TAL-DAC is not an ordinary bit crusher or sample rate reducer. The plug-in is based on the TAL-Sampler sound engine. It emulates a sample recorded on a low sample rate with reduced bit depth and upsamples it to the desired host sample rate.
It's possible to choose different algorithms for the upsampling process to emulate the characteristics of different samplers. A low and high shelf EQ together with a AMP Drive in the reconstruction section allow it to approximate the sound character of different sampler AMP's. Also it is possible to emulate hot recorded signals using the input volume knob.
This plug-in can be used on a wide range of audio material, but it's especially useful and authentic on drum sounds.


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  • Recording stage with input volume control and soft clipper (adds odd harmonics).
  • Variable recording sample rate (1000Hz-44100Hz).
  • Variable recording bit-depth (4bit-16bit) with different algorithms (mu-law, mu-law delta, linear).
  • Reconstruction section with different reconstruction methods (hold, variable, linear, S1000/sinc).
  • Very steep reconstruction filters (optional).
  • AMP drive (add's even and odd harmonics to the signal).
  • A high- and low shelf filter (12dB).
  • All non-linear components are 8x oversampled to avoid aliasing.

Version History

  • Recording ADC Quality parameter added (v 1.1.7)
  • Up-sampling not working in some cases fixed (v 1.1.7)
  • Bug fixes (v 1.1.6)
  • Combo box values issue fixed (v 1.1.5)
  • Bug fixes / VST3 support (v 1.1.4).
  • Bug fixes (v 1.0.4).
  • Reset sample rate value when bypass / reset in some hosts fixed (v 1.0.1 beta).
  • Shelf filter On / Off switch added (v 0.8.4 beta).
  • Shelf filters improved (transition from peak to shelf filters) -> braking change, readjustment required (v 0.8.4 beta).
  • Phase issues with Dry / Wet knob fixed (v 0.8.4 beta).
  • Stereo Jitter mode added (v 0.8.4 beta).
  • Beta release.

Download 1.1.7




Free for TAL-Sampler owners! Use TAL-Sampler serial for activation.


Windows: Windows XP or higher (32 / 64 bit)
OSX: OSX 10.7 or higher (32 / 64 bit).
AAX: Pro Tools 10.3.6 or higher

Demo restrictions:
The plug-in fades in a white noise sound every minute.


Download user manual