Year/Date of Issue: 06/02/23
Developer: Impact Soundworks.
Developer site: Impact Soundworks
Format: VST3, CLAP, AAX.
Bit depth: 64bit
Pill: Cured [MOCHA]
System requirements: WIN 7+
Tape Sculptor is a next generation plug-in that can go far beyond just tape emulation and improve your products in entirely new ways. Designed in collaboration with brilliant engineer Jatin Chowdhury. Whether you want to add subtle warmth and color to your mastering, beef up drums and basses, add lo-fi graininess or extreme distortion, or explore entirely new sound design possibilities, Tape Sculptor has it covered!
The shining feature of Tape Sculptor is its versatility, allowing you to add subtle warmth and dynamics, add character with analog fat and saturation, add cohesion and polish to your mix, add vintage vibe, create space and depth, or completely change your sound into a creative, border-pushing sound. region.
The second part of the Sculptor series is a collaboration with cutting-edge DSP engineer and master Jatin Chowdhury. If you are familiar with Jatin’s famous ChowTape Model, we have greatly expanded it with new features and a complete redesign of the user interface for maximum efficiency and intuitiveness.
Tape Sculptor’s wide range of sounds is evident in the generous factory preset bank – everything from fat, analog warmth perfect for hip-hop and R&B production to grainy lo-fi, from alien space modulation to extreme destruction. Use the options in each module to fine-tune your sound, or create your own from scratch.
Tape Sculptor has been thoughtfully designed for ease of use and wide control. All functions are located on one page, each module is easily switched, so setting up the sound is quick and intuitive.
Many parameters in the Filter, Compressor and Saturation modules allow you to shape exactly the sound you are looking for: soften the signal with an adjustable analog filter slope, use the compressor to soften transients or adjust the parallel compression slider for a fuller dynamic range, adjust the saturation with drive, bias and tone controls, as well as several hysteresis mode options.
Tape Sculptor accurately captures the details of the tape recorder’s behavior to an amazing degree. Simulate tape aging and wear over time with the Degrade module. Add the sound of a wrinkled or twisted tape with the Chew module. Use the Loss module to simulate the unique signal loss of a tape recorder. Add pitch swings with the Wow and Flutter modules.
Finally, our new 4-channel Delay module lets you add spaciousness and depth to your sound with separate time, pan, and level controls. About Jatin Chowdhury:
Jatinn is a software engineer and musician whose innovative work in the field of DSP has been widely recognized in academia, industry peers, and users of his free ChodhuryDSP plugins. His pioneering research includes advanced analog modeling techniques, hardware emulation, and even the use of neural networks for DSP. His goals of creating superior audio tools and learning resources are exactly the same as ours. Jatin and Impact Soundworks previously collaborated on Bass Sculptor.
Beautiful, modern interface: Zoom levels for easy viewing on everything from laptops to 4K screens…
Quick A-B Preset Comparison: Find your perfect sound by comparing different presets and easily copy settings from one preset to another.
Extreme High Resolution Processing: Control the quality of the physical model with 16x oversampling (705 kHz), linear phase mode, and saturation precision modes.
Effortless and Efficient Operation: Easily run multiple instances without pops or clicks. Save CPU with options for real-time rendering, offline rendering, and disable animations.
L/R and M/S processing modes: Stereo processing can be switched from left/right to middle/side.