Puremagnetik has announced Strata, a free “Particle Tape Loop Device” plugin for Windows and macOS.
Strata is inspired by both microsound and tape music and has been released to complement Tape Pieces Volume 2, an album by Chris Child and Micah Frank.
Basically a tape loop emulator and granular (particle) processor, it allows to warp, bend, dissect, and “analog age” all types of incoming audio. You can use it a simple ad-hoc buffer looper or you can build complex sound sculptures by putting it in “ADD” mode and tweaking the grain controls. See below a video demo:
Strata is a VST/AU plugin and comes bundled with Chris and Micah’s Tape Pieces Volume 2 (free/name your price). For more free VST effects, visit our dedicated category.
More information: Puremagnetik