VIRTUAL TAPE

MACHINES

The authentic tone of two

world class analog TAPE MACHINES

VIRTUAL TAPE MACHINES

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 we 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

VTM accurately emulates 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.

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PREMIUM SLATE PLUGIN,

PERMANENT PLUGIN LICENSE,

INSTANT DOWNLOAD,

AUTHENTIC ANALOG MODELING

Download Only
(No iLok Included)

$149

Download Only
(iLok Included)

$169

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum System

Requirements

  • Quad Core i5 Processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above
  • iLok 2 or 3 Required

Recommended 

System Requirements

  • Quad Core i7 Processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above
  • iLok 2 or 3 Required

Supported 

Plugin Formats

  • Intel Mac 32bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Intel Mac 64bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows 32bit: VST2, VST3, AAX
  • Windows 64bit: VST2, VST3, AAX