Easily add the warmth and character of analog tape to your tracks with a faithful plugin emulation of Apogee's Soft Limit™.

Soft Limit Tape Emulation and Apogee Converters

Soft Limit has been an integral feature of Apogee converters since the AD-500 our first standalone A-D converter released in 1991. And now for the very first time this simple but highly effective analog tape emulation is available as an audio plugin. During development of the AD-500 we recognized that while the new digital audio technology offered superior performance and lower distortion the technical deficiencies of analog tape created a pleasing sound that engineers didn’t want to give up. And so Soft Limit was created an analog circuit placed before the A-D conversion stage to gracefully round transients and add harmonic warmth. Soft Limit has been a feature on pretty much every Apogee A-D converter since from the AD-8000 to Symphony I/O to the latest Duet 3.

Adjustable Soft Limit Threshold

The original Soft Limit circuit had a fixed Threshold, limiting the ways it was employed. The Soft Limit plugin allows you to adjust the Threshold down to -18 dBfs, so you can dial in the entire range of Soft Limit.

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Auto Makeup

With Auto Makeup on, level is added as you lower the Soft Limit Threshold, perfectly managing gain so you can concentrate on achieving the sound you’re after.

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To access the crunchier side of Soft Limit, the Drive knob offers ± 18 dB of level trim before Soft Limit.

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Once you’ve set everything else to perfection, the Output knob offers ± 18 dB of level trim to optimize the plugin output for the next stage in your DAW.

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Right now, this plugin is available for FREE! Users can access the plugin by downloading it from Apogee's site here.

Apogee is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/music-retail/apogee.