Professional analog tape recorders are highly prized tools for the unique character they impart to audio. One fantastic machine, designed and manufactured in the US, with a unique sound is carefully recreated in the T-RackS Tape Machine 24.
The MCI JH24 was first produced in 1980 and was a staple in studios across the US throughout the ‘80s. The completely transformer-less, high performance op-amp based-design delivers a pristine, phase coherent, and remarkably true-to-the-source audio performance every time.
The JH24 delivers a sound that’s perfect for multi-tracking and mixing/mastering to give your overall mix a cohesive sound with a moderate and elegant polish.
Using a mix of dynamic convolution and physical modeling, the Tape Machine 24 re-creates the complex interplay of machine, tape, and audio to capture the analog audio tape recording pro-cess down to the finest detail.
The Tape Machine 24 is perfect if you want to give your tracks a musically enhanced feel, to really capturing the magic within every note!
4 magic formulas: the Tape Machine 24 also lets you choose from 4 different tape formulations, each with its own unique harmonic character:
- 250: Modelled after the 3M/Scotch 250 tape
- 456: Modelled after the Ampex 456 tape
- GP9: Modelled after the Quantegy GP9 tape
- 499: Modelled after the Ampex 499 tape
Each Tape Machine plug-in offers controls over tape speed, head selection, record bias, and other common controls, as well as exclusive features like "true stereo" to re-create the subtle differences between left and right on a real analog machine, and IK's powerful new transport modeling, which captures the realistic wow and flutter of each machine.