IK Multimedia T-RackS plugin emulates 4 classic Tascam tape machines



IK Multimedia has unveiled the T-RackS Tascam Tape Collection, a collection of mixing and mastering plugins that emulates four classic Tascam tape machines.


IK Multimedia in collaboration with Tascam has developed the T-RackS Tascam Tape Collection, this is designed to impart some analogue flavour into your digital productions.


The collection starts with two machines from Tascam parent company Teac, starting with the A-6100 MKII. This is a mastering recorder from 1973 that is still in demand due to the sonic warmth and color that it can provide.


While, the A-3340S – another early ‘70s machine was used by countless bands to record not just demos, but even complete albums.


Fast forward a decade, the Tascam 388 – a combined 8-channel mixing console and 8-track tape machine in one that was released in 1985. This machine is famed for its warm and characterful sound.


Lastly, the Tascam Porta One Ministudio. This 1984 machine is Tascam’s best selling PortaStudio, and helped to bring home recording to the masses. It remains popular due to its lo-fi sound, and is used both for sonic experimentation and performance.


Each of the four machines has input and output level controls, selectable input and reproduction audio paths, and the option to choose your tape formulation, with each offers its own sonic character. There is also an alignment section that enables you to experiment with different bias levels, recording levels to tape and recording and playback EQs.


In addition, there are also several features from IK’s Tape Machine Collection; the Transport Modelling function, which reproduces the small inaccuracies of the tape position in front of the head for extra realism; and True Stereo operation, which recreates the stereo image effect produced by the subtle differences between the left and right channels.


The T-RackS Tascam Tape Collection can work either as a standalone VST/AU/AAX plugin or inside the T-RackS 5 shell.


Find out more on the IK Multimedia website.


The T-RackS TASCAM individual tape machine plugins is available now at price of $200/€200.  Each machine can also be purchased separately for $100/€100.



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