FerricTDS, developed by bootsie is a Tape Dynamics Simulator, inspired by the smooth dynamic shaping capabilities of some high-end reel-to-reel tape recorders. It simulates three of the most distinctive and much appreciated sonic effects generated by these devices:
* DYNAMICS – gently shaping the overall dynamic response
* SATURATION – adding extra harmonic-related content
* LIMITING – controlling peak performance
What do I think about it ? I like this plugin (actually I used it with one of my tutorials available at designasound.com) and if I had to describe it quickly I would write: makes the digital sound rounder, smoother, more “analog” but it’s easy to abuse it 🙂 Try it: it can nicely “glue” the layers for example. Bootsie’s FerricTDS is one of the entries for KVR 2009 Developers Challenge contest.