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T-RackS Tape Machine Collection Explained®

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  • So, What Exactly Do Tape Plug-Ins Do Anyway? 7:23

    So, What Exactly Do Tape Plug-Ins Do Anyway?

    An introduction to the mystique of tape emulation, and what are the properties of tape and tape recorders that are emulated. Learn exactly what they're adding or removing from the signal, and how driving the input and saturating the tape affect the harmonics generated.

  • Overview of the Tape Machine Collection 7:26

    Overview of the Tape Machine Collection

    Learn what each of the interface controls do, and about the differences between the different tape machines and tape formulations.

  • Understanding the Parameters 4:29

    Understanding the Parameters

    Using an analyzer display, we take a clinical look at how the specific tape formulations and biasing controls effect the input signal.

  • Saturating the Mix Bus 9:04

    Saturating the Mix Bus

    Explore the sonic characteristics of saturating the mix bus with Tape Machine 80 and Tape Machine 99. Various tape formations, biasing, and gain staging setups are setup and auditioned.

  • Saturating the Drum Bus 9:25

    Saturating the Drum Bus

    Watch three different approaches to using tape saturation on your drums. From the extreme to the subtle, each imparts different characteristics to the overall blend of the drums within the mix.

  • Saturating Electric Bass 3:57

    Saturating Electric Bass

    Hear how under biasing the Tape Machine 99 at 7.5 ips on electric bass creates a nice thick and complex distortion that enhances the bass tone.

  • Saturating Electric Piano 3:41

    Saturating Electric Piano

    Discover the differing characters of the bias response in the different tape machines while processing two different Fender Rhodes parts.

  • Working with Vocals 4:04

    Working with Vocals

    Hear how two instances of tape machine, both running at 15 ips and used at different stages in the signal flow on thickened vocals, help to impart an analog tape character that enhances the overall stereo image.

  • Cooking the Synths 5:38

    Cooking the Synths

    See how a variety of digital synth sounds benefit form either subtle or extreme tape saturation.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg delivers detailed T-RackS Tape Machine Collection video tutorials! Learn all about what tape compression and saturation is, how to apply it to your different tracks and mixes, and how to use all of the T-RackS Tape Machine Collection's different tape machine emulations and their features and functions. These video tutorials are for new T-RackS Tape Machine Collection users.

Eli welcomes you and starts off with an in-depth video on what exactly tape plug-ins do, and discusses the mystique of tape emulation, including the properties of tape and tape recorders that are emulated. After watching you'll know exactly what they're adding or removing from the signal, and how driving the input and saturating the tape affects the harmonics generated in different ways.

Next, Eli uses an audio analyzer to show you how specific tape formulations and biasing controls effect the input signal, so you can both see and hear what's going on. Then you'll get a bunch of videos showing different machines and tape formulations being used on different sources like the Mix Bus, Drum Bus, Electric Bass, Electric Piano, Vocals, Synths and more!

To see what these comprehensive T-RackS Tape Machine Collection tutorials show you, and how you can use them on your tracks to fatten them up, add vibe and color, as well as just make them sound huge, see the individual T-RackS Tape Machine Collection video descriptions on this page. See and hear why tape compression is considered by many to be the holy grail of audio processing... Watch "T-RackS Tape Machine Collection Explained®" today!


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