TDR SimuLathe CUT

  • TDR SimuLathe CUT
  • TDR SimuLathe CUT
  • TDR SimuLathe CUT
  • TDR SimuLathe CUT
  • TDR SimuLathe CUT
  • TDR SimuLathe CUT
  • TDR SimuLathe CUT
  • TDR SimuLathe CUT
  • TDR SimuLathe CUT

SimuLathe “Cut” Edition is a precise simulation of the disk mastering process. With its specialized preprocessors, a precise virtual disk cutting lathe, several turntable pickup models, and extensive means of metering/analysis, this audio plugin acts like a second cutting room.

Detailed calibration features allow for most disk cutting systems to be replicated with surprising accuracy, in turn unleashing an impressive professional potential: Predictable disk authoring, precise space usage estimation, improved audio quality control. Time efficient exploration of groove excursion, width, land, and velocity hotspots, optimizing operational safety throughout the production process.

The ability to generate audible and shareable test cuts immensely simplifies logistics, communication, helps smooth out the most challenging customer demands. SimuLathe’s unique geometrically aware limiters and mastering grade monitoring abilities improve consistency and shorten turnaround time.

Rather than emulating the wear and ageing of a specific real world setup, SimuLathe focuses on precise modelling of the physically feasible. Much like a good monitoring speaker, it builds on physical neutrality to put all statistical odds onto the operator’s favour.

Supporting modern audio plugin hosts, this complete disk production laboratory embeds smoothly into modern production environments.

Notable features

  • Precise virtual disk cutting lathe, fully parametric
  • Advanced audio processor section with modern highpass, lowpass and elliptical filter options, and a unique set of limiters directly operating on groove excursion, groove width and velocity
  • Extensive metering section: Groove excursion, width and velocity; Gain on disk, stereo width and more
  • Three physically modelled turntable pickups for monitoring and creation of shareable test cuts
  • A groove microscope allows for inspecting the “physical” groove with greatest accuracy, in all dimensions
  • Detailed disk inspection using heatmaps for Excursion, Width, Velocity and Land
  • Excellent matching to VMS66, DJR Discomp, VMS80, FloKaSon (Pitch98, Pitch13, Pitch18), traditional pitch computers and all fixed pitch systems.
  • Multi side/multi disk support
  • Support for imperial and metric units throughout the UI

Plugin-host compatibility

Like any other disk cutting/playback system, SimuLathe’s function relies on the current playback position. This imposes some restrictions on compatibility. SimuLathe offers three playhead options:

Host Sync

If supported by the plugin host and plugin format, SimuLathe synchronises with the active playhead position.

Hosts offering midi/instrument support will most likely synchronise to SimuLathe.
Exclusive to Reaper, SimuLathe can also take control of the playback position.

Host Sync via Automation

If the host supports plugin parameter automation, SimuLathe can be synchronised by automating a specific parameter.

Useful if the native host sync doesn’t work right with given host.

Manual Playhead

Playhead position is set Manually. This is particularly useful in creative applications, or when probing audio material “against a disk”. The manual mode is compatible with all hosts, but doesn’t support inspection of the Disk Statistics, and has only very limited space consumption prediction abilities.

The manual playhead is the right choice if the plugin host in use has no concept of playback position, or doesn’t support plugin parameter automation.

If you are not operating a disk mastering service, or cutting disks in any other way, the CUT edition will likely overwhelm your workflows. Please take a look at SimuLathe REF instead, a version specifically targeted at audiences not operating their own lathe.

Buy TDR SimuLathe CUT

Personal/small business license. Free updates.
Prices include tax (where applicable).

Add to cart € 240.00

By purchasing a license, you are accepting the end user license agreement (EULA) and confirming that the demo edition runs fine on your system. All sales are final.

Latest version: 1.1.1 (Changelog)

Plugin Formats

OS 32bit 64bit
not supported VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
not supported VST2, VST3, AAX

System requirements

VST2, VST3, Audio-Unit or AAX compatible plugin host.
Win 7 or above, Mac OS X 10.9 or above. OpenGL support.


User Manual

Demo Edition

The demo edition features a true analogue experience, automatic recall is blocked. No time limitation.

Windows installer
Windows (no installer)
Mac Package


How to install Tokyo Dawn Labs audio plugins

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