I’ve published a video tutorial and review for IK’s new T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection plugin at
My notes are below:
T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection
Officially branded, 50th anniversary.
Install process is much improved over previous years with the IK Product Manager.
Teac A-6100 MKII
2-track master tape recorder.
Serious piece of equipment.
7.5 or 15 IPS
Repro on = signal through entire tape chain
True stereo = slight variations between left/right channels
Transport – Irregular tape movements. Keep on for realism, turn off for a more digital tone.
Auto Calibration resets the Bias, Level and EQ settings together.
Bias – Frequency distortion. Overbias = warmer saturation. Underbias = high frequency boost.
Record Level: Level after the input with repro mode on.
Play Level – Level after the recorded signal but before the output.
Equalizers are shelves.
Output Level – Clean level adjustment, after the tape’s output stage.
Power = bypass button.
Resizable GUI that does not stay in place.
SM911 = BASF SM 911
It’s not a must-buy but if you like tape/saturation plugins it is certainly worth giving a spin. Pun intended.