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WatKat
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VST rate
4.3 / 5
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WatKat - Vintage tape echo
WatKat is a digital clone of a Wem Watkins Custom Copicat tape echo unit.

It sounds very lo-fi, noisy, irregular. When you turn it off and leave the tape loaded, the tape bends in proximity of the capstan, and this turns into a periodic pitch fall during echo playback; plus, it gets hot and the background hum gets worse in time... you should turn it off every now and then; the tape is never completely erased, and the capstan motor flutters... and it gets worse if you touch it while it's spinning; heads tend to get dirty very soon, in fact you should clean them often. This is true for the actual hardware unit, and for the digital simulation as well!
  • Swell: adjusts the volume of the repeats.
  • Sustain: adjusts the number of repeats; be careful with this knob!
  • Gain 1: volume of input 1 (left channel).
  • Gain 2: volume of input 2 (right channel).
  • Head 1, Head 2, Head 3: use these switches to select the playback head(s); each head gives a different delay time.
  • Very light on CPU and memory.


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Mar 20 2017
  Amazing but
VST
  3  / 5
True old tape delay with noises etc, I love it but.... Only wish there was an option to turn off the whistling noise. Whistling makes it unusable.

Jul 10 2016
  QUEST
VST
  4  / 5
It sounds great! But it introduces on wanted noise to the track... I had to use a other free great plugin as an alternative to emulate effect 1 on this plugin... I like it because it's quick, but the noise! (not loud but it's there believe me) http://vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Bionic_Supa_Delay&id=1889

Apr 06 2016
  george
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  ?  / 5
Creates a great vintage sound.

Aug 11 2015
  charlie
VST
  5  / 5
It might be hard to read the buttons, but once you understand how it work... BOOM, just BOOOOM! Both filthy as you might dream or warm as you like. Grab it and don't look back!

Jul 23 2015
  Aidan
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  ?  / 5
Can't get it to show up in any of my Daw's...

Jul 21 2015
  Aidan
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  ?  / 5
Can't get it to show up in any of my Daw's...

Sept 16 2014
  Luis Tamayo Zegers
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  3  / 5
Except for the 3 buttons, for me it's impossible to read the small knobs. When I tried it I couldn't imagine a live play using this VST. The physics of the effect are shown clearly in a vintage style.
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Jul 06 2014
  Geisha
VST
  3  / 5
This is perfect if you want dirty feedback sounds like the sound at the beginning of "Nag Nag Nag" by Cabaret Voltaire. Although I like those sort of sounds I found this plugin a bit too limited.

Apr 23 2014
  cyber_T
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  5  / 5
I own an old "Tube- Copy- Cat" from 1967 so I'm able to compare and I must say this is a great plugin with an amazing sound: authentic tube echo "mojo"! Thanx for this generous free/ donate development.

Oct 10 2013
  RhythmLion
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  5  / 5
Nice Plug, very dirty and lo-fi.