Software developer Baby Audio has announced the release of TAIP, an AI-powered tape emulation plugin for Windows and macOS.
Tape recordings have a musical quality that digital mixes often lack. TAIP brings this quality into the DAW. The plugin will add some authentic analog heat – without the need to route any audio outside the box.
Tape plugins are not a new concept. However, Baby Audio’s emulation method is. Instead of using traditional DSP, Baby Audio has developed TAIP around an AI algorithm designed to
decipher the invisible nuances of analog circuits.
The result is a truly faithful tape emulation that’s intuitive and creative in use – with some added features to accommodate a modern workflow. Use TAIP to bring a touch of warmth and glue, or “drive it as you hate it” as an alternative to distortion plugins.
- AI-powered algorithm, giving users the true warmth and behavior of analog tape
- Flexible feature set, allowing users to create a custom ‘tape flavor’ for any need
- TAIP adds a musical saturation and glue to drums, instruments, vocals and beyond
TAIP comes loaded with 135 presets created by friends of BABY Audio – including Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Bloc Party, Elton John), Max Jaeger (Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Drake, Calvin Harris), Eestbound (Travis Scott, Young Thug, Jazz Cartier), Rob Kleiner (Sia, Britney Spears, David Guetta, Cee-Lo), and Cesar Sogbe (Prince, David Byrne, Jennifer Lopez).
You can switch between three backgrounds (Black / Gray / White), also the plugin window is fully resizable.
TAIP is available in the following plugin formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX, with full Mac M1 compatibility.
For a limited time, you can buy TAIP at only $39 (intro price); after the promo period, the price will be $69.
For more details and audio demos, please visit the product page at Baby Audio.