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VTM Tutorial

VTM Explained®

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10 Videos | Length: 1hr 9min 21sec
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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

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    Introduction

    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.

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    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

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    Machines & Tapes

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

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    Speed & Bias

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

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    Meters & Knobs

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

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    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

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    Assigning Groups

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

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    Mixing & Groups

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

Chapter 4 : Mixing Techniques

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    Calibrating for Saturation

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

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    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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VTM Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent insight! I am looking to purchase this product because I am also studying the art and "secrets" to audio mastering stuff. This VTM Explained is su ch a good tool to give light to the old art of using tape machines and now into the digital emulation. Very well explained it. Cheers
Date published: 2020-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from All that's needed to use it In depth explanation of all settings with examples. Perfect
Date published: 2020-03-15
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Subtle = Hard to hear I'm just not hearing it. I didn't hear it on the examples given and I don't hear it on my own mixes (which is why I watched this in the first place). I love Slate's plugins so this isn't meant to in any way to lessen that company at all. I just wish I could hear it.
Date published: 2019-12-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant! 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!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Everything explained 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! :)
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear explanations! This helped me understand all the VTM controls and use cases. No fluff; the explanations are clear and to the point!
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome as always Groove3 has done it again another great tutorial. Simple straightforward and easy to follow. Thanks guys
Date published: 2016-05-13
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