Fly-Tape is a unique MSXII look on some of the aspects about tape that we love while adding some unique features that are enjoyable! Fly Tape installs as an iOS AUv3 FX plugin, designed for use within host apps such as Garageband, Beatmaker 3, Cubasis, Audiobus, and more. Standalone mode for demo purposes.

Named for it's performance style of use, users can adding FX to their incoming audio signals in many ways "on the Fly." Sliders for textured nuances such as hiss & pitch will allow you to dial in tasteful settings that can become reminiscent of cassette tapes. These also can be automated via midi cc for additional modulation.

Fly Tape FX:
Fly Tape includes numerous touch based FX. These FX also release upon button release to enhance the performance experience. Additionally, some FX have more settings upon a quick, double-tap of the effect.

Play Button
• Will start audio (demo drum loop) in standalone mode
• Disabled while in plugin mode

Stop Button
• Will stop playing audio with a scrubbing, slow down effect
• Release will resume audio

Pause Button
• A simple audio mute. Useful for drops in performance
• Release will resume audio

Bypass Switch
• Bypass Fly-Tape audio effect unit as a whole

Noise Slider
• Gradual increase of "hiss" simulation from left to right

Pitch Slider
• Gradual detuning of audio from left (normal) to right (-.50 cents)

Half-Speed FX Button
• Plays audio at half-speed
• Normal playback resumes on release
• Half-Speed will stay in time with current host tempo

Saturate Button
• 2 saturation modes "Clean" & "Gritty" available
• Quick double tap will prompt small menu option
• Release will resume normal audio without effect

Lofi Button
• 3 lofi modes "70's", "80's", and "90's" available
• Quick double tap will prompt small menu option
• Release will resume normal audio without effect

Loop Button
• Reverses and loops audio while pressed
• Release will resume normal audio without effect

Stutter Button
• 8 stutter quantize settings available
• Quick double tap will prompt small menu option
• Settings available are 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/8T, 1/16, 1/16T, 1/32, 1/64
• Stutter is immediate upon press, release will resume audio without effect

FX buttons can be chained in unique ways to deliver awesome results such as Lofi "70's --> Saturate "Clean" --> Half-Speed.

All parameters of Fly Tape can be mapped in your favorite hosts. For example, you can map the Noise & Pitch sliders to faders or knobs on your favorite midi controller.

Fly Tape's Midi CC values are listed below:
Bypass: 102
Pitch: 103
Noise: 104
Tape Stop: 106
Mute (Pause): 107
Half-Speed: 108
Saturate: 109
Lofi: 110
Loop: 111
Stutter: 112

What’s New

Version 2.0

General bug fixes, enhancements, and iOS 12 compatibility issues fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
Shaul305 ,

Msxii Delivers again!!

The squad at MSXII does it again. As someone who’s always run my mixes thru tape, having recently migrated to iOS only production, I needed a fill in.

This app does the trick for me, I’ve used other apps attempting to do the same but this one captures the essence of tape from the 70s to the 90s with finesse. Thanks again for another addition to my arsenal along with Lo-Fly Dirt.

-nkdVKNG (naked Viking )

Developer Response ,

Awesome man, really dope to hear you've migrated to iOS! Thanks for the review!

aeonism215 ,

Love the app.

Few things would make it perfect.

In addition to fixing the known cpu issue of reverse and stutter (if possible), adding some things like a filter, flanger, chorus, nothing extensive or deep, just a push button effect to broaden the range of combinations we can do while playing live, would be great.

UrbanImages ,

Hi Quality Lo-Fi! Once again MSXII Knocks it outta tha park!

The age of dirty digital is here! Another iOS music effects plugin that adds grit and character to a track that’s “too clean”, just the right amounts of saturation and distortion. Combined wit( tape base analog effects...
“Stick your tracks together with FLY TAPE”

Developer Response ,

Thank you! Glad you're enjoying Fly Tape


MSXII Sound Design LLC
22 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© MSXII Sound Design, LLC.


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