The Tape Slammer FX unit is designed to simulate the effects of different types of analog tape compression, saturation, and age. It’s versatile and the perfect unit to add when you need a little more edge, grit, or warmth. It’s also ideal to make something sound more retro, and even works well as a normal compressor/limiter.
PAGE ONE CONTROLS
Controls the amount of the tape saturation/distortion effect.
Range: 0 to 100%
Allows you to control how “old” the “tape stock” is.
Range: Bright to Dark
Sets the audio level at which the unit starts to simulate the 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 to -60db
Adjusts the amount of time it takes to start compressing once the audio has gone above the Threshold level.
Range: 0.1ms to 400ms
Adjusts the amount of time it takes to stop compressing once the audio has gone below the Threshold level.
Range: 10ms to 5000ms
A make-up gain stage that adjusts the overall output volume to compensate for compression level-reduction.
Range 0 to 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 or not the brick wall limiter is engaged.
- PEAK / RMS
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.