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.
Get an overview of the front panel controls and displays to identify each piece of the plug-in.
The Tape Machines
Machines & Tapes9:20
Examine the qualities of each different type of tape and tape machine available in VTM.
Speed & Bias7:34
Explore the tape speed and bias controls and their sonic effects.
Meters & Knobs5:13
Discover the input and output stages, as well as the VU meters and their functions.
Settings & Calibration15:52
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.
See how to assign different instances of VTM to groups and operate them in unison.
Mixing & Groups10:32
Learn how to use groups in a mix and change settings after grouping.
Calibrating for Saturation4:58
Learning how to use the calibration settings to adjust the saturation threshold.
Virtual Multitrack Tape Recorder6:26
Learning how to set up a virtual multitrack tape recorder emulation using many instances of VTM and maximizing our 'tape sound'.
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.
Submitted 4 months ago
A really good, in-depth video series on the VTM, covering every aspect of this plug-in. It also has good historical facts about tape machines and tape use, which helps contextualise and justify the ease of using this plugin. Job well done!
I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro
Submitted 8 months ago
I must say that it was very good tutorial. Although calibration was talked few times in depth, I still don't understand it as much, but I assume that's only my problem. Except of that everything was covered, even type machine types, what are differences between them, which was very nice. I recommend to watch this tutorial for everyone who uses VTM! :)
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Studio One
Submitted 9 months ago
This helped me understand all the VTM controls and use cases. No fluff; the explanations are clear and to the point!
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live
Submitted 11 months ago
I finally know how to use this plugin
It's funny how you tend to slap a plugin on a track, only to find yourself messing around with it trying to find a setting that works, when what you should be doing is either reading the manual or watching a Groove3 tutorial. Mind blown over what the VTM can actually do. Thanks to the wonderful team at Groove3!
I am a: Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Pro Tools
Submitted 2 years ago
Awesome as always
Groove3 has done it again another great tutorial. Simple straightforward and easy to follow. Thanks guys
I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Producer, Musician