Monday, May 23, 2011

Sknote's STRIPBUS Console Emulation plugin

Console Emulation plugins have a new contender, Sknotes STRIPBUS which consists of two plugins:
A Channel Strip and a Bus Compressor.

  • dual mode: "Tube channel", "Solid state"
  • input stage saturation
  • hipass, parametric mids, lowpass
  • VU and peak combined metering
  • bypass-all menu for fast wet-dry comparison (bypasses all plugin instances from a single menu)

  • dual mode: "Tube summing", "Solid state"
  • stereo bus compressor (with oversampling)
  • K-meter
  • Low and high frequencies enhance controls
  • Mid-side balanced compression
It is currently being tested and should be released shortly.


    The ATS-Analog Tape Simulator is a one of a kind unit that adds analog tape warmth and/or saturation to your sounds by emulating the sonics of certain tape machines when used with particular types of tape. It is stereo but can be used as dual mono to process two different sounds at the same time.

    Their website states:
    "Unlike digital plug-ins or processor-based outboard gear, there is no latency, and no A/D or D/A conversions to compromise the sound. The result is a faithful recreation of the original response, without using the original analog hardware."
    "All of the important features of a two-track analog tape machine are found in the ATS-1, including speed selection, bias, LF record and HF Repro EQ, and the option of adding tape hiss, if desired. The reference 'record' level, as indicated on the illuminated VU meters, can be adjusted from 0 to +12 dBu in 3 dB increments.
    The ATS-1 accurately models the behavior of specific tape machines and tape formulations, and allows the user to select from up to four machine and tape types. Optional machine and tape types are available on easy-to-install SIMM cards. Standard tape formulation cards shipped with the ATS-1 are the GP9 and 456. Standard machine cards are the A800 and M79."

    • Two channels of analog tape simulation
    • Up to four tape machine models
    • Up to four tape formulation models
    • 7.5, 15 and 30 ips speed selection
    • Bias, LF and HF EQ, and Hiss
    • User-installable upgrade cards

    The ATS-1 can be purchased directly from Anamod:
    phone ((201) 728-8490) or email

    Read Sound On Sound's review of the Anamod ATS-1 here.