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    GSi Releases VariSpeed FREE Plugin Simulation of a 70s Tape Delay Unit


    The legendary plugin maker GSi is back with a new release: VariSpeed, a free plugin simulation of the WEM Copicat IC400 “Belt Drive” tape delay unit from the late seventies.

    WEM Copicat IC-400 Belt Drive VariSpeed was the first tape echo machine made by WEM with a DC capstan motor capable of changing speed, thus varying the delay time.

    GSi VariSpeed replicates the hardware instrument “as is” with all its pros and cons, without any additional feature except the fact that it is digital and MIDI-controllable.

    This can be considered as the second chapter of a tribute to the genius of Mr. Charlie Watkins that GSi began back in 2008 with the release of the freeware “WatKat”, which was a simulation of the “Custom Copicat”.

    See also: Tape Cassette 2 free plugin by Caelum Audio

    VariSpeed is available in 64-bit plugin formats and standalone for Windows (VST2, VST3) and macOS (VST2, VST3, Audio Unit). The download is instant, doesn’t require any registration.

    More information: GSi Genuine Soundware and Instruments

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