CHOW Tape Model by Jatin Chowdhury

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BLUE-S-MAN
KVRist
68 posts since 27 Jan, 2006

Post Sat May 23, 2020 3:14 am

I use the standart setting with -18dB input,check by vu meter,set and forget.

nilhartman
KVRian
546 posts since 15 Feb, 2012 from France

Re: CHOW Tape Model by Jatin Chowdhury

Post Sat May 23, 2020 4:27 am

Thanks. I gain stage pretty low myself too (-20 to -24).
I tend to raise Bias pretty high, at least when experimenting on the 2bus (that's were I mostly use tape sims). Otherwise, hi-freq loss can get too important to my liking.
I also experiment with various Drive levels, including low ones. Trying to hear how different using the Drive knob acts differently than tweaking the input / sat.
To my ears, ips isn't as drastic as with other tape emus.
The loss params are quite powerful tone shapers.
I've read Jotin's paper on the Github rep, will of course read again. Any user tips / experience welcome, cheers !

chowdsp
KVRer
27 posts since 18 Jan, 2019

Re: CHOW Tape Model by Jatin Chowdhury

Post Sat May 23, 2020 11:44 am

nilhartman wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am
Would love to read how you guys are using it / setting it, this beast is deep.
Typically on a bus, I'll turn up the bias and drive a bit, a little bit of thickness and spacing depending on how much high frequency stuff I want, and maybe a tiny bit of flutter. I usually leave the input gain where it's at, but maybe that's more because I prefer to have a somewhat smaller signal going into my plugins. Recently, I've been using it as a guitar/keyboard distortion with more drive and saturation. For a more "Boards Of Canada" thing I've done lots of flutter and degradation, maybe with the bias turned down.
nilhartman wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am
@chowdsp : Jatin, would it be possible to add the number of the build somewhere in the GUI please ?
Yes, already have it set up for the next release!
nilhartman wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:27 am
To my ears, ips isn't as drastic as with other tape emus.
The loss params are quite powerful tone shapers.
In my model, the IPS only affects the loss filters, not the hysteresis (though I've been pondering maybe allowing separate control over speed effects on the hysteresis). A lot of the stuff happening with the tone filters I owe to some great work by Jay Kadis (see here: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jay/subpage ... ording.pdf, loss filters are on page 7,8). Maybe I'll do a write-up sometime showing some of the interesting frequency response shapes that can come out of the different controls.

Thanks so much for all your kind words and inspiration! I've been pretty swamped lately with some school and work projects, but I'm hoping to get in a few more bug fixes before doing another release, maybe in a couple weeks. In the meantime, I'd love for some folks to contribute presets! See here: https://github.com/jatinchowdhury18/Ana ... /issues/30

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