AlexB: R42 - Rupert 42 Tape FX (it replaces older MWT)

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AlexB: R42 - Rupert 42 Tape FX (it replaces older MWT)

Post by AlexB » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:02 pm

Hello,

the Rupert 42 Tape FX library released !!!

True Tape Emulation

The R42 provides a extraordinary simulation of true tape sound through the inclusion of genuine tape drive circuitry. This emulation circuit provides the nostalgic tone rounding and compression usually only achieved by the use of actual tape. This typically offsets the harshness often found in digital recordings. The unit has been modified by enhancing in the DC and audio path with top grade audio components.

. High Quality programs with full dynamics and harmonic content
. Special light edition "le" programs (CPU friendly)
. Full emulation by useing two instance preset: Magnetic Head + Line Amp.
. Magnetic Head preset with full controls: Saturation, Tape speed, Drive.
. Three Line Amp (Stock, Classic, Vintage) with full controls: GDrive, Drive.
. Light combo preset of full emulation with Saturation and Tape speed controls.
. Continuous Tape speed control from 7.5 to 15ips allows total FX creativity.
. Drive control allows to set the sound from clean to fat.
. Special AlexB skin.
. No C.P. !

Please, check the website and download the user manual and try the Demo, it has the same audio quality and performance of the commercial release but with some restrictions.

If you have the old MWT you can update at this last release with only 8,00EUR by sending an email request.

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Post by ce1909 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:27 pm

Again, great news!

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Post by ce1909 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:34 pm

Alex,
in the manual
"To emulate the full characteristics of the hardware you must use two instance: “Magnetic Head” + “Line Amp”."

Should it be placed in that order; Head-Line?

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Post by AlexB » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:42 pm

YES ! ;)
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Post by ce1909 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:50 pm

Thanks!

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Post by cg14om » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:59 am

I was reading about the hardware unit, and it seems that there are a lot of controls at the user's disposal (such as 300Hz bulge, high frequency ringing, low harmonic distortion levels, etc.). Are these controls available in the sampled Nebula programs, or is it just simple gain and drive levels?

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Post by ce1909 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:59 pm

Started mixing with this yesterday & love what can be achieved from tweaking the head adjustments. This is my favorite out the 4 (so far in testing)

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Post by ce1909 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:21 pm

@Alex,

Could you explain a bit more about the differences between the 3 Line amps? circuits, characteristics etc..

thanks

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Post by Bubblegum85 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:38 pm

Hi Alex

Does your skin work for N4?

Im thinking I might have to get an N3 so I can use the other programs and their skins?

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Post by babiuk » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:22 pm

I have maximum respect for Alex's work but his standard level of answering to what people ask is sometimes frustrant, I think he would get much more sells if he were more active, a lot of people ask about things related to his releases and often they never got response, and some questions are very interesting. This thing has sometimes in the past stopped me to buy some libraries because I never got the info I needed to know if these libs fitted to my purposes.
In this case I would like to know about some questions posted here, i.e. the different amps or the rest of the real gear features
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Post by davidgary73 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:11 am

Bubblegum85 wrote:Hi Alex

Does your skin work for N4?

Im thinking I might have to get an N3 so I can use the other programs and their skins?
N3 skins won't work with N4. You can skin AlexB libraries with N4 skins like below (R88 console) ;)
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You don't need to get N3 as it will not be supported in the coming months. N4 will be updated with more goodies and Tim Pethericks libs has N4 skins and they look great :)
ce1909 wrote:@Alex,

Could you explain a bit more about the differences between the 3 Line amps? circuits, characteristics etc..

thanks
Imho, this is what i gather so far on the line amps:

Stock - Add low end (punch) with a low mid boost.
Vintage - Extended low-end (add weight) with a low mid boost.
Classic - Has a low cut with a low mid boost (good if you want to clear out some low end).

Currently using Tapehead at "SAT" value 3 with 15 ips and Vintage Line Amp. Sounds good :)
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Re: AlexB: R42 - Rupert 42 Tape FX (it replaces older MWT)

Post by Bubblegum85 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:46 am

How do I change the skin using standard n4 one?

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Re: AlexB: R42 - Rupert 42 Tape FX (it replaces older MWT)

Post by RainbowSix » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:26 pm

Those 'extra controls' mentioned earlier in the thread are actually simply qualities associated with the tape circuitry which are mentioned in the 5042/3 article on Sound on Sound.

This appears to be the full machine emulation!

My only criticism is that Alex has not delved into the emulation techniques of distortion to the degree that TimP has as the Line Amp does not enable you to affect the dynamics of the signal to a great degree and the chirping of the samples becomes apparent on transients quite early (peaking around -16db with drive up full for monitoring of the chirping)...

I use an instance J37 Flat for the tape distortion after that and it works perfectly as a mastering tape machine with lots of control due to the variable speed and saturation control. And the 3 flavours of Line Amp!

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Post by davidgary73 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:44 pm

Bubblegum85 wrote:How do I change the skin using standard n4 one?
There are various N4 skins packed in Cross Platform Commercial Library v 5.00 via the Dashboard N4.

Download a few of the comps, tape, verb libraries and install them. Launch N4 via DAW and select the comp, pre, verb, tape etc presets you've downloaded and it will show you the new skins. These skins are in the Nebula4 "Skins" folder.

To use those skins on the 3rd party libs, use the codes to link to the skins.

For Comps:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<?generated by Nebula2 parser?>
<PROPERTY>
<SKIN1> N4_COMP3.N2S </SKIN1>
<SKIN2> N4_GENERIC.N2S </SKIN2>
</PROPERTY>

For Pre’s:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<?generated by Nebula2 parser?>
<PROPERTY>
<SKIN1> N4_PRE2.N2S </SKIN1>
<SKIN2> N4_SEMIGENERIC.N2S </SKIN2>
<SKIN3> N4_GENERIC.N2S </SKIN3>
</PROPERTY>

For Verbs:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<?generated by Nebula2 parser?>
<PROPERTY>
<SKIN1> N4_DISTREV1.N2S </SKIN1>
<SKIN2> N4_SEMIGENERIC.N2S </SKIN2>
<SKIN3> N4_GENERIC.N2S </SKIN3>
</PROPERTY>

Look for a Nebula program that you want to skin and we will take Tim P’s 100A PREAMP HOT V3 44 as an example.

Since this is a preamp, i copy the Pre codes and paste into the Text Edit app:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<?generated by Nebula2 parser?>
<PROPERTY>
<SKIN1> N4_COMP3.N2S </SKIN1>
<SKIN2> N4_GENERIC.N2S </SKIN2>
</PROPERTY>

Save it as 100A PREAMP HOT V3 44.xml and place this file in the N4 Properties folder. Once you launch N4 and call up 100A PREAMP HOT V3 44, the skin will show up.

For Mac users, you can use N4 Batch Skin Processor app by Mordus @ https://www.acustica-audio.com/phpBB3/v ... lit=Mordus

Unfortunately we don’t have a Windows version to Batch Skin.
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