Originally Posted by Dave_Amels
It is shipping... Very different than the other formulations (harmonically). We didn't set the operating point to 0 like the original tape... It's more like a +6 (456) operating point since 0 wouldn't give you much latitude on the ATS-1. Hope that answers the question.
It would make some sense to have ALL of the tape types "normalized" or "optimized" to 0 VU = 1% THD or so. But I don't think that's what you did with GP9 versus 456, I think you let their normal relationship (456 saturating earlier) remain? However, 111 would run out of steam so much earlier that it would make sense to have a "super 111" inside the Anamod.
I've got to get that card. From what I recall of 111 tapes I've transferred over the years, 111 has a kind of interesting "presence edge" to its sound, at least until it saturates, when it gets pretty nasty. And it would be desirable to "renormalize" it as if 0 VU were 6 dB lower flux level on the 111 so its headroom corresponded more closely to the analog headroom of the Anamod unit. You're not emulating the tape noise so that's not an issue. Is that what you are saying?
How about I pick one up at AES in NYC when I see you guys?
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