NEBULA - Taipei


London Acoustics - TAIPEI STUDIO TAPE RECORDER is a plugin made to deliver strong analogue character, in the form of a 16 track 2” tape machine for the tracks, and a stereo track 1/4” tape machine for the master buss.
The long process of sampling, listening, testing and studying, helped the London Acoustics team to isolate all their preferred sections of each different tape machine and compose them back into a single plugin.

In the making of TAIPEI STUDIO TAPE RECORDER we have strongly focused on the recreation of that awesome original ‘tapey’ sound in order to get rid of the digital “coolness”. We mean those unique magnetic (non-linear) dynamics, enriched with that fluid-but-never-harsh variable saturation, with some light distortion that usually comes through from the repro head. Everything mutually dependant on the frequencies and dynamics of the source. We started sampling a single machine, but due to having a little more time on our hands than usual, we decided to go ‘beyond’, creating instead the sound we had always dreamed of; the sound that was missing from our arsenal. Of course, we highly respected the nature of the original machine, but we found that the possibility to sculpt and personalise each single characteristic of the tape sound might be a novel and welcome feature.
We also added a noise reduction stage into the mix.

We hope you like our vision for this pretty unique plugin.


  • 30, 15, 7½ IPS speeds.
  • Tape saturation and distortion: 2 different brands by the choice of 2 kinds of tape formulas.
  • Low and High response fine-tuning controls.
  • BIAS calibration control.
  • Unique saturation-character and bass-quality calibration controls.
  • IN/OUT peak VU meter leds and +6/-30dB level VU meters..

Rev.B - Changelog

  • Fully compatible with ARM M1
  • Output volume increased back to +24dB
  • Improved calibration input LED VU meter
  • Improved VU meters response
  • Fixed NOISE REDUCTION circuitry
  • Fixed random volume fluctuations on ATR tape
  • Oversampling
  • Mandatory requirements

In order to use products from the official 3rd party developers:

- It is mandatory first to install either N4 Player or N4. Only after this step, it is possible to proceed with the installation of 3rd party products.
- Please don't install both versions of N4 - use only one of them to guarantee the proper functioning of the products!
- Please make sure that you use the latest available version of N4 or N4 Player.

Use our new application Aquarius (see the User Guide in Aquarius page) to complete the procedure of installation and authorization;  3rd party developers' products are only available on Aquarius.

All other trademarks and trade names mentioned in this page are used for identification purposes only and are properties of their respective owners.

*Early-access / Crazy-access pricings are introductory, time-limited discount periods during which the plugin may be subject to further refinements and minor updates, for better performance and extended compatibility. All updates and bug fixes will be available inside Aquarius under the 'Updates' section.


NEBULA - Taipei

  • LIST PRICE: €115.00