Stator

Stator tape wobble simulator

AAX/AU/VST3 for Mac + Windows

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Stator is a tape wobble simulator. It uses a creative approach to replicate the effects of speed fluctuations in tape machines: wow and flutter coming from uneven electric motor rotation and tape feed, as well as scrape flutter caused by the friction of the tape against the tape head. The result is a complex speed modulation signal that produces a wide variety of pitch drift and lo-fi jitter effects – similar to the sound of worn-out, unstable audio and video cassette players. Stator also employs individual stereo widening formulas in each of its three modulation components, plus it has variable channel crosstalk for adding chorusing and phasing artifacts – and creating sounds with a truly beautiful vintage vibe.

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SOUND ENGINE

  • Combination of 13 fine-tuned DSP algorithms for simulating tape machine speed wobble
  • Separate modulation depth adjustment for pitch wow, flutter, and scrape flutter
  • Variable stereo phase offset with individual calibration for each modulation source
  • Variable stereo crosstalk for chorusing and phasing artifacts
  • Built-in adjustable feedback loop for additional sound coloration
  • Lag filters on all continuous parameters for smooth, click-free adjustment
  • Supports mono › mono, mono › stereo, and stereo › stereo channel configurations

GRAPHIC INTERFACE

  • Color-coded graphic elements
  • Consistent name, mapping, value, and unit implemented for all parameters in both graphic user interface and host control/automation
  • Built-in preset management functions
  • Supports window size scaling up to 200%

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • 64-bit Mac computer with Intel or Apple processor, running macOS 10.9 or later, plus a host application with support for AU, AAX, or VST3 plugins
  • 64-bit PC computer with x86 processor, running Windows 8.1 or later, plus a host application with support for AAX or VST3 plugins

AUDIO EXAMPLES