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Greetings Aleksey... love your software...

Here's something I'm not sure about.  When I switch TapeBus into Tape Bypass mode, what exactly is disabled?  From your description:

The TapeBus plug-in recreates characteristic elements of the reel-to-reel tape sound.  This includes saturation, modulation noise and smearing effects which are known for the 'analog' feel they bring to any audio recording.  This plug-in also applies a selected impulse response taken by us from the existing tape machine.

In Tape Bypass mode, is only the last feature disabled (convolution with a tape machine impulse)?

Obviously, the saturation stage is still happening, because I can hear it and see the effects on the waveform.  But are the modulation noise and phase smearing effects still present?

And a related question... does the Insert plugin do something unique?  I've always assumed TapeBus did the same stuff as the Insert plugin, in addition to a few more thing.... but maybe I'm wrong.  Should I be using Insert and TapeBus together for best effect?

Thank you,

-Garret


Tape Bypass removes tape impulse response and phase smearing associated with it.  It does not remove saturation and modulation noise.

'Insert' plug-in is rather subtle - it applies modulation noise alone, but can apply it stronger than TapeBus can do this.
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