dBlue TapeStop For Tape Stop Effects

dBlue TapeStop For Tape Stop Effects

There’s actually several ways to create ‘tape stop’ -effect in FL Studio (Grossbeat, WaveTraveller, etc), but I think the easiest route is to use dBlue’s TapeStop VST effect and of course, it’ll work in other DAWs as well.

dBlue TapeStop is a free and easy to use VST effect with adjustable slowdown speed.

I’ll demonstrate the use of this fabulous effect in the video below:

Download dBlue TapeStop

Installation instructions: just unpack it and copy the .dll file to your vstplugins folder.


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  1. Milos Berkovitz on

    Good tutorial thanx, respect to your work and your efforts to enlight beginners! 🙂

  2. Himanshu on

    Thanks for the tutorial and the link of the plugin. I just tried this plugin the effect doesn’t seem to affect the bassline. I’ve sidechained kick to bassline. Also the effect is not very neat like the DJs do with their consoles. Any idea why this is happening?

    • Hi! If you wan’t the effect to affect several sounds, you either need to: 1. Route all the sounds to a one mixer track and load the effect to that mixer track or 2. add the Tapestop effect to the Master mixer track.

      To your second questions: what kind of DJ effect are you looking for specifically?


  3. If you like TapeStop, check out dB Blue’s Glitch. It includes a whole bunch of glitchy effects including Tapestop in a single audio rack. You also get a step editor type interface for managing which effects come in and when, plus loads of tweak-able settings for each effect. It’s great! 🙂

  4. Hi,
    I noticed the download link has expired. Is there nay other means of obtaining this plugin?

  5. HEY!! Petri i just want to thank you for all these tuts you put up. I have learned good stuff from you so far!! thank you very much man. My dream is to be a producer one day 🙂 these tut help out alot since i dont got time for school D: . So i just wanna say thanks! your tuts do help !

    I also had a question, for some reason i dont know how to copy and paste from inside a automated clip like you did on this tut. if you can please let me know how to do it would be very appreciated!!! i bet its so easy i just dont know how. thanks again

  6. Sami Törmi on

    Tervehdys Petri!

    Yritin löytää netistä dBluen TapeStop-efektiä, mutta en löytänyt toimivaa linkkiä siihen mistään.

    Olisitko voinut lähettää minulle ko. efektin sähköpostiini ? 🙂
    Luultavasti .dll tiedosto riittää.

    T. Sami Törmi

    • Morjens Sami!

      Se löytyy täältä:


      Eli kun scrollaat sivua vähän alaspäin, siellä on osio “Older VST Plug-ins” ja sen alta löytyy latauslinkki pakettiin joka sisältää kaikki noi Illformedin vanhat pluginit (mukaanlukien TapeStop).

      Terv. Petri

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