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CHOW Tape Model

Saturation by ChowDSP

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CHOW Tape Model is an analog tape machine physical model originally based on the Sony TC-260, implemented as an audio plugin. The physical model was described in a paper presented at the 2019 DAFx conference. This work began as part of a class project for Music 420 at Stanford University (CCRMA).

As well as a tool for mixing engineers and producers, CHOW Tape Model is a research project on developing physics-based models of analog tape emulation.

CHOW Tape is currently available in the following plugin formats:

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU
  • LV2
  • Standalone plugin

System Requirements

  • Windows
  • macOS (M1 Macs NOT supported)
  • Linux

Please Note: This product is NOT yet compatible with M1 Macs running macOS 11 Big Sur

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