Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines (Boxed Version)Item ID: VirtTape
Virtual Analog Tape Machine Plug-in - Mac/PC | AU, RTAS, VST
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Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines is a plug-in that juices your digital recordings with vitality. Analog tape machines have a sound. Massive, fat, warm, rich (and just plain exciting), analog has the density factor - that eat-it-with-a-spoon dimensionality that all the best-sounding records have. Run your mixes or individual tracks through Virtual Tape Machines and tweak-to-taste to infuse your music with warm, punchy analog tape mojo. If cold, dull, and lifeless digital tracks have given you a fever, Sweetwater has your prescription: Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines.
Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines Plug-in at a Glance:
Tape's magical properties can be yours, instantly
For those of us fortunate enough to have recorded through a vintage console to 2" analog 16-track, that sound is the gold standard; the sound by which all else is measured. In comparison, tracking in your modern DAW-based studio can be a rude awakening. Incredible modern workflow conveniences aside, straight digital mixes have a way of, well, just sitting there lifelessly. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that. We get it that you really don't want to go back to chopping tape with with a razor blade, but the best of analog is yours for the taking - with Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines.
Virtual Tape Machines gives you the ne plus ultra of analog tapedom
In the development of this eagerly-awaited plug-in, Slate Digital Chief Technology Guru Fabrice Gabriel put his EE degree to work and studied the physical processes that take place when your record to analog tape threaded onto a good ol' tape machine. To nail what they were after, Slate Digital then engaged in a year of critical listening and algorithm tweaks. Finally, they modeled the best-sounding analog tape machines they could lay their hands on. And being located in LA's Laurel Canyon, wouldn't you know they had quite a selection to choose from. The result? An easy-to-use plug-in that will juice even the most lackluster digital recordings with stunning analog warmth and punch.
Dynamically reacts to the music you're laying down
As compared with cold, unyielding digital, analog tape is a recording medium that dynamically reacts to the music being laid down on it. If you've never experienced the delight of recording analog, please take our word for it: the difference is like night and day. Analog recording is alchemy - during tracking, you actually hit the tape with a certain level to achieve the desired degree of tape limiting / saturation on that instrument. So kick drums are the size of a barn, and snares are so impactful, they split your face in half when you play them back. You get the idea. Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines. You want this.
Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines Plug-in Features:
Pump up your digital recordings with Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines!
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
by arnold from boston,ma usathis product is awesome , use it in all my mixes , i'm getting that big warm sound at home studio now thank you Slate Digital
April 15, 2013
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician
Virtual Tape Machines is the 'Reel' Deal!
by Michael Panasuk from NashvilleIf you want to add tape compression and coloration to your tracks this is definitely the way to go. Way to go Slate Digital!
November 5, 2012
Music Background: Produce Music for TV/Film.
End of the Hunt
by Mike Byrne from TexasIn 1975 I was trained on a 16 track MCI recorder and desk. Ampex 465 tape was introduced, too. After the onset of the digital revolution (and my participation in it) I missed that sound we got from ta... read more [+]pe...I always found myself "chasing" it, but with little success.
August 23, 2012
Music Background: Musician, Arranger, Producer
The Slate VTM has ended that hunt for me. You can really 'hear' it. Thanks, so much guys! close [-]
by Raymond from Plumas Lake, CA USAThe sound this vst produces really is on point. A must have for the money.
December 29, 2012
Music Background: Beat Maker
by Brandon Perdue from Nashville, TNI've been working professionally in Nashville for nearly a decade, so I've worked on some beautiful analog gear. But like everyone else, I need the ability to mix a "big" sounding record in my house a... read more [+]s well. This made all the difference on a live project I just mixed. I slapped it across all my sub-mixes (2"), and then on my Master as well (1/2"), and mixed faster with it up. When closing the mix, I A/B'd with and without it, and the mix didn't fall apart without it, which told me it's not changing or overhyping what goes in. But the mix went from 2-dimensional to extremely life-like when engaged. I got to meet Steven at a demonstration here in Nashville, and I love that this plug-in has such a passionate driving force behind it. Couldn't be happier with this purchase!
November 26, 2012
Music Background: Engineer / Producer / Audio Instructor
My only complaint so far is that the most recent update added a TON of tape hiss. To the point that I uninstalled and went back to the previous version, but I have complete faith that they'll make it right. close [-]
Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines (Boxed Version)
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