FATSO Jr./Sr. Analog Tape Simulator & Compressor Plug-In Demo Video Part 1

August 18, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT

The Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO’s ingenious design and creative feature set gives users the wonderfully warm and pleasing sound of magnetic recording tape, class A transformers, and tube circuits. Endorsed and scrutinized for accuracy by designer Dave Derr of Empirical Labs, Universal Audio has painstakingly recreated the FATSO Jr. in this highly anticipated UAD Powered Plug-In, capturing the sonic nuances of the original hardware.

In this first of two videos, we explain all the controls of the Fatso Jr. and Fatso Sr. plug-ins, and illustrate how they sound with audio examples.

— Dave Crane