Analog recording (or a very close facsimile) is back!
Just when you thought analog went the way of the dinosaur, DigiDesign, creator of the recording software ProTools, recently announced their new Reel Tape Suite, a suite that creates analog tape emulation effects. The Reel Tape Suite provides simulated tape saturation, simulated tape delays and also simulates tape machine flanging effects.
Think back, way back to the Beatles album Sargeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band released in June 1967. That album used many different effects, including the Flanger, among others. DigiDesign claims that their new plugins will warm up your digital sounds with unbelievable realism, also stating that whether you’re a professional audio mixer, musician, or live sound engineer, Reel Tape Suite (which includes TDM, RTASÂ®, and AudioSuiteâ„¢ versions of all three plug-ins) will bring the richness and vintage sound of analog gear to your Pro Tools|HDÂ® Accel, Pro Tools LEâ„¢, Pro Tools M-Poweredâ„¢, Avid XpressÂ®, Avid Xpress DV, Avid Xpress DNA, or DigidesignÂ® VENUE live sound environment system with ease.
What do you think of this product?
Will you be investing in the Reel Tape Suite for your digital home recording studio, or is this product simply made to satisfy a nostalgic craving for audio production techniques of the past?
Has anyone tried it out?