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TAL-Sampler Review with Tutorial

Written on Thursday, 09 April 2020 15:32
Written by  Synthonia

Great, we can start with TAL-Sampler  

First of all, what is a synthesizer?
When you pluck a guitar string, it vibrates, and those oscillations travel through the air to the eardrum. Synthesizers mimic this process through its electrical components. Voltage-controlled oscillators produce a waveform which is then manipulated by the synth's controls like the LFO or Envelope Generator to change pitch, tone and timbre. The sound is amplified and sent through a speaker.


There are new digital synthesizers or samplers on the market today with new sounds and tones to feast your ears. Music is also cyclical and the major players like Moog, Roland and Korg are trying to recreate those nostalgic tones. We have previously reviewed some on the channel.
TAL has designed a fantastic modern plugin that emulates well known vintage wavetable synthesizers like the EMU and Ensoniq, for example. TAL hasn't just expertly pieced together a digital plugin using pre-existing wavetables they are actually emulating the sounds of the DAC chips from those old synthesizers which is unique.
TAL has included a decent sound library, but they admit that you shouldn't expect 40GB of piano sound samples. Instead, they are trying to recreate the quick to load, easy to play, the fun of the old days.
The time and detail TAL software has taken to emulate the different responses to the Digital Analogue Convertor chips is actually quite amazing. It is now entirely possible to replicate the vintage sounds of hardware synthesizers or samplers directly in your DAW.
If you talk to anyone who used early digital music gear, they will tell how the converters sounded unique. They all had their own texture. 
I don't know of any other plugin that can effectively offer those textures.
There are multiple functionality settings and features to feast your ears upon. Check them out:-
Vintage DAC modes (Emu II, AM6070, S1000, Sample Hold, Linear, Clean).
Steep 96dB low-pass reconstruction filter (Emu II and AM6070 F).
Variable sample rate.
Powerful MOD-Matrix. 
Four sample layers.
Three AHDSR envelopes with vintage Digital / RC mode.
Three LFO's (Triangle, Saw, Rectangle, Random, Noise).
High-Quality Effects (Reverb, EQ, Delay).
Self resonating zero feedback delay filter (24/12/6 dB LP, HP, BP, AP, Notch).
Wide range of audio formats supported (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac).
Scalable, high-resolution user interface.
The possibility to change font and background colour.
Fast sample and preset loading.
Load SFZ presets (mappings and samples up to 4 layers).
SF2 sample import (mappings and samples up to 4 layers).
More than 100 presets available in the sample library.
TAL-Sampler is available in the VST, Audio Unit and AAX plugin format. You can use your own samples in any format (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac).
This plugin is for those people who are into late 80's dance, classic trance, old school electronica, and classic EDM. If you're trying to emulate those timeless sounds, then this plugin will offer you something unique and cool because finally, you will be able to get some of those big sounds that everyone recognizes.
I think it's one of the best sampler plugins out there it offers something I haven't found anywhere else.

To purchase the TAL sampler go to: https://tal-software.com/products/tal-sampler

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