Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

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Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by heavensdaw » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:41 pm

http://www.vacuumsound.de/plugins.html

Haven't had time to check this freebie out.. But as soon as I read the name John Lennon I knew I'd have to! :)



ADT - Artificial Double Tracking
The ADT technique was developed at Abbey Road Studios by engineers recording the Beatles in the 1960s. To free John Lennon from having to sing everything twice for real double tracking they came up with an artificial replacement: they sent the original signal to another tape machine and re-recorded it. Due to the physical distance between record and playback heads the new signal was delayed. The length of the delay depends on the tape speed (the slower the tape is running the longer it takes for the signal to travel from the record to the playback head). However, due to the machine's (small amounts of) Wow and Flutter the delay time was not fixed but varied slightly, giving an additional chorus-like effect.
The ADT Plug-In takes a mono input signal and creates a stereo output. The original input signal will be output on one channel, the new ADT signal on the other. Blending the two is also possible. The Plug-In allows to control the delay time (10 - 50ms), Wow and Flutter (both with intensity in % and frequency). All values are based on the technical data of the tape machines that was originally used to create this effect.

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by arctic ranger » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:54 pm

sweet!
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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by 4.33 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:32 pm

his poorverb plugin is very sweet as well

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by evernaut » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:46 pm

Singing thru it right now...it is very neat. Nothing you can't do with a bit of fiddling and panning, but it sounds great instantly and it's free!

NB: only the vst works in Live..the AU fails to initialise.

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by nuxnamon » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:31 pm

the AU version doesn't initialize here also.. isn't this basically a chorus plug in?

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by leedsquietman » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:45 am

Yes.

But it does have a more subtle sound that can sometimes appeal in a way that a digital chorus effect doesn't - think a Roland or Universal Audio plugin version of Dimension D set to button 1 or 2, which is one heck of a sweet sound, that is a good ADT like sound which enriches the tone without sounding too artificial or overdone. Older analog choruses when used subtly sound a lot like ADT too.

I don't know how this plugin compares.

Many digital choruses have a very artificial, overly tinny/metallic feel to them. Live's chorus effect is very much like this, so for me only suitable for certain applications. A good digital chorus plugin which has a more analogesque sound is Audio Damage's Fluid, for $29 this is the closest I've heard to something like Dimension D for reasonable money (but a real Roland hardware unit, or the UAD plugin, which is a very close emulation, are still the best chorus sound you can get IMHO).
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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by nuxnamon » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:58 am

thanks for the info Leeds!!

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by freshdrumma » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:50 am

this ADT vst saved my life some many times now... i guess i should donate now!

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by Grahambo! » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:51 pm

can't get it to work. failed to initialize.

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by Kilroy » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:02 pm

I just saw this thread yesterday and for fun used it on a couple vocal tracks last night. It sounds great! Really really nice stereo effect and very subtle change to the vocal. I will definitely be using this in the future.

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by Ed J » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:48 pm

Possibly the best thing I've ever not spent $15 on ;)
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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by tmhanser » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:38 pm

I know this thread is pretty old, but I cannot get this ADT plugin (VST) to work in Live Intro.

I have the ADT folder in Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST and have turned on "Use VST Plugins System Folder" from within Live Preferences.

For what it's worth, I have another plugin working in that same folder, no problem.

Any help? Thanks.

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by aratunes » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:07 pm

Try rescan plugins? : preferences, file/folder, rescan plugins

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Re: Artificial Double Tracking free plugin

Post by tmhanser » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:16 am

Re-scanning Plugins doesn't work, I just tried again.

I even copied the VST plug-in and put in the VST folder, not within the ADT folder. No luck.

What am I doing wrong? I'd really like to use this plugin effect.

Reiterating, I have another plugin working in Live Intro, no problem.

Thanks!

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