Dolby-Based Tape Encoders Join the Party
Overloud’s new Dopamine plugin is actually a two-fer. It features replicas of the famous (if you’re an engineer!) classic tape encoding processors, the AN-180 and D361 to be used as signal enhancers. Overloud say that they are great for reviving individual tracks as well as mixes without destroying the their natural tone. This basically means that there are no nasty artefacts thanks to the processors
dynamically balancing harmonics that are already present in the source material as a pose to creating imaginary harmonics through synthesis. They are apparently wonderful on vocal tracks. The original AN-180 Stressor is legendary for the uplifting effect it has on a voice and the airy top end it imbues. This could be very interesting indeed. It would seem that Overloud’s GEM series is here to stay.
Overloud Dopamine is available as VST, AudioUnit and AAX plug-ins as well as a stand-alone application for 32 and 64-bit macOS and Windows operating systems
introductory price is $89 until June 25th 2017. List price is $139.