Fly-Tape is a unique MSXII look on some of the aspects about tape that we love while adding some unique features that are enjoyable! Fly Tape installs as an iOS AUv3 FX plugin, designed for use within host apps such as Garageband, Beatmaker 3, Cubasis, Audiobus, and more. Standalone mode for demo purposes.

Named for it's performance style of use, users can adding FX to their incoming audio signals in many ways "on the Fly." Sliders for textured nuances such as hiss & pitch will allow you to dial in tasteful settings that can become reminiscent of cassette tapes. These also can be automated via midi cc for additional modulation.

Fly Tape FX:
Fly Tape includes numerous touch based FX. These FX also release upon button release to enhance the performance experience. Additionally, some FX have more settings upon a quick, double-tap of the effect.

Play Button
• Will start audio (demo drum loop) in standalone mode
• Disabled while in plugin mode

Stop Button
• Will stop playing audio with a scrubbing, slow down effect
• Release will resume audio

Pause Button
• A simple audio mute. Useful for drops in performance
• Release will resume audio

Bypass Switch
• Bypass Fly-Tape audio effect unit as a whole

Noise Slider
• Gradual increase of "hiss" simulation from left to right

Pitch Slider
• Gradual detuning of audio from left (normal) to right (-.50 cents)

Half-Speed FX Button
• Plays audio at half-speed
• Normal playback resumes on release
• Half-Speed will stay in time with current host tempo

Saturate Button
• 2 saturation modes "Clean" & "Gritty" available
• Quick double tap will prompt small menu option
• Release will resume normal audio without effect

Lofi Button
• 3 lofi modes "70's", "80's", and "90's" available
• Quick double tap will prompt small menu option
• Release will resume normal audio without effect

Loop Button
• Reverses and loops audio while pressed
• Release will resume normal audio without effect

Stutter Button
• 8 stutter quantize settings available
• Quick double tap will prompt small menu option
• Settings available are 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/8T, 1/16, 1/16T, 1/32, 1/64
• Stutter is immediate upon press, release will resume audio without effect

FX buttons can be chained in unique ways to deliver awesome results such as Lofi "70's --> Saturate "Clean" --> Half-Speed.

All parameters of Fly Tape can be mapped in your favorite hosts. For example, you can map the Noise & Pitch sliders to faders or knobs on your favorite midi controller.

Fly Tape's Midi CC values are listed below:
Bypass: 102
Pitch: 103
Noise: 104
Tape Stop: 106
Mute (Pause): 107
Half-Speed: 108
Saturate: 109
Lofi: 110
Loop: 111
Stutter: 112

What’s New

Version 2.0

General bug fixes, enhancements, and iOS 12 compatibility issues fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

I own the pc version ,

Sounds get - one request for 5 stars

I love this little app, sounds great and is simple to operate. My only suggestion is being able to lock the buttons in an on state with out having to record midi to do it. A mix button would be great as well, as dealing with Cubasis there is no way to do a sub mix so in this case it’s either 100% on or off (don’t really want to waste a valuable send fx slot for an fx like this that should be used only on a few tracks).

I would recommend a slider “lock” that locks all pressed buttons until unlocked.

Other than that great!

Oh My 145 ,


I want to give it 5 stars. I don’t know what the problem is. It works fine when I first load it. But if I step away from my iPad and it sleeps, when I turn it back on it’s glitching all over the place, the app crashes, so I have to delete it then reinstall the audio unit, then connect the macros all over again. I enjoy the effect, but that is too labor intensive just to use it.
If I have a show, I cannot take the time to do all that on stage.
Frustrated.. kind of want my money back or an immediate update.

Reclusorap ,

Great effects app!

I love the 2 apps that this company has made!! Very “lo-fi” effects and sound... i only wish that MSXII Sound Design start working on a music sampler app!!! Between Fly Tape, Lo Fly Dirt and a music sampler this company can be really big with the lo-fi community and iOS musicians. Thanks for your work and consider making a sampler for your next project. Maybe a Roland 404... if they let you do that.


MSXII Sound Design LLC
22 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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