Tal-Sampler vintage emulations - any similar VST effect?


(Akiz) #1

Hi,

i´ve tried TAL-Sampler and its DAC emulations are amazing!
I dont wanna new sampler and i prefer Renoise / Redux workflow more. So i am looking for some VST effect that does simillar thing.

Ive tried LoFizer, Mbitfun and some other distortion (bitreduction) effects and none of them creates so smooth and grainy sound that Tal-Sampler can (it adds nice tail to the sounds…). I am absolutely amazed what it does to kick drums for example.

Do you have any tips? Ive heard that D16 bitcrusher can do some nic things to drums. What are your tools? Thanks


(RANSOM) #2

try this one

http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-timemachine/


(Akiz) #3

Good tip, for now i will get the free version that i skipped during my tests. But it lacks saturation.
http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Timemachine&id=2068

But 19e is very nice price.

Edit : Yeah! Even the free version does this better than anything ive tried (in the freeware world). But it is different than Tal modes, not better or worst.


(robohymn) #4

Decimort (by D16 guys) is fantastic and is in my opinion the best crusher/lofi plug out there, you’re right, it’s amazing on drums. Their other plugs are just as good (though I only own Decimort, have tried demos of the others).


(Lethargik) #5

The TAL one is special as its not just an effect at the end of processing chain on all the samples but effects each individual one like it would in a real old school sampler.

I use the lo fi mat quite subtly and it sounds pretty good too. Not multi band like decimort though


(TheBellows) #6

8-Bit Shaper and DeltaModulator by Xfer Records are pretty nice:https://xferrecords.com/freeware


(emre_k) #7

Haven’t tried TAL-Sampler yet so no idea if they’re anything similar but I sometimes use this for making things sound old:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/vintager-toy-by-solcito-m-sica


(Akiz) #8

The TAL one is special as its not just an effect at the end of processing chain on all the samples but effects each individual one like it would in a real old school sampler.

I use the lo fi mat quite subtly and it sounds pretty good too. Not multi band like decimort though

You can do it very well in renoise. I just prefer its workflow a lot more.
Tried decimort, GREAT! And works nicely in demo mode for resampling ;). Small gui though…


(hlrf) #9

Plogue’s Chipcrusher does something similar I think. http://www.plogue.com/products/chipcrusher/

I wonder how different encoder laws affect the situation, if it’s the key cause of a good sound, doing a Tool to do such encoding (linear pcm to lower-bit mu-law and back) shouldn’t be too hard.


(fladd) #10

Well, in a similar attempt, I made this:http://forum.renoise.com/index.php/files/file/341-grit/

It most certainly does not sound as good as the TAL sampler, though :frowning:

It is also only a Lofimat followed by some saturation, so that is to be expected.

If others, with some more skills, however, could come up with a better doofer I would be very happy actually.

Anyone interested in improving on this, to have a great “old sampler” doofer?


(TheBellows) #11

I have no idea if this is anything near what you’re looking for, but it could be useful sometime perhaps?http://forum.renoise.com/index.php/files/file/347-drum-crusher/


(muckleby) #12

i loved my S900 for this. variable rate sampling and a lovely crunchy preamp, mint.

never really found a software that quite got there. Decimort had a similar character but was harsher and more ‘hollow’ sounding on most sources.

Chipcrusher is great for crazy super lo fi experimental stuff, way more possibilities than an older hardware unit.

I’m going to have to try Tal sampler now, their Juno60/SH101 emus are top notch.

I’d LOVE to see these kind of features in Renoises native sampler, I know we have the different resampling algos but they’re not really designed for funky abuse…


(Akiz) #13

Timemachine that i linked before has Akai S01 preset so you can make comparation.

I have to try Chipcrusher yet…

Btw another free posibility is resampling via Somic Charge Cyclone that has nice DAC emulation.


(robohymn) #14

A bit of a radical suggestion: I have an old Roland S-550 (12 bit sampler from the 90s) that I paid around $40 for a few years ago, when I want the “real” old crunchy 12 bit sound I sometimes sample stuff with that instead. Mostly I use Decimort for those duties, but those old samplers are still around and a lot of them can be got for very very cheap, cheaper than plugins that emulate them sometimes. Pretty easy once you learn the old sampler’s workflow.

Cyclone is pretty cool but you have to program it like an actual old TX16W, which can be kind of inconvenient (I mean, you might as well use a real old sampler in that case imo)


(Akiz) #15

A bit of a radical suggestion: I have an old Roland S-550 (12 bit sampler from the 90s) that I paid around $40 for a few years ago, when I want the “real” old crunchy 12 bit sound I sometimes sample stuff with that instead. Mostly I use Decimort for those duties, but those old samplers are still around and a lot of them can be got for very very cheap, cheaper than plugins that emulate them sometimes. Pretty easy once you learn the old sampler’s workflow.

Cyclone is pretty cool but you have to program it like an actual old TX16W, which can be kind of inconvenient (I mean, you might as well use a real old sampler in that case imo)

Yeah, but Cyclone is free :-]

btw.http://anyrecordings.com/jmttools/intellicrusher-index.html
This one is very nice distortion / bitcrusher. It is much more brutal than Decimort but you can get very nice (and not static!) results from this thing.


(hlrf) #16

Cyclone takes computer keyboard inputs as well, navigating the menus is surprisingly fast if you get used to it (it’s like using a DOS program). Also it has a preview mode, once a sample is recorded it’s instantly transpose-able by midi notes. Plus AIFF import/export, it’s a nice resampling tool.


(Akiz) #17

Btw.

http://www.kvraudio.com/news/d16-group-announces-decimort-2—high-quality-bit-crusher-31918


(Akiz) #18

Haven’t tried TAL-Sampler yet so no idea if they’re anything similar but I sometimes use this for making things sound old:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/vintager-toy-by-solcito-m-sica

It is nice. It can make job done.


(Akiz) #19

Whoa! This one sounds great on drums.
http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2015/12/20/qontrolr-sbaudio/


(Dysnomia) #20

You can do it very well in renoise. I just prefer its workflow a lot more.
Tried decimort, GREAT! And works nicely in demo mode for resampling ;). Small gui though…

Decimort 2 has been announced, their new plugins and updates have better gui sizing options :slight_smile: