Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)
Old 14th November 2012
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Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)

Hi everyone!

Time to share some samples of the Sound Skulptor STS in Action!

The following posts will contain individual instruments and finally there is a comparison of the mix with the STS processed files and without. "bypass"-files are the original files recorded through the STS on bypass. This should ensure that you are not listening to my ad/da or anything, but just the STS.

The drums are programmed in Toontrack's Superior Drummer. All the other instruments are played and recorded by me. The attached pictures show the settings used for the individual processing!

Have fun and enjoy!

Jonas

Last edited by Jonas M.; 14th November 2012 at 02:01 PM.. Reason: screwed up the first time :-P
Old 14th November 2012
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Drums:

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Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-drums_sts_7_5ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-drums_sts_15ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-drums_sts_30ips.jpg  
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Drums_STS_bypassed.wav (6.34 MB, 1142 views) Drums_STS_7_5ips.wav (6.34 MB, 856 views) Drums_STS_15ips.wav (6.34 MB, 768 views) Drums_STS_30ips.wav (6.34 MB, 781 views)
Old 14th November 2012
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Bass:

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Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-bass_sts_7_5ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-bass_sts_15ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-bass_sts_30ips.jpg  
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Bass_Guitar_STS_bypassed.wav (6.10 MB, 611 views) Bass_Guitar_STS_7_5ips.wav (6.10 MB, 485 views) Bass_Guitar_STS_15ips.wav (6.10 MB, 451 views) Bass_Guitar_STS_30ips.wav (6.10 MB, 467 views)
Old 14th November 2012
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Electric Guitars:

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Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-electric_sts_7_5ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-electric_sts_15ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-electric_sts_30ips.jpg  
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Electric_Guitars_STS_bypassed.wav (5.71 MB, 568 views) Electric_Guitars_STS_7_5ips.wav (5.71 MB, 478 views) Electric_Guitars_STS_15ips.wav (5.71 MB, 412 views) Electric_Guitars_STS_30ips.wav (5.71 MB, 429 views)
Old 14th November 2012
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Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-acoustic_guitar_sts_7_5ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-acoustic_guitar_sts_15ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-acoustic_guitar_sts_30ips.jpg  
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Acoustic_Guitars_STS_bypassed.wav (5.97 MB, 555 views) Acoustic_Guitars_STS_7_5ips.wav (5.97 MB, 436 views) Acoustic_Guitars_STS_15ips.wav (5.97 MB, 420 views) Acoustic_Guitars_STS_30ips.wav (5.97 MB, 421 views)
Old 14th November 2012
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Synthesizer:

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Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-synthesizer_sts_7_5ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-synthesizer_sts_15ips.jpg   Sound Skulptor STS (Stereo Tape Simulator)-synthesizer_sts_30ips.jpg  
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Synthesizer_STS_bypassed.wav (6.10 MB, 504 views) Synthesizer_STS_7.5ips.wav (6.10 MB, 404 views) Synthesizer_STS_15ips.wav (6.10 MB, 408 views) Synthesizer_STS_30ips.wav (6.10 MB, 402 views)
Old 14th November 2012
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Mixdown

And here are two versions of a roughmix. one is without the STS on the individual instrument tracks and the other one with the STS applied.

The instrument tracks chosen for this roughmix are:

Drums 30ips
Bass 7.5ips
Electric Guitars 7.5ips
Acoustic Guitars 30ips
Synthesizer 30ips

Other than that, there was a 2dB volume boost applied to both mixes and a little 2.5 dB boost at 10kHz, a 1.5 dB cut at 250Hz and a high pass filter set to 3ßHz and 24dB/octave. But the rest only comes from hitting the STS! I think the changes in overall sound are pretty easy to perceive.

Now it's time for you to judge if what the STS is doing for me, is what you are searching for! And don't hesitate to give some feedback (good or bad) on my samples and especially if you liked what the STS is doing with the tracks!
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Mixdown_STS_DEMO.mp3 (1.44 MB, 1238 views)
Mixdown_without_STS.mp3 (1.44 MB, 1183 views)
Old 15th November 2012
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Wow. Sounds great on the mix. To my ears, sounds exactly what you'd expect tape to do. I'm sold.
Old 16th November 2012
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The "tape" mix sounds way more alive, exciting and emotionally engaging to me.

Thanks for sharing, this is a great tool.
Old 17th November 2012
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I love my STS! The drums sound compressed, eq'd, saturated and sometimes a little distorted (a pleasing distortion the drums benefit from in the mix!) all with the turn of one knob. It's amazing! Other instruments can use this effect too and most of the time you'll think, that with the STS engaged it sounds "better", at least when you listen to it in the mix.

Just to be sure... the roughmix contains the STS on the individual instruments and not on the mixbuss!

I also want to offer, that if somebody has a recording they want to be processed with the STS to find out if they might have use for this unit, please post it here or send me a pm.
I have to add, that the effect the STS has on a full blown mix won't be as obvious as it is on (multiple) individual instruments all processed differently and in the most fitting way.
Old 17th November 2012
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Thanks man. I really appreciate it!

I'll try to dig some of my records ....


Old 21st November 2012
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Location

Hi Jonas, where in Germany are you located exactly ?
Old 21st November 2012
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Originally Posted by Googlyman View Post
Hi Jonas, where in Germany are you located exactly ?
You know Kaiserslautern?!
Old 12th March 2013
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Nice football team and food!

I really like it ,i am gonna get one.
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SEXY. i'll take 16 channels.
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