The allure of tape machines is easy to understand – the iconic character is part of the sonic signature of so many of the greatest songs ever recorded. The T-RackS Tape Machine Collection gives you the true sound of 4 iconic analog tape machines, all together in one bundle.
Glue your tracks together, add warmth and character, enhance your low-end weight and ear-pleasing high ends. With the T-RackS Tape Machine collection, you have access to the most sonically and musically authentic tape machine sonic textures ever created.
4 pieces of history
The T-RackS Tape Machine Collection offers models based on 4 different machines:
Tape Machine 440: The Ampex 440B series dates from the late 1960’s and delivers a typical, unmistakably soulful color that made this historic mixing and mastering machine into a legend. Merging art and technology, this unit will give your mixes a professional, polished, seamless finish.
Tape Machine 80: The legendary Studer A80 Mk II, in its various revisions, is an essential part of countless influential records. Engineered and manufactured in Switzerland from 1970 to 1988, it became the de facto standard for professional high-end multi-tracking. The A80’s sonic signature is a perfect blend between transparency and subtle harmonic enhancement.
Tape Machine 24: A model of the MCI JH24. First produced in 1980, the JH24 was a staple in US studios during the 1980s. This completely transformerless, high-performance op-amp-based design delivers a pristine, phase-coherent and remarkably true-to-the-source audio performance. This results in a moderate and elegant polish to your music.
Tape Machine 99: The Revox PR99 Mk II is a stereo professional recorder produced by Studer in the 1980s. Engineered around a hybrid design that combines the best of discrete and op-amp topologies. this model offers a very smooth frequency response, especially on bass, with almost no trace of the typical “head bump.”
4 magic formulas: the Tape Machine Collection also lets you choose from 4 different tape formulations, each with its own unique harmonic character:
– 250: Modelled after the 3M/Scotch 250 tape
– 456: Modelled after the Ampex 456 tape
– GP9: Modelled after the Quantegy GP9 tape
– 499: Modelled after the Ampex 499 tape
Each Tape Machine plug-in offers controls over tape speed, head selection, record bias, and other common controls, as well as exclusive features like “true stereo” to re-create the subtle differences between left and right on a real analog machine, and IK’s powerful new transport modeling, which captures the realistic wow and flutter of each machine.