Digital recording is now the usual for professional music production. But many engineers and musicians long for the days of analog recording, and for good reason.
Big, fat, warm, deep, wealthy, and exciting are just probably the most terms used to describe what recording onto a piece of magnetic tape sounds like. Most of all, tape is more musical.
To capture the sound of tape is to capture a living, breathing sound that dynamically reacts to the music going on to it. Two industry-standard machines were precisely modeled. What followed used to be a year of critical listening and set of rules tweaking, with some lend a hand from the expert ears of Slate Digital CEO, Steven Slate.
The result is the Virtual Tape Machines plugin. With models of both a 2 inch 16 track from NRG Recording, and a ½ inch 2 track machine from Howie Weinberg Mastering, the VTM will give your mixes a fully authentic analog vibe which will take your mixes to the next level. With added dimension, fatness, depth, and warmth, you’ll be able to wonder how you ever mixed without it!
Two tape machine types: 2″ 16 track and 1/2″ mastering deck
Two tape formulations
Two speeds: 15 ips and 30 ips
Noise reduction regulate and auto mute
Wow & Flutter regulate
Bass alignment regulate
Normal, Low & High Bias settings
Settings global or per channel
Tape reels start and stop in sync with DAW transport
VTM is a dynamic, interactive, living, breathing replication of tape recording. No static modeling.
Most advanced, dynamic, true-to-life analog tape emulation ever achieved
16 track 2″ machine and 1/2″ mastering deck
Calibration, bass alignment, wow & flutter, constant gain I/O, grouping, noise reduction
Mac/Windows VST, RTAS, AU