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TAL-DAC Review[Extended Version + Demo]

Written on Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:00
Written by  Synthonia

Thanks for watching our TAL DAC plugin review. Vintage keyboard workstations are highly collectible among musicians and engineers. This means they are rather expensive to pick up used. This is where a quality emulation plugin can come in handy so you can get that same vintage feel without vintage prices. In this plugin review video, we talk about how vintage keyboard workstations store and recall their sounds. We explore how TAL Software has emulated those chip sets to be used in the modern day. We also go over the features that come with the plugin to understand what TAL DAC is doing to the sound. All of this combined makes the TAL DAC an excellent piece of software for those looking to add some lo-fi flair to their tracks. TAL DAC was part of a bigger plugin ecosystem called TAL Sampler (which we have a seperate video review for). TAL then pulled DAC out of Sampler and turned it into its own stand alone plugin. Sampler is an emulation of classic keyboard workstations that were popular in the 1980’s and 1990’s. These workstations had wave tables or sets of samples that were taken from other digital and analogue instruments and stored digitally. To play back the sound, the work stations sent the digital information through a DAC, or a Digital to Analogue Conversion chip. Now, one of the most interesting things about these keyboards was that digital audio was not all that advanced yet. Because of this, the workstations didn’t perform optimally 100% of the time, causing each of these DAC chip sets to have some very unique sound characteristics.

You can check other great vst plugins here - https://consordini.com/best-vst-plugins/ Back to TAL. TAL DAC is a plugin that allows you to emulate the characteristics of different vintage digital to analogue conversion chips. It also serves as a general catch all distortion and bit crushing unit as well. DAC gives an old school digital type of sound. The engineering and programing that TAL has put into this plugin is just fantastic. The features of the TAL DAC include: - Recording stage with input volume control and soft clipper (adds odd harmonics). - Variable recording sample rate (1000Hz-44100Hz). - Variable recording bit-depth (4bit-16bit) with different algorithms (mu-law, mu-law delta, - linear). - Reconstruction section with different reconstruction methods (hold, variable, linear, S1000/sinc). - Very steep reconstruction filters (optional). - AMP drive (add's even and odd harmonics to the signal). - A high- and low shelf filter (12dB). - All non-linear components are 8x oversampled to avoid aliasing. Special thanks to TAL Software for giving a digital license to their products so we can review them for you all to watch! Thanks TAL! Learn more about TAL DAC and download your own copy here: https://tal-software.com/products/tal... Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe for new content, reviews, and tutorials. We also have tons of great mixing, mastering and production tutorials on the channel. Click this link for even more studio gear reviews: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Be sure to check out our website and join our ever-growing community of music lovers at https://consordini.com Or check us out on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Consordini/ Or visit us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/consordini/

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