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McDSP release Tape APB plug-in

APB users gain magnetic tape machine emulation

Don't get confused - this is McDSP's Tape APB plug-in depicted as a hardware unit.Don't get confused - this is McDSP's Tape APB plug-in depicted as a hardware unit.

There’s no shortage of tape emulation plug-ins these days, but the latest offering from McDSP differs from the competition. Tape APB still aims to recreate the sought-after sound of magnetic tape, but as it runs on the company’s APB platform, its processing takes place in the analogue domain.

The plug-in uses a four-stage process within the APB unit that has been designed to recreate the compression-like effect of recording to tape, with its algorithm emulating the characteristics of machines made during the 1970s and ‘80s. Users are provided with a choice of two tape types (GP9 and 456) and playback head configurations, as well as parameters that define the amount of low-end ‘bump’, low-frequency roll-off and tape compression. Level controls are provided at both the input and output stages, and a pair of VU-style meters offer a visual indication of input, output and gain reduction levels. 

Compatibility

Tape APB runs on McDSP’s hardware APB-8 and APB-16 units.

Pricing & Availability

Tape APB is available now, and is free to all registered APB users.

https://mcdsp.com/apb/apb-downloads/

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