Arturia Gifts Musicians With Tape Mello-Fi, a Free Premium Lo-FI Effect

To celebrate the holiday season, Arturia releases Tape MELLO-FI, an audio plugin designed to add lo-fi warmth to any sound. The plugin is free to download at

How about this for an early holiday gift—a totally free tape plug-in from Arturia!? No catch, no “trial version”, no nonsense, just an awesome free effect for you to enjoy right now!

Tape Mello-FI, a Unique Lo-Fi Effect

Tape MELLO-FI is an easy-to-use plugin that brings instant atmosphere and vintage tape-aged warmth in a few clicks. The plug allows users to add sublime lo-fi vibes over drum loops, vocals, mix bus, and anything in between.

Arturia's Tape MELLO-FI

Before Sampling, There Was Tape…

Tape MELLO-FI’s sound and behavior is inspired by Mellotron V, our software recreation of the legendary Mellotron instrument.

The combination of tape reels, analog circuitry, and aging over time gave the Mellotron a distinct sound. Fluttering, grainy, compressed; these qualities have become an endearing part of the ‘Tron sound.

Altering Signals With Style…

Pitchy flutters, subtle distortion, warm saturation, velvety smooth filtered sounds; Tape MELLO-FI captures the uniquely imperfect behavior of tape in perfect detail, distilled into a single plugin.

Fun and straightforward to use, Tape MELLO-FI isn’t just a one-trick lo-fi pony. It comes as a feature-rich tool for all musicians and producers to use.

•Authentic tape emulator & lo-fi effect based on Mellotron V’s vintage sound & behavior
•Classic tape controls like Noise, Flutter, Wow, Wear, and Mechanics
•Added features like Distortion and Boost
•Interactive tape wheel with tempo-synchronized Tape Stop feature and optional Instant Tape Catch-up
•12dB low-pass and high-pass filter section
•Enhanced Stereo Width feature introduces offsets to Wow & Flutter from left to right for an extra-wide sound
•Curated 25-preset library for instant-access to retro & lo-fi effects

MELLO-FI Presets 

Free Gift for Everyone

All users can enjoy the retro charm of Tape MELLO-FI for free from Tuesday, December 21st 2021 at 5PM CET to Friday, December 31st 2021 included. The plugin will be available for download on the Arturia Software Center and 

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