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MIDI Tape Recorder is a free plugin for macOS and iOS from Uwyn, which allows you to retain the human expression in your recordings, while giving the flexibility of MIDI.
MIDI is one of the key building blocks for music producers, yet the freedom and limitless editing capabilities of MIDI are themselves limited by the DAW. Everything has a place, and if your performance doesn't fit within that space, your DAW will adjust it accordingly, which can completely remove the human touch from the track.
You can think of MIDI Tape Recorder as an MPE 4-track recorder. It records your performance like a DAW would, but without trying to correct the imperfections or mask the subtle nuances of your performance. What makes it so exciting is this opens the door to using the same performance on different sounds and MIDI instruments.
The UI and controls are very simple and intuitive to use, so getting started with MIDI Tape Recorder should take no time at all. It is worth mentioning that the plugin makes no sound on its own, and requires an AUv3 host to function.
MIDI Tape Recorder is available for macOS and iOS and can be downloaded for free here.
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