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    Using Tape Saturation plugins

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    So Iím done watching Charles Dyeís Mix It Like A Record and I was surprised at the fact he uses Tape Saturation plug ins on everything. Master fader included! I do love the effect the plugin has on his tracks and Iím embarrassed to say I havenít paid much attention to them until now.

    Iíve done my homework and found some good comments about Voxengo TapeBus and others so I guess Iíll get it soon, but my question is how do you use this kind of plugs? Dye uses tape saturation a lot but he doesnít really explains why he sets the pluginís parameters the way he doesÖ so how do you use it on guitars, drums, vocals,Ö and when? Always, only on more aggressive tracks? Anyway, pretty much any pearl of wisdom you are willing to share will be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    Juan,

    > Dye uses tape saturation a lot but he doesnít really explains why he sets the pluginís parameters the way he does <

    This is not exactly what you're asking for, but here's a closely related article I wrote for Sound On Sound magazine a few months ago:

    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb0...oundingoff.htm

    As for parameters, it's not that big a deal. Since the goal is to add a little grit to the sound, I'd say the main control to be concerned with is "Amount."

    --Ethan

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    Thanks so much Ethan! I'll check your article right now! And it's nice to see it's actually easier than I thought...
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