ngarjuna wrote:I suspect the Fatso is a somewhat unique device (I should point out I've never actually worked with one) and the compressor stage itself might be desirable to some; but I do agree that it's a somewhat questionable use of development time to worry about tape simulators when we not only have great tape libraries but the equipment to sample the actual tape machines themselves. Same deal with the ATS-1, why sample a tape simulator when you could just sample those actual tape machines it simulates? I'd rather get a new tape machine / tape stock than even the very best of the simulations.
I just copied:
Empirical Labs FATSO Jr. Features:
* Soft clip features modeled after broadband tape saturation. Smooth clipping up to 20% THD
* User programmable high frequency saturation
* Switchable transformer circuits, which can add the musical artifacts generated by classic devices like N**e, A*I, etc.
* Four compression modes - One for tracking, one general purpose, one "bus" compressor, and SPANK (see below). All LINKABLE!
* SPANK!- An additional limiter that musically smashes the dynamic range, and can be used to stop clipping before digital recorders
* Huge "DISTRESSOR" knobs with high resolution numbering
* Distortion indicator lights - A 0 VU LED and a "Pinned" (5%) LED
* Sidechain output and input for eq-ing control signals.
* Locked, calibrated, output level - Allows speed in setting tape and live mix levels.
* Foolproof operation - it's almost impossible to get a bad sound
* Discrete and integrated combination - the best of speed/linearity with repeatability. Hand tested & selected components
* Switchable 110/220 volt operation
* True bypass
so I am interesting about that compressor behavior
I would be happy to fitt after my R2R presets just to see if its worth to deal with.
AlexB do you have recorded preset with the compressor itself?