IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

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v1o
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:33 am

I just saw this on AudioDeluxe
https://www.audiodeluxe.com/taxonomy/te ... 28c0b90194


Ultra-realistic plug-in emulations of 4 iconic analog tape machines

The allure of tape machines is easy to understand – the iconic character is part of the sonic signature of so many of the greatest songs ever recorded. The T-RackS Tape Machine Collec-tion gives you the true sound of 4 iconic analog tape machines, all together in one bundle.

Glue your tracks together, add warmth and character, enhance your low-end weight and ear-pleasing high ends. With the T-RackS Tape Machine collection you have access to the most sonically and musically authentic tape machine sonic textures ever created.

4 pieces of history

The T-RackS Tape Machine Collection offers models based on 4 different machines:

Tape Machine 440: The Ampex 440B series dates from the late 1960’s and delivers a typical, unmistakably soulful color that made this historic mixing and mastering machine into a legend. Merging art and technology, this unit will give your mixes a professional, polished, seamless finish.

Tape Machine 80: The legendary Studer A80 Mk II, in its various revisions, is an essential part of countless influ-ential records. Engineered and manufactured in Switzerland from 1970 to 1988, it became the de facto standard for professional high-end multi-tracking. The A80’s sonic signature is a per-fect blend between transparency and subtle harmonic enhancement.

Tape Machine 24: A model of the MCI JH24. First produced in 1980, the JH24 was a staple in US studios during the 1980s. This completely transformerless, high performance op-amp-based design delivers a pristine, phase coherent and remarkably true-to-the-source audio performance. This results in a moderate and elegant polish to your music.

Tape Machine 99: The Revox PR99 Mk II is a stereo professional recorder produced by Studer in the 1980s. Engineered around a hybrid design that combines the best of discrete and op-amp topologies. this model offers a very smooth frequency response, especially on bass, with almost no trace of the typical “head bump.”

4 magic formulas: the Tape Machine Collection also lets you choose from 4 different tape formulations, each with its own unique harmonic character:

250: Modelled after the 3M/Scotch 250 tape
456: Modelled after the Ampex 456 tape
GP9: Modelled after the Quantegy GP9 tape
499: Modelled after the Ampex 499 tape
Comprehensive controls

Each Tape Machine plug-in offers controls over tape speed, head selection, record bias, and other common controls, as well as exclusive features like ""true stereo"" to re-create the subtle differences between left and right on a real analog machine, and IK's powerful new transport modeling, which captures the realistic wow and flutter of each machine.

Update:
The page on the IK site is now live
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/t ... collection

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOmajwYSZhw
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Burillo
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Re: IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:22 am

i hope they're available with Gear Credits...
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:04 am

Oddly, there are not listed on the IK Multimedia site, nor in the Custom Shop. Premature news?

PS I noticed that Gear Credits could be used for the Leslie Collection.
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The Noodlist
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:23 am

DarkStar wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:04 am
Oddly, there are not listed on the IK Multimedia site, nor in the Custom Shop. Premature news?
Looks like it, not even a demo, a blind purchase would be reckless.
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Burillo
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:27 am

they're fixed at $99 at retailers, no extra discount in cart. i have a few Gear Credits left but likely not enough to cover this, so i might just visit the credit shop and put my JamPoints to good use...
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cprompt
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:39 am

Jam points? Well if I use some of my hundreds of them to knock off 30%, then pay the vat, I can get this from IK for, let's see now... $95. A whole $4 saving! How could I resist :D

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whyterabbyt
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:44 am

Damn, I thought this was more Tape Echoes. :(
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frankz00
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Re: IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Machine Collection

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:27 am

It's bizarre that these aren't listed on IK Multimedia's own site!

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Burillo
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:46 am

cprompt wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:39 am
Jam points? Well if I use some of my hundreds of them to knock off 30%, then pay the vat, I can get this from IK for, let's see now... $95. A whole $4 saving! How could I resist :D
no, my thinking is, i have N amount of Gear Credits still left, so, assuming i have enough, it may be cheaper to buy, say, 50 Gear Credits and use up my remainder than it would be to buy the collection for real money.
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:56 am

frankz00 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:27 am
It's bizarre that these aren't listed on IK Multimedia's own site!
We didn't announce this release yet. The link that this thread is based on is from a dealer. We will have full information posted when we officially release, stay tuned.
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sidrat
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:11 am

So, just saw them in the custom shop. But, they have the 4 plugs available separately for $79 each. What's with the price difference?

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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:18 am

sidrat wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:11 am
So, just saw them in the custom shop. But, they have the 4 plugs available separately for $79 each. What's with the price difference?
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:18 am

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