On July 25th, developer Chris Rivers released Lofionic Duplicat, a tape delay effect, to iOS.
For awhile now it has seemed that vintage and retro has been en vogue throughout western cultures. More recently in music, tape has followed vinyl’s comeback to add to warm fuzz of old tunes.
Lofionic Duplicat is a warm and lush tape delay effect for iOS, supporting AudioUnit Extensions, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.
In addition to the Swell and Sustain controls found on the hardware equivalents, Duplicat introduces a tape Speed control, for fine tuning the rate of delay in realtime, and a tape Effect control which emulates the deteriorating effect of using worn tape by gradually introducing degradation to the feedback.
Duplicat is perfect for adding lush, organic sounding delay to your mixes ranging from trashy lo-fi grungy tones, through psychadelic swirls, to subtle slap-back.
The app, which required iOS 9.1 or later, works with the iPad and costs $.99. If your digital music tinkering is feeling a little neutered, apps such as Lofionic Duplicat are a great way to experiment with warming the overall feel of your compositions.