REQ: Fuse Audio - Labs TCS-68 (MAC)
Fuse Audio Lab has launched the TCS-68, an audio effect that pays homage to one of the most iconic cassette tape based 8-track recorders.
The TCS-68 cassette tape channel effect includes a faithful recreation of the preamp, the tape system and the EQ.
The original unit comprised a powerful 10-channel mixer that included a simple 3-band EQ, mic and line inputs as well as insert loops for each channel, an 8-track recorder with an advanced noise reduction system and a clearly arranged meter bridge. Given that it used compact cassettes as a recording medium it’s obvious that it was far from high fidelity sounding and thus aimed at semiprofessional users and smaller studios.
The goal when creating the TCS-68 was to do justice to the original sound. So the preamp, the tape system and the EQ have been faithfully recreated.