IK Multimedia has announced a new collection of AAX, VST and AU plugins for mixing and mastering. The T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection draws upon the strengths of four meticulously restored TASCAM analog recording systems long recognized for their glorious tone and other audible hallmarks.

Developed with IK’s award-winning modeling technology and in direct collaboration with TASCAM themselves, the result of this coordinated effort allows musicians to introduce the warmth and classic characteristics of some of the finest analog recorders into today’s digital recordings-ultimately delivering the best of both worlds.

The TASCAM Tape Collection offers 4 iconic analog tape machines:

  • The TEAC A-6100 MKII, an upgraded version of the original mastering recorder first released in 1973 and still much sought-after today for adding tape warmth and color to recordings.
  • The TEAC A-3340S, released in the early ’70s, is the deck behind many famous song demos, and even whole albums made by some of the most influential rock bands ever.
  • The TASCAM 388, released in 1985, combines an 8-channel mixing console and an 8-track tape machine in one. Hugely successful, and still fetching high prices today, the 388 is revered for its warm and evocative sound.
  • The cassette-tape-based TASCAM PORTA ONE MINISTUDIO from 1984 was TASCAM’s best-selling PORTASTUDIO, introducing thousands of musicians to the joys of home recording. Even today, the PORTA ONE remains popular for creating “lo-fi” sounds, creative experiments and even live performance.

The T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection is available for purchase at a limited-time introductory price of 129.99 USD/EUR (regular 199.99 USD/EUR). The four included individual TASCAM tape machines can also be purchased separately for a limited-time introductory price of 79.99 USD/EUR each (regular 99.99 USD/EUR). Prices ex. VAT where applicable.

More information: IK Multimedia