Annonces Avid Reel Tape Saturation
Really cool tape emulator for Pro Tools!Published on 04/21/11 at 12:47
I haven't had any issues with this plug-in at all. It's never crashed Pro Tools on me (unlike some other plug-ins i've used). It's never really bogged down the system for me either. It's been a quick, satisfying performance the whole time. I use it with my Pro Tools LE 8 home system with a Digi 003 and have yet to experience any issues, and there have been times when my system has had a hard time keeping up with a plug-in.
I really like the way that this plug-in recreates the tone of a tape machine. While that's certainly not going to be useful for everybody, it's pretty nice to use when you are working with any sort of retro-themed band, or anything with a folkier, more rustic feel. It can also be used really effectively in electronic music, if you need something to bring a warmer contrast to whatever you are working with. All in all, it's got a variety of uses, it can be used on individual tracks plus busses with equally good results. Perfect for fans of analog recording who don't want to have to maintain all that gear!
I'm running the Avid Reel Tape Saturation plug-in within my home recording rig, which consists of a Mac Book Pro and Pro Tools LE 8. The computer has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM, and I'm running Pro Tools LE with a Digi 002R audio interface. I can't say that I've had any issues related to performance with this plug-in, as this is a pretty powerful LE rig and can run a good amount at once. I wouldn't think that too many users would have a problem running this plug-in, but of course it all depends on your system.
Overall, Avid's Reel Tape Saturation is a nice little plug-in for a number of reasons. Let me start off by saying that I do believe that the only way to get a true 'tape saturation' sound is by actually recording to tape, but when something like that isn't possible and you working in the box, something like the Reel Tape Saturation plug-in will definitely come in handy for you. It's not a replacement for doing your job as an engineer in the tracking or mixing stages, but it can help to add a bit of warmth to your tracks. While this certainly sounds pretty good and there are a good amount of controls available, I'd always recommend using analog/hardware gear for getting this type of sound, but when not possible Avid's Reel Tape Saturation plug-in is one of my favorite to use.
- Manufacturer: Avid
- Model: Reel Tape Saturation
- Category: Tape/Vinyl simulators
- Added in our database on: 10/13/2010
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Other names: reel tape saturation, reeltapesaturation