Magnatic Tape Emulation Software
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 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 a global feedback path, which made an uber-tape-delay realistic `one-shot` tape flanging possible.
Once reserved for major studios, digital recording has become widespread. It offers pristine sound and comfortable editing at a fraction of the cost of multitrack tape. Despite all the advantages, however, digital audio can easily sound too clean and impersonal. So musicians, producers and audio engineers have turned to traditional analogue tools to bring some life back into overly clinical recordings. A world of non-linear behaviours, distortion, saturation and much more arises during tape recording and playback. Bringing these coveted characteristics of magnetic tape into the digital realm, in unprecedented quality—this is what Satin is all about.