How to Get That Analog Tape Sound Using UAudio's Studer 800 : Ask.Audio
The hardware can be pushed a lot harder and still retain character and fatness while the software tends to break up into this pile of digital sounding mess. A great Swiss Army Knife equalizer. Years ahead of its time, the A800 remains a sonic benchmark, and can still be found in studios worldwide. But to be honest I mainly used this bad boy on vocals. This is one of my favorite tape plug-ins.
The Cal control allows the user to choose between +3dB, +6dB, +7. Another problem is that I'm playing the guitar. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The legendary Studer a800's are well known and much used in audio recordings, but this plugin is a lot easier to maintain than the hardware. Lower levels will have a cleaner sound, but higher levels will result in more distortion and saturation. I should be working on a book. Repro is going to be emulation of recording playback through the record head.
Noise kills the hum and machine electronics sound, and then your equalizer. But I'm very glad of the result over all on the Drum track and the bass sound they are easyer to fit in my mixes. If you listen carefully in the intro you can hear a little bit of self-oscillation on channel one, which is the room microphone. By faithfully modeling the entire circuit path of the famous A800 machine from Allen Sides' collection at Ocean Way Studios, the Studer A800 plug-in is the most accurate representation of professional multitrack analog tape recording available. Of course, it can sound incredible on mix busses as well.
It all comes down to what you need here in deciding what to get. Many adjectives have been used to describe its character — warm, punchy, fat, airy, thick and so on. Of course, it can sound incredible on mix buses as well. Then we have some knobs over here. This plug-in faithfully models the entire multitrack tape circuit path and electronics of an A800 machine — plus the distinct sounds of multiple tape formulas. The next three examples are the same mix, but just the drums and bass guitar.
But it also sounds good driving the Input when using the A800 on drum loops. The machine sort of reacts how I expect a tape machine to react. The Lexicon is a nice alternative to buying a hardware one. It's saturation is very realistic and so easy to understand how to use. The only thing differing from the 4k Bus compressor is the Auto-Fade feature. I use it on individual tracks and on the whole mix.
Now any A800 plug in that you have Gang Controls active on will respond to changes made to any of them! Just drop the A800 in your first insert on every track desired, and enjoy the benefits of having recorded to tape. In large part that focus has already been created with going to tape, or in this case very hi-quality tape emulations. Otherwise the two are identical. By the way, ''ganging'' feature is genius to emulate 24 channel input on the same deck. A no brainer investment for me! I tend to use the A800 plug-in on drum overheads to get some great thickness and analog color.
Input is obviously how much drive, and then you can counter that with the output. My take is that it is not a game changer for us. The tape Type control lets users choose from four of the most popular magnetic tape formulas — each with their own subtle sonic variation. Tip: These compressors have their own unique tonal characteristics in addition to being adept at managing dynamic range. Listen to the mix without the tape plug-in and then listen to the mix with the Studer plug-in. Very new plugs usually seems lesser discounted for the first year. The snare and the toms have more mid-range punch in the first mix, but at the same time they don't sit together as well as in the tape mix, and the latter have more low-mid punch making them sound larger — something not so easily achieved when mixing.
However, with their massive steel frame and meter bridge, twin half-horsepower motors and cast alloy deck plates, original A800 units tip the scales at a backbreaking 900 pounds. Note that the Output knob has no control other than adjusting the gain at the output of the plug in. The vocals and guitar were nice. There are really only a couple Manley, Fatso, etc. See the Tips and Tricks blog entry below for more details. If you think of the plugin as a compressor a very reasonable way of looking at it these are essentially the threshold and makeup gain knobs.