Digidesign announced that it is begun worldwide dealer shipments of Reel Tape Suite, a set of analog tape emulation plugins that recreate the warmth of analog tape recordings and tape effects in digital recordings or live audio.
Digidesign Reel Tape Suite, which operates as an AudioSuite, TDM, and RTAS plug-in, brings the vintage sound of analog gear to digital audio while providing all the advantages of today’s state-of-the-art digital effects processors.
Reel Tape Suite features three plug-ins: Reel Tape™ Saturation, Reel Tape™ Delay, and Reel Tape™ Flanger. Reel Tape Saturation, which will also be offered apart from the suite, simulates analog tape saturation effects by modeling analog tape machine and tape formulation characteristics. Reel Tape Delay simulates classic tape echo effects while providing precise control over regenerating echoes. Reel Tape Flanger simulates tape machine flanging effects.
Each Reel Tape Suite plug-in offers a full range of controls to fine-tune the character of the effects. Select from the response characteristics of three different tape recorders and two different tape formulations. Alter the tape speed or feedback level and the bass and treble feedback response of the Reel Tape Delay. Adjust the LFO rate and depth, wow and flutter, and delay time of the Reel Tape Flanger. And dial in the drive, noise, tape machine bias, and level calibration of the Reel Tape Saturation for just the right result.
Digidesign Reel Tape Suite, with all three plug-ins, is available for purchase as a boxed product through authorized Digidesign Dealers as well as online via the DigiStore. Real Tape Suite has a list price of $495 (US MSRP). A standalone version of the Reel Tape Saturation plug-in is available from the DigiStore as a download only for $295 (US MSRP).