Most modern sampler's out there pride themselves on providing a clean audio path for the sounds coming in and going out of them. Togu Audio Line are presenting something completely different here. Emulating the analogue conversion processes of several vintage sampler models, its source sounds are swimming in those vibes we remember and still cherish. Its interface feels refreshingly simple and true to form while still offering a nice set of tools for enhancing the sounds. If your looking for something different, TAL's audio sampler is worth a serious look.
Being a huge Depeche mode fan I got this plugin because it has the bit-reduction on the output to simulate the emulator II and Akai s60. I trusted TAL tog et the sound right at the output. I also liked that it could play soundfonts and that the rest of the features and the keyboard mapping looked more intuitive than Kontakt (which is a time consuming whore). I really wanted to replace my standalone soundfont players and image line Directwave. This is great being able to layer my own samples with soundfonts. I picked up an extensive collection of Emualtor II and Emax liabraries converted to soundfont so they have the AD conversion sound of the emu gear and with this guy I am simulating the D to A sound and I can do those DM tones I love. But I also enjoy the Akai mode and I certainly love layering my own percussive samples up with soundfonts and stuff. This guy ahs the great TAL fitlers and ncie envelopes and just generally kills it. Its a very retro sampler plugin but tis so much easier to sue than the old hardware with all of the menus and buttons. This is a few pages of easy to follow GUI with a lot of graphical representations to help you along.... and some actual knobs to boot! Well worth the pittance it costs.
Everything I've ever tried out from this company has been top notch (paid and free). I've always wanted to try an Ensoniq ESQ-1 and this plugin filled that desire beautifully.