Many years ago, tape hiss was the enemy of engineers. Special hardware units were made where the tape was encoded by dynamically brightening the signal then, while playing back, the tape was decoded by taking off the extra brightness and, consequently, reducing the the tape hiss.
The audio engineers realized that the tape encoding process was a desirable effect on many kind of audio so they started to use this process in parallel with the original tracks to add liveliness. Overloud DOPAMINE replicates this process.
Overloud DOPAMINE is the emulation of two classic tape encoding processors, used as enhancers. It does not introduce unpleasant artefacts like the exciters do: in fact, it dynamically balances the harmonics that naturally exist in the original audio rather than generating non-existent harmonics by synthesizing them.
DOPAMINE Features :
- Replicates the enhancing side of the tape noise reduction units
- Simulates two classic processors: the 180 and the 361
- Simulates two cartridges: the A-Type and the Stressor
- Naturally enhances the audio by balancing the harmonic content
- Allows to tweak the dynamic action of the effect
- Very low cpu usage: you can open the plugin on each track of the session with a negligible cpu load
- Lots of presets designed in real mixing sessions