Slate Digital emulates analog tape with Virtual Tape Machines plugin

Slate Digital has released Virtual Tape Machines, an analog tape emulation plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines
Get the big, fat, warm, deep, rich, and exciting sound of analog tape with VTM.

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 Chief Technology Officer Fabrice Gabriel utilized his electrical engineering degree as a foundation for his comprehensive study of the physical processes that occur when recording to analog tape through a tape machine. What began with science led to Fabrice’s discovery of the seemingly magical properties of tape and inspired him to create his most advanced, dynamic algorithms yet. Two industry-standard machines were precisely modeled. What followed was a year of critical listening and algorithm tweaking, with some help 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 an absolutely authentic analog vibe that will take your mixes to the next level. With added dimension, fatness, depth, and warmth, you’ll wonder how you ever mixed without it!


The making of the Virtual Tape Maschines plugin.

Virtual Tape Machines features

  • Most advanced, dynamic, true-to-life analog tape emulation ever achieved.
  • 16 track 2″ machine and 1/2″ mastering deck.
  • VTM is a dynamic, interactive, living, breathing replication of tape recording. No static modeling..
  • Two tape formulations, two tape speeds.
  • Calibration, bass alignment, wow & flutter, constant gain I/O, grouping, noise reduction.

The VTM plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $249 USD (free iLok included).

More information: Slate Digital / Virtual Tape Machines

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