Digidesign ships Reel Tape Suite for Pro Tools, Avid, and VENUE Systems 13/04/07
Digidesign has announced that they have begun worldwide dealer shipments of Reel Tape Suite, a set of analog tape emulation plug-ins that they say re-creates the warmth of analog tape recordings and tape effects in digital recordings or live audio. Launched at the Winter NAMM show, Reel Tape Suite operates as an AudioSuite TDM, and RTAS plug-in.
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.
Dial in the drive, noise, tape machine bias, and level calibration of the Reel Tape Saturation.
Pricing and Availability:
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).