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Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:00

TAL-DAC Review[Extended Version + Demo]

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.
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