To capture the sound of tape is to capture a living, breathing sound that dynamically reacts to the music going on to it. Slate Digital has utilized their electrical engineering resources as a foundation for a comprehensive study of the physical processes that occur when recording to analog tape through a tape machine.
Two industry-standard machines were precisely modeled including a 2 inch 16 track from NRG Recording, and a ½ inch 2 track machine from Howie Weinberg Mastering. The VTM is designed to give mixes an authentic analog vibe with dimension, fatness, depth, and warmth.
- Two tape machine types:
- 2" 16 track.
- 1/2" mastering deck.
- Two tape formulations.
- Two speeds: 15 ips and 30 ips.
- Noise reduction control and auto mute.
- Wow & Flutter control.
- Bass alignment control.
- Normal, Low & High Bias settings.
- Level Calibration.
- VU ballistics.
- Grouping control.
- Settings global or per channel.
- Tape reels start and stop in sync with DAW transport.
Price: $249 ($199 with customer loyalty voucher).
Formats: 32- / 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X; VST, AU and RTAS.