Waves just announced a new tape emulation plugin called Kramer MPX Master Tape and as you can tell it was made together with Eddie Kramer.

Developed in association with Eddie Kramer, the MPX Master Tape plugin is modeled on a rare machine consisting of an Ampex 350 transport and 351 electronics. With adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter, and noise parameters, the MPX provides comprehensive control over the contours of your sound. And to top it off, we’ve added a flexible slap & feedback delay, ideal for rock, dance, dub, you name it. For recording, mixing, mastering, and more, bring the richness and warmth of real tape saturation to your DAW with the MPX Master Tape. It’s the reel deal.

Do we need another tape emulation plugin? Of course we do! I love’em all and have great hopes for this one. Let us know what you think if you give it a go.


Modeled on the Ampex 350/351 1/4″ reel-to-reel
Adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter
Slap & feedback delay
Up to 24bit 96kHz resolution
Mono and Stereo components
Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
PC and Mac compatible

Price is good: $99 for Native and $149 for TDM.