Softube is known for providing a finely polished product in terms of both auditory reproduction and visual presentation. Their new product comes with a shoe-shined capital Q for quality while its general purpose is to throw grit onto any polished sound. With a name as Dirty Tape, its purpose should be obvious, and carrying a brand such as Softube would suggest a level of quality somewhere up in the plugin-shelves. Most importantly, until January 31st, we can all check it out for FREE!
“From the Swedish makers of Saturation knob”, Dirty Tape is made to add Tape fidelity to any sound, capable of adding gritted distortion as well as subtle textures to a signal. With this, Softube claims you can “get down and dirty and keep the sound quality savage”. In fact, those who use Softube’s Saturation Knob will find this to be a perfect companion by its side in any music-production environment. Where the all-famous knob adds its distinctly subtle saturation to lively up a sound, Dirty Tape wields two main knobs that can bring out hidden textures and grunge where needed or applicable.
Two main knobs, Dirt and Drive, do the heavy work while a low cut filter, stereo mode and volume control give just enough manoeuvrability to fit the output back into the chain. VU metering for in and output adds visual reference that proves handy in most of its uses. Plain, clean and simple, but profoundly impacting and with extraordinary results when used strategically.
All for free from Softube, this is one of those to which we say without a doubt that this is one to just hook and haul in without further ado, and preferably before the end of the month!
Get Dirty Tape: Special Edition from Softube for FREE until January 31st!