Baby Audio integrates AI into its new tape emulation plug-in, TAIP
Baby Audio has released TAIP, a tape emulation plug-in that uses AI to introduce the warmth and idiosyncratic behavior of analog tape.
TAIP is designed to be the “ideal cassette machine for the DAW era,” says Baby Audio. Using AI and the neural network, TAIP can reproduce the sound qualities of real tape recorders, thanks to Baby Audio training the algorithm with dry and processed audio, and teaching it to identify the different characteristics.
The European software developer believes that “AI is an overused – and often misused – term. Corn [Baby Audio] believes this is the future of music technology. It just needs to be used authentically and for a legitimate purpose.
In addition to its revolutionary approach to tape emulation, TAIP also has an array of modern features and settings to customize the sound to your liking. Check out some audio demos below.
Baby Audio has equipped the Drive plug-in to add color to the sound; Mix to run your tape in parallel or create a tape flanging effect by combining wow and flutter in parallel with the dry track; Wear to combine wow, flutter and a modified frequency response curve for the sound of worn tape recorders; and Noise to add or remove noise from the tape.
You can also switch between different TAIP models with Single tape and Dual tape modes. Lo-Shape and Hi-Shape allow you to saturate the low and high end of your instruments, and Glue will allow you to apply a squeeze-like effect for a subtle crush or all-out crush. Finally, Presence lets you dictate how much high-frequency content to attenuate, and Input and Auto Gain let you add more heat without affecting the output volume.
Baby Audio’s new plug-in features 135 presets created by established producers and engineers: Mark Needham. Max Jaeger, Eestbound, Rob Kleiner and Cesar Sogbe.
TAIP is available for the introductory price of $ 39, rising to $ 69 after October 31, in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX formats for macOS and Windows.
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