Vintage Analog Signal Path Emulated

US Overloud TAPEDESK recreates the entire analog path to and from the tape machine      23/05/18

Overloud says that their new TAPEDESK is the first Console+Tape Machine emulation plugin which recreates the entire analog path to and from the tape machine. A spokesperson told us, "TAPEDESK combines a Tape Machine and multiple Console models into a single plugin, to replicate the warm tones of an analog mixing workflow."

Here's the full details in Overloud's own words...

In the real world, a tape machine is always physically connected to a console. 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.

Overloud TAPEDESK features a hyper-realistic simulation of a 2 inch 24-track World Class Tape Machine from a renowned UK studio. Any piece of the sound path has been simulated in order to recreate the authentic analog vibe of the original tape machine. You can control any kind of tape parameters, from tape speed to head biasing, in order to have full control on the tonal palette.

Overloud TAPEDESK emulates the complete signal paths of three legendary analog consoles, used every day of the last 20 years to create thousands of hits inside the world’s finest studios.


  •     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
  •     Scribble Strips: take notes anywhere on the plugin panel
  •     Meter Calibration: calibrate the VU meters at 4 different sensibilities


Pricing and Availability:

Introductory price: € 129.00 Incl. VAT (Regular price: € 199.00)

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