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FerricTDS - Tape Dynamics Simulator

Exciter / Enhancer Plugin by Variety Of Sound

FerricTDS - Tape Dynamics Simulator has an average user rating of 4.40 from 5 reviews

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FerricTDS - Tape Dynamics Simulator

Reviewed By RobertSchulz [all]
August 26th, 2022
Version reviewed: 2 on Windows

This plugin can glue the signal feed in and give it more warmth but be aware!

It does that even without to engage/turn the 2 main knobs 'Saturation' and 'Dynamics'. You can hear but also see that by taking a look at the corresponding meters. So, 0% value is not 0% effect. Keep that in mind while using it. I personally prefer an exponential parameter, but it works well tough.

In fact, I can put it on a track without even to consider to touch any knobs, and it does it job quite well.

I have to say that, after I put a meter behind and tested the effected with the bypassed signal (DAW-bypass, not the one in the interface), FerricTDS seems to increase volume a little around 0.4 to 0.5 db. So no exact unity gain comparison but still the signal is better in comparison to the bypassed signal turned louder accordingly.

If you using it on individual tracks, it however could make the sound a little muddy or dark (especially due to the no 0% effect). So if you feed a clear and already EQ-ed signal into it, might be prepared and put a EQ afterward or use it before any EQing.

Native Bypass-Switch is also a very very helpful feature by adjusting the parameters.

Great plugin.

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Discussion: Active
2 May 2012 at 10:33pm

I paid for the Slate VCC plugins. They are subtle, accurate, and do what they were intended to do. I see a stack of submixes through the ears of various consoles as adding up to something potentially dramatic. All, of course, able to be fine tuned or screwed up during the mastering. But, in reading about other experiences with the VCC, I found the first mentions of the Ferric TDS. I then found and downloaded it.

I love it. I do remember the sound. Wonderful recreation ! And, now, the Slate VCC sounds better than ever. I leave those submixes to the Slate, putting in the TDS across the master bus. Talk about mix glue !!! I know that the TDS could be put many places, but the subtle Slate VCC seems to do well at not compounding problems and slowly adding up the effect across ALL channels. The TDS is, indeed, dramatic, in itself, and seems very comfortable across that output master bus - at least in my little studio.

Nuendo 5.5.3 at 64 bit is coasting along, and seemingly having no problem with the TDS in that 64 bit realm.

Brother Charles
Brother Charles
16 May 2014 at 2:52am

Along with all of Bootsie's other TERRIFIC plug-ins, I sure would love to see this get recompiled as a native 64-bit plug-in. Synthedit plugs can now be recompiled as 64-bit (beta version. . .)

Hanz Meyzer
Hanz Meyzer
31 October 2017 at 12:26pm

Give us Mac version.

3 March 2018 at 10:33am

very good plugin, would love to see 64-bit version of it.

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