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Works with your transport controls - Reviews Slate Digital VTM Virtual Tape Machines

The Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines has some really useful features. If you are into digital recordings then this is a plug in that you need to invest in. This system is modeled from the old school analog tape recorders (16 track). The tape reels are synced with your transport controls in your program/DAW so that if you start or stop it will start or stop with it. The Virtual Tape Machines has two different tape speeds that you can choose from very easily and they are 15 ips and 30 ips along with 2 different tape formulations.


This software plug in works great with my system and has never crashed or had any sort of errors so far. I have not had this installed long so it will be interesting to see how it will hold up over the course of the next year within my DAW. It seems to be very stable so far though and was very easy to set up and only took a few minutes to get the swing of it. It is a very basic plug in but gives you great control.


My favorite aspect about it is that if you are into that vintage feel and want to control your tape speed and add some other things to it you will be able to accomplish those things in a digital format. I am more of an old school guy and I actually remember using the real Tape Machines way back. So this is kind of a refreshing feeling working with this plug in. It is very affordable costing only 200 USD and can be purchased and downloaded instantly. Or you can opt for the boxed version to be mailed to your house. But either way you will have a manual to read to help you with installation and understanding how it works. It is a true gem, and gives you some great options to use like noise reduction and auto mute.