The Underground

Welcome to The Underground. Staying on the surface is never as fun. Find out what's going on behind the scenes with London Acoustics. We'll also post a log of all product updates and changes / bug fixes here. If there's anything specific you think is worth adding, please let us know.

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TAIPEI UPDATE CHANGELOG [A008 – 4 NOVEMBER 2021]

We released a minor fix of TAIPEI Studio Tape Recorder. The updated version [A008 – 4 November 2021] is available now via the Aquarius app. The Trial version was also updated. Below is the TAIPEI update changelog.

TAIPEI (FULL version) Changelog:

  • “random volume variations” bug of the ATR tape, reported by users in some cases, is now fixed.

TAIPEI (LITE version) Changelog:

  • “random volume variations” bug of the ATR tape, reported by users in some cases, is now fixed.
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TAIPEI Studio Tape Recorder Tutorial 1

TAIPEI Tutorial 1

We’ve just released the first TAIPEI tutorial video. It’s just over 11 minutes long and contains tons of useful information on finding the optimal settings, gain staging, usage tips and a sound test. We hope it comes in useful to your mixes! If you’ve already got the plugin and have been waiting for a TAIPEI tutorial, here you go:



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TAIPEI Studio Tape Recorder Launch Update

TAIPEI STUDIO TAPE RECORDER

Yesterday, 25th August, we launched our new TAIPEI Studio Tape Recorder plugin, brimming with excitement to see the public reaction to what we feel is our best feat of plugin engineering yet. Murphy crept up on us and kicked us solidly in the balls.

The early adopters quickly reported that their DAW was crashing upon loading TAIPEI.

TAIPEI Studio Tape Recorder was in beta testing for weeks prior to launch, with all manner of issues fixed by our team, though there was one little oversight to do with N4 commercial that caused this failure to load. Our beta testers are all using a beta-version of N4, with all the latest updates. Unfortunately the public version of N4 is still dated 20th October 2020 (!) and doesn’t contain the necessary upgrades to sucessfully host TAIPEI. At least, not until they releast the update.

N4 Player (the free version) works fine as it was updated in August ’21.

The initial hour of the TAIPEI launch, as seen from the London Acoustics loft.

The fix

We’ve fixed the incompatibilities with N4 commercial from within TAIPEI and released the 2.0 update today, 26 August. Once N4 commercial is updated we will then reintroduce the functions to TAIPEI.

If you bought TAIPEI on 25 August

You simply need to update TAIPEI to the latest version using the Aquarius application.

If you’re buying TAIPEI on or after 26 August 2021

You’re good to go! You don’t need to do anything special, the version you purchase will be the latest version.

Thanks to all of our customers for the quick and accurate communication. Without you we couldn’t have spotted this and fixed it so quickly.

You guys rock!
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Verona Tube Console in Shootout Video

Paul Third Tube EQ Shootout

Tube shootout video alert! Youtuber Poul Third asks the important question: “What does a tube eq sound like and can we recreate a tube sound in audio plugins / music production software?” In an episode of his “Mixing Wednesdays”, Paul compares three prominent tube EQ plugins, including Acustica Audio‘s Cobalt, Tone Empire‘s Black Q2 and our very own Verona Tube Console in his extensive tube shootout video.



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An album recorded ITB with LA plugins

We received news of a full album being released that used London Acoustics plugins almost exclusively. Italian producer Dropout’s new post-electronica album, “Memories From a Distant Future” is an 8-track conceptual album that delves into the themes of fear and relief, examining the difference between our dreams and our realities.