T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection
The IK Multimedia T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection is a virtual analog gear for the modern recording studio. It includes 4 iconic analog tape machines: TEAC A-6100 MKII, TEAC A-3340S, TASCAM PORTA ONE, and TASCAM 388.
The TEAC A-6100 MKII, an upgraded version of the original mastering recorder first released in 1973 and still much sought-after today for adding tape warmth and color to recordings.
The TEAC A-3340S, released in the early ’70s, is the deck behind many famous song demos, and even whole albums made by some of the most influential rock bands ever.
The TASCAM 388, released in 1985, combines an 8-channel mixing console and an 8-track tape machine in one. Hugely successful, and still fetching high prices today, the 388 is revered for its warm and evocative sound.
The cassette-tape-based TASCAM PORTA ONE MINISTUDIO from 1984 was TASCAM’s best-selling PORTASTUDIO, introducing thousands of musicians to the joys of home recording. Even today, the PORTA ONE remains popular for creating “lo-fi” sounds, creative experiments, and even live performances.
If you’re looking to add some vintage warmth to your tracks, I highly recommend checking out IK Multimedia’s new bundle of effects plugins called the T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection.
IK Multimedia and TASCAM Collaboration
IK Multimedia and TASCAM agreed from the start that the objective of this project was to produce genuine TEAC and TASCAM tape tones. TASCAM chose the particular unit of each model, which was completely rebuilt and meticulously calibrated. TASCAM also provided information about the analog tape these systems were biased for, in order to ensure that your mixes are as precise as possible.
The TASCAM tape machine modules share a similar set of functions, such as input and output levels, selectable input and reproduction audio paths, and a carefully chosen list of suggested and classic tape formulations-each with its distinct sonic characteristics. Users can experiment with the influence of various bias levels, recording levels to tape, and recording and playback EQs by moving beyond the usual audio alignment of the machines.
IK Multimedia’s modeling team has included two popular IK Multimedia Tape Machine features. Transport modeling accurately reproduces the minor variations of tape position in front of the head for realistic lifelike performance., while True Stereo operation provides a perfect recreation of the stereo image effect produced by subtle differences that inevitably exist between the left and right channels on an analog machine.
The T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection offers two ways to work: as a stand-alone AAX, VST2/3 and Audio Units plug-in, or inside the T-RackS 5 shell. T-RackS Mixer Pro is a true match for any of the other 48 T-RackS processors, allowing you to mix and master faster than ever before.
About IK Multimedia
IK Multimedia is a leading music technology company that harnesses advanced software and hardware design to make professional quality tools accessible to everyone-from its ground-breaking AmpliTube and T-RackS software and award-winning iLoud reference monitors, to its UNO range of analog synthesizers and drum machines. With millions of installations and registered users worldwide, IK also leads the way for mobile musicians with its acclaimed iRig series of music creation tools for use with iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC.
For decades, TASCAM has been the choice of musicians, engineers, and broadcast professionals worldwide by combining industry-leading fidelity with legendary reliability. With solutions designed for a stunning array of audio applications and catering to today’s top professionals, TASCAM continues to define the sound of modern recording.
Pricing and Availability
The T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection is available for purchase from the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide at a special limited-time introductory price of $/€129.99* (reg. $/€199.99). The four included individual TASCAM tape machines can also be purchased separately for a limited-time introductory price of $/€79.99* (reg. $/€99.99).
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