McDSP Ships TAPE APB Plug-in

US Emulation of magnetic tape recording systems recreates tape compression      18/06/24

McDSP tells us that they are shipping the all-new TAPE APB Plug-in, an emulation of magnetic tape recording systems. This is what they have to say about it...

TAPE is not like most other tape machine emulations, because it is an ANALOG tape machine emulation. TAPE uses a four-stage analog process to recreate the compression-like effect of recording to tape. The TAPE algorithm emulates characteristics of magnetic tape machines made primarily in the 1970's and 1980's. Different tape formulas (types), playback head configurations, low end 'bump' amount, and low frequency rolloff are all user controllable. The amount of tape compression is even user controllable. Input and output levels are also adjustable. Metering of input, output, and gain reduction are shown with dual VU meters.

TAPE APB Plug-in Feature List:
• Analog emulation of magnetic tape recording systems
• Four stage analog process
• User control of magnetic tape type, playback head characteristics, and tape compression
• VU style metering of input, output, overall gain reduction
• Sample accurate automation of analog processing

Pricing and Availability:
The TAPE, like other APB plug-ins, comes free for all registered APB users.

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