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Name/Version: Lo Fi Tape Player Emulator 0.1
Author: TreeAreChill  
Description: Make your audio whacky and wobbly in real time with this effect!



*Choose from 4 different vibrato waveforms

*Default compressor tries to emulate over-the-top compression found on old VHS tapes (Which can easily be turned off if you don't like it)

*Modeled after the Zvex pedal "Lo-Fi Instant" (

*Instant 70's Porno sounds!

I'm not sure what else to add to this effect or what to improve on. Let me know in the comments or on Twitter please!


Device Details

Tags effect, other
Live Version Used: 9.1.2
Max Version Used: 6.1.7
Date Added: Jul 10 2014 21:15:08
Date Last Updated: Jul 10 2014 23:27:21
Device Type: audio_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialNoDerivatives


I tweeted 2x and get a 403 Broken link or so, hope you can fix this soon, when I read lofi and tape, I get all excited :D

It seems to be working for me and others, so I'm not sure how to fix it. Send me an email at and I'll send you the max for live patch.

Thanks for reporting the problem!


Damn this sounds completely realistic. Good job!! Any chance of getting a stereo version of this??

Lol, now it worked, yesterday nada, I was just about to try on Chrome if it still didn't work in Safari, anyway problem solved, thanks for the feedback.

I have a stereo version made already, but I kind of like how it converts everything to mono like a cassette play might do. I'll probably integrate an optional stereo mode in the next version.

I'm happy to see you got it working Anivia!

Yeah, I'm very glad.

+1 for stereo mode, definitely nice to have both imho!

I didn't really have time yet to check this out but will do and will vote and comment when I did.


great thing! could you do possibility to disable filter in the next version ? it would be nice to process the signal using only the modulation module. also, maybe add the 'flutter' module? I'm looking max4live analog to "wow and flutter" plugin for a very long time. and it looks like your only who does something similar.

First of all thanks for leaving some feedback!

I'll definitely add an option to disable the filter. I actually thought I did bypass the filter, but I guess I forgot to do that in the version I released on my website.

And yeah, This is the perfect effect to do the wow and flutter. If you set the depth super low and the rate at a super high setting, you can almost get a wow and flutter style effect. I'll definitely study that effect a little more and add a different flutter style presets.

+1 for disabling the filter.

i absolutely LOVE this little plugin, it sounds amazing right out of the box. the only thing i wish for is being able to bypass the filter as easily as the compressor :)

this is a one of a kind patch, I really appreciate the download!

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