CDSoundMaster has announced the release of VTM-M2 "Vintage Tape Machine", the result of over five years of research, testing, and development, and more than a year of additional coding and development. It represents a collaboration between Michael Angel and Michael Heiler, also know as "Mx2", or "Michael Times Two".
VTM-M2 is a saturating tape compressor, capable of high-end mastering-quality limiting and tape compression, and multi-track tape uses from subtle to heavily driven gain. It represents a "new level in realism" for tape compression, and is the long-awaited "3rd stage" tape compression for use with CDSoundMaster's R2R and TB+ Program Libraries for the Nebula Pro plug-in.
The VTM-M2 is based upon CDSoundMaster's original development process called "Virtual Interactive Signal Chain Technology", where the response of the plug-in is completely dictated by the musical element that it processes. The entire technology is based upon how electronics sound and adapt to real musical content. By creating a chained result of operations that operate based on this sonic response in algorithmic form, a complex response is generated with very low CPU. This balance provides an extremely realistic analog sound without the typical huge code required for a virtual machine-type approach.
- Two operating modes for "low" and "high" calibration.
- MIDI automated recall and parameter change for all processes.
- Full DAW session recall.
- Carefully created, usable Presets.
- Low CPU Usage for use on all tracks in complex sessions.
Pricing & Availability
VTM-M2 costs $179 and is available now for 32-bit Windows as a VST effect plug-in. A 64-bit version is coming soon. A fully-functional demo version is available.
Special Introductory Price: Until February 15, 2011, you can buy VTM-M2 for $149.