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IK Multimedia T-RackS Tape Machine 80

Precise plug-in model based on the iconic Studer A80 analog tape machine




When it comes to professional analog multi-track tape machines, there’s perhaps none more respected than the Studer A80. This Swiss machine became the universal standard for profes-sional high-end multi-tracking, and now it’s available for you as the T-RackS Tape Machine 80.

The A80 was produced from 1970 through 1988, and remained a studio staple throughout that time.  In its various revisions, the A80 became an essential part of countless influential records, with a perfect blend between transparency and subtle harmonic enhancement.

Using a careful mix of dynamic convolution and physical modeling, the Tape Machine 80 re-creates the complex interplay of effects that are happening in the analog audio tape recording process, down to the finest detail.

4 magic formulas: the Tape Machine 80 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 

Comprehensive controls

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.

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