You can already do this with Audiomaticxboix wrote: ↑07 Nov 2019It just feels like we are putting on our rose-tinted spectacles and harking back to an era of poor sound reproduction. It makes me wonder if in a few years the next generation of musos will be raving about plug-in that emulate MP3 and iTunes "Go on! Crank up the "Lossy" slider!"
Intentionally capturing the vibe of tape and other inherently-flawed formats for sound design purposes isn't a new phenomenon or passing fad. 25 years or so ago, Boards of Canada built their influential style partially around the use of old cassette machines to color and transform recordings. (And I spent many evenings trying to digitally mimic that sound in Reason 3.0 back when I was a teenager!) The sound of scratchy vinyl is similarly beloved, and then there's the modern electric guitar sound, the result of pushing beyond the limits of amp hardware that was only ever intended to sound clean and pristine. The history of recorded music is full of "imperfect" sounds becoming valued for the character imparted by those imperfections.