AudioThing has released an update to the Type A audio enhancer effect plugin inspired by a famous vintage tape encoder.

The original unit was designed to be a noise reduction system for tape recording (encode stage) and playback (decode stage).

Type A emulates the encode stage, which was often misused as an enhancer, dynamically increasing the top end of a signal without introducing artefacts or altering the harmonic content. The results are similar to a dynamic EQ which adds presence and air to any track in a natural way.

Changes in Type A v1.2

  • Added: macOS 10.15 Catalina support.
  • Added: Parameter Lock.
  • Added: Edit Value option for Knobs.
  • Added: Notification System.
  • Added: Internal support for left-hand mouse users.
  • Improved: Compressor initialising on host reset.
  • Fixed: Oversample random crashes.
  • Fixed: VST3 UI issue on Windows with scaling over 100%.
  • Fixed: Parameter locks not recalling properly when loading saved projects.

Type A for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU and AAX) is currently available with a 35% discount from AudioThing and distributor Plugin Boutique until August 31st, 2020.

Owners can download the update from their AudioThing account.