Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines Audio Plug-in Software

Bring that classic analog warmth and grit to your masters with Slate Digital's Virtual Tape Machines, featuring multiple tape stock emulations and speeds.

The result of painstaking study and programming, Slate Digital's Virtual Tape Machines pack faithfully recreates the sound of 20th century analog recording equipment. Digital recording is now the standard for professional music production, but many engineers and musicians still long for the days of analog recording.

And they do for good reason: Analog Tape Machines have a SOUND.

Big, fat, warm, deep, rich and exciting are just some of the terms used to describe what recording onto a piece of magnetic tape sounds like. To those that know, tape is simply more musical. So Slate Digital modeled two of the most famous tape machines in audio and provide them both along with options like bias, tape speed, tape type, and more in Virtual Tape Machines.

World-Class Tape Machines For Your DAW:
VTM has been praised by pro engineers for its extreme authenticity, because every aspect of tape is carefully reproduced. This authenticity is due to years of intense study from Slate Digital CTO Fabrice Gabriel. Using VTM on your tracks and mixes will make your mixes warmer, smoother, punchier, and more analog!

Choose Your Favorite Machines & Tape Stock:
VTM emulates both a 16-track 2-inch tape machine and a 1/2 inch stereo mastering deck. Not only that, you can also choose between the two most popular tape formulations. Different formulations have different properties and headroom, and ultimately will give you different sonic results.

Control Your Speed:
Virtual Tape Machines accurately emulates read more the behavior of both of the most common tape speeds of 15 and 30 ips. Engineers who use tape sometimes choose which speed to use based upon the material they're recording, since the bass response can differ a great deal between the two speeds. You can further refine the bass response using the bass alignment slider in the Settings module.


- 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
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Note: An iLok account is required to use Slate Digital plug-ins. Perpetual users need to have a physical iLok 2 or 3 dongle.

Mac Requirements:
- Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7 or later (32 and 64-bit)
- Processor: dual-core Intel (quad-core recommended)
- RAM: 4 GB
- Supported Plug-in Formats: AU (AudioUnits), VST2, VST3, AAX

Windows Requirements:
- Operating System: Windows 7 or later (32 and 64-bit)
- Processor: dual-core Intel or AMD (quad-core recommended)
- RAM: 4 GB
- Supported Plug-in Formats: VST2, VST3, AAX
Base Item
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1035-1100

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:

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