Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines
Virtual Tape Machines models two of the most famous tape machines in the audio production world and provides customizable options like bias, tape speed, tape type and more.
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Introducing Virtual Tape Machines
Digital recording is now the standard for professional music production, but many engineers and musicians still long for the days of analog recording. And they do for good reason – Analog Tape Machines have a SOUND.
Big, fat, warm, deep, rich and exciting are just some of the terms used to describe what recording onto a piece of magnetic tape sounds like. To those that know, tape is simply more musical. So in order to recreate this musical essence in the digital world, every detail has to be precisely emulated.
How Does Virtual Tape Machines Work?
VTM has been praised by pro engineers for its extreme authenticity. Every aspect of tape is carefully reproduced due to years of intense study. Using VTM on your tracks and mixes will make your mixes warmer, smoother, punchier, and more analog. VTM emulates both a 16-track 2-inch tape machine and a 1/2 inch stereo mastering deck. Not only that, you can also choose between the two most popular tape formulations. Different formulations have different properties and headroom, and ultimately will give you different sonic results. VTM also accurately emulates the behavior of both of the most common tape speeds of 15 and 30 ips. Engineers will often choose which speed to use based upon the material they’re recording, since the bass response can differ a great deal between the two speeds. You can further refine the bass response using the bass alignment slider in the Settings module.
WHY VIRTUAL TAPE MACHINES IS SUCH A BIG DEAL
- Models 2 of the most famous machines ever
- Customizable options such as bias, tape speed, tape type, and more
- Authentic emulation of the warm and musical aspect of tape
- Noise reduction control and auto-mute functions
- Normal, Low & High Bias settings
- Emulates a 16-track 2-inch tape machine and a 1/2 inch stereo mastering deck
- Choose between the two most popular tape formulations
- Choose between 15 and 30 ips tape speeds
- Settings module refines the bass with an alignment slider