IK Multimedia TASCAM Tape Collection Review and Tutorial T-RackS Plugin Suite

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.

Author: Adam

Adam is a professional photographer, videographer and audio engineer. He started Real Home Recording back in 2011 and in 2017 launched Don't Go to Recording School.