Originally Posted by MrEleventy
Still gotta get up and flip the bacon, unless you like black smoke and house fires. They should make a filter that's like liquid smoke
but for vinyl. It'll warm up the sound, roll off the highs and inject random hissing and pops.
I'm sure somebody has actually done that, though perhaps without the pops. Or, there's always the Musicrow Preamp Emulator, which I used to use on my own recordings to add some simulated tubey warmth. It sounded pretty nice with the DT880 just playing music as well.
I also used to have a VST plugin that simulated an old tape delay, one bizarre feature of which was that if you left it in your plugin stack for a while, it would start hissing and humming progressively more loudly as time went on. Apparently the real things did this, so the people who made the plugin saw fit to model this behavior. You had to flip the "power" switch off and back on again in order to get rid of the noise. It was a bit of a novelty the first time you experienced it (and thought you'd left a trim pot on your mic pre jacked all the way up or something until you realized what was actually causing the noise), but ultimately it just added an additional step to bouncing stuff down, since you had to "reset" the plugin every time you rendered a track.