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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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


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.

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A Christmas Message for 2020

This time it deserves a somewhat longer and more personal message. It’s been a rough one, 2020. This year was a year of drastic change in both lifestyle and expectations, in a short space of time. Although we have always known that change is inevitable – perhaps even prided ourselves at being adept at it – we have to admit that this year caught us a little underprepared.

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Black Friday – 30% Off

30 Percent Off London Acoustics 2020 Black Friday

If you’re anything like us you’ve had some extra time to spend in your studio this year, so we thought we’d show you a little Black Friday love so that the year can at least sound great. So we are! From today Thursday 26th November until 11:59pm on 30th November get a massive 30% off all of our plugins, including the newest Enna and Telge Enhancer Bundle, Brighton Opto Tube Comp, trusted Osaka Mix EQ and our much-loved first born, Tokyo Tube EQ.

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Osaka 2.0, Tokyo 2.0, Enna & Telge 2.0 Changelogs

We’ve just upgraded our unmissable flagship Osaka Mix EQ 2 and its awesome vintage cousin Tokyo Tube EQ 2. While we were at it, due to popular demand, we also perfected our Enna & Telge Enhancer Bundle 2 with some spicy new controls. Here are detailed changelogs for each of them.

OsakaMix EQ 2 changelog:

  • High pass filter and Low pass filter added
  • Cleaner, more accurate frequency-response curves and PH distortion
  • New resampled preamp with the same technique of Brighton
  • New resampled DRIFT+ with the same technique of Brighton
  • Now with full 44, 48, 96 native pack and better SRC
  • More efficient with overall CPU usage improvements
  • Redefined knobs resolution and progression for a better overall usability

Tokyo Tube EQ 2 changelog:

  • Better, more accurate frequency-response curves. Solved some rare cases of reported slight-echo
  • Better, more accurate phase distortion
  • UI with written Frequency and Volume values, due to popular demand
  • New resampled (second unit) preamp with the same technique of Brighton
  • Now with full 44, 48, 96 native pack and better SRC
  • Overall CPU usage improvement
  • Redefined knob resolution and progression for a better usability

Enna and Telge Enhancer Bundle 2 changelog:

  • ENNA: Intensity control now with 1/3 button for a lighter action range, ideal for mastering purpose
  • ENNA: IN knob for a complete gain staging control
  • TELGE: Mix knob for placing the plugin also as insert
  • TELGE: IN knob for a complete gain staging control
  • BOTH: VU meter revision

We hope you like these updates!

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