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    Quote Originally Posted by LazerBeakShiek View Post
    ReaFir seems to be a radical EQ. Not really the same as the Dolby encoding system as an effect.

    The ReaXcomp ,the multiband in Parallel, is closer to what Im looking for.
    In ReaFIR there's an option to change it from an eq to a frequency sensitive compressor. It's in a drop down menu.

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    My 361 has a red button, all you do is press it.

    By itself it sounds like a squashed telephone, but mixed back with the original sounds very nice.

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    Here's a "simulation" in Cubase. You could run the same thing in Reaper. It tells you not just the frequencies, but also the compression ratios and slopes for the filters.

    Bright Idea

    These types of tricks have been used for years. I remember people doing this with cassettes, record with Dolby, turn it off on playback to boost the top end. Then the Aphex Aural Exciter was the hot processor. It gave everything sparkle.

    It looks like somebody also makes a plug in just like you want. Type A - Vintage Enhancer Plugin (VST, VST3, AU, AAX) - AudioThing

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    That article was a great read. Yes, I am aware of the Type A VST, but is it a faithful recreatation. Or a mindless themed reboot?

    I always like the Dolby 361 effect. The Aphex arual exciter and big bottom is not the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazerBeakShiek View Post
    That article was a great read. Yes, I am aware of the Type A VST, but is it a faithful recreatation. Or a mindless themed reboot?

    I always like the Dolby 361 effect. The Aphex arual exciter and big bottom is not the same.
    Since they have a demo version on their website, why not download it and try it out. The technology isn't earthshattering or anything, so its probably more a matter of setting the parameters up and then designing an interface to mimic the old Dolby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazerBeakShiek View Post
    That article was a great read. Yes, I am aware of the Type A VST, but is it a faithful recreatation. Or a mindless themed reboot?
    Uhe's Satin that I linked to earlier is definitely a faithful recreation as I use it for decoding old Dolby A tapes. I have the hardware too but I find Satin to be a good alternative.
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    Thanks I will check that one out too.

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