Pluginboutique has launched a 50% OFF deal on the Reelight tape saturation VST/AU plugin by BeatSkillz. The plugin which usually retails for $79 is currently available for the bargain price of $39.
Reelight is a full-featured tape saturation effect which emulates the sought-after side effects like compression, tape noise, as well as the subtle bass and top end boost. It offers adjustable tape speed controls (15 / 7.5 IPS), and a wet/dry knob for dialing in the desired amount of the effect.
The processed signal sounds noticeably warmer, with a subtle loudness boost. Reelight provides plenty of space to “drive” the signal and get those harmonic effects you can only get from saturated tape. It offers most of the functionality seen in higher priced tape saturation plugins (like the Waves J-37) and delivers all the goodness of tape warmth at a fraction of the price. This is a tempting offer for the cash-strapped analog-tape-warmth-seeking bedroom producer, especially as it compares very favorably to other tape saturators, sound-wise.
As always when demos are available, I suggest that you download and try it for yourself (free trial version available on the product page linked below). Taking a plugin for a spin in your DAW is the best way to check if it sounds good and suits your workflow. You never know, perhaps you have just stumbled upon your new go-to tape emulation plugin! The demo is available for both PC and Mac and will give you full functionality for 15 days, ample time to see whether it holds up to the challenge and delivers the goods.
Speaking of BeatSkillz products, make sure to check out their recently released free plugin offerings, including the MAX1 limiter effect and the Beatfactory Drums rompler VST/AU plugin. The Reelight sale is on until the 10th of August this year.
More info: BeatSkillz Reelight ($39 until August 10th)