Overloud has released TAPEDESK, a plug-in which combines a Tape Machine and multiple Console models into a single plugin to replicate the warm tones of an analog mixing workflow.
TAPEDESK is the third product of a new Overloud plugin line, called Gems, dedicated to mixing and mastering.
- Simulation of 3 legendary analog consoles
- Simulation of a 2 inch 24-track tape machine
- Faithful interactions between the console and the tape machine
- Precise metering in any point of the sound chain.
- Simulation of all transformers in the original units.
- Very low CPU usage: all your tracks can have one.
- Lots of presets designed in real mixing sessions.
Why TAPEDESK? Here's what Overloud say:
In the real world, a tape machine is always physically connected to a console. The sound enters into the console's preamplifier, gets fed into the tape machine and is recorded to tape. From there the tape is played back and the audio again hits the console for mixing into its stereo bus.
Recreating this process using separate components is fairly complex but it is the only way to actually replicate the experience of mixing in analog. TAPEDESK automates all of these separate processes for you; you only need to insert the plugin on your tracks and enjoy the experience of mixing in an analog world.
TAPEDESK is available as VST, AudioUnit and AAX plug-ins as well as stand-alone application, 32 and 64-bit for macOS and Windows operating systems at the introductory price of €129 / $129 until May 14th 2017. The list price is €199 / $199.