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    Tape saturation in the digital domain?

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for something that'll give me good analog tape saturation in the digital domain. Do you have any suggestions of FX units or plug-ins that'll get me this desired effect?

    I'm using the Digi001 and a 733 G4.

    I appreciate it, thanks!!
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    Steinberg's Magento plug in SX2 is really very good... don't know if it's available separately.

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    Originally posted by Son of Mixerman
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    "I'm looking for something that'll give me good analog tape saturation in the digital domain"

    If you by "good" mean "good", I'd say there are none.

    There are some hardware units that might work, such as the Empirical Labs Fatso Jr or the SPL Machine Head (discontinued).

    Magneto does an ok job, but not better than a run-of-the-mill average and used reel-to-reel.

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    PSP Vintage Warmer



    . . . as cheezy as it is.

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    Chessrock,
    I have Vintage Warmer, any tips on getting the best sound out of it?
    I have not had a lot of luck with it other than I can get it to add some good comp. for a mix going to CD. But I can't tell that it colors the sound very much. Maybe I don't drive it hard enough. But for the life of me I can't get it add the saturation that some old tape decks I use to have did.

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    Originally posted by larrye
    Maybe I don't drive it hard enough.


    That might be it. I find myself just going through all the presets untill I find one that sounds close, and then I'll just fiddle with the knobs till it sounds good. Pretty scientific stuff.

    I like some of the mixing first aid sets and I love the snare drum setting, but the PSP is more of a situational player for most folks rather than an every-down starter. What's that they say about mileage varying? ?

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    love vintage warmer on sub mixes to bring things more to the fore front of the mix as well as a master bus insert to bring the levels up
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    Originally posted by Teacher
    love vintage warmer on sub mixes to bring things more to the fore front of the mix as well as a master bus insert to bring the levels up
    ah yes, i dig the vw on drum submixes...

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