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New Tape Emulation - "Roundtone" Saturation Plugins
Old 7th July 2012
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DrAudioBot is absolutely right, this system is horrible, first of all for me.
This is why a beautiful user area is almost ready
You get access to your personal page and all the updated list is there for download. Anything better than this??
Old 7th July 2012
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DrAudioBot is absolutely right, this system is horrible, first of all for me.
This is why a beautiful user area is almost ready
You get access to your personal page and all the updated list is there for download. Anything better than this??
That will be great.
Old 7th July 2012
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User area sounds splendid - looking forward to it...


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Old 8th July 2012
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DrAudioBot is absolutely right, this system is horrible, first of all for me.
This is why a beautiful user area is almost ready
You get access to your personal page and all the updated list is there for download. Anything better than this??
Great idea! It's easier for the user to see all the info together.
Old 9th July 2012
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Cool!
Old 14th July 2012
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About two weeks for the new user area.
Building a nice surprise to make connecting to it for the first time a pleasure
Old 14th July 2012
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DrAudioBot is absolutely right, this system is horrible, first of all for me.
This is why a beautiful user area is almost ready
You get access to your personal page and all the updated list is there for download. Anything better than this??
Old 14th July 2012
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About two weeks for the new user area.
Building a nice surprise to make connecting to it for the first time a pleasure
Sounds sweet...

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Old 15th July 2012
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I know price wise it's unfair but has anybody compared roundtone the Slate VTM. I did not demo VTM so far but according to the hype it must be something. If roundtone can get close to it, it should be made known to the people out there....The marketing of VTM claims a lot and I will check the demo once the hype is over....
Old 15th July 2012
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If we'll raise the price to 200$ you'll ask if that one can come close to Roundtone
Don't let price policies fool us...
Old 15th July 2012
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Perfect answer, Quint!
Old 15th July 2012
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I know price wise it's unfair but has anybody compared roundtone the Slate VTM. I did not demo VTM so far but according to the hype it must be something. If roundtone can get close to it, it should be made known to the people out there....The marketing of VTM claims a lot and I will check the demo once the hype is over....
If I had a knob lock I would compare it, but i don't!

But saying that, RoundTone to my ears is dam good!!
Old 15th July 2012
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Old 15th July 2012
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I know price wise it's unfair but has anybody compared roundtone the Slate VTM. I did not demo VTM so far but according to the hype it must be something. If roundtone can get close to it, it should be made known to the people out there....The marketing of VTM claims a lot and I will check the demo once the hype is over....
In my opinion it is impossible to compare these two plugins because Roundtone isn't really set up as a 'tape machine' emulation. The controls on roundtone don't really correspond to what you would see on an actual tape machine either whereas the Slate plugin does. Those familiar with tape will probably gravitate towards the Slate plugin for that reason. For me personally that's the drawback with roundtone - it's more like a tape effect emulation and I have great difficulty understanding how it's controls translate to real world tape scenarios. I would love it if Quinto would actually model a couple of specific machines complete with the regular controls we're used to seeing on machines.

Having said that most people who try roundtone really like it so it must be doing something right.

Cheers, Mark.
Old 15th July 2012
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I like the fact that Roundtone is unique. There are plenty of more standard tape effects in all price ranges from super affordable to "pro-pricing." I grab roundtone for something different than the standard tape effect, and that means I tend to grab roundtone a lot.
Old 16th July 2012
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If we'll raise the price to 200$ you'll ask if that one can come close to Roundtone
Don't let price policies fool us...
THAT is a great point. I haven't tried the Slat plugin, but before Roundtone I had tried many others, some comparably priced, others much higher. Compared to all of them, I still prefer Roundtone. And in reference to another post regarding it's lack of realistic or familiar controls, I find that to be one of it's strengths! I too spent over 20 years in 100% all analog audio, and companies like Sknote are very much responsible for my eventual 100% ITB digital audio work habits. I was very resistant and almost had to be dragged kicking and screaming (I HATED what I was hearing from the digital audio world for a long while). And now that I have acclimated and have my stride, I find it extremely helpful to have clear and concise (and honest) controls; what do they do to my audio and what happens when I virtually turn that virtual knob..... I don't need a devs efforts put into the time it takes to visually emulate that analog gear, I want to use the thing! On that note, I don't even care if the plugins emulate ANY specific gear; I feel like that is often a kiss of death since analog gear is a real physical device and has it's own unique qualities. But can a dev give me a convincing vibe from a plugin? Absolutely. Quinto (along with a few more devs) does a great job of this! Thanks Quinto!!
Old 17th July 2012
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the website with tests and reviews Protoolerblog announced a test where almost all tape-simulation plugs will be tested and put against each other. Sounds interesting to me and I hope that there will be many sound-examples. Quinto I hope you are part of that competition it could bring you some serious sales ....
Old 17th July 2012
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Oh, I don't know, if we don't go fast with these RTAS versions!
Old 17th July 2012
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Its to easy to get hung up on which is the best or sounds the closest to real tape ect. I get the reasons why people do this, and I not saying stop… However its better to think or these tools in terms of adding contrast.

For example, lets say you have a drum loop and you are sending the loop into a room to add some depth. By adding Roundtone after the reverb it will create more contrast between the original sound the room.

If anyone is interested in more info on contrast in mixing then let me know and I will do some tutorials.
PLEASE!
Old 19th July 2012
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What is the latest version of Roundtone? (sorry I didn't want to read through the last 5 or 6 pages.)
Edit:
One more question, I can't see a mono version in my plugin list. Is this only stereo? (protools 8 win xp)

Last edited by thebaron; 19th July 2012 at 03:10 PM.. Reason: Another question
Old 19th July 2012
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What is the latest version of Roundtone? (sorry I didn't want to read through the last 5 or 6 pages.)
Edit:
One more question, I can't see a mono version in my plugin list. Is this only stereo? (protools 8 win xp)
V3.0.2
Old 19th July 2012
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AFAIR, it still shows 3.01 in Windows, though ...

Anyway, the Link, you received after purchase,
will download the latest version.

Jan
Old 19th July 2012
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I have a version 3.02 for Windows, a typo for the first customer update shows 3.01...

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Old 23rd July 2012
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Yes, just a typo, but the last link you have downloads the latest version
Old 30th July 2012
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Just closed this project (mix and master) with lots of Roundtone on groups and on the master (hard 30 ips).
I had great fun with their "retro" sound.
Everything acoustic but the strings in Aerostatics.

The band is located in Sicily - Italy, and is called "Blue Purple Bees"

They'll love any feedback

Blue Purple Bees - "Daily Home Reflections"

StripBus, GTS39, and more on this project. Really minimal mixing. If there is a detail which gets your interest and want some insight about the use of an effect just send an email.
If you don't like it, just pass on
Old 30th July 2012
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Very very cool stuff Quinto.
Old 31st July 2012
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You really got that vintage sound nice and pleasing to the ears
Old 31st July 2012
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Just closed this project (mix and master) with lots of Roundtone on groups and on the master (hard 30 ips).
I had great fun with their "retro" sound.
Everything acoustic but the strings in Aerostatics.

The band is located in Sicily - Italy, and is called "Blue Purple Bees"

They'll love any feedback

Blue Purple Bees - "Daily Home Reflections"

StripBus, GTS39, and more on this project. Really minimal mixing. If there is a detail which gets your interest and want some insight about the use of an effect just send an email.
If you don't like it, just pass on
Love this bands songs and sound! Quinto, how and on what did you use the GTS39?
Old 31st July 2012
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It is on vocals, keys, bass (really liking its transparent sustain). Lots of gain reduction to bring up low levels.

Bus on drums for snap. The first song has the most snap on drums, the other ones are a bit smoother.
Old 31st July 2012
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Thanks Q! I'm trying to get close to that "vintage" sound myself and man, you really nailed it with this band!
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