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GibsonGoldtop / RSRobynes _ 5yr+5mo ago
Howdy, Studio One Community! When people speak in terms of "tape saturation," are they talking about the final output to tape, the instrument tracking to tape, or all of the above? What's the best way to simulate said "tape saturation" in Studio One?


   

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Hotjams   commented 5yr+5mo ago


Tape saturation refers to the tonal quality applied to the orginal signal. Tape decks of the past added a tonal quality that is now emulated by plugins. Not sure if you really need this but whatever floats your boat. http://www.pluginboutique.com/categories/44-Saturation/free

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GibsonGoldtop   commented 5yr+5mo ago


I will read this and thank you for the link.

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marshall2550   commented 5yr+5mo ago


I think it refers to all the above. As for S1, there is not a tape saturation FX that I am aware of. The best way to simulate it in S1: Go to this web site and download all their products. Demo is indefinitely and you can use the FX ( no saved presets) for 30 mins at a time. The cool thing, render it to track before the 30 mins is up! http://www.nomadfactory.com/downloads/index.html Scroll down to "other Nomad factory software" and pick your os. I used these for over two years before I finally purchased them :) In particular about tape saturation. one of these nomad FX is called " Tape warmer" I think. It works great for individual tracks. They also have "Magnetic" which is good for a stereo bus.

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GibsonGoldtop   commented 5yr+5mo ago


Great! I will definitely look into this. Thank you.

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AlexanderK   commented 4yr+1mo ago


S1 has Redlight and Tricomp with Saturate option, play around with these. Select mix at less than 100%, I usually do it at about 30% at which point it is like a parallel processing.