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Free VST Effect Download: FerricTDS

This VST simulates some dynamic effects as can be obtained with some high quality tape gear which can create very slight, but overall, excellent effects that breathe more life into your productions.

Inspired by the smooth dynamic shaping capabilities of some high-end reel-to-reel tape recorders, this plug-in simulates three of the most distinctive and much appreciated sonic effects generated by these devices:

  • DYNAMICS – gently shaping the overall dynamic response
  • SATURATION – adding extra harmonic-related content
  • LIMITING – controlling peak performance

Functions at a glance:

  • performs gentle audio dynamic treatments
  • masters difficult to handle audio material
  • adds extra harmonics and saturation effects
  • controls outgoing audio peaks

Plug-in specification:

  • Win32 / VST compatible
  • state-of-the-art digital signal processing
  • 4x oversampled core algorithms
  • performance-critical parts are written in assembler
  • completely SSE-optimized

For more information, please refer to the manual.


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Developer Information:

This plugin was developed for a "KVR Developer Challenge 2009". More info can be found at the Variety Of Sound.

Tips & tricks

  • works great on VA synths to add some slight crunch and presence
  • use it in the chain for electric guitar: Subtle compression (Density II) > Fender style ampsim > FerricTDS {Dynamics high, Saturation low, SC high, rest to taste} > optional FX with slightly different settings it works for crunch amps, too. suddenly ampsims come alive and “feel real” – what a breakthrough! (Tip by susiwong)

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