’s effects can be set individually, giving you endless ways to creatively trash your tracks.
Bad Tape 2 also incorporates the Push-Pull technology from our God Mode, Dragon Fire, and Bite Harder plugins, so you can saturate the frequency ranges of your choice without changing the fundamentals or amplitude of your sound. Want to give the crack of your snare drum a nostalgic glow up without muddying your mix by distorting sub frequencies along with it? Bad Tape 2’s dynamic Push-Pull graph lets you selectively apply devastating degradation right where you want it.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Bad Tape 2 also allows you to individually control the rewind and recover times of its detune effect. You can sync the parameter to your DAW’s BPM to create organic, in-time oddities or work totally off the grid to throw convention out the window. Break free from the limitations of other tape emulation plugins and shape your sound your way.
“When I'm producing, I love what the color dial on the Bad Tape can do for enhancing vocals. I also like dialing in other effects like a little bit of saturation to add warmth and depth.”
"Bad Tape from Denise Audio may seem fairly innocent upon first glance, with a friendly, simplistic looking interface. Make no mistake, though, this little plug-in can be seriously destructive."
"Bad Tape 2 is an ingenious plug-in that does much more than your average tape enhancement."
"Since I discovered the Bad Tape 2, I used it on every Synth that I play. I especially happen to like the Wow effect and the Tapestop. Love that thing!"
Get Bad Tape 2 for just $59 or download the free trial. The free trial will output 5 seconds of silence every 60 seconds until activated.
Windows: Windows 10 or newer (64-bit)
Mac: macOS 10.11 or newer (64-bit) including native Apple Silicon
Plugin Formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX (64-bit only)