Analogue Tape Recorder

Enrolled: 742 students
Duration: 25Mins
Lectures: 9
Level: Beginner

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In this course, you will understand how Analog Tape Recorders are used to record audio signals. We will learn the benefits and shortcomings of this medium. This will also help us understand how to use the tape emulation plugins. ATRs and their software emulations are used to add classic warmth punch, and analog character in many different genres, like hip-hop, rock, jazz, downtempo and lo-fi music. This course is available to watch in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.

What is included?

This self-paced course will help you appreciate the classic sound of the tape machine and understand how ATRs operate. ATR machines were used before CDs and Digital audio became the norm. But, even now some of the best artists and engineers love using the tape machine. Sadly, not everyone can afford these beasts. Fortunately, there is no shortage of ATR software emulations. 

In this video course, you will learn about different types of ATRs and Tapes, study what goes on under the hood of an ATR, what factors are responsible for the classic sound of the tape and help you get a better perspective on how to use these vintage devices to add warmth to your modern mixes. 

While taking the course, if you have any doubts, you can submit them by clicking on “Question” on the lesson page. You can also participate in the free monthly webinars or open a thread on the forum to clear your doubts. All Access Pass offers complete and unlimited access to this course. You can watch this course from your desktop, tablet, or mobile.


1. Introduction

2. Tape Laters

3. Tape Width

4. Components of the Tape

5. Hysteresis Motor and how it works

6. Different working modes in ATR

7. Different Editing modes in ATR

8. Problems of ATR

9. How the record head works

Who is this course for?

DJs, Producers, beat makers, audio enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to learn about these vintage devices that are known to add classic warmth, punch, and some interesting analog color. 

We hope you enjoy the course. Do leave your feedback on the course page and let us know your thoughts.



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