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Originally Posted by jbuonacc View Post
i don't get it, is this just some "lo-fi mish-mash" and not a real VHS emulation or what? i find a bit-reduction effect on something like this to be pretty suspect. chorus and reverb as well? so beyond that it's just a bit of pitch warble and saturation?
Thanks for all the comments so far, it's a lot of fun to read them -- and we're taking everything into account as we plan the next update!

I wanted to quickly answer the quote above as we've gotten this question a couple of times -- and it's a good one: Super VHS is not strictly a VHS-tape emulation. It's more like a VHS-era emulation (in lack of a better term).

In our opinion, the quality of the "VHS-sound" doesn't just come down to the recording medium (although that's a major part of it). It's also about the way things were made and mixed back then: The grainy reverbs, lush chorus sounds, low sample rates etc.

We tried to combine a little bit of all that into one simple effect that would add a touch of "VHS-era magic" to sounds in a modern production environment.

In terms of strictly emulating video tape, and doing just that, I think there's other stuff out there that gives users more flexibility (the Reaktor effect is amazing!). Super VHS is more about emulating a "sound" than emulating a specific piece of hardware.
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