VTM Tutorial

VTM Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

  • Introduction 1:30


    Learn what the VTM attempts to accomplish and get a brief history of recording to tape. Some tape recording concepts and terminology are covered here as well.

  • Control Overview 5:37

    Control Overview

    Get an overview of the front panel controls and displays to identify each piece of the plug-in.

Chapter 2 : The Tape Machines

  • Machines & Tapes 9:20

    Machines & Tapes

    Examine the qualities of each different type of tape and tape machine available in VTM.

  • Speed & Bias 7:34

    Speed & Bias

    Explore the tape speed and bias controls and their sonic effects.

  • Meters & Knobs 5:13

    Meters & Knobs

    Discover the input and output stages, as well as the VU meters and their functions.

  • Settings & Calibration 15:52

    Settings & Calibration

    Learn about the settings and calibration options that are given in VTM. The relationship between the VU meters, saturation and noise are examined here as well.

Chapter 3 : Using Groups

  • Assigning Groups 2:19

    Assigning Groups

    See how to assign different instances of VTM to groups and operate them in unison.

  • Mixing & Groups 10:32

    Mixing & Groups

    Learn how to use groups in a mix and change settings after grouping.

Chapter 4 : Mixing Techniques

  • Calibrating for Saturation 4:58

    Calibrating for Saturation

    Learning how to use the calibration settings to adjust the saturation threshold.

  • Virtual Multitrack Tape Recorder 6:26

    Virtual Multitrack Tape Recorder

    Learning how to set up a virtual multitrack tape recorder emulation using many instances of VTM and maximizing our 'tape sound'.

Product Overview

The holy grail of tape machine emulation has now arrived, Slate Digital VTM. This series will teach you what every button and features does, as well as how to apply it to your tracks and productions to get that unmistakable sound and vibe. Sedric Pieretti takes you back in time, to when tape was king.

Sedric starts with an introduction to the VTM as well as an in-depth overview of all the front panel controls and functions. Next, Sedric shows you all the different tapes, machines, settings and options for different VTM configurations.

Using the group function is a powerful option in VTM when mixing, which Sedric explains in detail. He then wraps up the series, showing you how to get that "saturated" tape sound, and use multiple instances of VTM for an even deeper, thicker tape sound.

Travel back to the golden age of pro audio and see and hear what you've been missing. Checkout "Slate Digital VTM Explained" today.

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