OUT NOW: Save 50% on our updated TAIPEI STUDIO TAPE RECORDER Rev.B.

TAIPEI 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.
The plugin is designed for everything you want to make like coming from-a-tape, for single tracks, to the master-buss, and even for mastering purpose.

Previous info about the plugin here: Taipei Studio Tape Recorder from London Acoustics - Official Acqua N4 plugin

- Fully compatible with ARM M1
- Output volume increased back to +24dB
- Improved input LED VU meter
- Improved VU meters reaction
- Fixed NOISE REDUCTION circuitry
- Fixed random volume fluctuations on ATR tape
- Oversampling
- Improved sound
- Improved CPU usage

Price (MSRP): €115.00 [now with the introductory price of €58 (50% off) until the 22th of September (11:59pm UTC+2]

The trial version is fully functional for a duration of four weeks.
Trial license allows the activation of two computers per license.
The trial version is available in your Aquarius account.

Taipei Studio Tape Recorder Rev.B is a bundle consisting of:
β€’ TAIPEI – The full version
β€’ TAIPEI LITE – A cutting down version that uses around the 50% of the full version CPU resources

Taipei Studio Tape Recorder Rev.B features:
β€’ 30, 15, 7Β½ IPS speeds.
β€’ Tape saturation and distortion: 2 different brands by the choice of 2 kinds of tape formulas.
β€’ Low and High response fine-tuning controls.
β€’ BIAS calibration control.
β€’ Unique saturation-character and bass-quality calibration controls.
β€’ IN/OUT peak VU meter leds and +6/-30dB level VU meters.

Available in VST2/3, AU, AAX – 64 bit formats.
Available native working-frequencies: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Intel and M1 compatible

London Acoustics Plugin Installation tutorial: How to install N4 and libraries through Aquarius

IMPORTANT ADVICE: Taipei Rev.B is not backward compatible with the previous version, so the suggestion is to print or finish current projects and then upgrade to this Rev.B.
In any case, you will be able to upgrade and downgrade from Aquarius at any time and within minutes, depending on your needs.

- Before installing/updating TAIPEI to N4.5 is mandatory.
- it is advisable to uninstall the previous TAIPEI and then reinstall it to be sure that the standalone DLL is updated correctly by Aquarius.


TAIPEI Rev.B in any way has the improved sound so if you recall an old project that has an instance of it on the master it's highly recommended to replace it with the new version.

[EDIT] Some cases of strange behavior of VU Meters, stereo to mono and buttons in general have been reported; the solution is to uninstall Taipei, check if your N4.5 is up-to-date, if not just update it, and then reinstall Taipei again.
This is because sometimes Aquarius fails to update/create the standalone version (called "setups") of the plugin with the latest N4.5 engine.

Also, if you save a preset for TAIPEI in your DAW, keep the same working frequency if you recall it.
If you are working with different working-frequencies, create specific presets for each scenario.