I basically just want a plugin that does what it says it does, whether it has analog signal path simulation or not. I personally feel like this whole thing is getting hyped too much. I've seen plugins that were all about this analog simulation but absolutely sucked at making my mixes better.
-- What I would like though, as a side-note, is a plugin that is somewhat similar to Airwindows' Desk. But for windows and with your excellent skills, Bootsy. --
who cares as long as it sounds good not all digital things are bad
Well as long as we still have analogue ears I'd assume what's pleasing to the humans is matter of some concern for the likes of us
not on EVERY plugin. that will be a step BACK.
nice to have it as an option, but I heard a few recordings where the sound was just OVER saturated.
I voted "No" but am not an advanced user.
personally I tend to use analog flavours on certain signals atm, not as default.
if analog signal path is a switchable option, sure, why not ?
I might just as well insert a dedicated plugin though.
So no vote from me, sorry.
the question might gain another dimension in the future regarding hosts, an option to autoload a fine tape sim like FerricTDS in every channel, or similar for complete analog console emulations, could be a wonderful creative option for some (including me), ymmv
Uh, a bit vague question, isn't it?
If plugin deliberately adds some nonlinearities but is not based on any actual measurements — does this qualify as "analog signal path emulation"?
Anyway I expect a modern plugin to sound great! If that is achieved by means of some analog simulation, so be it.
On this ground it seems I should vote "no".
It could be put to good use under certain artistic goals, not the basis for every project, though.