u-he Satin v1.3.0
Size 38 Mb 

We took a journey back to the Golden Age of magnetic tape recording. We wanted to recreate all kinds of tape machines in software, from the ground up. After many months spent on research, measurement and on developing an architecture that would be flexible enough for the job, we knew we had nailed it… But we couldn’t stop there: We added the old noise-reduction systems that were often (mis)used for timbral compression effects. Then more heads and a global feedback path, which made an uber-tape-delay and realistic ‘one-shot’ tape flanging possible. Users familiar with analogue recording gear should instantly feel at home with Satin, and digital afficionados will also learn to love the magic of tape – Satin invites you to explore and find out for yourself.

– mix-and-match emulation spans all major historical developments in tape technology
– control multiple instances from one panel – ‘glue’ multiple tracks together
– high-quality: internal sample rate up to 384kHz, continuous tape speed control
– all the ‘goodness’ of tape (saturation, transient-smoothing, HF compression etc.)
– full control over the ‘badness’ (head-bump, wow&flutter, asperity noise, hiss etc.)
– record / repro EQ standards (separately selectable), classic NR compander standards
– extra FX modes: through-zero tape flanging, host-synchronizable 4-tap stereo delay
New features and improvements

– Added Preferences panel
– New VST3 support. See VST3_ReadMe.txt for more information
– Improved MIDI learn functionality

Bug fixes
– The ‘previous preset’ button was sometimes not responsive after navigating into an empty folder
– Maschine 2 crashes when creating an empty project or quitting host after recording automation for Satin
– Wavelab: Using UI sizes other than 100% could garble the GUI. Fixed in VST2, still present in VST3
– Metering: dim ghost levels are shown in Satin’s meter
– Satin’s modulation rate is totally different to Satin 1.1
– Samplitude: deactivating Satin’s Bypass mutes audio on same track
– When grouped, unlocking a parameter freezes GUI
– Flanger: waveform reversed at 0.50 when MIDI triggering
– Naming of groups was not possible under some circumstances
– Logic X: crash when reordering or removing instances
– Display shows ‘1’ and ‘0’ for many parameters
– Preset parameters are not being spread correctly among grouped instances
– ‘Bypass’ and ‘Bypass Tape’ button causes less clicking (but adds mild phasing due to crossfade)