Industry Reviews

  • Tape Face

    Jesse Ray Ernster

    Grammy-winning Mixing Engineer (Doja Cat, UMI, Burna Boy)

    MAN this thing is sick! Gets so chubby and fat, and then I flip the ips switch and it’s the PERFECT top end! Tape Face is the best tape sim. Hand Down!

  • Tape Face

    Scott Middleton

    Producer, audio engineer, guitarist, songwriter (Cancer Bats, Blood Opera, Junko Daydream)

    Tape Face oozes classy, warm, and gooey tape vibes all day long! Love its fast and well-thought-out approach to help get a mix or master just the right amount of harshness taming saturation & gifting it with the right amount of low-end punch!

  • Tape Face

    Zac Tiessen

    Award-winning composer (Netflix, Ubisoft, Cole Rolland)

    Want an authentic analog vibe on your mixes? Well, look no further than Tape Face! Kiive Audio’s tape emulation is my new favorite plugin to use on my mastering chain to give mixes that extra beef and excitement before hitting final limiting. Amazing stuff!

  • Tape Face

    Pete "Boxsta" Martin

    Producer, Composer, Songwriter (Netflix, HBO, Sony) OR (James Arthur, Jesse J, Dope Saint Jude)

    Tape Face now resides on every summing bus on DAW Versatile and incredibly simple to use.

  • Tape Face

    Ryan Farish

    Artist & Producer

    Kiive Audio Tape Face sounds incredible! I love how quickly I can dial in exactly the amount and type of "tape vibe" I'm looking for, with some added features and enhancements that instantly lifts the vibe of my mixes. Tape Face delivers cohesion and density. Very useful on just about any source from individual tracks to groups, and of course on the master bus Tape Face is just fantastic. The saturation plus low boost section sounds amazing. For me, having Saturation, Low Boost, and Stereo Widening all together for quick access is brilliant, and allows me to shape and create a sonic vibe very quickly. I'm genuinely excited and inspired by the sound of Tape Face. There are certain tools that hit you instantly with a "yes, that's the sound"... and Tape Face is easily one of those for me.

  • Tape Face

    Nils Nöhden

    Multi-platinum producer, samplemaker, multi-instrumentalist, recording/mixing engineer (Beyoncé, Future, XXXTentacion)

    Kiive Audio Tape Face is my favorite tape plugin right now! It can give me all type of tape vibes, from clean and subtle, to aggressive and saturated. Its sound and versatility is unmatched and the GUI is simple and so easy to use.

  • Tape Face

    Paul "Willie Green" Womack

    Wiz Khalifa, Donnie McClurkin, The Roots

    Tape Face is great on any level of your mix - individual tracks, groups, or on the whole mix! Add Subtle glue to the whole record, punch up your drums or spice up a boring sample. With three flavors of tape and tons of tweakability, Tape Face is an incredibly useful and musical saturation tool.

  • Tape Face

    Javar Rockamore

    Songwriter, Producer (The Loopholes, MoneyBagg Yo, Wiz Khalifa)

    I love the analog warmth the Tape face provides. I use on my drum and mix bus. It immediately adds glue and punch without much effort. or you can push it and get sweet saturated harmonics. 

  • Tape Face

    Simon Li

    Faye Wong 王菲, Eason Chan 陳奕迅, Waa Wei 魏如萱, Lala Hsu 徐佳瑩

    Kiive Tape Face has a strong “Analog Tape” character. It can give tracks that special warmth and cohesion that are often lacking with digital audio recording. The 3 Tape Types with Bias and Saturation controls provides many palettes to glue tracks together. Highly recommended.

  • Tape Face

    Deniz Koyu

    DJ & Producer (Spinnin' Records, Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)

    I wasn’t sure if I would need another tape emulation plugin in my arsenal, but I was very surprised when I tried the Kiive Tape Face for the first time. It is able to glue my bus channels in such a natural and transparent way, that just makes sense. With most other tape plugins in comparison it often becomes a challenge to find the sweet spot at which you get the desired glue and texture, before breaking the signal with harsh distortion. I didn’t have any issues like that with the Kiive. Love it!

  • Tape Face

    John Sparkz

    French Montana, Gunna, Action Bronson

     AWESOME &  CPU Friendly.

    I first put the Tape Face on my vocal bus and dialed in some warmth and a little bit of grit to give the vocals an authentic feel. The stereo width feature is really clutch to give vocals a little bit of swag in an unconventional way.

    For the big test i put it right on the master fader and went to town.  Switching the tape to "Style II" and the IPS to 7.5 gave me a sound that was warm and held everything together.  The low boost button might be my favorite feature. I see this being very useful in the hip hop I work on.