We previewed this in a video from Messe back in April. Now U-He has released Satin. Here's what they have to say about it...
We took a journey back to the Golden Age of magnetic tape recording. We wanted to recreate all kinds of tape machines in software, from the ground up. After many months spent on research, measurement and on developing an architecture that would be flexible enough for the job, we knew we had nailed it...
But we couldn't stop there: We added the old noise-reduction systems that were often (mis)used for timbral compression effects. Then more heads and a global feedback path, which made an uber-tape-delay and realistic 'one-shot' tape flanging possible.
Users familiar with analogue recording gear should instantly feel at home with Satin, and digital afficionados will also learn to love the magic of tape – Satin invites you to explore and find out for yourself.
Pricing and Availability:
Satin will be $89 USD (+ VAT in EU) until October 7th 2013, then $129 USD
It would be nice to see an in depth review of this. I wonder how it really stacks up against the real thing?
12-Sep-13 09:19 AM
After I listened to the demos on a few systems I decided that there is no major audible difference between the before and after demos on the website. And that was with 15 instances of the plugin used. I tried the demo and got the same result. I was disappointed with this.
21-Sep-13 08:06 PM
16 track multitimbral synthesiser with fully sequenceable parameter locks, video synthesis and the introduction of step components.