The legendary plugin maker GSi is back with a new release: VariSpeed, a free plugin simulation. z h ! _ of the WEM Copicat IC400 “Belt Drive” tape O ^ B H i L 5 `e delay unitp W E } = 9 from the late seventies.

WEM Copj w [ ! ! – ( Ficat IC-400 Belt Drive VS k L ; \ K . P ,ariSpeed wasC v l S \ ? S the f$ ) 5 siM I krst tape echo machine made by WEM with a DC capstan motor capable of changing speed, thus varying theS n E 0 n C ( E H delay time.

GSi VariSpeed replicates the hardware instrument “as is” with all its pros and cons, without anyf g * } D _ U additional feature except the fact that it is digital a7 b n end MIDI-controllable.

This can be considered as the second chapter of a tribute tz } U t b }o the genius of Mr. Charlie Watkins that GSi began back in 2008 with the release of the freeware “WatKat”, wB x khich\ : l W e Z u was a simulation of the “Custom Copicat”.H 8 ! 0 1