If you buy a tape vst today.

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
KVRist
91 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:31 pm

You're on point, Inside Studio One you can use SofTube tape as a multi track plugins on the master buss while it sounds great it also makes things a bit blurry when you are mixing a electronic dance music. It works better on individual channel.
Check out some of my latest mixes and remixes:https://soundcloud.com/thinkmusic007

KVRist
33 posts since 20 Jun, 2020

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:34 am

Sometimes Satin works fine, sometimes Tape works fine, sometimes TB Ferox is nice, sometimes I wonder why I should use any tape. I ve been demoing Taupe recently, well, it's a channel strip, you get some pseudo tape without the features one would expect from a tape with fixed eq settings and a weak tweakable eq in addition and with an even weaker comp. I like some eqs by AA, but Taupe is no tape for me at all, just a weak channel strip with pretty high cpu usage and a distracting gui and totally overpriced.
There is no urgent need for a tape sim plugin in general for me, sometimes rather as delay or flanger fx (waves tape plugins also), rarely on master or mix bus.
That's just my experience and opinion

KVRian
1144 posts since 27 May, 2008

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:06 am

I would use BX console N with Toneboosters Barricade on master

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KVRAF
3571 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:18 pm

Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

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KVRAF
2130 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:19 pm

If I buy a tape VST today it will be Audiothing Reels. I didn't even know i wanted this thing. I thought it was a normal tape VST. I didn't realise it's a noisy lo-fi tape VST until just now.

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KVRAF
29470 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:23 pm

I bought Echoes T7E mkII from Audiority. Its awesome :)
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KVRist
280 posts since 9 Sep, 2017

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:28 am

check out ToTape6 by Airwindows, and while you don't directly buy, you can support Chris via Patreon!
I immediately loved what it does.

KVRian
907 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:32 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:23 pm
I bought Echoes T7E mkII from Audiority. Its awesome :)
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https://www.audiority.com/shop/echoes-t7e/
It is awesome, but it isn't tape. Technically it's more related to Wires, although it sounds much more hifi than a wire recorder.

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KVRAF
2484 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:22 am

simmo75 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:35 am
IMHO If you want it to sound like actual tape then IK Multimedia cannot be beat.
THIS! Softube tape had the top spot til IK came out with theirs.IF your computer can handle it which mine barely does. I can't use it on every song. Depends on how busy it is.

KVRist
99 posts since 28 Nov, 2020

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:56 am

The IK Tape emulation doesn't sound bad but it lowers the RMS level of the track while your peak level is matched.It does something to the dynamic range.Strange...Do I miss something?
And yeah the cpu is almost killed with one instance.For me it is a no go.

KVRer
18 posts since 23 Feb, 2019

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:35 am

If IK Tape has a EQ mix control it'll solve all my issues.
EQ on those are REALLY strong, forcing you working with it from the beginning and not just to enhance.

KVRer
11 posts since 26 Jan, 2017

Post Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:34 am

i like using Magnetite from black rooster audio because its very easy to use and great sounds. also recently i tried chowtape and its pretty awesome and it has oversampling modes but beware cpu hog.

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KVRAF
10844 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:33 am

I love the sound of tape... as an effect. I spent about 15-20 years doing my best to make the fact that I was using tape as unnoticed as possible. Now I pay to add it. :lol: I’d never put it on the 2 bus, but I would load up a specific track with one. I like...

U-He Satin for hi-fi tape sounds
IK’s Tape Echo
Arturia’s Tape Delay 201
VirSyn’s VTAPE
Expert Sleepers Augustusloop (tape looper)
Audio Damage Enso (tape looper)
Sketch Cassette II
Valhalla Delay
UAD EP-34
UAD Galaxy Tape Echo.
Pulsar Echorec. (Not a tape emulation, but a magnetic drum delay. Amazing)
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KVRAF
10844 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:39 am

Lotuz2019 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:32 am
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:23 pm
I bought Echoes T7E mkII from Audiority. Its awesome :)
Image
https://www.audiority.com/shop/echoes-t7e/
It is awesome, but it isn't tape. Technically it's more related to Wires, although it sounds much more hifi than a wire recorder.

https://www.effectrode.com/knowledge-ba ... ry-system/
I wonder how that one compares to Pulsar’s Echorec.
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KVRer
8 posts since 3 Jan, 2021

Post Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:12 pm

moshimoshi wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:45 am
simmo75 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:35 am
IMHO If you want it to sound like actual tape then IK Multimedia cannot be beat.
I appreciate this might be true, but it's just too expensive and the CPU usage is also a barrier. If it uses convolution then I suspect it is also latent, which is a serious deal breaker for me
Was the CPU usage high inside a DAW? Just wondering if it's lower in standalone mode.

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