CHOW Tape Model

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CHOW Tape Model

CHOW Tape Model is an analog tape machine physical model originally based on the Sony TC-260, implemented as an audio plugin. It was developed as part of a class project for Music 420 at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

Available Formats

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU
  • LV2
  • Standalone plugin

System Requirements

  • Mac: macOS 10.12 Sierra or newer (Intel / M1 Apple Silicon supported), Minimum 4 GB of RAM, VST-compatible or AU-compatible plugin host.
  • Windows: Windows 7 or newer, Minimum 4 GB of RAM, VST-compatible plugin host.

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. The physical model was described in a paper presented at the 2019 DAFx conference.

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