Breathtaking analog tape emulation in a plug-in.
Like its elder sibling the Virtual Console Collection, the Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machine meticulously emulates the sound of analog devices, in this case, two different tape machines: a two-inch 16 track machine and a half-inch two track machine (this item is the boxed version with CD-ROM, so you will have a backup in case of a system crash). This highly logical selection permits the emulation of both the tracking and the mixdown environments. The VTM features two different tape types: a classic vintage Ampex 456 and the more recent Quantegy GP9 tape. It additionally samples the varying nuances of 15 ips versus 30 ips transport speed, along with three different bias settings.
The Slate Digital VTM is the result of more than a year of painstaking research and tweaks in order to faithfully reproduce the charm and character of tape.
Each tape machine allows the user to choose input drive, bias, tape type, tape speed, group settings and output. All of the algorithms were developed by master DSP designer and Slate Digital CTO Fabrice Gabriel, and were thoroughly tested against their hardware counterparts to ensure that even the most overdriven levels matched sonically. The VTM is Mac/PC, RTAS, VST, AU and AAX compatible.