The TAPE SLAMMER is designed to simulate the effects of various types of analog tape compression, saturation, and age. This versatile unit is the perfect tool when you need a little more edge, grit, or warmth. It’s ideal for adding a retro flavor and even works well as a normal compressor/limiter.
PAGE ONE CONTROLS
Controls the amount of the tape saturation/distortion effect.
Range: 0 ~ 100%
Allows you to control the age of the “tape stock.”
Range: Bright ~ Dark
Sets the audio level at which the unit starts to simulate tape compression. If the input signal is below the Threshold level, the unit does not apply any compression. Once the level crosses the Threshold, then the compression begins to affect the signal.
Range: 0 ~ -60 dB
Adjusts the amount of time until compression starts once the audio has gone above the Threshold level.
Range: 0.1ms ~ 400 ms
Adjusts the amount of time until compression stops once the audio has gone under the Threshold level.
Range: 10ms ~ 5000ms
A gain make-up stage that adjusts the overall output to compensate for compression level reduction.
Range: 0 ~ 24 dB
PAGE TWO CONTROLS
Engages and disengages an additional “brick wall” limiter at the output. The compression controls continue to work regardless of whether the limiter is engaged or not.
Allows the choice of PEAK Limiting or RMS Compression curves. Peak Limiting detects audio transients that are louder than the set Threshold level and applies compression to control those Peaks to whatever level you’ve set. RMS Compression detects an audio signal’s average level and applies compression to the overall signal. This helps make the entire audio signal louder. With RMS, there is no specific ceiling for the audio as there is with Peak Limiting.
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