AudioThing has announced an update to the Type A vintage enhancer effect, a plugin that is inspired by the famous Dolby A Trick technique.

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 artifacts 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 v1.3

  • Improved: New Retina/HiDPI GUI.
  • Improved: GUI size and loading time.
  • Added: Support for multi-language (beta).

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, Type A is priced only 35 USD/EUR at AudioThing and from distributor Plugin Boutique until July 5th, 2021 (regular 49 USD/EUR).