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Old May 25th 21, 04:34 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
Mike Rivers[_2_]
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On 5/25/2021 9:34 AM, Don Pearce wrote:
> Nobody has yet designed a VST transformer effect? About time, I
> reckon.


Maybe someone has, though I'm not aware of it. But there are many preamp
models that include a model of the transformer used in the hardware
version.

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Old May 25th 21, 11:33 PM posted to rec.audio.pro
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On 26/05/2021 1:34 am, Don Pearce wrote:
> On Tue, 25 May 2021 09:19:31 -0400, Mike Rivers >
> wrote:
>
>> On 5/25/2021 4:30 AM, Don Pearce wrote:
>>> Well, anyone who is still messing with transformers gets what he
>>> deserves. Active electronics provide common mode rejection every bit
>>> as good these days, and without the distortion and frequency response
>>> penalties inherent in the non-linear magnetic properties of iron.

>>
>> If the only reason to "mess" with transformers was to provide an
>> accurate balanced connection, then, sure, get rid of them. The THAT
>> chips make for better common mode rejection than any transformer.
>>
>> However, today's recordists have either been brainwashed or have decided
>> on their own that their recordings should include some of the "vintage"
>> sound of 50 year old equipment, to which transformers are a significant
>> contributor. And for that, there's nothing like a transformer.

>
> Nobody has yet designed a VST transformer effect? About time, I
> reckon.
>
> d
>



Well the is/was 'Magneto' for tape emuluation.

geoff
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Old May 26th 21, 03:45 AM posted to rec.audio.pro
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On 26/05/2021 12:40 pm, david gourley wrote:
> geoff > said...news:vuqdnUoS4JDe5jD9nZ2dnUU7-
> :
>
>> On 26/05/2021 1:34 am, Don Pearce wrote:
>>> On Tue, 25 May 2021 09:19:31 -0400, Mike Rivers >
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 5/25/2021 4:30 AM, Don Pearce wrote:
>>>>> Well, anyone who is still messing with transformers gets what he
>>>>> deserves. Active electronics provide common mode rejection every bit
>>>>> as good these days, and without the distortion and frequency response
>>>>> penalties inherent in the non-linear magnetic properties of iron.
>>>>
>>>> If the only reason to "mess" with transformers was to provide an
>>>> accurate balanced connection, then, sure, get rid of them. The THAT
>>>> chips make for better common mode rejection than any transformer.
>>>>
>>>> However, today's recordists have either been brainwashed or have

> decided
>>>> on their own that their recordings should include some of the "vintage"
>>>> sound of 50 year old equipment, to which transformers are a significant
>>>> contributor. And for that, there's nothing like a transformer.
>>>
>>> Nobody has yet designed a VST transformer effect? About time, I
>>> reckon.
>>>
>>> d
>>>

>>
>>
>> Well the is/was 'Magneto' for tape emuluation.
>>
>> geoff
>>

>
> Kazrog has a "True Iron" plugin -
>
>
https://kazrog.com/products/true-iron
>
>
> david
>


Great for 'heavy' music ;- )

geoff
 




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