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Acustica Audio Taupe 2023-R2R screenshot
Team R2R | 2023.11.24 | 524.7 MB
Imagine you can embed the sonic signature of rare, iconic, astronomically expensive stereo and multitrack tape machines into your creative workflow with one simple yet powerful tool. Taupe plugin includes 21 analog and digital tape machines, 40 programs, 3 consoles, 2 compressors, a dedicated mix control, authentic dynamic compression, real harmonic saturation, and more.

The Past, Present, and Future of Tape Plugins
We meticulously sampled machines from the late 1950s up through the early 90s, all of which were wonderfully maintained and calibrated. On top of this, we also included the EQ section of 3 iconic American consoles from the 1970s and 80s, plus 2 switchable compressors. (All available as standalone modules, too.) Taupe has been developed from the ground up using to give you the most realistic tape plug emulation possible.

Mix Control = Dream Control
The Mix knob on Taupe has nothing to do with the regular dry/wet knob found on most plugins. Instead, it allows you to adjust the desired amount of “tape coloration” — from SOURCE (no tape signal, preamp input signal only) to TAPE (all tape signal) — by blending the tonal characteristics of the machine's circuitry with or without the tape component. This revolutionary type of control is a first for Acustic Audio, and it’s also a first for the pro audio world: it has never been implemented in any other plugin before. now..

Real Dynamic Compression, Harmonic Saturation, and Instant Limiting
We get it: you’re itching to ride the input train into Saturation Town.

Just hit the tape hard, and you’ll get the original compression and harmonic distortion as delivered by the original machines. The resulting effect can be as subtle as 0.5dB of gentle compression, or you can reach up to 6dB of instant limiting. Transients will be gently rounded-out, beefed up, almost stretched, as only high-quality machines can do. At least, until now!

Don’t need the compression effect? The “econo” function disables the compression component of the tape, saving your CPU resources for the effects that you choose to add to your mix.

Taupe EQ

Taupe EQ includes 3 different equalizer models, so you can further shape the sound of your instruments.

Model A was included in the EQ section of a robust American console that was built in 1976. This was one of the most flexible mixing desks ever manufactured, and the first to introduce the automated VCA fader system.

Model B is the EQ section of an in-line console made in 1979.

Model C was derived from a high-end console manufactured in 1982 by a famous Swiss Company.

Taupe Compressor/Limiter

Derived from a top-quality Swiss analog console manufactured in 1982, Taupe's dynamics module is great for bass, drums, pianos, and even spoken word recording.

Taupe is also available as a channel strip plug-in for Modula.

A witch says,

Library is completely decrypted, decompressed, DRM related bloat removed, and built to the clean one

The developer is insisting they are caring the user experience and they are reducing the bloat.

However, we know that bloating was already there in 2014. There were plenty of time to remove it, but they put more and more effort on the protection instead of hearing the users' feedback.

No other developers put such amount of the protection. How do we know? Because we have reversed thousands software :)

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  Member 14.09.2021 1 29
Thanks R2R
  Member 13.11.2023 1 57
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  Member 2.09.2022 13 87
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We, the people.
  Member 14.09.2019 1 123
I*ve posted very clear instructions over at Audiosex!
Here a copy:

  Resident 27.02.2022 452
You should post it in every Acustica upload at least until 2025 ........

Come on guys follow the walkthroughs its not so difficult
  Resident 21.05.2013 1 302
quote by carolina6reaperStep 4:
In your Windows taskbar, right-click on the Start Button (windows symbol) - Select “System” from the context menu.
Scroll down. Click "Advanced system settings"...
Make sure the ''Advanced'' tab is selected at the top and select 'Environment Variables' at the bottom.
Under ''System Variables'' locate and select ''Path'' and click on ''Edit''.
Click ''New'' and in the part that lets you type, enter ''C:\Program Files\Acustica\Framework''
After finishing: close those windows.

I didn't do this step and everything works fine.
Can you explain why this is necessary because I created the folder manually which seems much simpler ?
Fake people have an image to maintain_Real people don't give a shit.
  Member 28.12.2021 1 35
this is the best tape emulations plugin ever madeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee .
R2R , best wishes for witchezzzz :))))
  Resident 3.01.2016 1 855
I am buying this at one point so thank you for giving me a chance to demo it. This goes well with Acustica Lime plugin, the Neve VR88 that Tom Elmhirst uses and it wll work well with SSL 4KB plugin channel strip. Their Acustica Ivory 5 Maselec emulation is not as good as the Relab Maselec plugin.
  Member 28.05.2013 14
love all
  Member 19.06.2021 2 63
R2R is Amazing! Long live the King!
  Member 2.05.2016 45
yes the tape amazing!
  Resident 5.08.2014 386
Taupe (13) - The tape collection with some EQs/compressors thrown in the mix.
  Member 8.01.2013 120
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  Member 6.05.2023 39
Ain't they tho?
  Member 6.09.2022 6 210
This really proves how acustica's design is just horrible. There are 9 buttons across 4 sections and you need to remember which one is which. There's a lot of wasted space with the illustrations in the top right and besides why is it Stranger Things themed? And also no retina support...

I just wish they could understand that the company's potential is withheld by themselves.

I'll try to use this one anyway. Thanks, Unirorm!
  Member 21.09.2023 1 212
when issues like this have been brought up to acustica dev, he says deal with it, real hardware is the same way, every hardware is different and you have to spend time remembering where the buttons are. so stupid. software should make your life easier.

If their plugins all had similar interface / ui, sort of like Fab Filter, i feel like they would be a lot more popular.
  Member 4.05.2021 335
and that is double stupid concept because the HARDWARE has also the physical/TACTILE memory which is different than EYES/MOUSE system...

they ruin themselves, right
  Resident 27.02.2022 452
R2R changed all that , from now on you will see a NEW DEV ...........
  Member 6.09.2022 6 210
Ash Ultra and Midnight literally got a flat FabFilter-like UI after you wrote the comment hahahaha. What a coincidence.
  Resident 27.02.2022 452
Studer 900 is not a compressor but a preamp with eq ( the third one ) . The two compressor models are : Empirical Labs Fatso Jr. and the other is Sound Skulptor STS Stereo Tape Simulator.
  Member 8.01.2020 2 146
DAMN !!! DAMN !!! Man oh man…..
…… Damn 🧠
Thank you…
  Resident 13.02.2018 2 346
Thank you Robin Hood 2 R
My gratitude and appreciation for each release, generates three additional customers for the developer
  Resident 1.04.2015 186
Thank you d eeply r2r because I am now able to reopen some old projects with the good settings putting tape here and there... I truly though I never could, this is amazing.

As a color tool this one is nice fun.

This is the Acustica product I've the most used, and thus, gave me the "global Acustica experience" I kept, namely "always the same static tone" "the same harmonic dance" every time, that only occurs after a long usage because your hearing got accustomed naturally after a prolonged exposition. If you end up feeding it with similar signals this end to burst into your ears with evidence.

A bland example is when cubeatz type wobbly / drifting samples were an eldorado for fl trap producers some years ago and you could hear TSUNAMIS of wobbled / detuned piano (or anything else for the most inspired) samples with the typical RC-20 imprint. Those RC-20 lfos and kinda glossy phase shift could be heard (literally) miles away

But colors are colors and artistic choices shouldn't be confused with technical decisions, and this is a super share from our magical witches because it makes a tonload of people happy ! long live warez
  Member 25.03.2014 8 1128
any one knows whats the tape, eq and comp based on?
  Member 17.10.2016 33 440
check unirorm's comment
  Member 12.09.2023 19
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  Member 21.09.2023 1 212
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  Member 23.11.2021 136
One of the best plguins of this dev. Thanks R2R!
  Member 1.11.2011 200
there's no 48k/88 impulses. its just a trial with cut content. same goes for all the other r2r releases sadly
  Member 12.01.2021 1 54
I think R2R mentioned special protected files that prevent functioning in cracked versions. I don't use 44.1 or 88.2, does this omission mean I can delete these from all my Nebula folders? I only use 48 or 96 if all four are available.


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